The Island H20 Live water park opening later this year at the Jimmy Buffett-themed Margaritaville Resort Orlando will have a technology and social media theme.
“Technology enhancements will be integrated throughout the attractions and park to capture unforgettable moments and memories as guests ride and slide their way through an interactive day,” the Kissimmee resort said in a press release.
The theme is on full display in the names of rides and other features in the park, including:
- Follow Me Falls
- Hashtag Heights, a family tube ride
- Retweet Racers, a dueling mat slide
- Private Domain, the adults-only pool, complete with a bar called the Tag Shack
- Be Live, video booths around the park
There had been strong hints at the social media theme in earlier announcements about the 12-acre, $40 million water park. Using a RFID wristband system similar to Disney’s MagicBands, guests will have the option of customizing music and lighting on select water rides and share on-ride pictures and video directly to their social media accounts.
Island H20 Live will include nine slides and a lazy river, so more name reveals could be on the way before the park opens later this spring.
Margaritaville Resort Orlando opened in January. At full build out, the property will feature 184 rooms, timeshare properties ranging in size from two to nine bedrooms, and the Sunset Walk shopping district, which also sports tenants like the Studio Movie Grill, a 12-screen dine-in theater.
The resort represents one of the biggest developments in years along Kissimmee’s tourist corridor along U.S. Route 192, which has suffered for decades as hotels within Walt Disney World or the Lake Buena Vista area offered better amenities over 192’s dated, motel-style lodging.
It also marks a return of a true water park to Kissimmee; Island H20 Live will be the first water park built in the city since Water Mania closed in 2005.
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