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Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:02 pm
by jedimaster1227
Margaritaville Resort Orlando has sent us a press release announcing preview days for Island H20 Live! taking place in just a few weeks! They've also sent us some great photos of the park as it continues to test some of the new attractions in advance of its opening.

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Orlando’s newest and most immersive water park, Island H2O Live! will open for preview days from June 5 – June 20, 2019. Be among the first to check out Island H2O Live! and enjoy $5 off day tickets and the opportunity to purchase an annual pass at a reduced price of $69.99+tax (Act fast, as the price will be going up to $89.99 very soon!) During Preview Days, daily passes must be purchased at the water park ticket windows only.

Island H2O Live! will bring an unparalleled water park experience to its guests, by combining cutting-edge technology, unlimited thrills, as well as relaxation options for everyone. A new RFID wristband system will allow guests to personalize their music and light experiences on select rides, capture photos, win points, and share via their social media. Over 20 different experiences, including a wave pool, kids’ area, group raft rides, slides and lazy river will round-out the enlivened experience for all ages.

“We are thrilled to welcome our first guests to Island H2O Live and have them enjoy this new, innovative and immersive water park,” said Jim Kunau. “Whether you’re an influencer and thrill-seeker looking to conquer stomach-churning slides, or a family wanting to splash around in a kid-friendly zone, Island H2O Live! offers something for everyone.”

Island H2O Live! is within walking distance or a short trolley ride to Margaritaville Hotel, Margaritaville Cottages, and Sunset Walk, the resort’s retail, dining, and entertainment district featuring more than 30 offerings including Studio Movie Grill, Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, Ford’s Garage, Bento Café, Rock & Brews, BurgerFi, Skechers, and so much more.

For more information, please visit IslandH2OLive.com or follow Island H2O Live! on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @islandh2olive.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:34 pm
by SoCalJasonland
Who were those models? None of the people in those water park photos were fat enough to be Jimmy Buffet fans.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 2:49 pm
by TroyRides Channel
SoCalJasonland wrote:Who were those models? None of the people in those water park photos were fat enough to be Jimmy Buffet fans.


Does make you crave a margarita though. Maybe a cheeseburger too.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:32 pm
by Jew
SoCalJasonland wrote:Who were those models? None of the people in those water park photos were fat enough to be Jimmy Buffet fans.


It's not like the theme of the park has anything to do with Jimmy Buffet anyways.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:01 pm
by jedimaster1227
On Friday Theme Park Review was invited to attend the Grand Opening of Island H2O Live!, the new water park at Margaritaville Resort Orlando! This water park is uniquely designed with interactive features powered by a custom mobile app that ties to an RFID wristband you wear while visiting the park. The wristband enables functions like wallet-less payments similar to what you'd find in other tech-savvy water parks, but that's about where the similarities end. Guests are incentivized to experience more throughout the water park by tapping their wristbands at each slide entrance or selfie spot, earning points along the way that can unlock more customization options or even more interesting, redeem points towards tangible rewards such as merchandise or food!

The app allows guests to choose musical playlists from a wide selection of genres... These selections will actually play in some of the slides as you go through them. Similarly, guests can choose a theme from within the app that will set a color scheme to be replicated by embedded lights within some of the water park's slides. The concept is really unique and when it works, it is a fun little touch to enjoy. The park bills itself as interactive, and when these functions of the app trigger your customized selections in the slide, it certainly supports the claim!

The slides at Island H2O Live! are fairly unique with very few of them existing elsewhere in the Central Florida market... Those that do are quintessential water park options like ProSlide SKYBoxes, mat racers, a lazy river and a water play structure. Otherwise, the options included set the water park apart from the established competitors in the market--there might be enough of a draw to pull people away from the other parks nearby, just by the lineup alone.



Overall, Island H2O Live! manages to distinguish itself in its app/wristband integration and a roster of slides that are well worth your time! And with Margaritaville Resort Orlando and Sunset Walk steps away, Island H2O Live! manages to be a part of a true resort destination that could stand alone for a Central Florida vacation, or supplement a larger trip while you're visiting some of the big players down the road!

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:08 am
by Hilltopper39
Wow, that's pretty impressive, my kids love water parks so I'm sure we'll be making a trip here sooner than later. I love the interactive nature and how they actually reward you for playing along, I mean a pretzel or a drink here in there can't be that big of cost but such a simple little "reward" for participating is pretty cool.

Also, as silly as some of slide names seemed initially after seeing the whole package here it doesn't seem as bad as I initially thought. Love the look of that master blaster slide with the vertical wall finish section to, I've never seen, or experienced, one with that feature.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:55 am
by SoCalJasonland
Well, at least they have Cheeseburgers. I didn't see Margaritas on the menu or a Buffet music channel. The park looks nice but not very Margaritaville.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:06 pm
by caleb.stone
All I can think of with this theme is:

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Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:15 pm
by Nrthwnd
It's interesting with the "Points System" and all, to get food, etc. Definitely different, to me. :smile:

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - Now Open!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:35 pm
by Jew
Looks like a good modern water park with an odd theme for being within a Margaritaville area.

The points thing is a brilliant want to drive people to stay longer.