A lagoon at Discovery Cove in Orlando
Discovery Cove®

Escape Winter in Orlando

Come to the Theme Park Capital of the World and find your oasis with blue skies, blue water and true-blue wonder this winter and spring.

Tired of shoveling the driveway? Ready to put the cold on hold? Sounds like you have the winter blues … but you can trade them for sunny blue skies and sparkling blue waters with an escape to Orlando!

From January through May, Orlando boasts average daytime highs of 78 degrees with sunny blue skies daily. Throw in warm waters at our epic water parks and lush resort pools, and wild new experiences at our theme parks and attractions, and no one will blame you if you forget how cold it is back home.

Ready to say goodbye to winter? Read on for more reasons to visit the Theme Park Capital of the World and enter to win our Escape Winter sweepstakes for your chance to win a family vacation for four to Orlando!

Escape Winter in Orlando's Blue Water

Shed your frigid winter gear and make a splash in vibrant, relaxing blue waters throughout Orlando.

Water Parks in Orlando

Orlando’s theme parks get most of the attention, but our water parks are marvels in their own right. Dive into out-of-this-world adventures at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and other water parks throughout the area.

Learn more: Orlando Water Parks

Teens gazing into Reef Leisure Pool
Universal’s Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando Resort is home to  Universal’s Volcano Bay, which is easy to spot thanks to its mighty, 200-foot-tall Krakatau volcano. Infused with a South Pacific theme, Universal’s Volcano Bay offers the ultimate in aquatic thrills and beachside relaxation. And the park’s innovative TapuTapu wearable means you can have the freedom to spend more time with your family, doing things you want to do instead of spending all day standing in lines.

Get Discount Tickets: Universal Orlando Resort

Family on water floats at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Walt Disney World Resort features two stellar water parks where you find magic in every drop. First, explore a storm-tossed tropical paradise at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon®, where Miss Adventure Falls provides one of the longest ride experiences at any Disney Park. Plus, surf’s up all day long with a continuous stream of swells in North America’s largest wave pool, the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool. Then, check out Disney’s Blizzard Beach® offering fun in the sun at Florida’s only ski resort. (Don’t worry, it only looks cold here!)

Get Discount Tickets: Walt Disney World Resort

Family interacting with a dolphin at Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove®

Find your private island oasis at Discovery Cove®, where your family can swim with bottlenose dolphins, snorkel through coral reefs or lounge about in your own private cabana with all-inclusive amenities.

A boy and a girl on the KareKare Curl ride at Aquatica Orlando
Aquatica® Orlando

Operated by SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica® Orlando has something new for you: KareKare Curl, a high-adrenaline slide that challenges you and a partner to climb a curve-shaped, vertical wave wall — complete with a feeling of weightlessness. Complement the experience with Aquatica’s other adrenaline-pumping attractions, or just soak up the sun from the comfort of a private cabana or lounge chair on white, sandy beaches.

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Two boys having fun at the water park in LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park

If you’re visiting Orlando with children, you can build a day of aquatic fun — literally — at LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s onsite water park, which is available as an add-on to regular park admission. Here, the whole family can test out the waters in the wave pool, or for those feeling more daring there is a 300 gallon water bucket that is sure to leave the whole family drenched and wanting more! You can also make a splash down one of the tubular slides for varying adventure levels before you bring your aquatic LEGO® ideas to life at Build-a-Raft River.

Get discount tickets: LEGOLAND Florida Resort

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Grove Resort Orlando

Another unique way to enjoy Orlando’s blue water is Orlando Watersports Complex, which offers waterskiing, wakeboarding and more for children and adults, just minutes from Orlando International Airport. And depending on where you choose to stay in Orlando, wet and wild fun could literally be right outside your door. Numerous area resorts boast their own onsite water parks, including The Grove Resort Orlando, Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites, and Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, among others.

Learn more: Amenity-Packed Orlando Resorts

Escape Winter Under Orlando's Blue Skies

You won’t have much need for a jacket while exploring Orlando this winter and spring — but don’t forget the shorts and sunblock!

New Experiences and Festivals at Orlando Theme Parks & Attractions

Thanks to cooler temperatures, winter and spring are the perfect time to explore Orlando’s world-famous theme parks. And needless to say, they all have new experiences for you to enjoy.

Learn more: New Reasons to Visit Orlando

A family watching an artist paint a picture of Mickey Mouse
Festival of the Arts at Epcot

At Walt Disney World Resort, if you haven’t been lately, you just haven’t been. Live your own story in a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Taste your way across delicious festivals at Epcot®. And enjoy all the magic and wonder of Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

At Universal Orlando Resort, join Hagrid™ and fly into the Forbidden Forest on the all-new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™, part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Park-to-Park ticketholders can then board the Hogwarts™ Express to King's Cross Station at Universal Studios Florida, and later catch Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration as it brings each day to an epic close.

Family on Infinity Falls raft ride at SeaWorld Orlando
Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando has added Sesame Street Land™, where you can meet beloved characters while enjoying themed rides, interactive experiences, play areas and the park’s first-ever parade. And at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, immerse yourself in all-ages action at the park’s expansive new land, THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD.

People catching beads in the Universal Studios Florida Mardi Gras parade as a float goes by
Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Late winter and spring is also prime festival time at Orlando’s theme parks. These include Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras (Feb. 1 – Apr. 2, 2020), the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts (Jan. 17 – Feb. 24, 2020) Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (Mar. 4 – June 1, 2020), and SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival (Feb. 7 – May 3, 2020, Friday – Sunday only). These events are complemented by other fun happenings all over town.