If you can’t get enough of the splash zone at SeaWorld, then make your way to Aquatica. It’s overflowing with ways to get wet ‘n’ wild!
Splashes galore wait at every twist and turn of the Aquatica San Antonio water slides. This tropical paradise next to SeaWorld San Antonio boasts 416 acres of splash zones in the form of sparkling teal pools, white sand beaches, and zipping water slides. With our Aquatica San Antonio tips in your back pocket, you’ll be in for a day of complete watery wonder.
Serving as SeaWorld San Antonio’s water park, Aquatica presents a whole new way to dive into marine mania once you’ve had your fill of shows, roller coasters, and aquariums at the drier theme park. For this waterlogged experience, you’ll need your swimsuit and goggles.
Before you get totally soaked, read our handy guide filled with Aquatica San Antonio tips to help you make the most out of your day in this H2O oasis.
Why You Should Go
The reasons to slip ‘n’ slide over to Aquatica San Antonio are numerous. First of all, adrenaline junkies will be racing to the water slide lines. Thrill levels range from serene to the extreme on slides like the new Riptide Race, the famous Stingray Falls, and the gravity-defying Walhalla Wave.
Pro Tip: To spare yourself agonizing hours of anticipation in long water slide lines, purchase the Quick Queue upgrade!
In addition, a lazy river, a wave pool, and three white sand beaches make the park a water bug’s dream. So drift along the cool blue waves and let your worries wash away.
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One thing that makes Aquatica San Antonio stand out from other water parks is that it houses some amazing animals, too! You’ll encounter unforgettable opportunities to meet stingrays and exotic fish.
Photo Alert: If you opt to purchase the stingray encounter add-on, strike a pose in the pool! These majestic ocean creatures are sure to get all of the likes on your Insta.
So we’ve convinced you to grab your sunnies and sunblock, but wait! You’ll need a ticket before you begin the journey to Aquatica San Antonio. Aquatica tickets are separate from SeaWorld tickets, but you can purchase packages that combine tickets for both parks.
Additionally, Tripster offers discounted tickets, so you know you’re getting a good deal! As soon as you buy them, you’ll receive an email to print them off or simply show them on your phone once you get to the park. Don’t waste precious time in line for tickets! Securing tickets ahead of time means you’ll get to jump in faster.
When to Go
Currently, Aquatica San Antonio is open from April through October, but check the park calendar in case of schedule changes. The peak season takes place in the summer months of June, July, and August. During this time of the year, Aquatica is open daily. You’ll find the park open on weekends during the slower months.
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Before you pack your beach bag and make the trip to Aquatica San Antonio, here are a few expert tips to make your visit as smooth as possible.
Stock the Sunblock
Don’t forget to slather on some of that coconut-scented goodness before running off into the hot midday sun. Bring plenty of sunblock so you can reapply after you’ve spent a couple of hours in the water. You (and your un-burnt skin) will thank us later.
Strategize Lunch Time
Most people get the munchies around noon, so the food lines are likely to be miles long at this time. If you’re more of an early bird, consider eating an hour early. If you think you can wait, swoop in after the noon lunch rush.
Secure Your Belongings
Better safe than sorry. Rent a locker in the Upper Plaza to stash your valuables so you can splash around and layout in the sun worry-free.
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So the important stuff is all put away safely in a locker, but what do you do when you need some cash for lunch or a snack? Spare yourself the trek to the locker by loading money (cash or credit card) on a cashless wristband!
Where to Stay
There are few things as satisfying as hitting the sheets after a long day in the hot rays and cool waves. Looking for a stay for a steal?
Tripster offers deals on hotels, too! One of our top picks is Best Western Plus Hill Country Suites.
Where to Eat
Aside from water bottles, you’ll need to leave outside food and drinks behind before you enter the Aquatica San Antonio gates.
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Luckily, the water park features a tasty lineup of places to grab a snack or a full meal!
Each spot has different offerings, but they’re all delicious:
- Waterstone Grill
- Mango Market
- Papa’s Cantina
- And more!
Pro Tip: Purchase the All-Day Dining Deal to load up on all the tasty treats for one flat rate! Ward off the post-swimming cravings all day long.
Transportation & Parking
Aquatica San Antonio shares a parking lot with SeaWorld San Antonio. General parking costs $30, or opt to upgrade to up-close parking for only five more dollars. To save time, pay for parking online before you arrive!
Where Else to Go
To fill up the rest of your San Antonio trip itinerary, we have a few recommendations you won’t want to pass up!
SeaWorld San Antonio
Ready to take a break from the water? Stay on dry land while still enjoying plenty of sea life wonder.
Breathtaking rollercoasters and equally impressive shows themed around majestic ocean creatures will leave you in awe.
Pro Tip: Purchase a ticket option that gets you into both parks! Aquatica and SeaWorld are right next to each other.
San Antonio Aquarium
This beautiful showcase houses sharks, reptiles, exotic birds, and many other fascinating creatures. Feed the sharks if you dare!
Natural Bridge Caverns
It’s one of the largest show caves in the state of Texas. This attraction is sure to leave you in awe of the natural beauty.
Plan your visit today with our Aquatica San Antonio tips!
Ready for your day in water park paradise? Then it’s time to start planning! So snag your discounted tickets, load up on sunblock, and find your beach chair now!
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