New Ray Rush Ride To Open At Aquatica Orlando

Hey Thrill Seekers,

We’ve previously speculated on OAT Live about a new ride coming to Aquatica and this morning SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment have confirmed that we were spot on.

The new ride will be called Ray Rush and will be a family raft ride where visitors will travel through tubes and transparent spheres before encountering an open-air half pipe shaped like a manta ray.

Ray Rush will be the only water ride in Florida to offer a water jet propel system which will launch riders (4 at a time) at 33 feet per second. It will have a height requirement of 42”.

“Ray Rush will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to combine these three unique elements into one attraction” said Cathy Valeriano, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Ray Rush is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”

Ray Rush will replace HooRoo Run which will close permanently Oct. 31. The new ride will take off from the same existing tower as Walhalla Wave, which will shut down temporarily after Oct. 31. It will reopen with the launch of Ray Rush.

Aquatica are confident that Ray Rush will open Spring 2018.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Abby’s Pre-Orlando Adventure

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Its nearly time…….

If you watch our bi-weekly Facebook Lives you’re bound to know that i’m due to go on a ‘Super Fam’ trip and in particular, how excited I am about it! Well it’s time and i’m finally leaving tomorrow to embark on what is sure to be the best trip EVER.

If you follow our Facebook or Instagram accounts you’ll be seeing loads of videos and photos from yours truly over the next week including all things Disney, Universal and SeaWorld. Before I start packing (yes I know I’ve left it very last minute) I thought I would give you guys a run-down of what my trip is going to involve.

Soooo.. I arrive in Orlando at 5pm -ish on Sunday and by 9.30pm i’ll be at Universals Halloween Horror Nights!! Nothing like throwing us in at the deep end aye?! I’m absolutely terrified but also mega, mega excited for this (I do feel sorry for the people who are going to have to keep picking me up off the floor in the houses though) The house i’m most excited for is SAW: The Games of Jigsaw, SAW hasn’t featured at HHN for 8 years now and i’m pretty eager to see what’s going to be involved this time around.

For the first few days i’m going to be staying at Universals Cabana Bay Beach Resort which I’ve heard is very nice indeed. 😛 On my first full day i’ll be visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley, Hogsmede Village and Universal Studios. I’m absolutely buzzing to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – I’ve heard so many amazing things about it and I just can’t wait to see it all for myself and i’m especially excited for  Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™.

On to the next day.. On this day I will be visiting Volcano Bay in the morning and Universals Islands of Adventure in the afternoon, woooo!!! I can’t wait to ride Krakatau™ Aqua Coaster and teeny bit scared to do Ko’okiri Body Plunge™ I feel like this is going to be a fantastic morning and I can’t wait to get loads of snaps of the Volcano! For Islands of Adventure I’ve been warned not to wear white tops or any denim and this is because i’m bound to get ABSOLUTELY SOAKED on the water rides.. Hopefully it’s a warm day (oh I forgot to mention, the weather forecast for next week is BEAUTIFUL.) Oh i’m also very eager to ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster We have a surprise evening with Universal on this day and i’m super excited to see what this is going to be, of course, i’ll keep you updated!

Day 4 is the day i’m most excited about… anyone who knows me will understand why. Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to swim with a dolphin and now i’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to do it YAY!!! If you haven’t guessed already, i’ll be visiting Discovery Cove in the morning. I’m not going to lie there will probably be some tears buy hey, who cares it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity! After Discovery Cove i’ll be travelling over to Busch Gardens where I cannot wait to ride all the big coasters and ALL of the pressure is on me to ride Falcons Fury.. i’ve got this!

On day 5 i’ll be visiting SeaWorld in the Morning , Aquatica in the afternoon and back to SeaWorld for the evening! 😉 Very excited to ride Manta and Mako at SeaWorld as everyone in the offices always raves about how good they are. Especially excited to be lucky enough to ride them in the dark also! Psyching myself up for Ihu’s breakaway falls at Aquatica!

I’ll be staying over night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, ready for day 6.. On day 6 i’ll be visiting EPCOT in the morning and Animal Kingdom in the afternoon. Can’t wait to visit all of the different countries at EPCOT and i’m so buzzing for Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, the reviews i’ve read about Avatar – Flight of Passage have all been great so I cannot wait to experience it for myself too.

On the 7th Day i’ll be off to Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, I am really looking forward to seeing Cinderella’s Castle, meeting all of the characters and getting to experience the iconic rides and attractions such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. I also hope I get to watch Happily Ever After, could possibly shed a tear or two here as well!

On my last day I get to go SHOPPING at the Orlando International Premium Outlets and the Florida Mall, I’ve got all my pennies saved up for this I’m just hoping i’ll have enough room in my suitcase!! After that it’s home time 🙁 🙁

Only 1 more sleep to go and i’ll finally be off!! If you would like to follow my action packed week make sure you keep checking our Facebook and Instagram as i’ll be trying to post as much and as often as possible.

See you all soon!!

Smiles Included,

Abby

 

Do You Really Mean All The Parks?

Hey Thrill Seekers,

A lot of our customers ask for a ticket that includes ‘all of the parks’ without realising how many parks there actually are. Ticket purchasing can become quite complicated when you aren’t aware of all the parks and attractions, especially if you’re a first timer. We have ‘The Big Three’, Disney, Universal and SeaWorld but there is so much more!

Let’s take a look at the big three first.

Walt Disney World actually consists of 6 parks in total, 4 theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and 2 water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. All of our Disney tickets include all 6 of these parks, we do not offer single day or single park tickets.

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the park to explore lands of endless enchantment, where your fantasy becomes a reality. 

Disney’s Epcot allows you to travel around the globe, under the sea, into outer space…and beyond!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will amaze you, behold the magic of nature with rare animals and world-class entertainment.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios puts you smack bang in the middle of the action, take center stage in the world of movies, television, music and theater.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a storm ravaged tropical bay while Disney’s Blizzard Beach is a melting ski resort.

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Moving onto Universal now with their 2 theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. These 2 parks are joint together using The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express. You must have a hopper ticket to ride the Hogwarts Express, which is of course, what we offer! 🙂

Tip: Ride the Hogwarts Express both ways to encounter two completely different experiences. 😉

Universal Studios is where you can jump into the action of your favourite movies and TV shows’. At the back of the park you will find yourself in Diagon Alley.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure is where you can live the adventure. Towards the back of this park you will be in Hogsmeade.

Universal’s Volcano Bay is the newest park which is due to open on the 1st June 2017. Water is life. Life is joy. 

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment have a total of 4 parks including SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Discovery Cove.

SeaWorld Orlando has a mixture of thrill rides, family rides and animal interactions. SeaWorld rescue a lot of animals from the wild to treat them and then release them back into the wild.

Aquatica is SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s water park which is themed to the Southern Pacific and features Australian and New Zealand mascots that you can spot relating to each attraction.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is about an hour out of Orlando but so worth the journey! The 19th century African themed park is also, like SeaWorld, a mixture of the thrill and family rides as well as the animal encounters. All of the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is suitable for all the family.

Tip: We offer these parks at an amazing 3 parks for the price of 2 offer which entails free parking!

Discovery Cove is an amusement park where guests can completely relax with an all inclusive day and have the choice to ‘talk, touch, play and swim with bottlenose dolphins’.

There are 2 Discovery Cove packages available, 1 including 14 days into SeaWorld and Aquatica and our Ultimate package including 14 days into SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens.

Tip: You can make the most of the free parking with our Ultimate Package as well. 😉

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LEGOLAND Florida & Merlin Attractions is next up. LEGOLAND Florida has their theme park and their water park – great fun for all the family. As well as Legoland, Merlin also have I-Drive 360 which is made up of The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEALIFE Orlando.

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We offer a number of different ticket options for these attractions, so if you don’t necessarily want to visit all of them, you can take your pick!

If you’re looking to visit some of Florida’s more alternative attractions, you won’t be at a loose end as there are so many options!

Kennedy Space Center

Fun Spot

Gatorland

Boggy Creek – 30 minute

Boggy Creek – 1 hour

WonderWorks

Orlando Magic

So if you were stuck for ideas, I hope you’re not anymore! All of these attractions are available on our website and any questions you have, you can contact us to find out more!

Smiles Included…

Louise

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SeaWorld And Aquatica Introduce New Photo Entry System

Hey Thrill Seekers,

You stroll up, you scan your Orlando Attraction Tickets gate ready ticket, you pop your finger in the biometric scanner and in you go…

Well not anymore, in a move to speed up the admission process and eliminate the potential for theft by protecting the ticket from being used by another person SeaWorld and Aquatica are introducing a new photo entry system.

This will involve guests having their picture taken at the entry gates and it, in turn being linked to the unique barcode on their admission ticket. The photo will then appear on all following visits to the parks upon presenting their ticket for entry. This will replace the finger print scan previously used.

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Why the change to a new process?
This new process will allow our Ambassadors to focus  more on our guests’ arrival experience by speeding up  the entry time into the park. A smoother process and
shorter wait equals more time for our guests to enjoy  the park.

How does this new process work?
You will start to see our front gate Ambassadors using new handheld devices to scan tickets and Passes. Upon  the guest’s fist visit, a photo will be taken and stored
for future visits. We request no hats or sunglasses be  worn for accurate identification. This new entry system  will replace the process that required use of the guest’s  index finger.

Which tickets or Passes require the photo?
Photos are required for all Annual Passes, Fun Cards,  and multi-day tickets. Photos are not currently required  for single-day tickets.

Why is a photo required?
The photo is used to verify the guest with their ticket  product, which will eliminate the potential for theft by  protecting your Annual Pass or ticket from being used  by another person.

Does my child need to have their photo taken?
Parent permission is needed for our team to take your  child’s photo. Your child’s photo would be stored locally  and retrieved only upon park entry. If you do not wish to  have your child’s photo taken please inform our team.

What if I decline having my photo taken?
You can choose to bypass having your photo taken.  Instead, you would need to show a photo ID each time  you enter the park. Guests under the age of 14 do not  need to present a photo ID.

Will the photo be printed on my Pass?
No. The photo will be used for internal use only and is  designed to verify the Pass Member or multi-day ticket  holder when they enter the park. It will not require a  new Pass or ticket to be printed.

When will this change take place?
The transition will occur late 2016 through early 2017.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Aquatica’s Top Attractions 2016

Hey Thrill Seekers,

I’m going to be taking a look into what you guys have voted as your favourite attraction of 2016 for each individual park. Starting with Aquatica.

Drum roll please….

Its the worlds longest drop tower multi-slide.. Ihu’s Breakaway Falls! The 80 ft tall, vertical slide doesn’t seem to have phased any of you thrill seekers as it has been voted as the favourite attraction in Aquatica.

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This attraction boasts 4 different slides each with its own steep and very very high 360 degree spiral. You will need to prepare to be unprepared as once you step foot into of of the ‘breakaway boxes’ you have accepted your fate and will not know when you are going to drop vertically at a rate of 20 – 24 feet per second! If the fear of the unknown is too much for you to handle then you will always have to option to choose the fourth slide which will allow you to choose exactly when you drop – I think I would find it more difficult trying to force myself to push the button!

Second Place: Roa’s Rapids – four times faster than your average river rapids this definitely isn’t a ‘lazy’ river. Look out for the geysers and waterfalls!

Third Place: Dolphin Plunge – This 250 foot Slide consists of clear tubes immersed in a Commerson’s dolphin habitat where you can race with the dolphins as you whizz through the slide!

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Fourth Place: Hooroo Run & Walhalla Wave – This 6 storey triple drop water slide is 7 foot wide and 250 foot high! This slide is sure to be a thrilling experience.

Fifth Place: Walk About Waters – Absolutely perfect for the kiddies! With plenty of water cannons, slides and rides your kids will be entertained for hours.

I can see why Ihu’s Breakaway Falls would be the favourite slide at Aquatica due to the extremely high thrill factor and the sense of achievement you feel once your wobbly legs carry you out of the ‘landing area.’ Good choice guys!

Smiles Included..

Jess
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Aquatica Orlando’s “Cool” Summer Party Returns

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Beat the Central Florida heat this summer at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. Beginning this Friday, Aquatica will offer another way to cool off with Island Nights presented by Coca-Colaseaworld aquatica summer nights

Taking place every Friday and Saturday night until August 6, guests can enjoy an evening celebration of summer with a special Island Nights soundtrack, extended park hours, a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. to park close, an evening menu sizzlin’ with flavor at Waterstone Grill and an evening kick-off party with a DJ and dancers. Event included with park admission to Aquatica.

Summer Festivities Include: 

  • Evening Party- As the temperature cools down, the fun kicks off.  At 5 p.m., the DJ drops the first beat with a burst of water over the crowd marking the start of Island Nights. Park goers can enjoy the atmosphere all evening long with the Island Night’s dancers or enjoy the tunes broadcasted throughout the park while hitting the slides.
  • Extended Hours- As part of Island Nights, park guests can enjoy extended hours every Friday and Saturday night with the park closing at 8 p.m.
  • Happy Hour and Special Offers- After 5 p.m., select food locations in the park will offer $2 off beer and wine; and half-price Refillable Souvenir Cups. 
  • Sizzlin’ Island Flavors- Waterstone Grill features an Island Nights exclusive menu featuring a mojo pork sandwich and pineapple burger. Banana Beach will offer Hawaiian pizza, curry meatballs and pigeon pea rice.
  • Ihu’s Breakaway Falls- Experience Orlando’s tallest, steepest, and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind as the sun sets across the Orlando skyline. After climbing 80 feet into the air, guests step into one of three breakaway boxes anxiously waiting to see who will drop next as part of this wild ride.

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Guests using a ticket from Orlando Attraction Tickets that includes entry to Aquatica can take advantage of this great event. Remember you can purchase a 3 park SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens ticket from as little as £93.00* for an adult.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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How To Use A SeaWorld EZ Ticket

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Here at Orlando Attraction Tickets we offer real, gate ready tickets for the major parks. You don’t have to head to guest services and exchange a voucher for your tickets, you head straight to the turnstiles, scan your tickets and in your go.

You can see what your tickets will look like here – What my Orlando Attraction Tickets look like?

Each park offers different ticket styles, Disney for example offer a plastic RDIF ticket which is the size of a credit card, Universal offer a similar sized ticket which is made out of cardboard if you lose either of these tickets its pretty much hard luck and you’ll have to purchase your tickets again. SeaWorld on the other hand have been busy building an system they call EZ tickets, which allows them to create a .PDF file which contain barcodes that can be emailed and printed off by the customer and used directly at the turnstile! Its the safest way to receive tickets as if they are lost you can just print off another copy.

Here’s how to use our SeaWorld tickets.

1) Print off your SeaWorld Tickets if we haven’t done this for you already.

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Your tickets will look like the image above, each ticket holder will have their own ticket with their name printed upon it.

2) When you get to the parks head straight to the turnstile and scan your ticket.

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3) Hey presto, you’re in the parks.

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The tickets can be folded and stored in the same way you would any other ticket type but with the added bonus that if you lose it you can easily replace it. I believe that we’ll see more companies copying this technology in the future with the ultimate goal of tickets being scanned from your mobile phone.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Interview With Nichola Parr SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Today’s interview is with one of the originals. Nichola Parr, she along with our LEGOLAND friend Nigel (interview coming soon) are the only two to have participated in every interview request we’ve sent. So for me she’s a superstar.

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A tiny bit of background on Miss Parr, she’s looked after our account ever since we started and is a good friend of Orlando Attraction Tickets. Last year she lead the familiarisation trip that saw our own Kelly visit Florida and get to live out her childhood dream to swim with dolphins. She was also the unfortuanbte one who had to calm Kelly down when she bottled Falcon’s Fury! Poor Nichola… Anyway enjoy.

Name: Nichola Parr

Who do you work for?: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

What’s been the highlight of the year (2014) for your company?: Definitely the opening of Falcons Fury at Busch Gardens in September and Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica in May. Discovery Cove was also named as the world’s number one amusement park for the second year in a row in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice awards.

What’s been the highlight of the year (2014) for you?: Being able to experience both of our new attractions in November on our SeaWorld Parks fam. We took 18 agents out to experience our parks and we were lucky enough to be able to try them both out. They’re both AMAZING!

What can we expect from your company in 2015?: We’ve had a very successful couple of years with our In Park Experiences. Things like our Behind the Scenes Tour at SeaWorld and the Serengeti Safari at Busch Gardens to name a few. Because of this we’re looking to add more experiences to our existing products so that guests can see and do more at all of our parks and they will be able to pre book all of these through Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Make a 2015 prediction…: We believe we will see the in-park experiences grow in popularity as the Orlando bound customers look to make even more of their time in the parks. With us looking to increase our offering we believe we will have something for everyone.

Best Theme Park ride/attraction of 2014?: Falcons Fury – one of those rides you could do over and over.

Best Theme Park/attraction food of 2014?: Discovery Cove…..who doesn’t like All Inclusive??

Best Theme Park/attraction tip?: If you get the chance to ride Falcons Fury at Busch Gardens, when you reach the top let your whole body go loose. When you start to make the 60mph drop, you’ll have a whole zero gravity experience. You can also do the same on SheiKra when you reach the top of the first and 200ft drop

Best kept secret in Florida?: Shopping! I can’t stress enough how great Orlando is for this. I believe people still choose NYC for shopping when really, the deals in Orlando are far better. Especially at the Outlets. Also Christmas in the parks. The parks are all decked out with Christmas decorations, holiday music and shows and they just do it so well. If guests are out there around the holidays, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Trust Nic to pick shopping as her best kept secret! I’d like to thank Nichola for taking the time to answer our questions yet again. I’m sure you’ll all agree she offers some great insights in to SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and Orlando as a whole.

You can read Nicholas’s previous interviews here – 2013 & 2014

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Kelly Reviews Aquatica

Hi Thrill Seekers,

Day 2 and today we were off to Aquatica and it couldn’t of fallen on a better day with highs of 28 degrees. Bikini was on and I was raring to go, Ihu’s Breakaway Fall’s I’m coming for you.

Aquatica was again literally a few minutes walk from our hotel and very easy to get to. When we got into the park it was straight to Aquatica’s handy lockers to safely put away any belongings which we didn’t want to get wet. We then headed to Cutback Cove & Big Surf Shores which are the man made white-sand beach area which are equipped with deck chairs, sun beds and umbrellas. It truly is paradise, but we’re not spending our day here we were ready to take on all the slides, rivers and waves pools the park had to offer.

So we thought we would be broken in gently and start off with something mild but no – it was straight to Ihu’s Breakaway Fall’s to wake us all up a bit from the drinks which were flowing the night before.

Ihu’s Breakaway Fall’s is the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower of its kind in Orlando and we were 5 minutes away from taking it on. After climbing a lot of stairs we finally got to the top and then it hits you “oh dear its actually quite high”. I was one of the last in line so watched some of the other’s as the floor dropped beneath them – some of the faces were very entertaining. One of the girls from our group had decided not to go on it and took the stairs back down.

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My turn eeekkkkk. I walked to the pod, I chose to ride the red flume as this one seemed to be milder than the others. Once you step inside the pod you begin to hear the sound effects of a heart beating which makes the attraction a whole lot more terrifying. The fear took over and I asked to be let out!

“NO” not again (read about Kelly bottling Falcon’s Fury here) I cannot go back to work and say I also bottled Ihu’s, but I just couldn’t do it so off I trudged back down the stairs passing all the people waiting all of them knowing I was a chicken!

At the bottom of the stairs the girl who also decided not to do it was there, it was just us… everybody else had done it! I had to do it, I wanted to do it. Knowing someone would be just as scared as me made it easier, so I looked at her and said “If you do it, I will”. She agreed and it was back up the stairs we went (my legs got a good workout that day). So we got back to the top and this time no hanging around, she entered the green pod and I entered the red pod…

We faced each other in our positions listening to the heartbeat sound effect, ready to drop but who was going to go first…. She did “Yes”….relief came over me until I realised it was now my turn…. the floor went my arms flung in the air and I swallowed a lot of water as my mouth was wide open.

I had actually done it and I will admit I did fist pump the air when I got to the bottom. I was extremely proud of myself as I’m not really a flume fan, but I can honestly say it was the best flume ride I have ever done and I would do it over and over. I made my colleagues at Orlando Attraction Tickets very jealous talking about it and they cannot wait to go and take it on themselves, if any of you have done it please share your views as we would love to know how you handled the mighty Ihu’s Breakaway Falls.

Still buzzing from doing Ihu’s it was onto Roa’s Rapids, a faster, aggressive version of the lazy river with geysers, speed zones and centre islands. Do not underestimate its speed it is pretty fast so for any children or for those not-so-strong swimmers there are life jackets available as you enter the rapids. Even though I can swim, I find wearing a life jacket is actually more fun as you seem to sail along much quicker, keep your eyes open though as you will get a great view of the Aquarium as you are sailing round.

After fighting with the rapids to get out (you will struggle – so grab an arm to pull you out) we headed to Taumata Racer. This was my second biggest thrill in the park a high-speed, competitive mat ride, headfirst, down a seriously steep hill “300 feet” in fact. I’m not one for heights as you will all know if you have read my Kelly VS Falcon’s Fury blog, but Taumata Racer I could just about handle!! 6 of us headed up with our mats ready for battle, we all stood in front of our lanes ready and waiting for the countdown to say “GO” – and we were off, well all of them but me – my mat decided to get stuck but it did move after I ran and belly flopped onto it and I was off heading for the top of the hill (everyone waiting for me at the bottom) and there it was the 300 feet drop. I was travelling down head-first on a mat and oh my did it get my belly. What a fabulous water slide, but it was safe to say I came last thanks to my mat getting stuck, but I had a better run on the second attempt.

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Once we had enough of competing, it was onto something we could do together “HooRoo Run”. Three people can ride this at any one time, once you’ve reached the top of the tower you are seated in a large inflatable raft and nudged off the edge by the staff and its a straight run to the bottom with a few seat-lifting ridges as you drop, so hold on tight!

Time for one more before heading to get some lunch – it was back up the same tower as HooRoo Run to do Walhalla Wave. Like HooRoo Run three people can ride at anyone time so these are both great for families and groups. You get nudged off the edge again by the staff member then you are zooming through a 6-story maze of twists, turns and tunnels before you surge back out into daylight. I personally didn’t like being in pitch black not knowing what was coming next, but there was no surprise sudden drop so I was quite happy about that.

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Its was off for some lunch and we enjoyed a buffet style lunch at Banana Beach, they have a large variety of buffet style foods available which were very enjoyable so I would highly recommend it. After stuffing my face it was safer to let my food go down before taking on anymore rides so we headed back to Cutback Cove & Big Surf Shores to enjoy some sun and a few waves in the wave pools. The wave pool does go very deep the further you go so if you are not a great swimmer I would advise to stay in the shallow end as the waves do get very high and are very strong. I stayed in the shallow end as I would of sunk to the bottom of the deep end with the amount I had eaten!

After a little relaxation it was back to the fun stuff and get as many more rides in as we could before our day came to an end. On our way too Omaka Rocka we passed Walkabout Waters and all of us being big kids at heart we couldn’t resist going in and have a quick game of tag. Walkabout waters is more for the kids with lots of stairs, slides and tunnels just like an indoor play area but in the water its brilliant, well I thought so and I’m an adult so you can imagine the excitement on a childs face when heading to this. Enough of us all being children it was onto Omaka Rocka another rubber ring ride but this one has to be done alone you go speeding into massive flumes where you slide up one side and back down to travel up the other side.

We had time for one last ride so we paired up and went onto Whanua Way – this was in my top 3. Two of you ride together one in front and one behind, you get pushed over the edge again by the staff and its straight it a dark tunnel and when exiting you face two dips before plunging into the pool below, again I would hold on tight as lots of people were flinging off the raft before it was hitting the water – it was very entertaining to watch and thankfully it didn’t happen to me.

So there you have it my day in Aquatica and Orlando Attraction Tickets first ever experience of Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, one which I can actually say I did!!

Look out for my next blog where I visited Discovery Cove and my dreams came true.

Smiles included…

Kelly

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Our Customers Top Attractions At SeaWorld Orlando Vs Louise’s

Hey Thrill Seekers,

I’m sure after the past couple of days you’ll know what’s coming  but for those just picking up on it I’ll explain a little. When an Orlando Attraction Tickets customer returns from their holiday we send them a quick email asking them to rate and review their experience, we display this via our dedicated discover pages.

This week I’ve been taking a look at the current ratings and reviews for each of our suppliers parks and then comparing them to my own experiences. Today is the turn of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

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Manta is our customer’s favourite attraction at SeaWorld. Replicating a Stingray, you’re tilted head first, face down while you spin, glide, skim and fly around! Manta is known as one of the smoothest roller coaster tracks in the World which has been noticed by our customers. They have said ‘The Manta was fantastic!’, ‘what a great ride, very smooth’. It’s worth a go if you ask me!

Well, I couldn’t agree with our customers any more if I tried! Manta is definitely the best ride at SeaWorld! It’s just so different to your average coasters where you’re sitting down with the wind blowing through your hair. You’re actually facing the floor the whole way round! Everybody likes something with a TWIST every now and then!

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Aquatica

Roa’s Rapids race you down the river through the high tides and swirling whirlies at higher speeds than most of the river rapids you would have been on. Although it’s fairly quick, if you get a rubber dingy, you can just float around them for hours! As one customer has already said ‘Could sit in Roa’s rapids all day’! One of the best reviews we’ve received from a customer said ‘Lovely waterpark and the only one with plenty of sunbeds. A really good area with small slides for toddlers.’ which just goes to show how pleasant of a place this park is.

Dolphin Plunge is easily my favourite ride at Aquatica. It’s not every day you get to shoot down a water slide with dolphins swimming over your head! I don’t really think I need to say much more although I was quite shocked the customers didn’t agree with me on this one!

Dolphin Plunge

Busch Gardens

Cheetah Hunt is Busch Garden’s longest coaster at a whopping 4,400 feet! Some would say it leaves you speechless! ‘Cheetah hunt is wow! Fabulous smooth roller coaster. Best there is!’ At 60mph its definitely up there with the fast coasters! There’s a huge drop of 130 feet!! It really doesn’t get much better than that.

Although I love Cheetah Hunt, you may have read in one my previous blogs, my favourite ride is SheiKra! I love the suspense of hanging at the top before getting whooshed down the 200 ft drop at a 90 degree angle! And with speeds of 70mph, it’s just all the more exciting! SheiKra is a must when visiting Busch Gardens!

Sheikra Roller Coaster

I love all the SeaWorld Parks and couldn’t recommend them enough. You can grab a 3 park ticket for 2015 for as little as £85.00 per adult.

I can wait to read more of your reviews in 2015 and perhaps when I visit Orlando in the summer I’ll leave my own reviews. 🙂

Smiles included…

Jamie

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