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Splash into the Best Water Parks in Orlando

Need to cool off from the Florida heat? There's no better way to chill out than with a visit to one of the amazing water parks in Orlando on a sizzling hot day.

The Best Orlando Water Parks

Central Florida boasts the most fun and exciting water parks in the world, offering everything from exploding volcanos to tunnel slides and saltwater reefs, to melted ski hills, massive wave pools, scenic sea life, river rapids and miles of lazy rivers!

Highlights include Walt Disney World Resort which is home to not one but two magical water parks, with Blizzard Beach themed to a melted ski resort, while Typhoon Lagoon is a storm ravaged tropical paradise, over at Universal Orlando you can visit the amazing South Pacific themed Volcano Bay, while at Aquatica Orlando experience up-close animal encounters, and a South Seas vibe.

LEGOLAND Florida's Water Park features floating Lego, while over at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, you'll discover unlimited adventure at Adventure Island!

Plus, add even more water park fun at Island H20 Water Park at the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee, Coco Key Water Park on International Drive and more...

So, what are you waiting for? Slather on lots of sunscreen, and dive into the thrills and relaxation of Central Florida's water parks.

Jump Into The Best Orlando Water Parks!

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is a tropical oasis at Walt Disney World Resort, featuring waterslides, a surf pool, a lazy river and more.

Surf’s up at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, where legend tells the tale of a whirlwind storm. Hurling surfboards into palm trees, propelling small boats onto rooftops, and impaling a shrimp boat to the top of volcanic Mount Mayday, the tempest finally calmed and left behind a tropical paradise where you’ll experience peaceful bliss and pulse-pounding adventure alike. The action begins with the park’s raft rides, which include solo runs at Keelhaul Falls and the extra-intense Mayday Falls. Or, grab a partner for the two-person Crush ‘n’ Gusher, a 400-foot “water coaster.”

The whole gang can enjoy a four-person journey on Gang Plank Falls or Typhoon Lagoon’s newest attraction, Miss Adventure Falls, one of the longest rides at any Disney water park. Not that you need a raft to have a fast time here. Storm Slides offer three ways to zip downhill in a hurry, and Humunga Kowabunga will send you flying 214 feet down at a 60-degree angle in the dark.

Kids won’t be left out of the fun, either, thanks to Ketchakiddee Creek, featuring aquatic activities for little ones, and Bay Slides’ pint-sized runs. The latter feed into a shallow, secluded corner of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, where parents can enjoy 6-foot swells in the deeper section. And the whole family can take a relaxing journey around the park on the 2,000-foot-long Castaway Creek.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Disneys Blizzard Beach Water Park

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park at Walt Disney World Resort is billed as Florida’s only outdoor ski resort which has melted in the Florida sun!

Disney storytellers share the tale of a freak snowstorm that hit Florida, whereupon the world’s most unique ski resort was built. When Florida’s normal sunny temperatures returned, the snowy ski lodge transformed into a watery wonderland, creating Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park in the process. Former ski slopes and toboggan runs can now be enjoyed as slushy, downhill waterslides, while the chairlift transports swimmers and sliders instead of skiers. And despite the wintery setting, the water’s always warm!

Besides an imaginative setting, the park offers thrills and relaxation in equal measure. For the former, test your mettle on Summit Plummet and its near-vertical, 120-foot drop. More fast times await on the 90-foot Slush Gusher, the competitive Downhill Double Dipper and a trio of 350-foot slides at Snow Stormers.

For the ultimate challenge, head to the top of Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park’s centerpiece, Mount Gushmore, for high-speed action at Runoff Rapids.

When you’re ready to slow down, take a 40-minute tour of the park’s 3,000-foot-long lazy river, Cross Country Creek, or chill out at Melt-Away Bay. And if you’re traveling with children, they’re sure to have a blast at Tike’s Peak and Ski Patrol Training Camp

Universal Volcano Bay

Part of Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Volcano Bay is a water theme park featuring South Pacific ambiance and innovative technology designed to change the way you wait for rides.

In their quest for a new island home, the fabled Waturi people searched high and low for the perfect island paradise, and they found it at Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, part of Universal Orlando Resort! Split into four distinct areas anchored by the towering, 200-foot-tall Krakatau volcano, the park is a stunning testament to the Waturi philosophy: “Water Is Life and Life Is Joy.” This imaginative water theme park is equal parts vibrant and serene. Resort-level amenities and creative menu offerings only add to the South Pacific island appeal. Sip a specialty cocktail or sample Polynesian delights as you plunge into island life!

Excitement awaits in Rainforest Village, including Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides, Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides, Punga Racers, Taniwha Tubes, Tonga & Raki, TeAwa the Fearless River, and Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides. Or, take a relaxing dip in the Puka Uli Lagoon.

Tranquility also abounds at Wave Village thanks to Waturi Beach and The Reef, as does adventure courtesy of Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Then, drift away along the Kopiko Wai Winding River at River Village, which has fun for younger guests and their families at Tot Tiki Reef, Runamukka Reef and Honu ika Moana, and excitement for thrill-seekers at Krakatau Aqua Coaster. Universal’s Volcano Bay further benefits from the innovative TapuTapu wearable technology. Upon entry, you’ll receive a wearable that will change the way you wait in lines, and must be returned at the end of the day. Simply swipe your band against a totem, and you’ll be given a designated time to return. Plus, your wristband will reveal amazing surprises throughout the park!

Aquatica Orlando
Aquatica Orlando

Get ready to scream your way through a world of adrenaline ay Aquatica Orlando with super-sized slides, heart-pounding plunges and splash-happy water drops. Ready to get slippery? Take on KareKare Curl’s vertical wave wall which will leave you feeling weightless. Or shoot off to Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, Orlando’s steepest multi-drop tower. As the floor of your ‘breakaway box’ gives way, you’ll free-fall forty adrenaline-packed feet before zooming down a spiralling water slide.

There’s plenty to steal the breath of even the hardest-to-please adrenaline fiend at Aquatica!

The kids will love to splish, splash, spray, and play in Turi’s Kid Cove, an ALL-NEW water adventure attraction filled with watering palms, tipping buckets, spraying jets, water bobbles, and more. Plus, your kids can grab a tube and glide into fun on the ALL-NEW Tamariki Twirl, a kid-sized wave slide designed just for them!

Discovery Cove
Discovery cove Orlando

Explore a lush landscape of rocky lagoons, waterfalls and pristine sandy beaches at Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive one day resort.

Get up close and personal with some of the friendliest, most playful animals in Florida! Swim through a serene lagoon to befriend a bottlenose dolphin before riding with it back to shore at Dolphin Lagoon, or enter the magical underwater world of The Grand Reef, and snorkel with thousands of tropical fish against a backdrop of colourful coral. Then visit the Freshwater Oasis to frolic near a flock of fun-loving freshwater otters. The amazing animals will make your memories last a lifetime!

Island H2O Water Park
Island H2O Water Park

Splash into more than 20 unique experiences at Island H2O Water Park, an immersive, technologically advanced water park adjacent to the Jimmy Buffet-inspired Margaritaville Resort Orlando.

The park feature refreshing family fun, enjoy a journey on a lazy river, float in a wave pool, splash in an area for kids, play together in an interactive splash zone, challenge body and tube slides, compete on racing slides, take a spin on giant raft rides, and relax in the adult pool or a private cabana.

LEGOLAND Florida Water Park

Make sure your kids practice their cannonball skills before you take them to LEGOLAND Water Park, which is available as an optional upgrade with regular admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Little ones will also want to work on their building skills, particularly before they hit Build-a-Raft River, which invites guests to imagine, design and create their own LEGO rafts before setting sail on a 1,000-foot lazy river.

The park’s Creative Cove area provides even more construction opportunities with Build-a-Boat, where kids can race their own self-made LEGO watercraft. If they prefer to do the racing themselves, set them loose on Twin Chasers, featuring an intertwining pair of enclosed, 375-foot waterslides. And at Joker Soaker, children can enjoy slides, climbing areas, waterspouts and a wading pool, and get the splash of their lives from a giant, 300-gallon bucket.

For gentler fun, check out the LEGO Wave Pool, featuring waves that are just big enough for all ages. Or, opt for shorter slides and interactive DUPLO creatures at DUPLO Splash Safari.

When it’s time to eat, the Beach-n-Brick Grill has an assortment of delicious fare. Then, take advantage of cabana rentals for a little rest before heading back into the water.

Adventure Island Water Park
Adventure Island Water Park Tampa Bay

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island Water Park is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages.

Within a soothing Key West atmosphere await slides, corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, and Shaka-Laka Shores, an all-new splash and play zone with interactive elements to engage and entertain the park’s youngest guests.

If you're looking for thrills then choose to race down rapids, or hurtle high and experience a feeling of weightlessness on Colossal Curl, Adventure Island’s newest family thrill slide.

If yo are looking to relax awhile, dig your toes into the sand or relax all day in a private cabana.

CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort International Drive Orlando

Coco Key's Water Park is conveniently located in the heart of International Drive.

With a 54,000 sq. ft canopy covered water park containing 14 slides and rides and a 6,500 sq. ft arcade, it's fun for all the family to cool off when staying on I-Drive. Designed with families in mind, the water park offers two on-site restaurants and a tiki bar, perfect for the adults to grab a cocktail and relax.

Planning to bring your younger children along for the adventure? No problem, children under 36 inches tall are complimentary, and there’s a special lagoon created just for them, featuring pint-sized slides and fountains, loved by little swimmers.

You do not have to be staying at the CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort to enjoy the water park as you can purchase a day pass for the water park.

Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs
Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs

Located inside Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Buccaneer Bay is Florida's only spring fed water park with waterslides, white sandy beach, picnic areas, lazy river, and a kiddie pool.

Thrill-seeking water slide enthusiasts will enjoy the exhilarating, fun-filled Cannonball and Pirate's Revenge slides. These slides will make you feel a rush of excitement and have you eager to ride over and over again.

Take in some sun on the sandy white beach or enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear spring waters, the ideal spot for swimming, or to really kick back and relax, rent an inner tube for a cool, lazy float on our natural river that flows around the swimming area. To ensure visitor safety, certified lifeguards are stationed throughout the area.

Little ones will enjoy Lil’ Mates Caribbean Cove. The exciting water play area and wading pool was created especially for children 6 years and younger.

When you need to take a snack break, picnic tables are available to enjoy. Refreshments can be purchased at our concessions or you can enjoy a delicious meal at our seasonal restaurant.

Buccaneer Bay truly has something for everyone to enjoy!

Nona Adventure Park
Nona Adventure Park Lake Nona Orlando

Nona Adventure Park is a water-based family entertainment center in Lake Nona, Orlando.

The inflatable aqua park/obstacle course, Nona Wake cable park, and 60’ climbing tower/ropes course/rock walls are guaranteed to provide you and your family with the ultimate outdoor experience.

Imagine floating on top of Adventure Lake, tackling the two Mt. Rainiers, and overcoming the Whirlpool and Ninja Jump obstacles on the Aqua Park. Or, test your skills on our cable system, designed for riders of all levels, and see if you have what it takes to become a pro wakeboarder.

And for those seeking a different kind of thrill, conquer the heights of the Climbing Tower and reach the sky on the ropes course or rock walls.

Orlando Watersports Complex
Orlando Watersports Complex

As one the largest cable wakeboard parks in the United States, Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) is a boat and cable park operation that delivers customers an active, watersports lifestyle that is safe, healthy, family friendly, and environmentally conscious.

The park offers standard and advanced cable classes, paddleboarding, boat lessons and summer camp. plus an awesome all ages inflatable aqua park.

Daytona Lagoon
Daytona Lagoon

If you're visiting Daytona Beach a highlight is a visit to Daytona Lagoon. From thrill slides to chill pools, go-karts to laser tag, a mega arcade, and more, there is something for everyone!

At the water park there is something for all ages to enjoy.

If you have little ones in tow, take them to swim and splash in the Treasure Lagoon Wave Pool or let them explore the Castaway Children’s Play Area, the perfect kid-friendly water oasis.

For those looking for a rush, Daytona Lagoon has multiple thrill slides! Twist and turn down Poseidon’s Pass, plunge down with a friend on Adventure Mountain, grab a mat and race down Kraken’s Revenge, hang loose on the Shaka Halfpipe or slide through the slippery twists on Blackbeard’s Revenge.

There is so much to experience at Daytona Lagoon’s Waterpark – create your perfect day of fun in the sun!

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