Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

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Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby Invertalon » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:51 pm

Photos below from our visit to Aquatica and Discovery Cove. Both amazing parks, and we look forward to returning each time we go back down to Florida. Not a big TR writer, so on to the pics:



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Aquatica!
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This are so fun, especially this model.
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Beautiful Beaches.
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The normal slides have excellent air on the last drop, especially with two people. The smaller funnel tubes are alright, not the biggest fan of them.
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Signage
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Viewing for the Dolphin Plunge.
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The effect is not noticeable at all.
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Love the landscaping.
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The integrated fish displays along this river are a nice touch.
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Best lazy river ever. It is a "speed river", no tubes allowed. You basically get pushed at high speeds all around the loop. It is fun just to "foot surf" along the river. You will encounter rapids and fountains along the way.
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Kids area.
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One of two wave pools.
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Nap time
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Another day, when we got in for "early entry". They don't have one, but let us in early anyway. Had the place to ourselves for a solid hour and half with no waits.
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Toilet bowls
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Midway
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wee
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Airtime! Many times we totally lost it at this point and would have quite a rough "landing"
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Great slides!
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Speed river once again... You can also get life-vests and just float around. I wish more parks would get these rivers. They totally kill normal lazy rivers.
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Always fun to beat your fastest time!
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For guys out there, the best method to prevent "damage" during this part is raising slightly with your knees to lift your body. Prevents any pain.
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Safety First!
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This drop is awesome though. Totally surprised me.
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Next stop..
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Lobby
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Inside
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Beautiful, of course.
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White sand beaches all over.
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Water is freezing, but the wet suit helps a bit. As well as the free unlimited beer.
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This was the lazy/exploration river... No fish, but it is warmer temp then the fish exhibit.
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They brought out various animals throughout the day. Including this owl.
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Very cool to snorkel around in this exhibit. I really enjoyed the entire day and felt it was worth it! Food was great as well they served throughout the day.
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One of the snack bars... Free ice cream, snacks, beer, soft pretzels, etc.. It's awesome.
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There is an aviary you can walk through as well.
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He was very chatty
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Dinner time!
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Colddd
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Oh yes, they had dolphins too.. Of course.
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They had about 2 minutes with the dolphin it seemed. We did not add on the Dolphins, and just did everything else. Much cheaper to do it this way.
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Live entertainment was nice!
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The rays were great... So fun to be able to interact with them. This concludes the TR!
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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby cprocks22 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:59 pm

Phenomenal pictures! It's really rare to get such high quality pictures of water parks, but these are fantastic! I really enjoyed Aquatica, even though the slides weren't as thrilling as some water parks, the whole atmosphere was wonderful. I wish I could've done Discovery Cove but the price kept me away..some day though.

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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby eddytheviper » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:15 pm

Steve, these photos are just fantastic.

Can't wait to see any future work, amazing shots of Aquatica, it's like looking at the brochure again!

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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby Meteornotes » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:17 pm

Amazing photos. I still have not been to either park. I need to fix that.

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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby sammmmmy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:39 pm

The whole place just looks absolutely fantastic.
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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby Invertalon » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:08 pm

We really enjoyed just how "lush" both parks really were, especially Aquatica. We spent a few days there and actually bought 2-year passes our last trip we enjoyed it so much even though we live in Ohio... It is a nice alternative to the other parks in the area to spend a day.

Appreciate the compliments as well on the photos.
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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby xmichellex » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:13 pm

Great pics! I especially liked the bird pics, they are gorgeous!

Hanging out in that lazy river would be so nice right now... it's already pretty cold up here in New England.
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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby hydra » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:30 pm

Ok, this photo is amazing. This TR just made up my mind to visit aquatica this weekend.
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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby PriestofSyrinx » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:43 pm

^ I agree. This should be in promotional material.

Great pictures! I love how colorful the place is! Reminds me of Coral Reefs...

I cant wait to go to Aquatica!! I might be moving down to Orlando soon, so I gotta hit up the water park Ive yet to go to!
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Re: Photo TR: Sea World's Aquatica and Discovery Cove!

Postby gisco » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:26 am

One of the things I want to do sometime is go there and swim with the dolphins!

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