Your guide to the top water parks in the Orlando area! Cool off and relax almost all year round at these favorite waterparks. With thrilling water coasters, relaxing lazy rivers, intense wave pools, and awesome amenities, these are some must-do water parks on your Orlando vacation.
Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark
From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, voted USA’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Brave the three-in-one thrills of Ray Rush™, an action-packed water adventure the entire family can enjoy together. Aquatica offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures. Aquatica is open year-round with varying hours. For specific hours of operation, please call 407-545-5550 or visit aquaticaorlando.com.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Discover a flurry of fun at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park at Walt Disney World Resort, including waterslides, raft rides, a lazy river and a one-acre wave pool. Chill out all year round at this 66-acre water park, built around the mythical tale of a one-time ski resort that melted into soothing, warm water. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest free fall waterslides. Float down a tranquil river and sunbathe on a white-sand beach. Children under 48 inches tall can splash around in their own water play area with a snow-castle fountain and kid-sized waterslides. Open daily for spring, summer and fall seasons. For more info, call 407-824-4321 or visit disneyworld.com/waterparks.
Island H2O Live!
Recently opened off of 192 and US Highway 429 on Inspiration Drive in Kissimmee, Island H2O Live! lets you have a fabulous day of water park fun on your own terms! Make a splash on one of our many thrill slides, including our multi guest racer, chill out in our lazy river, and enjoy Live! entertainment all year round! In addition, new and innovative technology allows you to customize your experience throughout the day. By downloading the H2O Live! app, you can choose music and lighting themes on select slides, find your friends around the park, and have your photos and videos uploaded to share with a photo package. Daily tickets are available online at www.IslandH2OLive.com and at the ticketing windows at the front of the park.
LEGOLAND Water Park
Whether you’re racing down a pair of enclosed slides on Twin Chasers or building a floating LEGO creation in Build-A-Raft River, LEGOLAND Water Park offers a variety of attractions and amenities for every brick fan. There’s a water play area with shorter slides and interactive, giant DUPLO animals geared towards children six and younger. There’s also a LEGO themed wave pool and the Joker Soaker, a popular water play structure complete with winding slides, water spouts and a 300-gallon bucket that dumps water on guests. LEGOLAND Water Park is open seven days a week March through October. For more info, visit legoland.com/florida.
Universal’s Volcano Bay
At this water theme park, thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. And right now, the palm trees are swaying and the Florida sun is shining. Here, the TapuTapu™ wearable lets you hold your place in the ride lines and reveal wondrous surprises with just a wave of your wrist. Spanning 25 acres and featuring something for everyone – from perfected relaxation to incredible thrills – Volcano Bay is unlike any other water park in the world. The park features 18 unique attractions such as a multi-directional wave pool with sandy beaches, a peaceful winding river, twisting multi-rider raft rides, speeding body slides that drop from the top of the volcano and more. For more info, visit universalorlando.com.