Holiday season is the time to bring your family for some exciting time together, moreover if you already have children. If you don’t have time to bring them traveling to another country, the easier way to entertain them is to bring them to amusement park. There are so many amusement parks in the United States and in today Wet n Wild vs Aquatica article, we will compare these parks to help you choose which will be your next destination. Go check our article below for more information.
In this article we are going to give you information about:
– What are Wet n Wild and Aquatica
– What you can do in Wet n Wild and Aquatica
– Wet n Wild vs Aquatica
About Wet n Wild
Wet n Wild is the name of an amusement park and if you live in the US, you should already familiar with the name. This amusement park was first founded in 1977 in Orlando Florida but after it was closed in 2016, now their parks located at 3 different places; North Carolina, Mexico, and Brazil. These parks are operated by different owners after the founder George Millay sold them. The one in North Carolina also now operated by Place Entertainment, which is our focus in this article.
Attractions in Wet n Wild
In Wet n Wild there are 14 slides, 5 pools, and 2 children areas with numerous attractions to enjoy, such as Riptide Racer where you can race along 3 other people in a long pipe with a mat and the frightening yet exciting daredevil drop where you will slide from a high point slider with high speed. If you want milder activities, you can choose the Shipwreck Cove and just soak your body or play with the water all you like. All of those attractions are very exciting and you will get to choose them freely whichever caught your attention.
We can’t talk about amusement park without the children zone. In Wet n Wild, there are three children zones; one is the Soak Zone with its children friendly attraction, Splash Island, and the last is Happy Harbor. All of these children areas are safe for children and you can even join with them too if you want. However, there are some attractions that will be limited only for older children or adult or those required life vest while accompanied by adult for maximum safety.
According to many of its visitors, Wet n Wild amusement park is very exciting and most of them have great experience with their family and friends there. The services by the staff is also great and if you want better experience you can rent a cabana near the right side of the wave pool, so you can have a kind of private table while the staff will take your order, so you won’t have to leave.
What you have to keep in mind is the price for food and drink inside the park is expensive, so it is better to prepare beforehand. You can purchase annual pass or buy regular tickets for individual. It is better to purchase your ticket before and print them yourself to avoid stopping at another window. Another recommendation is you may want to arrive before 10 am, to get the best spot for parking. Read also: Secrets St James vs Wild Orchid here.
Aquatica is an amusement park owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. This park was founded in 2007 and opened in 2008. This amusement park is located in Orlando, Florida but also exist in San Antonio and San Diego. The one we are talking in today article is the Orlando Aquatica that is famous for its Dolphin Plunge. For those who want to spend their holiday with family and friends with an unforgettable experience should try the attractions in this park.
Attractions in Aquatica
Aquatica in Orlando is built with Southern Pacific theme and has Australian and New Zealand based mascots, such as Kiwi, Kookaburra, Commerson’s dolphin, Gecko, Royal Spoonbill, Turtle, and a Takahe with different names. There are numerous attractions you can try here that suit all ages and swimming abilities. What’s interesting is some of them will pass by or gone through animal habitats for better and more exciting experience. For those who want to enjoy beach-like nuance, there are two wave pools with man-made white-sand beach.
For the children friendly area, there is Kata’s Kookaburra Cove with its beginner’s body slides, water spots, and pools. You may also take your kids to see a glimpse of playful dolphins in the Dolphin Plunge via giant aquarium. Adult has another way to enjoy this attraction via the slide that will pass through the pool/aquarium with the Commerson’s dolphins. These dolphins swim around and sometime they will even surface to greet you.
According to many of Aquatica visitors, this place is wonderful with its sea-oriented attractions. Unlike some places, there is refillable drink here, so you don’t have to spend more money. The park is almost always packed, so make sure to arrive early to access the park easier. The most favorite attractions are usually the Dolphin Plunge and the Wave Pool for adult visitors. To save some more, buy your ticket online with coupons if you have since the food and drink inside as well as the locker and parking are expensive.
Now, let’s compare Wet n Wild with Aquatica. From overall feel, both amusement parks have different nuance with Aquatica being better with its refreshing sea-oriented attraction. It is also larger than Wet n Wild and because the park is relatively new, the attractions also seems more modern than in Wet n Wild. Besides that, both parks are located at different places, because Wet n Wild is closer for people who live in North Carolina while Aquatica is easier to access for people in Florida.
Another difference is should be the price but you can get the pricier or cheaper depend on when and what method you purchase them. Overall, both places are expensive and equally have parking system that will need an upgrade for their customer satisfaction.
Wet n Wild vs Aquatica
|Wet n Wild||Aquatica|
|– Located in Greensboro, North Carolina||– Located in Orlando, Florida|
|– Build earlier than Aquatica||– Build later than Wet n Wild|
|– Has many older attractions||– Has many new/modern attractions|
All in all, the decision is all yours to make. In our opinion, both amusement parks are good and it may depend on your taste when deciding which is better. However, we prefer Aquatica with its fresh and calmer atmosphere as well as more interesting attractions if compared to Wet n Wild North Carolina.