Best Orlando Water Parks to Get Wild With the Family

If planning a family vacation to Orlando, don’t forget to pack swimsuits and sunscreen. Florida’s most popular vacation destination may only sit an hour from either coast, but Orlando’s water parks offer plenty of wet fun. From shallow wade pools to high-velocity monster slides, these water parks offer fun for the whole family. Read our picks for the best Orlando water parks.

Best Orlando Water Parks: Places for Splashing, Sliding and Playing

Aquatica by SeaWorld

SeaWorld’s Aquatica gets top marks. A large sandy beach with shade and play areas will keep kids happy. The park also features side-by-side wave pools and racing slides, so families can try some friendly competition. For the daredevils in the family, the exhilarating Dolphin Plunge and Omaka Rocka splash-a-thon offer high-velocity thrills. Small children will love hanging out in Kata’s Kookaburra, a play area with fountains and boards.

Typhoon Lagoon

Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon lets visitors snorkel through coral reef with stingrays, sharks and tropical fish. Find water park rides given the delightful Disney touch, which any fan can appreciate. Thrill seekers should try the Humunga Kowabunga water slide, a 5-story drop in the dark! Other attractions in the park include surf pools, slides and lazy rivers.

Blizzard Beach, also operated by Disney, has slides, racers, pools for adults and children, and a chairlift. Make sure the family rides the Toboggan Racers, an 8-lane downhill water slide for all ages.

Discovery Cove

At Discovery Cove, visitors can swim with dolphins, snorkel, splash and relax. The park offers different adventures for the whole family and an unlimited number of food and beverages all day. Among the most popular attractions, visit Dolphin Lagoon. Everyone loves one-on-one time with these gentle animals and learning how they eat, live and play.

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