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Old 11-01-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Aquatica

We (me, DH, 6 kids ages 15months-almost 10) will be in Orlando from Dec 1-Dec 7. We are wondering if we should skip Aquatica due to: not sure of weather and the little ones will be uncomfortable if it's chilly.

Any Advice? Is it must stop?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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We visited twice on our August trip. For a ton of pictures and lots of little details about the park, check out my trip report (see the link in my signature).

Is it a must-do? That's hard to say, and depends on a lot of factors. We enjoyed it enough to plan for it on our Christmas trip (weather permitting, of course) and have already booked a cabana for Christmas Eve day. But we are waterpark lovers and love the chance to escape our cold Canadian winter for an Aquatica beach day, so maybe our opinion is skewed.

The park is beautiful, the slides and water attractions are awesome, and its a great place to spend a day. Roa's Rapids is by far the best water attraction we've ever enjoyed as a family, and we have been to many waterparks (including the USA's largest, Noah's Ark, in Wisconsin Dells).

The weather could be spectacular and very much waterpark-worthy in early December. Or it could be crap. I would say that's your biggest and most important variable, and unfortunately, its one of the few over which you have zero control. And won't know if its an issue until right before you travel.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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We visited twice on our August trip. For a ton of pictures and lots of little details about the park, check out my trip report (see the link in my signature).

Is it a must-do? That's hard to say, and depends on a lot of factors. We enjoyed it enough to plan for it on our Christmas trip (weather permitting, of course) and have already booked a cabana for Christmas Eve day. But we are waterpark lovers and love the chance to escape our cold Canadian winter for an Aquatica beach day, so maybe our opinion is skewed.

The park is beautiful, the slides and water attractions are awesome, and its a great place to spend a day. Roa's Rapids is by far the best water attraction we've ever enjoyed as a family, and we have been to many waterparks (including the USA's largest, Noah's Ark, in Wisconsin Dells).

The weather could be spectacular and very much waterpark-worthy in early December. Or it could be crap. I would say that's your biggest and most important variable, and unfortunately, its one of the few over which you have zero control. And won't know if its an issue until right before you travel.
We too are used to the cold up here in Montana. I guess we could have a day with 2 options. Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
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We were there today. It was mostly sunny but a little too windy and the temps were only up to 75F or so. If the wind hadn't have been blowing it would have been good. As it was it was a little chilly walking around wet. The water was warm and it was good while you were in the water but coming out with the wind on you it was chilly. I think the kids minded it more than we did. But it is a great water park.
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We were there today. It was mostly sunny but a little too windy and the temps were only up to 75F or so. If the wind hadn't have been blowing it would have been good. As it was it was a little chilly walking around wet. The water was warm and it was good while you were in the water but coming out with the wind on you it was chilly. I think the kids minded it more than we did. But it is a great water park.
I was reading this and thought she could be describing the day we were there then I looked and it is the same day! We desperately wanted to give this water park a chance since we had to leave it a few days earlier because we were too cold. We arrived at 2 and left by 4 but really enjoyed the 2 hours we were there. We didn't go on any slides because we knew the wind would make us too cold to enjoy anything but we had a lot of fun in Roa Rapids, Lazy River and the wave pool. It really is a nice park and I would love to go back one day when it is hot out. When it is a little chilly staying in the water is the secret!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:25 AM   #6
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I was reading this and thought she could be describing the day we were there then I looked and it is the same day! We desperately wanted to give this water park a chance since we had to leave it a few days earlier because we were too cold. We arrived at 2 and left by 4 but really enjoyed the 2 hours we were there. We didn't go on any slides because we knew the wind would make us too cold to enjoy anything but we had a lot of fun in Roa Rapids, Lazy River and the wave pool. It really is a nice park and I would love to go back one day when it is hot out. When it is a little chilly staying in the water is the secret!
Thanks for this info. I am not sure my little ones will enjoy this. They wouldn't be totally in the water the whole time.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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A kid focused attraction that yours might enjoy would be the water play ground -IMO it is really fantastic from a kids point of view - also the tot area is very nice - but the two areas are not right next to each other. December though may be too cold - and IMO Aquatica is NOT a must do - but I was looking for adult calm swimming opportunities and it is mostly geared for tots/kids/teens and young adults. I have an annual pass and have been one time in seven months. If you're hot and want to cool off sure it would be fun but I can't imagine needing a cool down in December really.
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