Need to cool off? Kissimmee has you covered.
There's nothing better than visiting a water park on a warm Florida day and Kissimmee has some of the most fun and creative ways to splash the day away. Featuring everything from tunnels to reefs, water cannons to dolphins, river rafting to musical slides, your family has plenty of adventure in store. Here are the top six must-do world-class water parks in the Kissimmee area.
1. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - What happens when a blizzard hits Central Florida and the snow begins to melt? You open a water park, that's what. Experience a water park that is like no other at Disney's Blizzard Beach. Designed after a ski-resort-turned-water-park, guests can do everything from taking a slow-moving river raft ride around the park to sliding down the slippery, snowy remains of the blizzard-which has formed tunnels and slides. You can even take a ski-lift to the top of Mount Gushmore, the mountain at the center of the park. Topping out at 12 stories tall, don't miss Summit Plummet, one of the tallest and fastest free-fall slides in the world.
2. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park - Set in the storm-soaked remnants of a tropical resort, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon offers some truly unique water park experiences. Have you ever seen water run uphill? You will at Crush 'n' Gusher-a water coaster that propels guests through a series of hills with powerful water jets before plunging into a pool. Experience the sea at the Shark Reef, a saltwater reef filled with sharks, fishes and stingrays. The Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, the park's signature attraction, is North America's largest wave pool, generating 6-foot waves every 90 seconds. The park even offers early morning surfing lessons in the wave pool.
3. Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark - Get off the land and into the water at Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark. From mild to wild, with a few surprises in between, Aquatica has attractions for all ages. Try Dolphin Plunge, a tube slide that sends you straight through a tank of Commerson's dolphins or the new Ihu's Breakaway Falls, a wild, free-fall slide that drops you down a tube without warning. Race other guests on the Taumata Racer, an 8-person mat slide, or brave the roaring white waters of Roa's Rapids, a "fast" lazy river. For the kids, Walkabout Waters is a multi-story fortress of shallow pools and water cannons, and Kata's Kookaburra Cove is a shallow play area with gentle slides designed for the littlest minnows-er, children-in the group.
4. SeaWorld's Discovery Cove - Swim with the fishes, literally, at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove. This exclusive park offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins while also enjoying other unique experiences like walking on the bottom of the sea, feeding tropical birds and swimming next to playful otters. The Dolphin Lagoon, Discovery Cove's signature attraction, offers a 30-minute swim with one of the park's bottlenose dolphins. The new Freshwater Oasis attraction offers face-to-face encounters with otters along a partially submerged tunnel that you can swim through. Explore a reef teaming with life during a SeaVenture excursion, which allows guests to walk along the bottom of the ocean while wearing dive helmets.
5. LEGOLAND Water Park - Built from the bricks up, the LEGOLAND Water Park, conveniently located right next to the LEGOLAND Florida park, is perfect for families with younger children. On Build-a-Raft River, guests have the unique opportunity to build their own raft out of special LEGO pieces while floating along a 1,000-foot lazy river. Looking for a little more excitement? Thrill seekers should check out Splash Out with its three different slides that feature 60-foot drops into a pool. For the younger members of the group, the DUPLO Splash Safari features a play area filled with large DUPLO characters and smaller slides. Kids of all ages can enjoy the Joker Soaker, an interactive playground with several slides and a gigantic 300-gallon bucket that dumps water over the structure.
6. Volcano Bay - Universal Orlando opened Volcano Bay in 2017. It's an incredibly immersive water park featuring a volcano, water slides, and a wave pool. You'll definitely want to make sure that your family experiences this water park, too!
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!
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