Just like its counterpart in Orlando, Fla., SeaWorld’s Aquatica Waterparkin San
Antonio combines the waterpark atmosphere with live animal
Opened in May, Aquatica Texas-style is the single largest capital
project in the park’s history. It is home to more than 500
The park’s signature ride, “Stingray Falls,”
takes guests in four-seat rafts down twists and turns to an
underwater grotto, featuring an up-close look at the ’rays
and tropical fish.
Guests also can experience “Stingray Encounter,” which
includes feeding and wading in the water with the creatures that
are part of the attraction.
Additionally, the park features 42,000 square feet of white, sandy
beaches; “Walkabout Waters,” a three-story,
interactive, aquatic play structure; and 10 slides.
“Walhalla Wave,” which operators say is the first of
its kind in the Western Hemisphere, takes a clover tube with up to
four riders on a 720-degree loop into a 50-degree drop before
sailing up a three-story zero gravity wall — giving riders a
moment of weightlessness.
SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio are operated by the Orlando-based
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, which is a portfolio company of
the Blackstone Group.