Aquatica is located just across International Drive from the SeaWorld property, conveniently close to Exit 1 of the Bee Line Expressway (Route 528). The official address is 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821. Whether you are traveling east or west on the Bee Line, you will turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp onto I-Drive. Look for the entrance to Aquatica on your left almost immediately. Turn onto Water Play Way, which is the cutesy name given to the driveway to the parking lot.
If you are approaching from the north or south along International Drive, just watch for the signs; it’s all very well marked. There is also a free shuttle service from just outside the entrance to SeaWorld.
Arriving at Aquatica
The entrance from International Drive leads you to the far side of the park where the parking lots and main entrance are located. Parking is $10 for cars, $12 for RVs and vans. Preferred parking, which is somewhat closer to the entrance, is $15 ($7 for Passport holders). If you have visited SeaWorld or Discovery Cove the same day, parking is free; just show your parking receipt.
Once you have parked, make your way up the beautifully landscaped walkway, past rocky waterfalls, to the ticket booths. If you have booked online, you will find electronic kiosks off to the side where you can print out your tickets.
Opening and Closing Times
For most of the year, Aquatica opens at 10:00 a.m. During busier times, opening is moved to 9:00 a.m. The 9:00 a.m. opening is sometimes reserved for those who have purchased Saturday or Sunday tickets online; this perk allows for first dibs on prized beach locations. The parking lot opens one hour prior to the official opening time and many people will get there early to queue up at the entrance.
Closing time varies with the season; 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. are the most common closing times, but during some holidays periods, the park stays open as late as 10:00 p.m. You can find current hours on the web site or by calling (888) 800-5447 or (407) 351-3600.
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