Posted in Florida 2016

29th December 2016 (Day 12)-Aquatica

Another day and another trip to a water park.  This time to Aquatica, the entry for which was included with our Discovery Cove ticket.  So we are managing to squeeze quite good value from that with a trip to Seaworld as well.

 

Aquatica
Aquatica

We started off with a little float down Loggerhead Lane in our rings.  I find this lazy river to be a bit shallow and usually end up walking along the bottom.  But it’s nice as you go through the big aquarium and also get to see the Commerson Dolphins in the tank where people come shooting down the tubes (down Dolphin Plunge).

Loggerhead Lane
Loggerhead Lane
Loggerhead Lane
Loggerhead Lane
Loggerhead Lane
Loggerhead Lane

After going around a few times we thought we would try out Roa’s Rapids, which we’d never been into before, and turned out to be huge fun.  The water pulls you round so fast that it’s actually difficult to stop and get out.  After a very short time in the water we decided that the easiest thing was to grab lifejackets and let them do the work so we could just float and whizz around.

Roa's Rapid
Roa’s Rapid

Literally had to pull Rosemary out, partially as she wanted to carry on going around it and partially because she nearly got carried away by the water at the exit point.  Very cool though and as close as you can get to flying in water.

After getting out we had a look around the shops.

Aquatica
Aquatica

We spent a bit longer at the park and played around Cutback Cove, which is the beach area at Aquatica and has a wave machine which comes on periodically.  But after a while we decided to get dried off and changed.

Before we went we did go and watch the Comerson Dolphin’s for a little while.

Comerson Dolphins
Commerson Dolphins
Comerson Dolphins
Commerson Dolphins

As there was still some time that evening we visited the outlets, eventually managing to park up as it was so busy, and did spend about $2 buying a Space Slug hand puppet at the Disney outlet….I mean why wouldn’t you.

Space Slug
Space Slug

As as we hadn’t done quite enough swimming for the day, Rosemary decided to take a night time swim at the hotel.  The water was way too cold for anyone else but she didn’t seem to mind!

Night Swimming
Night Swimming

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