Wet ‘n Wild Orlando to Open New Aqua Drag Racer Water Thrill Attraction on June 12, 2014

Wet 'n Wild Orlando Aqua Drag Racer

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando water park will open a new water attraction called Aqua Drag Racer on Thursday, June 12, just in time for the 2014 summer season.

This thrill ride will send guests down six stories of enclosed braided and twisting tunnels will accelerate them into four parallel racing lanes, crossing the finish line at the end.

In celebration of the opening of the Aqua Drag Racer on June 12, 2014 the first 500 guests to enter the park on Thursday will be given a pass into the ‘fast lane’ with a one-time Express Pass wristband. The park opens to the public at 9:30am.

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando has thrilled locals and visitor alike for many years with more than fifteen themed rides and more multi-person rides than any other waterpark in Orlando. Among their most popular are The Black Hole: The Next Generation, Brain Wash, and the retro raft adventure Disco H2O.

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Discovery Cove Announces Special Florida Resident Rate Through December 31, 2013

If you are a Florida resident, you can take advantage of special rates at Discovery Cove through December 31, 2013.

A day at the park includes snorkeling among thousands of tropical fish and rays and encountering playful marmoset monkeys and Asian otters, as well as a tropical bird aviary.

Discovery Cove Dolphin SwimA Dolphin Swim Day Resort Package is $219 plus tax. A Day Resort Package, which includes a full day stay without the dolphin swim experience, is $149 plus tax.

Both packages include a freshly prepared breakfast and lunch, plus snacks and beverages throughout the day. Guests also receive swim gear (mask, snorkel and swim vest or wetsuit), towels, locker, sunscreen, complimentary self-parking, and a complimentary photo portrait of the guest and their party upon entry.

Florida Residents can enhance either package with SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where guests, wearing dive helmets, find up-close encounters with sharks, one-on-one touches with unique animals and schools of fish and gentle rays. The upgrade is an additional $49 plus tax.

Both packages also include unlimited admission to both SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica through Jan. 31, 2014, valid after the date of Discovery Cove visit.  That right there is an amazing deal.

Proof of valid Florida residency is required upon check-in at guest reception.  Book online at DiscoveryCove.com or call 1-877-434-7268 for more information.

Gatorland Now Offering Summer Florida Resident Rates

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While the three major Orlando theme parks have raised their rates, Gatorland is doing just the opposite – for the summer, at least.

If you are a Florida resident, you can get admission to Gatorland for only $9.99. This deal is valid for all ages of guests, which makes it a great deal for families.

This price does not include the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, but there is so much to do and see here. In addition to alligators and other reptiles, there is a free-flight aviary, a petting zoo, panthers, and more.

The Florida resident special rate is valid through September 3, 2013.

For more information, visit gatorland.com.

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