A huge, 97-acre water park, Aquaventure offers a highly themed Mayan atmosphere, lush landscaping, unique water rides and attractions, and opportunities to interact with animals. While the ingenious "transpotainment" system that connects all of the Power Tower attractions doesn't eliminate lines, it allows guests to remain in their inner tubes and immersed in the water while they float from one ride to the next. "Water escalators" even convey riders up to the tops of the tube slides. The mile-long Current ride, which incorporates four-foot waves for a more-than-lazy river experience, also floats through a tropical jungle and caves.
Other attractions include the Leap of Faith speed slide and the Serpent slides. These body slides are built into the side of a Mayan temple and send riders zooming under the water in clear tunnels where they float past sharks.
Note that the Power Tower and Mayan Temple slides have 48-inch height requirements. There are children's pools for younger guests. Atlantis also offers Splashers, a children's interactive water play structure with smaller slides, soaking devices, and a dump bucket.
The Atlantis casino and resort is enormous with over 3200 rooms, suites, and condominiums. Other amenities include restaurants, a marina, spa, golf, dolphin interaction experience, shopping village, and meeting facilities. For more info, visit the Atlantis Overview from About.com's Travel with Kids Guide.
Location and Phone:
Paradise Island (near Nassau), Bahamas
888-528-7155 or 954-809-2100
Aquaventure and all water park attractions are available for registered guests of Atlantis and are included in the rates. Guests of the adjacent Comfort Inn may also visit Aquaventure. The park imay make day passes available to the general public, based on availability.
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Bahamas Travel Requirements:
Starting January 23, 2007 all travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico, and Canada, including U.S. citizens, must have a passport to enter or re-enter the United States.
Water Park Features:
"Transpotainment" system uses flowing rivers, water escalators, and other conveyance means to transport guests to the slides in inner tubes. Riders can go from one ride to another without ever leaving their tubes. Other features: uphill water coasters, action river, speed slides, tube slides, body slides, interactive water play structure with dump bucket, and children's pools.
Learn More about the Rides:
To discover more about Aquaventure's uphill water coasters, read this review of a similar water park attraction:
Rendezvous Run Master Blaster Coaster Ride at Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Water Park
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