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Aquatica Orlando named Best Outdoor Water Park in the country for the 3rd year in a row!

For four weeks, 10Best readers have been voting for their favorite water park, and the results are in.


Aquatica Orlando once again named Best Outdoor Water Park

For the third year in a row, SeaWorld’s first and most popular water park, Aquatica Orlando, which draws 1.5 million visitors per year has once again won 10Best Best Outdoor Water Park 2023.


USA Today 10Best Awards asked a panel of experts to nominate their favorite outdoor water parks in the country for the ultimate day of sun and fun, with the public voting for their favourite.


From a list of 20 nominees, 6 Central Florida water parks were nominated, with Aquatica once again coming out on top as best in the country.


Also here in Central Florida we have another two water parks named as winners in the 10 best outdoor water parks in the US, Island H20 in Kissimmee was placed in 4th, with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Adventure Island in Tampa coming in at number 7.


Aquatica Orlando once again named Best Outdoor Water Park

SeaWorld’s first and most popular water park, Aquatica Orlando, which is celebrating it's 15th anniversary this year, seamlessly integrates sea life into rides.


Its signature attraction, Dolphin Plunge, is an enclosed tube slide that passes through a pool of playful, black-and-white Commerson’s dolphins.


Guests can also take a leisurely raft ride down Loggerhead Lane, through colorful exotic fish.


Aquatica's South Seas theme is further enhanced by 60,000 lush, tropical plants covering its 60 acres.


Plus for this year, the ALL-NEW water play area Turi’s Kid Cove will feature watering palms, tipping buckets, spraying jets, water bobbles, and more. Plus, kids can grab a tube and slide into fun on the ALL-NEW Tamariki Twirl water slide featuring a pint-sized half pipe just for them!


This new play area will be located between Big Surf Shores and Mango Market and will be the perfect place for our youngest guests to cool off with plenty of splashy water fun and ample seating all around for rest and relaxation.


Turi’s Kid Cove is not the only ALL-NEW addition coming to Aquatica Orlando in 2023.


Welcoming Summer with excitement every Saturday & Sunday in May, Aquatica Orlando is introducing an ALL-NEW event, Aloha To Summer which will kick off summer in style and extended park hours until 8 pm.

Aquatica Orlando once again named Best Outdoor Water Park

Cool off at the 10 best outdoor water parks in the US

No. 1: Aquatica Orlando - Orlando, Florida

SeaWorld’s first and most popular water park, Aquatica Orlando, draws 1.5 million visitors per year while seamlessly integrating sea life into rides. Its signature attraction, Dolphin Plunge, is an enclosed tube slide that passes through a pool of playful, black-and-white Commerson’s dolphins. Guests can also take a leisurely raft ride down Loggerhead Lane, through colorful exotic fish. Aquatica's South Seas theme is further enhanced by 60,000 lush, tropical plants covering its 60 acres.


No. 2: Splashin' Safari - Santa Claus, Indiana

No. 3: Lost Island Waterpark - Waterloo, Iowa

No. 4: Island H2O Water Park - Kissimmee, Florida

Island H2O Water Park is an outdoor aqua attraction in Kissimmee, Florida, just south of Orlando. Guests can enjoy the shade of a full-service cabana or experience the thrills of body slides, high-speed rafting, tube slides, six-lane racing or floating down a lazy river.


No. 5: Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort - New Braunfels - New Braunfels, Texas

No. 6: Cedar Point Shores Waterpark - Sandusky, Ohio

No. 7: Adventure Island - Tampa, Florida

In Tampa, thrill-seekers can tackle Colossal Curl, a thrill slide at Adventure Island bringing up to four riders high above the action for a weightless experience that merges funnel and wave for an action-packed descent. Back on the ground, Paradise Lagoon’s 9,000 square feet of slides and waterfalls offer lots of adventure on terra firma – unless you choose to take advantage of the cliff jumps.


No. 8: Water Country USA - Williamsburg, Virginia

No. 9: Hurricane Harbor New Jersey - Jackson, New Jersey

No. 10: Cowabunga Bay Water Park - Henderson, Nevada


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