Jump into Orlando’s world of water parks
August 5, 2011, 1:40 am
Nothing brings relief to the dog days of summer like a thorough drenching at a water park. Orlando’s all-wet attractions share certain characteristics: lazy rivers, raft rides, wave pools, upscale cabanas and combo-ticket ties to theme parks. Today we dive into distinctive elements of our four full-blown, stand-alone water parks. Aquatica, SeaWorld’ water park has a nice and gentle south seas motif. A stand-out for Aquatica is Roa’s Rapids, also known as “the crazy river.” It is wonderful for putting your feet up and relaxing in the sun.
If you’re hungry while you’re there then head over to Banana Beach Cookout, they put out a spread, buffet-style, and it includes a full day of soft drinks. It goes from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; $47.99 adults, $41.99 ages 3-9; for information, call 407-351-3600.