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    Seaworld's Aquatica Site Is Open - Splashy Video, Concept Art and Models



    http://www.aquaticabyseaworld.com/

    An intriguing new Aquatica site (see above link) is now up that highlights the many rides and features that range from the "serene to the extreme" at SeaWorld Orlando's coming waterpark. Dustysage expressed his excitement over the park earlier this year. I must say, my enthusiasm is building with every new factoid of information that is released.

    The new sight includes a fun, colorful video, concept art and models. There's even vibrant wallpaper that you can download for your screen.



    The most unique signature attraction features two 2,300 ft. tube slides that plunge guests in inflatables down a 42 ft. drop beneath a crystal blue lagoon filled with playful Commerson's dolphins. The resemblance of the dolphins to our favorite Orca, Shamu, is no accident. Rather, it is a salute as you zoom past them - and feel as though you are flying both above and underwater!



    Another signature attraction includes two giganormous parallel wave pools that can be controled independently or simulteniously. They are capable of nine different wave patterns. I can't wait to experience the dueling wave effect! The wave pools are definitely one of a kind, and a cut above the rest.

    Aquatica will boast other thrill rides as well, such as slick side by side racing slides. Guests will also careen thru tubes into these two whimsical cone slides for riders to enjoy spiraling around in before dropping thru a hole in the bottom of each, and dropping into the river below -



    If all this wasn't enough, how about being pampered with conveyer belts that carry your raft up to the top of the slides for you?!



    Not one, but two rivers will wind you thru gorgeous animal habitats, lush flora and exciting landscapes.



    A serene scenic river will send you floating thru refreshing waterfalls, thru fascinating caves, gently cruising alongside and among exotic birds, traveling beneath the previously mentioned Commersone dolphin lagoon habbitat, and ultimately into a 10,000 gallon grotto that is bursting with thousands of brilliantly colored tropical fish. You will see land mammals along your journey as well. Though, I'm not sure which ones at this point.

    The second river is a bit more extreme in nature. Riders will jet along four times faster than the meandering river thru rolling rapids, racing and blasting thru the wildest of waters.

    The overall park will be engineered to take on the vivid and whimsical motif of the South Sea islands. The pristine sand beaches will include cabanas and a variety of shade trees. Even toddlers will have a play area of their own. It will include waterslides that have specially designed rafts in order to make it easy for parents to carry their kids along with them.

    SeaWorld has gone all out here to make your "island" vacation at Aquatica comfortable, exciting and memorable. As for me, I can't wait until Spring of 2008 when this amazing park opens it's rivers for unparalleled adventure!

    Here is a construction photo from YouTube that is titled, SeaWorld ORlando's aquatica begins to rise. The main video is on the site for which I have included at the top of this thread. This construction video should serve to whet your appetite, though -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:...?v=8lN5vkOph1A

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    Re: Seaworld's Aquatica Site Is Open - Splashy Video, Concept Art and Models

    WOW - looks very nice and has some great apsects to it. Looks like we will have to add this onto our trip plans for next year!

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    Re: Seaworld's Aquatica Site Is Open - Splashy Video, Concept Art and Models

    This site has been up for awhile now. Looks like its going to be pretty cool.

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    Re: Seaworld's Aquatica Site Is Open - Splashy Video, Concept Art and Models

    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDude View Post
    WOW - looks very nice and has some great apsects to it. Looks like we will have to add this onto our trip plans for next year!
    2008 should prove to be a funtastic year for you and your family, SoCalDude!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diznyfan View Post
    This site has been up for awhile now. Looks like its going to be pretty cool.
    It looks to be on par with Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, if not more fun.

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    Re: Seaworld's Aquatica Site Is Open - Splashy Video, Concept Art and Models

    I think Typhoon Lagoon will still be a bit more themed, but Aquatica looks awesome!
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    Re: Seaworld's Aquatica Site Is Open - Splashy Video, Concept Art and Models

    Quote Originally Posted by TDR_Fan View Post
    I think Typhoon Lagoon will still be a bit more themed, but Aquatica looks awesome!
    TL might be themed better. But look at the rides in the concept art, going underwater!!! Especially into a huge aquarium, I can only imagine what that would be like. Probably pretty scary. I think this could be one of the best water parks around. Until Disney builds one here in CA.


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    Re: Seaworld's Aquatica Site Is Open - Splashy Video, Concept Art and Models

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    TL might be themed better. But look at the rides in the concept art, going underwater!!! Especially into a huge aquarium, I can only imagine what that would be like. Probably pretty scary. I think this could be one of the best water parks around. Until Disney builds one here in CA.
    I agree. The interaction with marine life is going to quite spectacular, though Typhoon Lagoon does have the Shark Reef.
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    Re: Seaworld's Aquatica Site Is Open - Splashy Video, Concept Art and Models

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    TL might be themed better. But look at the rides in the concept art, going underwater!!! Especially into a huge aquarium, I can only imagine what that would be like. Probably pretty scary. I think this could be one of the best water parks around. Until Disney builds one here in CA.
    Yes. My understanding, k_peerk, is that guests will dash thru the two transparent tubes thru the Commerson's dolphin lagoon. In addition, a slower moving river will somehow travel brneath brneath the dolphin habitat. Guests traveling on the river would also travel thru a grotto of tropical fish. The engineering behind Aquatica will be quite phenominal.

    Quote Originally Posted by TDR_Fan View Post
    I agree. The interaction with marine life is going to quite spectacular, though Typhoon Lagoon does have the Shark Reef.
    One can see where Disney and SeaWorld will drive eachother thru competition that will result in periodic, if not frequent, new attractions and improvements. SeaWorld likely got their idea for the interactive anmal elements of Discovery Cove and Aquatica from Disney's little Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon. It would not surprise me, TDR_Fan, to see Disney engage in one-up-manship in this area in the future.

    TL's Crush' Gusher water coaster is another heavily themed element that separates Disney from Aquatica. Then again, one can bet their bottom dollar that SeaWorld most likely has future plans for a water coaster of their own. Theirs, of course, would envolve some sort of interaction with an animal habitat. I'm thinking about a ooaster that would carry riders up and down hills while simuleniously winding about thru a giant aviary, at times traveling at ground level, and diving down into an aquatic habitat as well.
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