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.
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.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
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!
The entrance of the water park ready to receive its grand opening guests!
We've got our RFID band and we're ready to head in!
The wristbands can be used to purchase food & beverages and to secure fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo, along with earning points when tapping attractions throughout the water park.
Live Lagoon! is the water park's wave pool...
The music playlist options you can choose from are quite extensive!
As a child of the 90's I found my clear choice... And my expectations of songs that would appear on this playlist were easily met!
You can also gauge wait times throughout the park from the app.
We started our morning off with the Grand Opening ceremonies!
Island H2O Live! has been designed with modern social media lingo-inspired attraction names...
The water park is officially open!
First responders were on hand for the Grand Opening ceremony including firefighters who turned the fire house into Live! Lagoon for the opening moment.
Throughout the water park you'll find free selfie spots when you can later download the photo from the app to share online!
A look at the water park map...
Quite an impressive view!
You can also see wait times on signage location throughout the park.
There are a few added water features along the path of the water park's lazy river.
The family water play structure features several small slides.
Two huge slides, The Downloader and Hashtag Heights are two of the park's most unique attractions.
Of course, the water park has several options for food and drinks.
In case you're wondering...
I was incredibly intrigued by the notion that riding more slides could earn you enough points to get free food!
Island H2O Live! also features the newest generation of Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, allowing guests to buy a refillable cup to fill up throughout the park.
The points you earn and spend can be tracked from within the app.
Guests that rent the water park's cabanas will also get access to a private quiet pool.
Time to approach some slides that will terrify me...
I love when parks invest in the translucent slides like these!
Quite a view!
Hashtag Heights can really be a thrill, especially if your raft gets enough momentum to reach close to the top of the halfpipe!
The lazy river wraps around the water park's other slide complexes...
Some really fantastic slides to be found in this complex on the other side of the water park!
Island H2O Live! is a great addition to the Central Florida market and it'll be sure to thrill guests with its lineup of attractions and unique app customization!
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.
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