You don’t have to be a guest at Atlantis to take advantage of its many attractions and pastimes. But it’ll cost ya’. The public is free to shop, gamble, and eat in most of the restaurants. But to get past the guards and into the aquariums and water will require a wristband.
A $110 wristband buys you admission to all of the water amenities and kids programs. Two other levels of admission allow limited access. Parents can drop their charges ages three to 12 for anywhere from an hour to a full day of supervision. (Extra charge). But most likely you’ll want to experience the complex with your kids.
Newest on the play scene: 63-acre Aquaventure, a water-slide-meets-not-so-lazy river (think rapids) park; a manta rays snorkeling program (extra charge); the 8,000-square-foot Atlantis Kids Club, a.k.a. AKA; and the insanely state-of-the-art CRUSH teens club.
Add this to some of its older attractions: fountains, zero-entry, slides, a Mayan temple, a tube plunge through swimming sharks, sand beaches, dolphin and sea lion encounters (extra charge), rock-climbing, snuba, and on and on.
Despite its vastness, the park gets busy and crowded, especially on days when cruise ships are in.