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Sit back, relax and float your worries away while you ride along one of Orlando's lazy rivers. With more than 15 lazy rivers, totaling more than three miles in length, Orlando's network of lazy rivers is impressively diverse, with a perfect river for everyone. Whether you're spending the day cooling off at a water park or staying at the hotel, you're sure to find a watery oasis. We've compiled some of the top lazy rivers to make planning your relaxing ride as easy, or lazy, as possible.

Lazy Rivers - Greatest Views

Greatest Views

If you're hoping to do some site-seeing as you float through a lazy river, then Aquatica's Loggerhead Lane is a great spot. The river travels through the Commerson's Dolphin Habitat, for a unique view of dolphins and other tropical fish on their journey.

Great views are not only reserved for the daytime. Take an evening journey along Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek's lazy river for a glimpse of Disney's spectacular nearby fireworks.

Longest Lazy River

Disney's Blizzard Beach is home to Orlando's longest lazy river. Cross Country Creek is 3,000 feet in length and takes about 40 minutes to complete. The river flows around the entire park, making it a fun mode of transportation to other parts of Blizzard Beach.

Coolest Water Slide

Reunion Resort's lazy river includes an exciting water slide. As long as you meet the 42" height requirement, you can enjoy the 110-foot in length-long slide that leads right into the lazy river.

Best Natural Settings  


At the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, a ride along the lazy river means enjoying scenery that celebrates Florida's lush nature. The river includes a waterfall towering at 9 feet tall and a bubbling rapids section.

The lazy river at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes took 400 million man hours to build, using 1 million square feet of tile and stone. The result is an adventurous ride along a river that includes six lion head fountains, four waterfalls and a natural landscape.

Surrounded by palm trees, greenery and stone, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort's lazy river pays homage to Florida's natural side. When you're not enjoying the serene surroundings, go for more adventure with a ride on the river's two water slides.

Lazy Rivers - Unique themes

Unique Themes

Known for its nostalgic theme, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort resembles a Florida beach resort from the 1950s and 60s. The resort's lazy river perfectly fits the theme, with retro beach umbrellas surrounding the river and pop-jets to entertain riders.

Straight from a LEGO fanatics dream, Build-a-Raft River at the LEGOLAND Water Park allows building with giant blocks as you float down the river.

Lazy Rivers - Volcano Bay

Newly Opened

At Universal's Volcano Bay, opened May 25, take a slow ride though the tropical landscape on the Kopiko Wai Winding River. Beneath the lava rocks, catch a glimpse of a magical night sky at Stargazer's Cavern.

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