Wednesday, February 6, 2019

D&M Exclusive : Pictures of Margaritaville Resort Orlando Water Park Opening This Spring at Two Miles of WDW!

Opening soon, Margaritaville Resort Orlando will immediately transport guests into a vacation state of mind as they will be greeted in the main lobby with floor-to-ceiling views of the lagoon pool, the sounds of the tropics and the usual welcome cocktail. But Margaritaville Resort Orlando will also be a destination in and of itself with four on-site distinctive dining and lounge experiences, lagoon-style pools, Teen and Kids’ clubs, Sunset Walk- Shopping, Dining, Entertainment District, AND a Waterpark named "Island H2O ,Live!  Waterpark" all this at  25 miles from Orlando International Airport and 2 miles from WDW Disney's Animal Kingdom!

First, some renderings showing the resort, hotel and pools.

More about the waterpark now:

"Island H2O Live! lets you have a fabulous day of water park fun on your own terms. You can make a splash on our slides including our multi-guest racer, hang out in our interactive lazy river complete with caverns and awesome lighting effects, and watch our Live! entertainment including DJ’s, parties, and amazing surprise guests.

Buy your tickets online before you arrive so you can speed through entry and become a VIP! Once in the park, leave your cash in a locker and use our waterproof wristbands to buy food, merchandise, and communicate with the park itself. Island H2O Live! is completely interactive with games and experiences that let you earn points good for food and merchandise discounts, and the ability to control the streaming playlist! You can even take part in our Live! feeds that show everybody what a great day you are having."

With nine slides and numerous other attractions, the tropical-themed water park will be the largest single-site installation in the southeast for Canadian waterslide manufacturer WhiteWater West, best known locally for their Ray Rush slide at Aquatica and their waterslides found on Carnival cruise ships.

The lineup of attractions includes a multi-person mat racer, drop towers, family raft rides, an interactive lazy river and a giant wave pool. Multiple DJs and dance parties will be found throughout the lushly landscaped park. Similar to a cruise ship, the water park will have an adults-only area. This will be the first water park in the area with areas where no children are allowed.

Vantage, an RFID bracelet and mobile app system, similar to the Tapu Tapu system found at Volcano Bay, will make the Margaritaville Orlando water park one of the most technologically advanced waterparks ever built.

Island H20 Live’s Vantage system will have many of the same interactive elements that Universal’s Tapu Tapu has, but via its linked mobile app, Vantage also offers many features not found at Volcano Bay, including on-ride photos and videos that can be easily shared across various social networking sites, custom on-ride music, and guest-designed on-ride lighting effects. In-park purchases, locker access and other services will also be linked to Vantage.

The mobile app will provide unique audiovisual experiences, in-app karaoke and a loyalty program that tracks guests each time they visit. Island H20 Live states that the loyalty program will allow guests to win prizes such as skip-the-line passes, free food and beverage items, and more.

“Water parks are known for exhilarating rides and attractions, but Island H2O Live will let guests be playful in interactive ways that have never been seen before,” said Albo Antenucci Jr., the executive in charge of Horizon Waterpark, in a prepared statement. “These incredible opportunities for engagement will be what Island H20 Live is all about.”

And today, D&M has for you some exclusive shots of the water park construction site - the water park is scheduled for an opening Spring 2019 and vegetation will be added anytime soon. Apparently it will be a water ark closer to Wet and Wild than to highly themed Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach or Volcano Bay but Margaritaville just confirmed it will be one of the most technologically advanced water parks ever in Kissimmee, still, I have the ffeling that the Mouse is not going to like it, specially so close to WDW.

Disney and more will let you know more when the Resort will open, so stay tuned on D&M!

Pictures: copyright Disney and more

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