Top 10 Cool Attractions in Orlando

10 cool ways to cool off in Orlando.

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. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

Inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida (Diagon Alley) and Universal’s Islands of Adventure (Hogsmeade), 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, aka the 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 SeaWorld Orlando'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).

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 Florida Resort'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. 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.

6. Gator Gully Splash Park at Gatorland

Perfect for younger guests and their families, the Gator Gully Splash Park at Gatorland — one of Orlando's oldest attractions — provides hours of splishing, splashing fun.

7. Ihu's Beakaway Falls at Aquatica, SeaWorld's 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. Universal's Volcano Bay

Cool off in the South Pacific by way of Orlando at Universal Orlando Resort's world-famous water park, centered by the mighty Krakatau volcano.

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 and Rock Springs are two of the most popular in the Central Florida area.

Cover image: Aquatica, Seaworld's Waterpark

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