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Family-Friendly Water Parks of Texas Part III: Aquatica Sea World San Antonio

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With a number of ways to beat the heat, Sea World San Antonio has your family-friendly fun in the Texas sun sewn up! Featuring a variety of indoor animal exhibits (like the Sharks at Coral Reef, Animal Connections Conservation Center, and the Penguin Encounter, to name a few), as well as the many park rides with water as their main ingredient, this park knows how to cool you off in the coolest of ways. They even have a dedicated water park section called Aquatica, including up-close animal experiences, thrill rides, and relaxing, sandy beaches. This South-Seas-inspired oasis set in the Texas Hill Country has all the amenities and luxury of an island resort.

Enticing rivers and lagoons, thrilling water slides, and over 42,000 square feet of beach area, Aquatica is also home to displays of more than 500 stingrays and tropical fish. And while you’re there, you won’t want to miss the park’s main attraction called Stingray Falls®, where guests can ride a four-person raft downturns and twists on their way to an underwater grotto viewing area for these species!

Featured on the SeaFunVideo YouTube channel, this highlight of Stingray Falls® at Aquatica in Sea World San Antonio is just a brief taste of what’s in store at the park. As one of the world’s largest marine life parks, SeaWorld® San Antonio covers 416 acres and offers exciting family fun mixed with and educational blend of attractions, marine-life shows, animal encounters, rides, and behind-the-scenes tours. Visitors can enjoy the One Ocean® show featuring Shamu®, or the thrill of The Great White® and Steel Eel® roller coasters. And launching on June 16, 2017, a new ride called Wave Breaker takes those looking for a thrill on a SeaWorld Rescue Team-inspired coaster which looks and feels like a jet ski adventure! Visit Aquatica at Sea World San Antonio, where you can take the ride of a lifetime and enjoy some family-friendly waterpark fun here in the Texas Hill Country!