By Chris Kernstock
Grab your sunglasses, waterproof camera and get ready to make memories at these top Orlando water parks. With waterslides galore, lazy rivers for miles and some of the country's best wave pools, Orlando has no shortage of places to get your splash on! Slather on some sun block and dive into a perfect day of splashy fun.
Voyage into Aquatica where the signature attraction sends you flying down clear tubes past playful Commerson's Dolphins. For the ultimate watery free-fall experience, the eight-story highIhu's Breakaway Falls is the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower of its kind in Orlando. For the less brave or those who need some recovery time, hang out in the world's only side-by-side wave pools.
Home to one of the world's largest artificially created waves peaking at 6-feet tall, Typhoon Lagoon got its name for a reason. With waves like these you can channel your inner Kelly Slater with private surf lessons before the park even opens. That's gnarly!
An outdoor ski resort in Florida? Yes! It's a melted watery wonderland at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Catch a chair lift to the top of Mt. Gushmore and race down the slope on bobsled and toboggan-themed waterslides. Chill out on Orlando's longest lazy river, Cross Country Creek, a whopping 40-minute relaxing journey throughout the entire park.
Created with little ones in mind, the LEGO® wave pool creates gentle waves just big enough to accommodate all ages. For independent adventures, youngsters will love the challenge of bracing themselves for the water dump from the giant 300 gallon bucket in Joker Soaker. It's not LEGO if there isn't building involved! Get to work at the Build-A-Raft lazy river and relax in your creation.
Orlando's newest water park features a 200-foot tall volcano as the centerpiece in this tropical paradise. Opening May 25th 2017, Universal's Volcano Bay, introduces the power of TapuTapuTM wearable which means no lines or carrying rafts around the park so you can focus on the fun.
Stay and play or just play at Coco Key Hotel and Water Resort. Choose from 14 fun waterslides and rides, pratice your cannon ball one of the three heated pools or take a break from the sun in the 6,500 sq. ft. arcade.
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Written by Chris Kernstock, Content and Social Media Developer for Visit Orlando. He enjoys the Florida life, being underwater, filming, photography, GoPro, Drones and is an Orlandoan!