Year opened:2008

Size: 60 acres

Retail price of adult 1-day ticket: $41.99 (Florida residents get discounted rate)

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This 60-acre, South Pacific-themed waterpark is located in Orlando across International Drive from SeaWorld. Opened in March 2008, it has become one of the United States’ most popular outdoor waterparks. The showpiece at Aquatica is Dolphin Plunge, one of the industry’s most unique tube rides. The Dolphin Plunge travels through a holding tank that is home to a pod of Commerson’s Dolphins. Aquatica also features two large wave pools, and in 2010 operators added four water slides, including the Omaka Rocka water thrill ride, featuring high-speed tubing and half-pipe funnels.