Take A Deep Dive Into Central Florida's Best Water Parks
Splash the day away at one of Central Florida's most fun and exciting water parks in the area. With seven to choose from, it's easy to find a spot to beat the heat.
Need to cool off? Kissimmee has you covered.
There's no better way to chill out than with a visit to a heat-beating water park on a sizzling Florida day. Luckily, Central Florida boasts some of the most fun and exciting ways to splash the day away. With everything from tunnel slides to saltwater reefs, melted ski hills to scenic sea life, and rapids to lazy rivers, our water parks offer the ultimate in aquatic adventures. Here’s our guide to Kissimmee’s world-class water parks.
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
A blizzard in Central Florida? Only at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. This melted ski resort turned water park offers a unique experience you won’t find outside of Kissimmee.
Take a ski lift to the top of Mount Gushmore, the park’s epic peak, and zip down the slushy slopes on some of the world’s tallest and fastest free-fall slides, like the 120-foot-tall Summit Plummet. Challenge your pals to a Toboggan Race. Spend a little family time together on a raft ride through Steamboat Springs. Relax on the white-sand beach after a rousing afternoon in the Melt Away Bay wave pool and tube zone. Older kids and tweens can catch air along the tricky obstacles and intermediate slides at Ski Patrol Training Camp, while little ones can cool off at Tike’s Peak where the slides, rides, and water jets are scaled down to be kid friendly.
Pro Tip: Blizzard Beach’s Polar Patios are the coolest way to chill. Relax down in comfy seats and even order private dining in for you and up to six people with the help of Blizzard Beach’s helpful attendants.
Whet your appetite: Mini doughnuts, quick bites, and sweet slushy concoctions at Arctic Expeditions will help keep you fueled and cooled on your day of adventure.
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Set in the sea-washed remnants of a tropical resort, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park offers an amazing water park experience for storm chasers of all ages.
Whether you’re looking for gale-force action or cool-breeze relaxation, this action-packed park is a tropical paradise full of twisting slides, sandy beaches, and the largest inland wave pool around. See water run uphill at Crush 'n' Gusher, a multi-passenger water coaster that propels you through a series of plunging hills. Rush along palms and rough boulders in a solo raft ride down Keelhaul Falls.
Need more thrills? Take a risk on the Humunga Kowabunga’s five-story vertical drop or hang ten at the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool and wait for the Big Kahuna, with six-foot swells that rival those of Hawaii. Miss Adventure Falls is the perfect setting for family fun on the high seas as one of Florida’s longest water rides. Afterward, unwind while floating down Castaway Creek. Tots can experience their own storm-soaked adventure at Ketchakiddee Creek which offers age-appropriate rides, slides, and pools.
Pro Tip: Having too much fun at Disney Parks? Upgrade your Park Hopper Option to a Park Hopper Plus Option to gain admission to more than one theme park on the same day, including multiple visits to Disney Water Parks.
Whet your appetite: Stop by the beach shacks and grab sandwiches and fan-favorite slushy desserts all day long.
Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark
Trade your flip-flops for flippers at Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark that intermingles marine life with aquatic adventure. Experience a crazy mashup of 42 high-speed water slides, exhilarating wave pools, and tranquil 84,000 square feet of beach, river, and lagoons!
From mild to wild, Aquatica has attractions for all ages. At Dolphin Plunge, take a clear tube slide straight through a tank of Commerson's dolphins before embarking on a free-fall at Ihu's Breakaway Falls, Central Florida’s steepest and only multi-drop tower slide. Then, challenge the laws of physics on the gravity-defying Tassie’s Twisters and velocity-racked Whanau Way tower slides. Ride the tide at Cutback Cove and Big Surf Shore, two giant side-by-side wave pools. Or slow it down to a turtle’s pace to catch a majestic view of loggerhead turtles down the Loggerhead Lane lazy river ride.
For the kids, Walkabout Waters presents a multi-story fortress of shallow pools, water cannons, and whimsical characters, while Kata's Kookaburra Cove offers a shallow play area with gentle slides designed for the littlest minnows in the group.
Pro Tip: Be sea savvy! Spend less time in line and more time in the water with Sea World’s Quick Queue.
Whet your appetite: The Banana Beach Cookout has pulled pork, hot dogs, and other grill favs available all day.
LEGOLAND Water Park
Built from the bricks up, the LEGOLAND Water Park is conveniently located right next to the LEGOLAND Florida Park and is perfect for families with younger children.
Fusing the fun and interactivity of LEGO with all the expected amenities of a water park, LEGOLAND offers tons of unique water park feature like Build-a-Raft River, where you customize your own raft with giant LEGO pieces while floating along a 1,000-foot lazy river fringed with palm trees.
Looking for a little more excitement? Thrill-seekers will love Splash Out with its three different slides that feature 60-foot drops. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Joker Soaker, an interactive playground with several slides and a gigantic 300-gallon bucket full of water, just waiting to drench the twist of slides.
Dare your family members to a ride on the Twin Chasers, and plunge 375 feet down a pair of looping enclosed water slides. Or, take it easy at the LEGO Wave Pool, where everyone can take a load off in gentle waves just big enough for even the smallest surfers. Speaking of little ones, they’ll love the DUPLO Splash Safari which features a play area filled with large DUPLO characters and smaller slides.
Rest and recharge with a cabana rental that provides a space to rest, dry off and grab a snack from the fully-stocked mini fridge. Craving something a little bit more robust? The Beach-and-Brick outdoor eatery offers classic American flavors for even the pickiest of eaters, while a stop at the Ice Cream Hut is the perfect way to beat the heat.
Pro Tip: Lose a flip-flop? Run out of sunscreen? LEGOLAND’s onsite Surf Shop has everything you need to enjoy the water park and in addition to the latest swimwear and footwear.
Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park
The perfect balance between over the top fun and serene surroundings, find your Zen at Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Take on a carefree attitude as you make your way through this Pacific Island-style water park, inspired by the adventurous spirit of the Waturi people. Here, thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. Brave rugged terrain as you careen down volcanoes, and even in them, on the Krakatau Aqua Coaster. Become an honorary Waturi and join a centuries-old tradition of honoring the volcano god, Vol with a 70-degree fall from the Ko’okiri Body Plunge.
Invoke your own warrior spirit on a gladiator-style course through ropes to plunge down the waterfall drops of the Ohno of Ohya and Ohno Drop slides or race your buddies down the Kala & Tai Nui enclosed serpentine body slides, modeled after sacred puka trees. Then, soak your weary bones in the Kapiko Kai winding river or take in unforgettable views of the sparkling lagoon at Waturi Beach.
Need a break from the heat? Relax in your own waterside cabana with comfy-seating, concierge service and more. Get a taste of the South Pacific with over 60 unique menu items at the water park’s restaurant, or venture just a few steps away to Universal CityWalk for more dining, shopping, and entertainment.
Pro Tip: No need to wait in long lines at Volcano Bay! Add a Universal Express Pass or try one of the exciting new TapuTapu interactive wrist passes to skip the line and discover hidden surprises throughout the park.
Whether you're looking for high-speed thrills or something more chill for the family, Kissimmee has a water park that's just perfect for you. Come on in — the water is fine!
Splash into the day by heading over to Island H2O. Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, this waterpark features all the fun under the sun that you could ever want. There are multi-guest waterslide races, a lazy river for those who take relaxing on vacation very seriously, and even a live DJ supplying groovy vibes all day. You can also reserve a cabana ahead of time, so you have a place to chill in between activities and to safely store your belongings.