• Dive in: Island H2O Live water park celebrates grand opening

    By: Sarah Wilson , Sarahbeth Ackerman


    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Central Florida's newest theme park is celebrated its grand opening Friday -- the first day of summer.

    After more than two weeks of preview days, Island H2O Live is now open and ready for the public to dive in.

    The water park is part of the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee, which offers a hotel, cottages, shops and now the waterpark.

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    "We've got great slides, great rides, great attractions. Our wave pool is way cool. Our lazy river is not quite so lazy but it's a great float experience," Jim Kunau, general manager of Island H2O Live, told Channel 9 earlier this month.

    The resort is off State Road 429 and U.S. Highway 192.

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    The water park is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with free parking available.

    Park officials said they are extending a discount on annual passes through the weekend, meaning $70 will get you access to the park for a year. Click here for ticket pricing and park information.

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