Splash into Summer with Island H20 Live! Orlando’s Newest Waterpark

Summer is officially here (though in Florida it feels like it’s been here for months) what better way to kick-off summer than a brand new waterpark! Island H20 Live! opened yesterday with a ribbon cutting and a fun event that we were honored to be a part of. This fun new waterpark is part of the new Margaritaville Orlando Resort and is such a fun addition to Orlando’s attractions.

All About Island H2o Live!

There are over 20 fun attractions at the new Island H2o Live! The waterpark is themed like social media icons. They have a Chat Creek lazy river, Follow Me Falls, and Reply Racers. All ages can enjoy this fun waterpark. Island H2o Live! has a couple kid-themed spots and an adults-only area that you have to be over 21 to enter. Lockers are available to rent and there’s a gift shop for anything you may have forgotten.

Guests can purchase daily tickets or annual passes to this fun new waterpark. Upon entering the park you are given a Smart Band and you can use this to take save photos, choose music on rides, and even earn points for free snacks. When you scan your Smart Band before a ride you get so many points depending on the ride. The rides will let you know on time boards around the park how many points each ride is.

Attractions at Island H2o Live!

Guests of all ages can enjoy over 20 attractions at Island H2o Live! There are two fun spots for kids to run around and enjoy the water. Along with the area for the younger kids older kids and adults can have a blast on some fun thrill rides. We got to ride Follow Me Falls and Reload Rapids! Both were tube rides for two riders and so much fun! We got to pick our own music on Follow Me Falls using our Smart Band. We also enjoyed being lazy in Chat Creek which is a fun lazy river. There are also raft rides for a group to ride and some massive water slides. Whatever thrill you’re looking for you can find it at Island H2o Live!

At the kids spot there are plenty of chairs to sit and relax. There is a lot of shaded area which I loved! You can even rent some private cabanas. There’s also a giant wave pool for everyone to enjoy called Live! Lagoon. Life vests must be worn at some areas by children under a certain hight. They are available first come first serve.

The Adults-Only area is called Private Domain. It’s located right next to Tag Shack bar and is for 21+. It’s a nice quiet area for adults to spend time and relax without the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park.

Food and Drinks at Island H2o Live!

There are a few spots around Island H2o Live! to grab some lunch or a quick snack. There’s also Tag Shack which serves up some tasty drinks. MegaBytes is the largest spot to eat and where I picked up lunch. I tried the cheeseburger and fries and they were really good. It was all grilled after ordering and was a great pick me up after spending so much time in the water. There’s also a spot called Apps and Eats.  They have souvenir cups for sale. One for beer and one for soda. They were $12 and $7.99 respectively. The beer refills are $1 and the soda refills are unlimited the day of purchase. I feel like it was worth it for the soda souvenir mug since one soda was $3.99. Also a note that they have the Coca Cola Freestyle machines to choose your drinks.

Social Media Theming

The theming of Island H2o Live! is really fun. They have fun social media names for everything and they really tried to have a waterpark experience that can be customized. Around the park they have fun selfie stations set up and you can take pictures and they will show up on the jumbo screen. They also have little huts to make some fun videos. The best part was being able to choose colors and music for rides. It was such a neat idea and we loved trying it out.

I had a really great time at Island H2o Live! It’s such a pretty waterpark with a chill tropical beach feeling. There’s enough to do for a whole family to go and enjoy. The park was smaller than some of the others around Orlando and I like that. I wasn’t tired going from place to place. It felt really relaxed and entertaining. This is not only a nice spot for locals but with the location visitors all over Orlando can enjoy. Thank you again to Island H2o Live! and Margaritaville Resort Orlando for inviting us to spend the day. We had an amazing kick-off to summer!

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Susan Wilson