Four Great Water Parks in Orlando

Rico Figliolini July 23, 2009 1

Water Parks and Orlando are like peas in a pod. Two of the top four water parks in Orlando are Disney World properties. But, even picking these top four busiest parks leave out some others that are great too. We’ll visit those in the future. In the meantime here’s a fix on four of the top water parks I want to highlight.
Aquatica
Aquatica is one of several sister parks that include: Adventure Island, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and Discovery Cove. (Aquatica video on youtube)

Guests can ride through a remarkable underwater habitat through a 250-foot tube that is one of the hallmarks of Seawaorld Aquatica. From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches SeaWorld, Aquatica delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 36 slides (including an eight-lane, 300-foot racing slide with a 360-degree turn and six-story triple-drop slide), six rivers, including rapids and lagoons and more than 80,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches.

There is a great promotion running now for Aquaitca (buy 3 nights get two free.) Check it out.

Disney World Typhoon Lagoon
The country’s largest wave pool (395 feet by 115 feet) recently under went a thorough reburshing and reopened in March. See pictures at DISUnplugged

While the 2.75-million-gallon wave pool is a “centerpiece” of Typhoon Lagoon, the park features attractions for the whole family. Guests can snorkel Shark Reef – with real sharks (nurse sharks and tropical fish really) – and test three different roller coaster-like water slides on Crush ‘n’ Gusher. Then grab an inner tube for a gentle journey along Castaway Creek, a meandering lazy river that’s 2,000 feet long, passing through cool mists and grottos, lush rainforests and invigorating waterfalls.The pleasure of kid-friendly easy splashing.

Disney World Blizzard Beach
Snow on the beach? Only Disney World can come up with a great ski-resort theme like this! The 66-acre Blizzard Beach features a chair lift, slalom gates, ice cave (of course it’s fake, but who cares), and an eight-lane water slide that sends toboggan racers down snowy slopes. The water rides: Summit Plummet, the world’s tallest (120 feet), fastest (55-60 mph) freefall waterslide, and Teamboat Springs, a 1,200-foot whitewater raft ride are so extreme every kid will love it.

Wet’n Wild
This family park is one of the country’s first water parks and has a special kids place with slides, pools and areas for the smaller ones. Forbes Traveler mentions it in their list of 10 Best Water Parks in the Country. Themeparkmom.com notes that “Wet’n'Wild is offering Half off the price of regular admission after 5 p.m. Now through Aug. 14, Wet n’ Wild stays open late – until 9 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to take advantage fo this offer.” Tickets normally runs $44.95. They are also running a promotion “Buy one ticket ($44.95) and get the rest of the stay free (up to 14 consecutive days) limited time only. Probably the best value.

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  1. Alison July 25, 2009 at 2:55 am -

    Funnily enough these were my top 4 water parks in Orlando too – actually I made a list of 5 including Discovery Cove as number 5.

    So far Wet N Wild has been my favorite, but then I haven’t made it to Blizzard Beach yet, which looks amazing!

    Blizzard Beach Water Park photos & information

    I have made a page wth videos of all the slides at Wet N Wild.

    Wet & Wild Videos

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