Aquatica Photo Tour and Quick Queue Review

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Aquatica Photo Tour and Quick Queue Review

Aquatica, SeaWorld Orlando’s Water Park, is a great place to cool off during the scorching heat of summer.  Offering Quick Queue, a front of the line option for popular water rides, you now have more time for relaxing waterside.  Here is our Aquatica Photo Tour and Quick Queue Review.

Start your day at Aquatica by getting your bearings.  There are no paper park maps.  You will find large maps posted throughout the park to let you know where you are and how to find your next destination.  You will want to get a locker for the day to store personal items such as electronics and credit cards.  Lockers run $15-$20 per day depending on locker size.  Aquatica offers meal deals, refillable cups and Aquatica’s Quick Queue.  An all day meal deal will run you $25 for adults and $15 for children.  The refillable cup has a variety of options based on the number of cups purchased.  Quick Queue is the new front of the line option and will cost $25 per day, per person.

Lounge chairs are available throughout the park.  Arrive early if you are looking for a large shaded lounge area with an umbrella.  Food options range from an outdoor cook-out with barbecued ribs and chicken to Grab-and-Go options such as empenadas, hot dogs, and sandwiches.

Aquatica’s Quick Queue is the way to go if you want to enjoy as many water rides as possible, and as often as you would like, throughout the day.  Six of the most popular experiences are included with Quick Queue.  The entrance of each participating ride is equipped with a General Queue to the left, and Quick Queue to the right.  At $25 per person, we found it to be worth the cost for the signifcantly reduced wait times.

Here are the Water Slide Rides included with Aquatica’s Quick Queue:

HooRoo Run and Walhalla Wave are quite popular.  The Walhalla Wave was our family favorite.  This popular ride was our longest wait at 13 minutes.

Taumata Racer was a quick 3 minute walk to the top, and a fast race down to the bottom on a flat mat with a curved front.

Whanau Way is a tube ride for two people.  Smallest person must ride in front.  Omaka Rocka is one person tube ride and therefore experiences a longer wait time….unless you have Quick Queue.  We rode each of these rides with Whanau Way taking 5 minutes and Omaka Rocka in 6 minutes.

The most intriguing Water Slide Ride we encountered was Ihu’s Breakaway Falls.  We rode this one 3 times and each time we completed in under 4 minutes.  Once you arrive at the top, you are placed into a tube.  The bottom will then come out from under you and before you know it you are at the bottom!  This is a really fast ride.  If you are a thrill rider then this is your water slide!

Not included with Aquatica’s Quick Queue:

Tassie Twister and Dolphin Plunge are quite popular.  Tassie Twister is a one or two person tube ride with a wacky twist.  Climb to the top from and island situated in the middle of Loggerhead Lane Lagoon.  Your spinning adventure is a fun and fast ride.   We recommend you ride Dolphin Plunge immediately upon arrival as this will be the longest wait.  You will pass through a clear tube where Dolphins are swimming.  How fun is that?

Not really into water slide rides?  No problem.  Grab a spot near one of the family areas.  If you have young school-age children they will love the Walkabout Waters and Roa’s Rapids.  Great places to have a more relaxed day would be at Cutback Cove and Big Surf Shores where the sound of the wave pool is sure to lull you to sleep if  you are so inclined.  Your preschoolers will love playing at Kata’s Kookaburra Cove with water spray features and slides geared specifically for this age group.

Surfboard displays provide fun photo ops while signs lead the way to all areas within the park.

Aquatica is a great way to relax and enjoy time with family.  There is something here for every age group to enjoy.  We recommend a visit to Aquatica to escape the heat of summer while having a fabulous time sunning, swimming and sliding.  If your budget allows, we recommend Quick Queue for front of the line privileges that will truly enhance your day and will allow you to make the best use of your time.

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Lisette R lives in Orlando, FL and is a local writer for Chip and Co. She loves all things Disney. She can primarily be found exploring the Walt Disney World Parks, Walt Disney World Resorts, and Disney Springs. When she is not at Walt Disney World she enjoys spending time researching and planning her next cruise on the Disney Cruise LIne or a visit to Disney Land.
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