Anybody ever try this at Atlantis?
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You may want to read through some old posts related to Atlantis to get an opinion on this. Some posters have indicated that they have been unsuccessful in their efforts to get 5 wristbands. One woman, however, posted her successful technique. She realized that the hut where you went for towels and wristbands was only making note of the number of towels distributed. She and her daughter went to the hut and said they didn't need towels but got two wristbands. When her husband went to the hut with the room key he was able to ask for three towels and three wristbands. Her theory seemed to be that as long as you don't take the towels you can slip through. Don't know if her theory works all of the time, but it's the most detailed info I found on getting 5 people in. If you read through old posts there are a number of accounts of trying to get in with more than 4 people.
I'm going next weekend on Sovereign with a large group. We have a number of snorkeling excursions booked. I'll let you know the reactions. I'm sort of with you.... I went to Atlantis without using the pools and didn't feel particularly cheated. This time I'm going with kids so it was tempting. But we, too, have been to great waterparks at i.e. Blizzard Beach at Disney, and even here in Pittsburgh we have a pretty good waterpark called "Sandcastle." I'm just not sure that's an activity that is a "must do" on my cruise vacation.
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