We took the Atlantis Aquaventure with lunch tour from the ship. I read it was disorganized, so worried about that. Especially because buying it beforehand had very little info, did not mention a shuttle (only saw one mentioned in the ... Read More
We took the Atlantis Aquaventure with lunch tour from the ship. I read it was disorganized, so worried about that. Especially because buying it beforehand had very little info, did not mention a shuttle (only saw one mentioned in the reviews). I did not find it disorganized. They had us meet in the theater 30 mins before, sign the waivers, gave us a map of the park, and gave us our food vouchers. They walked us to the bus. The people all looked like Atlantis employees with Atlantis jackets on and off the ship. Then they took us in, gave us some quick info, and let us go. The only complaint is the shuttles were noted to run every 30 mins on the hours and half hours between 1-4. We rushed to get to the 2:30 bus and had to sit on the bus, waiting for it to fill, for 30 mins before they left. Geez – we could have spent 30 mins more exploring the resort. I also read that the current owner was trying to sell the resort so service had dropped, but most employees that we saw were very friendly and eager to help.
We arrived before the water slides opened at 10am, so were able to find a chair for our stuff, visit the restroom and beach, and get a few pictures. The park was not too crowded and slide lines not long, surprisingly because there were 6 ships in, I believe. The water was chilly, but I did fine (I'm the cold wimp). It was challenging to ride the Power Tower rides because one is supposed to ride the Rapids River in between. The rapids were fun, but there are areas that one gets stuck that are annoying. The Power Tower has 3 coaster type inner tube slides that are fun and one body slide that is scarier but ends in a cave with aquariums around. The Mayan Pyramid had 3 body slides that were scarier too ;). One slide goes through the shark tank, but there was too much water spraying from sliding that one could not see even if one did leave their eyes open. There was also an inner tube ride through the shark tank that the inner tube slowed through, so one could see well there. This one was my favorite.
With our lunch vouchers, we got one meal at a time to share and try some things. We had fried fish, fries, and can of soda first, which was good and conch fritters, fries, and soda fountain soda with refills later.
We explored the resort grounds and aquariums. It was very nice and lots to see. Read Less