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Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio

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Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio

Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio offers lush, tropical landscaping.

Overview:

You'd expect to find killer whales splashing around at SeaWorld. You might not expect to find humans also frolicking in the water, but Aquatica, the water park that is inside SeaWorld San Antonio, offers plenty of splashing and other watery fun for bipeds.

The 20-acre park within a park offers the usual assortment of slides and other rides, and SeaWorld ups the ante with lush a South Seas theme as well as the integration of animal exhibits. After tackling twisting, turning, over-banked water slides, visitors can meander into a simulated tropical reef for encounters with stingrays.

Perhaps the most intriguing combination of water park ride and animal meet-up can be found aboard Stingray Falls, one of the featured attractions. The family raft ride, which accommodates four passengers, navigates a harrowing course before depositing riders in an underwater grotto. There they can view tropical fish and other sea creatures in a large tank embedded alongside the ride. Another family raft ride, Walhalla Wave, sends its passengers racing up a sheer wall where they experience a moment of weightlessness before falling back to earth.

Formerly known as Lost Lagoon, SeaWorld spruced up the existing rides, added some new ones, incorporated the animals, and adorned the area with tropical plants and a colorful new look when it rechristened the water park as Aquatica in 2012. The embelishments take it to a whole different level among Texas water parks. A sister Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando provided the inspiration and template, although the Florida park is considerably bigger and offers more attractions than its Texas counterpart.

Dining options inside Aquatica, like most of the SeaWorld parks, are a cut above standard park fare. Choices include wraps, salads, sandwiches, and tempting desserts, along with the ubiquitous hamburgs, fries, and pizza.

Phone

(800) 700-7786

Operating Schedule:

Open during the warmer months, typically May to September. Check with the park for operating days and hours.

Location:

Inside SeaWorld San Antonio at 10500 SeaWorld Drive in San Antonio, Texas

Admission Policy

Aquatica requires admission to SeaWorld San Antonio plus an additional fee. Tickets to Aquatica alone are not available. Two-park tickets are available. Reduced price for children 3 to 9. Ages 2 and under are free. Season passes and special promotions available.

Save money on tickets by purchasing them in advance. SeaWorld offers a combination SeaWorld/Aquatica Fun Card that includes admission to both parks for an entire season for little more than the price of a one-day pass. Buy direct from SeaWorld.

Hotel Info:

Compare rates for San Antonio-area hotels at TripAdvisor.

Water Park Features:

Tube slides, body slides, raft slides, family raft rides, wave pool, activity pool, lazy river, live animals, interactive water play center, and play areas for younger kids.

New for 2012

It's all mostly new! Along with a new name, SeaWorld's water park has been transformed with new attractions, the addition of animals, a new theme, and more.

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