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Make a Splash

Miles of lazy rivers, massive wave pools and some of the most thrilling waterslides imaginable await at Orlando’s water parks.

Dive Into Nature

Enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and manatee encounters at pristine natural springs less than an hour from Orlando.


Orlando’s miles of lazy rivers offer fun, maximum relaxation, blue skies and endless water. The only thing missing is you.

All-New Adventures

Cutting-edge adventures, fresh dining options and never-before-had dreams are just some of the many new reasons to visit Orlando.


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

  • Orlando’s theme parks get a lot of well-deserved attention, but our water parks are marvels, too. Dive into out-of-this-world adventures for sunny family fun or a weekend getaway at Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and other locations throughout the area.

    Discover: Orlando Water Parks

    Please note: Orlando’s water parks are subject to seasonal and maintenance closings. Check with your favorite water parks for their current status.

    A girl underwater touching a sea urchin at SeaVenture: Underwater Walking Tour in Discovery Cove
    Discovery Cove® in Orlando (©Discovery Cove)

    Discovery Cove®

    An amazing all-inclusive day resort, Discovery Cove® is a tropical oasis known for incredible animal encounters, tranquil relaxation and unforgettable fun in the water — plus endless snacks and beverages, including alcohol for guests 21 and up. It’s less like a water park, more like an underwater adventure, and sure to be a day you’ll never forget.

    Two couples laughing in the water at Universal's Volcano Bay
    Universal Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

    Universal Volcano Bay

    Part of Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Volcano Bay features South Pacific ambience and innovative technology designed to change the way you wait for rides.

    Aquatica® Orlando (©Aquatica)

    Aquatica® Orlando

    Since 1973, SeaWorld® Orlando has specialized in all things aquatic — and Aquatica® Orlando builds on the legend with up-close animal encounters, year-round availability and a South Seas vibe.

    Young girl on a float at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
    DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH Water Park at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (©Disney)

    Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

    The water is always warm at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park at Walt Disney World® Resort, billed as Florida’s only outdoor ski resort — which is “melting” in the Florida sun.

    LEGOLAND® Florida Resort water park boys
    LEGOLAND® Water Park at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, Part of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

    LEGOLAND® Water Park

    Build a day of fun on — and in — the water at LEGOLAND® Water Park, available as an optional upgrade with admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

    Island H20 Live! waterpark
    Island H2O Live! at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

    Island H2O Live!

    Splash into more than 20 unique experiences at Island H2O Live!, an immersive, technologically advanced water park adjacent to the Jimmy Buffet-inspired Margaritaville Resort Orlando.

  • Orlando’s famous theme parks are guaranteed to create magical memories that will last a lifetime, but some of our most alluring attractions extend beyond manmade marvels to unexpected surprises — including these natural springs, all an hour or less from our tourism districts.

    Discover: Things to Do at Orlando’s Natural Springs

    Kelly Park and Rock Springs Run State Reserve

    With a free-flowing natural spring at a consistently cool 68 degrees, you’ll want to bring inflatable tubes or rent some at the park entrance for a relaxing 25-minute float down this natural lazy river. Or take a crystal-clear kayaking tour with Get Up and Go Kayaking to explore the beauty of the Emerald Cut.

    Blue Spring State Park

    With crystal-clear waters that allow you to see past the scurrying fish to the sandy bottom, Blue Spring State Park is a winter home of the Florida manatee.

    De Leon Springs State Park

    Bring your own floats and hang out in the 500-foot-wide swimming area, fish from the pier at Spring Garden Run, or even free-dive deep into the massive, 30-foot underwater cave.

    Wekiwa Springs State Park

    The oldest tourist attraction in Central Florida, Wekiwa Springs State Park has been a top hidden gem for more than a century.

  • No matter the season, Orlando’s hotel and resort pools are open for business and ready for you to make a splash with lazy rivers, waterslides, gorgeous scenery, secluded grottos, underwater sound systems and kid-friendly fun — not to mention heated water in case temperatures get chilly.

    Discover: Orlando’s Coolest Pools

    Escape winter by spending a perfect day — or more — drifting away on Orlando’s best lazy rivers. Grab a tube and cast off for endless water, blissful relaxation and blue skies at water parks and resorts throughout the destination.

    Discover: Orlando’s Best Lazy Rivers

  • Orlando’s gorgeous weather and amazing aquatic adventures aren’t the only reasons to visit this fall and winter. You can also count on fresh experiences and never-before-had dreams all over town — including these highlights.

    Discover: New Things to See & Do in Orlando

    Brightline Orlando Station Presented by Orlando Health, Next to Terminal C at Orlando International Airport


    Florida’s Brightline high-speed rail service is revolutionizing travel to Orlando from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and other points south, delivering a seamless journey from departure to arrival with exceptional comfort and convenience.

    Discover: Frequently Asked Questions About Brightline

    At Destination D23 2023, it was announced that beginning Oct. 16, 2023, Walt Disney World Resort guests visiting EPCOT will be able to voyage into an all-new adventure with Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. Guests can explore a beautifully landscaped walking trail with fun and surprises around each turn, as they engage with water in magical ways like Moana did with the ocean. The new walk-through attraction is located in the World Nature neighborhood of EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Amy Smith, Photographer)
    Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana at EPCOT®, Part of WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (Photo: Amy Smith/©Disney)

    New at Walt Disney World® Resort

    Between Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, plus Disney Springs®, there are always new reasons to visit Walt Disney World Resort.

    Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

    Explore and engage with water as it travels from the skies to the oceans and back again at Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, new at EPCOT.

    TRON Lightcycle / Run

    Now open at Magic Kingdom Park, TRON Lightcycle / Run is one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park in the world.

    Pipeline: The Surf Coaster at SeaWorld® Orlando (©SeaWorld)

    New at SeaWorld® Orlando

    SeaWorld Orlando’s seventh roller coaster, Pipeline: The Surf Coaster is the first of its kind. Immersive design elements include a dynamic surfing launch and “wave jumping” motions for a one-of-a-kind ocean adventure.

    Universal’s Great Movie Escape at Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort
    Universal’s Great Movie Escape at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

    New at Universal Orlando Resort

    The fun never stops at Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk, all part of Universal Orlando Resort.

    Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast and Illumination’s Minion Land

    Headlining the new Illumination’s Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast features immersive environments, nefarious villains and tons of mischievous Minions.

    Universal’s Great Movie Escape

    New to Universal CityWalk, Universal’s Great Movie Escape is the first-ever escape room experience inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World and Back to the Future.

    A mother and daughter at Pirate River Quest at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
    Pirate River Quest at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, Part of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Near Orlando

    New at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

    Now open at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, Pirate River Quest is a family-friendly treasure hunt adventure. Led by a pirate in search of a lost treasure, it will take you through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens to discover the secrets protecting its canals.

Goodbye Winter, Hello Orlando

Ready to put the cold on hold? The knowledgeable Vacation Planners at Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planning Services can help you with every step of your planning, including answering your questions, providing trusted advice, and being your source for discounted theme park and attraction tickets from Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com. Make your reservations and prepare for the ultimate winter escape in Orlando.