Make some waves at the best water parks in Orlando, including Universal’s Volcano Bay (pictured).
With water slides galore, lazy rivers for miles and some of the country’s best wave pools, Orlando’s water parks offer an ocean of wonderfully wet experiences you’ll never forget. Grab your sunglasses and waterproof camera, slather on the sunscreen and get ready to dive into the splashiest fun imaginable at incredible water parks throughout the destination!
Standalone Water Parks in Orlando
Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park in Orlando
Featuring the mighty, 200-foot-tall Krakatau volcano as its centerpiece, Universal Orlando Resort’s water theme park provides the perfect blend of thrills with water coasters, family raft rides and drop slides, as well as relaxation on Waturi Beach and the Kopiko Wai Winding River. And the park’s TapuTapu wearable changes the way you wait in lines, freeing up more time for fun in the sun!
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Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach® Water Park in Orlando (© Disney)
Don’t let the polar theme fool you — the water’s always warm at Florida’s only outdoor ski resort, which is one of two water parks at Walt Disney World® Resort. After catching a chair lift to the summit of Mt. Gushmore, you can access Summit Plummet and its thrilling, 12-story drop. More fun awaits at Slush Gusher, Teamboat Springs and other attractions. Then, enjoy a relaxing, 40-minute journey on the park’s 3,000-foot-long lazy river!
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Miss Adventure Falls at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park in Orlando (© Disney)
This water park’s newest attraction, Miss Adventure Falls, presents a white-water raft adventure the whole family can enjoy together. You’ll also find nine water slides in total, plus one of the world’s largest artificially created waves — which peaks at 6 feet high — all in the setting of a recently storm-tossed tropical lagoon.
KareKare Curl at Aquatica® Orlando
Go flying down clear tubes past playful dolphins at SeaWorld® Orlando’s water park, which has added the all-new Ray Rush and KareKare Curl attractions since 2018. For the ultimate watery free-fall experience, brave the 8-story Ihu’s Breakaway Falls — the tallest, steepest, multi-drop tower in Orlando. Or, just hang out in the park’s side-by-side wave pools while you soak up the sun.
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LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Near Orlando
LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park
Created with little ones in mind, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s water park features mild fun like the gentle LEGO® wave pool, as well as more wild adventures like water slides for older kids and the water dump from a giant, 300-gallon bucket in the DUPLO® Joker Soaker. Children can also get to work at the Build-a-Raft lazy river — after all, it’s not LEGO if there’s no building!
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Wakeboarding at Orlando Watersports Complex
Minutes from Orlando International Airport and The Florida Mall®, this water park offers wakeboarding, wakeskating, wakesurfing, kneeboarding and waterskiing for children and adults. (Parental waivers are required for children under 18, as well as a one-hour lesson for children under 10.) They also have Central Florida’s first Aquapark, which features a modular series of inflatable, interlocking climbing obstacles, pathways and slides for hours of watery fun.
Water Parks at Orlando Hotels & Resorts
Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando (© Disney)
These resorts provide shared access to Stormalong Bay, a 2-1/2-acre water recreation area modeled after Nantucket’s beaches. Features include a life-sized shipwreck with water slides, a sandy lagoon for snorkeling, a lazy river, and a swimming area that appears to flow into the surrounding lake.
FlowRider® Double at The Grove Resort Orlando’s Surfari Water Park in Orlando
Surf’s up at this resort’s Surfari Water Park, which features a FlowRider Double Surf Simulator, dual water slides, a 695-foot lazy river and a zero-entry pool. It also has a kids’ activities pool complete with three slides and water toys. Access is complimentary for guests of the resort, and the experience can be enhanced with private poolside cabana rentals.
Water Park at Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites
Splash into some family fun at this resort’s water park, which is complimentary for guests. Amenities here include fast-paced flumes, a four-story water tower, a zero-depth entry pool, a splashy kids’ area and even Jacuzzis. You can also look forward to live, family-friendly entertainment and poolside activities.
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Already one of Orlando's newest accommodations, this Jimmy Buffet-inspired resort debuted its 14-acre Island H2O Live! water park in June 2019. In addition to the Chat Creek lazy river, where the water does all the work, guests can take advantage of water slides, children's play areas and private oases, among other features that include innovative wearable technology to ease waits for attractions.
R Aqua Zone Water Park at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
This hotel’s R Aqua Zone water park features an energetic teen and tween play area with two twisting, turning water slides — one of which is more than 120 feet long! Other ways to play include periscope guns, a gyroscope spinner, water jets and a water windmill. And toddlers will love the pint-sized wading pool with a slide, more than 20 mini-water jets and a rain tree.
Water Park at Reunion Resort in Orlando
Open to official resort guests and members, this lush, tropical water park offers five acres of aquatic escape, including a lazy river, a zero-entry pool and three water slides, one of which is 110 feet long. There’s even a special zone for children, where they can get a squeal-inducing splash from a comically large bucket that overturns on the regular.
Cover image courtesy Universal’s Volcano Bay.
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