Waterparks are the ultimate summer destination for the entire family. Luckily, Orlando, Florida is home to many amazing waterparks that are perfect for beating the summer heat. Whether you love water slides, wave pools or lazy rivers, you can find those and so much more at many of Orlando’s waterparks. Listed below are seven amazing waterparks in (or near) Orlando to visit before summer ends.
Aquatica is SeaWorld's one-of-a-kind waterpark. It's the only waterpark in the world that offers side-by-side wave pools that are capable of operating both together and independently. Aquatica's most popular attraction is Dolphin Plunge, and coming in at a close second is the HooRoo Run water ride. Aquatica is located at 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821.
2. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is great for the entire family. It includes a variety of activity areas with water slides for small children, and older kids will have lots of fun on the following thrill rides: Crush ‘n’ Gusher, Humunga Kowabunga and Gangplank Falls. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is located at 1145 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830.
3. Wet n' Wild
Wet n' Wild is famous for its amazing water slides, including The Storm, Mach 5 and Aqua Drag Racer. Wet n' Wild will permanently close at the end of this year, so be sure to visit this awesome water park before it's too late. Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park will take the place of Wet n' Wild in 2017. Wet n' Wild is located at 6200 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
4. Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove isn't your typical water park with lazy rivers, water slides or wave pools. It offers something much more unique. At Discovery Cove, you can swim with dolphins, snorkel through a saltwater reef, feed tropical birds and play near otters. There's also a resort-style pool on the property that features beautiful waterfalls. Discovery Cove is a great waterpark for the entire family, and it's also a great place to relax and explore. Discovery Cove is located at 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821.
5. LEGOLAND Water Park
What can be more fun than LEGOs? Well, a LEGO-themed waterpark of course! LEGOLAND is the ultimate attraction for LEGO fanatics. Located within LEGOLAND is LEGOLAND Water Park. Here at this awesome waterpark, you can build a raft out of soft LEGO bricks and float down the Lazy River, and children love the Joker Soaker play area. There are also several attractions for older kids and adults, including the Splash Out speed slides and Twin Chasers. LEGOLAND Water Park is located at 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884.
6. Disney's Blizzard Beach
Disney's Blizzard Beach is a ski resort themed waterpark. Unlike most waterparks, Blizzard Beach is geared more towards older kids, especially since their water slides have height restrictions. With that being said, there are a few areas within the waterpark for smaller children to play. The Slush Gusher, Runoff Rapids and Melt-Away Bay are a few of Blizzard Beach's most popular attractions. Disney's Blizzard Beach is located at 1534 Blizzard Beach Drive, Orlando, FL 32830.
7. Flamingo Waterpark Resort
Flamingo Waterpark Resort offers its guests a state-of-the-art waterpark right outside their hotel room. Flamingo Waterpark features many awesome attractions, including the Slide Tower, Play Zone, Lazy River and so much more. This waterpark is for hotel guests only, so you'll have to have a reservation if you want to experience the thrill of this amazing attraction. Flamingo Waterpark Resort is located at 2261 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744.