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Florida Residents: It’s Discount Attraction Ticket Time!

Capone’s Dinner & Show isn’t the only Orlando attraction offering half price tickets. Today through December 31, 2013, Florida residents can purchase tickets to Wet ‘n’ Wild at half the cost of the regular admission price!  The only catch? Some of the tickets must be purchased online (and a few other details… keep reading).

Wet 'n' Wild Water Park Orlando

Wet ‘n’ Wild is a very popular water park located on International Drive. This area is very busy with tourists, and many of them are from Florida. This discount attraction ticket deal is great for visitors to Central Florida. Whether you’re traveling here from the panhandle, northeast coast, southwest coast or the Keys, Central Florida has a lot to offer our own residents, especially this time of the year. The half price admission cost for Florida residents is $27.50 plus tax. You can purchase up to 6 tickets on one ID. It is good for one day only. Perfect for visitors.

If you live in Orlando or a nearby town, as a local resident, you might be interested in some other options which Wet ‘n’ Wild offers. You can “buy a day” and get the rest of this year free. It also includes a $5 discount, so the price is $50 plus tax. Not bad. The Day Platinum Pass is also an excellent value. You pay full price general admission ($99 plus tax) and get the rest of the year free – plus – you get to skip the regular lines! (One time per visit.) On some days, this won’t seem like that great of a value, but there will be several more weeks of warm-weather crowds, so the lines will still be longer on certain days. If you have a favorite ride, use the Express Pass on that ride and enjoy the perks. The Express Pass bargain deal must be purchased by September 2.

All of Wet ‘n’ Wild Florida Resident offers are not valid during special events, after-hour events or private parties. They all expire on December 31, 2013. The one-day half price tickets and the Day Platinum Pass are available online only. You can get the “buy a day” get the rest of the year free ticket deal at the water park.

At Capone’s, there isn’t a catch at all for their half price tickets. This Orlando dinner show offers fantastic discount attraction tickets year round, online or at the box office. If you’ve never experienced this entertaining evening of fun, do so now! They even offer a special gift for Florida residents (be sure to click the direct link to this great offer). It’s a fantastic time of the year to visit some of the Orlando area’s must-try attractions and dinner show opportunities. It’s a great time to be a Florida resident!

Wet ‘N Wild at Orlando: The Only Way to Go

Wet 'n Wild is fun for the entire family

A must place to include in your Orlando attraction planning is Wet ‘n Wild water park. Located in Orlando, it was founded by SeaWorld creator in 1977. This theme park is so fantastic, Amusement Business Magazine published it was voted America’s number one water park. For families wanting to spend an entire day of wet ‘n wild fun, this Orlando attraction is the place to be.

Before diving, pun intended, into the many fun attractions to partake in, it is a good idea to review the rules and hours. Wet ‘n Wild is open all year long. The longest hours of operation are during June and July, the hottest of the year. During cooler months the pools are heated for comfort. Check for hours of operation before heading to this Orlando attraction – some rides are closed for maintenance during the off-peak months.

Parking is available, for a small fee. The water park is wheelchair accessible if needed. Certified lifeguards are on-duty during hours of operation and life vests are available for use without any extra charge. If a floatation device is brought from home it must be approved by the park staff before it is allowed inside.

Additionally, appropriate swim wear must be worn at this Orlando attraction. Cut-off shorts are not allowed. The gift shop sales swim suits as well as sunglasses, cameras, and hats along with additional items. Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted on the premises.

Now, on with the fun. Please note that along with the several fun rides at this Orlando attraction, restaurants, snacks, and drinks are also available for your convenience.

Wet ‘n Wild has solo water rides, multi-person rides, and also easy-going water attractions, and family attractions and activities. Finding something fun to do will not be a problem at this Orlando attraction.

Family water attractions include the newest attraction to the park, Blastaway Beach. This sixty foot sandcastle themed park turns family quality-time into endless opportunities to keep your family connected with high-energy fun time. The many toys and slides span over two pools with dedicated and secluded seating.

Several single person rides include popular high water slides: Mach 5, The Storm, The Bomb Bay, and Der Stuka. Additionally, a wake zone located behind the water park. Guests are encouraged to test their skill with The Knee Ski, Wake Skating, and Paddle Boarding behind ski boats.

Some multi-person rides at this Orlando attractions are: Brain Wash, The Surge, Disco H2O, Bubba Tub, The Black Hole, The Flyer, and The Blast. Endless fun await everyone in the family here.

For a more restful and easy-going person the Lazy River, The Wild Tiki Lounge, Cabanas, and Wave Pool Surf Lagoon are the way to go.

The Orlando attraction, Wet ‘n Wild, has something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Exciting rides to just resting in the sun, no family member can deny the wonderful experience and memories to be made here. Suit up and go Wet ‘n Wild this year!

Aquatica Water Park in Orlando: The Place to Splash Into

Aquatica Water Park in Orlando

Aquatica Water Park is an Orlando attraction owned by SeaWorld, which is next door to it. What is so great about this water park is the cost. Entry into this water park is under twenty dollars. The low cost does not take away from the activities it provides for their visitors. In fact, there is so much to do here, some would be willing to pay more to enter.

Aquatica is actually SeaWorld’s amazing water park. Visitors experience up-close animals, attractions that include two wave pools  and a man-made white-sand beach that provide visitors deck chairs, sun beds, and umbrellas while relaxing.

Guests entering this Orlando attraction are drawn into 60 acres of vividly colored landscaping. The architecture is a combination of South Sea Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and New Guinea. Aquatica’s landscaping is breathtaking. Crystal blue rivers, winding through the hidden grottos and cool, refreshing waterfalls provide for a relaxing invitation.

Fun-filled excitement is provided by Aquatica’s famous Dolphin Plunge; sending riders, in clear tubes so they can see the assorted water life through them, into a crystal blue lagoon; home to Commerson’s black and white dolphin.

Also found at this Orlando attraction is the world’s only side-by-side wave pools. These can be operated at the same time or one at a time. There are also two different wave strengths for each; stronger to gentler.

The newest water slide at Aquatica, Omaka Rocka, uses high-speed tubes through half-pipe funnels, giving ‘thrill ride’ a new meaning. This fast, yet thin, slide will have you sliding front-ways, splashing and climbing the walls. Thrilling enough you’ll want to get right back on it.

A lazy river consisting of 700-square-feet, which surrounds the majority of the park, provides relaxation before entering a splash zone of water jets and sprays.

A utility pool, consisting of five lanes, provides an exercise and swimming area. Ranging from zero depth upon entry to four feet area in the middle of the pool, it provides safety zones for children while having a bucket spray area for the older kids.

All in all, for the low price, this Orlando attraction has something for every family member to enjoy. The water rides provide enough thrill for the teens and adults while other water areas let the youngsters have a lot of fun. So plan your vacation to include Aquatica and come splash around without having to spend all of your life’s savings. It will become one of your favorites.

Swim with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove

Swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove

If you love dolphins and other ocean life, you will love this Orlando attraction. Discovery Cove, a sister theme park to SeaWorld, allows you the chance to “talk, touch, play and swim” with bottlenose dolphins. For many visitors, it is a chance of a lifetime.

Reservations are needed since the park only admits 1000 people per day allowing for a relaxing experience. When calling to reserve your family entrance into this Orlando attraction you have three packages to choose from; non-dolphin swim, dolphin swim, and the “Trainer for the Day.”

The cost may seem expensive, but it is all-inclusive admission including; unlimited food and drink, consisting of lunch and breakfast, equipment rental; snorkels, fins, wet suits, towels, etc. Since Busch owns the park you also receive a free ticket to your choice of one of its sister parks – SeaWorld or Busch Gardens in Tampa. You will experience all of Discovery Cove’s attractions and a full day’s fun at another theme park. With all of this included, the price is quite reasonable.

What can you expect on your visit when entering this Orlando attraction is tranquility; surrounded by a tropical oasis while being treated like royalty by the staff. When arriving, an informative video and talk with your trainer is held. Then, if the dolphin swim package was selected, you head there. If not, there is a lot more activities to enjoy.

The “Dolphin Swim Experience” allows you to interact with your dolphin, along with a trainer, and then take a ride across the pool and back holding their fin. The experience of playing with these magnificent creatures last 30 minutes and the pool area is limited to six to eight guests at a time.

Afterwards, go snorkeling at the Tropical Reef along with stingrays, tropical fish and coming eye to eye with sharks and barracudas. Before tiring yourself out, it is highly advised to casually swim down to the Wind-Away River where you can enjoy waterfalls, a rain forest, waterfalls, an underwater cave as well as a beach and rocky terrain area. The surroundings will relax you beyond belief.

There is more to see at this Orlando attraction so experience all there is at the Tropical Reef and Wind-Way River, but do not forget to save time to experience other amazing opportunities offered at Discovery Cove. Explorer’s Aviary allows you to see tropical birds at a close distance and Serenity Bay; a surreal area with sandy beaches, waterfalls and a pool.

Orlando attraction planning needs to be done in order to save up, then make reservations. Be sure to take advantage of the second park for free that Discovery Cove offers. Two theme parks for the price of one! You won’t be disappointed.

 

Freshwater Oasis – a Tropical Treat

The wise guys at Capone’s Dinner & Show are looking for some heat relief, and found it at an Orlando Water Park! It’s been a few weeks since the Freshwater Oasis at Discovery Cove opened, and many visitors to the area still don’t know about it. It was suppose to open in the Spring, but what the heck, summer is good for us!

Freshwater Oasis is a tropical retreat which replaced a saltwater reef (that had been leaking) at Discovery Cove and is home to otters and marmosets in a rainforest setting. Sounds cool and refreshing, right? It is that, and more.

Freshwater Oasis
This section of the Orlando theme park is set up as trails filled with water. You can hike along these streams, wade through them, and at times, swim around in them. Explore the various trails and even relax on a secluded beach! Watch for the energetic marmosets as they busy themselves to the entertainment of the guests. All levels of swimmers will enjoy the water, as well as the Asian River Otters who swim near guests (in their own area separated by plexiglass). The tropical flooded terrace is a favorite stopping point for most guests. No matter where you turn, you’ll find endless discoveries.

Mostly known for their ‘swim-with-the-dolphins program,’ this new Freshwater Oasis joins the Grand Reef in Discovery Cove’s line up of all-day enjoyment. The price of admission is included in the admission ticket, however, the number of guests allowed into this section of the park is limited to 1,000 per day, so be sure to reserve your spot by calling 1-877-434-7268.

Seasonal rates for Discovery Cove vary starting at $229 (rates for Day Resort Package without dolphin swim experience and guests ages 3-5 start at $149). This may seem rather expensive, but a day in a tropical paradise, not to mention the wonderful memories you’ll have, will be worth every penny. Check it out at discoverycove.com.

After a day swimming with dolphins and otters, you’ll be hungry so head down to Capone’s Dinner & Show. Purchase your tickets online at half price. Our show will completely entertain your entire family – not in the same way as the marmosets, but entertaining all the same. It’ll be the perfect night to end a perfect day. See you at Capone’s!

Marmosets

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