As summer fun sizzles in Orlando, cool down with our top picks for attractions guaranteed to beat the heat. Kick back, relax and see how your family can have a refreshing, #awesummer vacation in Orlando.
Grab your sunglasses. Let's head out to uncover Orlando's scorching list of cool attractions.
#1. Universal Studios Orlando - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, you'll find cool things to do for both muggles and wizards. Be sure to conjure up the ultimate cool treat at Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour offering soft-serve flavors, including Earl Grey & Lavender, chocolate chili and butterbeer!
#2. Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Careen through the icy peaks of the Himalayan Mountains on a speeding train while you escape the ferocious legend of the Abominable Snowman also known as, Yeti! Unexpected twists and turns among windswept passages and snowy glaciers make this a cool attraction of a higher level.
#3. Visit the Poles at SeaWorld Orlando
At the park's newest addition, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, you can embark on an icy adventure and get up close and personal with nearly 250 penguins in an open-air habitat with an air temperature of approximately 30 °F (-1 °C).
Extra Cool: Wild Arctic at SeaWorld Orlando
Before you thaw, travel to the North Pole at Wild Arctic, where you can step into a frozen wonderland of ice and Arctic animals including beluga whales, giant walruses and harbor seals.
#4. Splash & Play at LEGOLAND's DUPLO Valley
DUPLO Valley at LEGOLAND Florida is the perfect place for toddlers to cool down. This newest addition to the park includes The Splash & Play area which is fully equipped with fun intermittent water spouts and interactive water elements for little ones to let off some steam and get refreshed.
#5. Minus5 Bar at Pointe Orlando
Minus5 takes ice bars to a whole new level. With walls, bar tops, seats and cocktail glasses all made of ice. The temperature in the bar is controlled to provide a chilling experience as you explore the different ice sculptures and themed ice rooms throughout the bar, while sipping cool cocktails.
#6. ICEBAR Orlando on International Drive
70 tons of ice is carved into a winter wonderland with lights, music, and the feel of the Antarctic. This frosty bar is kept at a frosty 22°F (-5 °C) which makes it an expedition to the tundra right here in Central Florida. After your refreshing ICEBAR expedition, you can warm up in the FIRE Lounge.
#7. Ihu's Beakaway Falls at Aquatica Waterpark
Ihu's Breakaway Falls, the newest ride in Aquatica, is the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower of its kind in Orlando. Plunge 80 feet (24.384 meters) into a maze of curving tubes before a final splashdown that will send chills up your spine!
#8. Aqua Drag Racer at Wet ‘n Wild Orlando
Get ready to race! The new Aqua Drag Racer is a turbo-charged adrenaline rush for the entire family. With four lanes each offering 350 feet of twisting, zipping fun, guests will have the opportunity to race each other to the refreshing finish line in this headfirst competition.
#9. Frosty Fun at Disney's Blizzard Beach
One of Disney's "hottest" waterparks, Blizzard Beach surrounds guests in a wintery wonderland all summer long. Cooling off is a breeze when you're shooting down ski jump slides, drifting through melting snow caves or floating down their tranquil river.
#10. Dip into Orlando's Natural Springs
Central Florida is home to several natural springs found within our state parks. The clear blue water stays an average 73 degrees year round. Each spring offers its own unique environment; most are great for swimming, snorkeling and tubing. Wekiwa Springs, Rock Springs and Kelley Springs are some of the most popular in the Central Florida area.
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