Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere await slides, corkscrews, water falls, a 17,000-square-foot wave pool, children’s water playground and other family attractions. Choose to race down rapids, dig your toes into the sand or drift through the peaceful waters of the Rambling Bayou® lazy river. Hurtle high above the park and experience a feeling of weightlessness aboard Colossal Curl®, the park's newest family raft ride. Take on Vanish Point®, Adventure Island’s newest 70-foot drop slide, that lets riders choose between two skyboxes, each sending them through 425 feet of spiraling tubes.
Location: 10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Official website: https://adventureisland.com/
From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark® Orlando, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. New for 2018, get ready to brave the three-in-one thrills of Ray Rush™, an action-packed water adventure the entire family can enjoy together. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®, offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures.
Location: 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821
Official website: https://aquatica.com/orlando/
Aquatica San Antonio
The San Antonio vacation experience isn’t complete without visiting Aquatica, a waterpark with up-close animal experiences, high-speed thrills and relaxing, sandy beaches, to name just a few of Aquatica’s delights. Aquatica is a South-Seas-inspired oasis with all the luxuries and amenities of an island resort. It also features thrilling water slides, a lazy river, lagoons, a Texas-sized wave pool and more than 42,000 square feet of beach. In the waterpark’s signature attraction, Stingray Falls, guests ride a four-person raft down twists and turns to an underwater grotto surrounded by hundreds of stingrays and tropical fish. Plus, zoom down the all-new, thrill-packed mat waterslide, Taumata Racer. Dropping in at Aquatica in 2019 will be Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, a multi-drop tower slide where the floor literally breaks away and sends guests down an exhilarating free-fall. For waves of excitement, it’s Aquatica San Antonio!
Location: 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
Official website: https://aquatica.com/san-antonio/
Aquatica San Diego
Aquatica, SeaWorld’s waterpark in San Diego, combines high-speed thrills with the amenities of a beachside resort. From serene to extreme, experiences range from lounging on sandy beaches or luxuriating in a private, reserved cabana, to splashing and playing in heated pools, to speeding down exhilarating water slides. All this takes place amongst a lushly landscaped, South Seas-themed, resort-style environment. Up-close encounters with Caribbean flamingos and freshwater turtles round out the experience, as only SeaWorld can. Aquatica is also helping to reduce the region’s carbon footprint. A new solar panel system generates 80 to 90 percent of the park’s annual energy use.
Location: 2052 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Official website: https://aquatica.com/san-diego/
Water Country USA
Dive into summertime fun at Water Country USA®, Virginia’s largest water play park. The park offers fun for the entire family with a retro surf theme, resort-style amenities and more than 40 state-of-the-art water rides and attractions. Attractions include Vanish Point®, a drop slide with two ways to drop straight down and out of sight; Aquazoid®, a thrilling raft ride that soaks guests; Hubba Hubba Highway®, a lazy river that’s anything but lazy; and Colossal Curl™, a mega-slide that delivers an action-packed adventure. Water Country USA also includes a 23,000-square-foot wave pool, children’s play areas, and lazy rivers. The park features resort-style amenities to help guests make the most of their day, including lounge chairs and deluxe cabana rentals. With Water Country USA’s refreshing water rides, children’s play areas and delicious eateries, the park offers fun for everyone.
Location: 176 Water Country Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Official website: www.buschgardens.com/williamsburg/water-country-usa/