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Best Water Parks In Orlando For Families

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With warm climes and humidity, water parks offer a great way to cool down or provide a break away from the amazing parks and other things to do in Orlando with kids. Luckily they are plenty to choose from! Read on for our guide to the best water parks in Orlando for families, which includes opening hours, rides, other attractions, and ‘Know Before You Go’ tips!

Plan ahead

Florida has plenty of lightning and storms and if lightning is within a certain radius, the water parks will temporarily stop anyone from entering the water until it has passed, unless they can tell on the radar that it will last all day. Most thunderstorms happen in the afternoon around 2pm-4pm and are generally short lived but with heavy rain and can often be accompanied by rumbles of thunder and lightning. If you are wanting you know what the procedures are eg whether you need to get out of the water, leave the park or seek shelter read on.

Waterpark procedures during thunderstorms.

  • If there is no lightning nearby, you can still swim in the pools even if it’s raining.
  • If you do need to seek shelter, it’s a good idea to prearrange a meeting place beforehand with all members of your group.
  • The good news is, when it rains heavily or if people need to temporarily get out of the water, a lot of people leave, meaning when it ‘re-opens’ the queues are a lot shorter and the water parks a lot emptier.
  • If you need to seek shelter, look for an indoor restaurant or gift shop or seek advice from staff.
  • Generally, if inclement weather conditions persist and the waterparks close with attractions open for less than 4 hours, you could be issued with a rain check.
best Water Parks In Orlando for families

Which Orlando Water Park is Best for Kids? Age by Age

Best Water Parks In Orlando For Toddlers

1. Aquatica

Location: 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821, USA

Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Rides / Things to do for Toddlers (there are wilder rides and thrills too if you have teens or mixed ages)

KATA’S KOOKABURRA COVE – includes beginner’s body slides, water spouts and pools; wander on over to Walkabout Waters for some serious fun, including slides, splash pools, squirting water and more

RELAX AND PLAY ON SANDY BEACHES – kids will love playing in the sand or in either of the two pristine wave pools while parents can kick back and relax on beautiful white sandy beaches

UNDERWATER VIEWING COMMERSON’S DOLPHINS – kids will love watching the playful dolphins swim around

SEAWORLD – the family will get to encounter amazing animals and experience thrilling rides; features a lineup of incredible shows and events for the entire family, from Spooktacular for the kids to Seven Seas Food Festival for the adults

DISCOVERY COVE – an all-inclusive day resort where the family can enjoy memorable encounters with feathered and finned friends; activities include swimming, snorkelling, hand-feeding exotic birds, playing in the white sandy beaches, and exploring waterfalls, caves, rivers and sandy pathways

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

ADAPTATIONS – you can purchase family apparel, headwear, jewelry, water shoes, flip flops, and sundries

KIWI TRADERS – you can purchase jewelry, collectables, sun care, sunglasses, hats, and souvenirs to remember your day by

Know Before You Go

1. TICKETS

Save time and money by purchasing your ticket or pass online before you visit the park. Tickets are required for all guests ages three and older.

2. GUEST SERVICES

Guest Services is located at the park Main Entrance. Team members can assist you with the following:

  • Visitor information (hotels, campsites, points of interest)
  • Guides for guests with disabilities
  • Travel assistance
  • Lost and found
  • Lost children
  • General park information and assistance
  • Park Policies and Ride Restrictions in Spanish and Portuguese are available at Guest Services within the park

In addition, Diaper-changing and baby-nursing areas, first-aid and a 24-hour automated teller machine may be found on-site.

3. LOST AND FOUND

5. DRESS CODE

  • Appropriate swim attire should be worn throughout your visit (i.e., no bathing-suit thongs, please).
  • Children in diapers are required to use waterproof protectors.
  • Appropriate swim attire required, cotton shorts or shirts, sport shorts, cover ups, loose fitting articles, or similar items are not permitted on body slides.
  • Swim wear with buckles, rivets, or any sharp objects are not permitted on body slides.
  • Footwear such as water shoes, sandals, or water socks are permitted, but not on certain slides. Check each ride’s entry sign for specific restrictions.

2. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Location: Walt Disney World® Resort

Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Yes, Disney has water parks too! All water areas are heated, with the exception of the melting snow in the ice cave of Cross Country Creek.

Rides / Things to do for toddlers:((there are wilder rides and thrills too if you have teens or mixed ages)

TIKE’S PEAK – polar-themed wonderland that features junior set plays with pint-sized waterslides and aquatic activities; in Ice and Easy, kids get to enjoy scaled-down thrills, including:

  • Miniature snow-banked slides
  • Side-by-side downhill slides
  • A junior inner-tube ride
  • Snow chutes

POLAR PATIO – unwind in privacy and comfort by reserving your own shaded deck that comes with a variety of premium amenities including cushioned seating, towels, lockers and refillable drink mugs

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

The BEACH HAUS is the main gift shop at Blizzard Beach. Guests can rent lockers and towels, and buy disposable cameras, swimwear, sundries and souvenirs all at this location

Know Before You Go

1. Dress Code

  • Swim attire must be appropriate for a family environment.
  • Inappropriate swim attire, swim attire with buckles, rivets, zippers or exposed metal, and other sharp objects are not allowed on any of the attractions.
  • Jeans (denim) and wetsuits (neoprene) are not permitted on Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
  • For safety, diaper-age children must wear plastic pants or swim diapers in pool areas.

2. Complimentary standard parking is available for all Guests visiting Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

3. Order your food and beverage ahead at select dining locations with mobile order service. Just be sure to install the My Disney Experience app before you arrive at the park, so you can start using the service right away.

4. Towels and lockers are available for rent at the following locations:

  • Beach Haus
  • Snowless Joe’s

5. If you plan to bring a cooler into the park, you will be asked to show the contents to a Cast Member who will inspect it for prohibited items. Loose or dry ice, glass and alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the water park. Reusable ice packs are an acceptable method for chilling items.

6. Complimentary life jacket rentals are available at Frostbite Freddy’s Frozen Freshments.

7. SO which is the best Disney water park in Orlando? At the moment the one that is open, which is this one Blizzard Beach!

3. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Location: 1145 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, United States

Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida near Orlando, and is one of two operating water parks at the resort.

Rides / Things to do for toddlers:(there are wilder rides and thrills too if you have teens or mixed ages- see further below)

KETCHAKIDDEE CREEK – water wonderland designed for little kids; kids under 4 feet tall will enjoy the shallow pools and scaled-down slides; other amenities include splash caves , water cannons, sandy beach and the leaky tugboat – S.S. Squirt

MISS ADVENTURE FALLS – enjoy a thrilling whitewater voyage aboard a4-person raft

BAY SLIDES – these beginner waterslides are mini versions of the thrilling Storm Slides; suitable for children under 60 inches tall and children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

SINGAPORE SAL’s – you can purchase beachwear, towels, sunscreens and more

Know Before You Go

1. Dress Code

  • Swim attire must be appropriate for a family environment. Inappropriate swim attire, swim attire with buckles, rivets, zippers or exposed metal, and other sharp objects are not allowed on any of the attractions.
  • Jeans (denim) and wetsuits (neoprene) are not permitted on the following attractions at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park: Bay Slides, Humunga Kowabunga, Ketchakiddee Creek and Storm Slides.
  • For safety, diaper-age children must wear plastic pants or swim diapers in pool areas.

2. Complimentary standard parking is available for all guests.

3. Towels and lockers are available for rent at the following locations:

  • Singapore Sal’s
  • High ‘N Dry Rentals

4.SO which is the best Disney water park in Orlando? At the moment the one that is open, which is Blizzard Beach!

4. Legoland Florida Water Park

Location: 1204 Helena Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884, United States

Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

At Legoland Florida, pack your swimmers too!

Rides / Things to do:

BUILD-A-BOAT – create your own LEGO® watercraft at Creative Cove while enjoying complimentary Wi-Fi

BUILD-A-RAFT LAZY RIVER – design and build your own unique LEGO vessel and float around the 1000-foot-long lazy river surrounded by flowering vegetation and palm trees

DUPLO® SPLASH SAFARI – children age 6 and under will enjoy this water play area with shorter slides and interactive, larger-than-life DUPLO® creatures

LEGO® WAVE POOL – catch some waves or cool off where the waves are just big enough for all ages to enjoy

JOKER SOAKER – an interactive play area filled with slides, climbing areas, water spouts and wading pool

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

The LEGOLAND Florida Hotel gift shop is open daily.

Know Before You Go

1. AM I REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK?

Mask must be worn indoor locations for guests, regardless of vaccination status. We will continue to keep face masks optional outdoors.

2. WHERE IN THE PARK CAN I FIND YOUR HAND SANITIZER DISPENSERS?

Please download our mobile app so that you can easily locate the large number of hygiene stations/hand sanitizer dispensers we have introduced around the Resort. 

3. NOW THAT YOU HAVE RE-OPENED, DO YOU ACCEPT CASH PAYMENTS AT LEGOLAND FLORIDA?

We’ve gone cashless! Please be ready to make on-site payments using a credit or debit card, rather than cash.

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Coco Key Water Resort

5. Coco Key Hotel & Water Park Resort

Location: 7400 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, United States

Operating Hours: Opening and Closing time depends on this schedule

Designed with families in mind, our water park offers two on-site restaurants and a tiki bar, perfect for the adults to grab a cocktail and relax. Planning to bring your younger children along for the adventure? No problem, children under 36 inches tall are complimentary, and there’s a special lagoon created just for them, featuring pint-sized slides and fountains, loved by little swimmers. If the weather is rainy, then there are also indoor pools and activities!This is one of the best water parks in Orlando for 3 year olds and beyond!

Rides / Things to do:

The 54,000 sq. ft canopy-covered water park features 14 SLIDES AND RIDES and a 6,500 sq. ft ARCADE.

The park also offers two on-site restaurants and a tiki bar, perfect for the adults to grab a cocktail and relax.

Created just for children under 36 inches tall, MINNOWS LAGOON is a special lagoon featuring pint-sized slides and fountains.

There is also an interactive play area – PARROT’S PERCH; a teen pool – CORAL REEF; daily scheduled KIDS ACTIVITIES and POOLSIDE ENTERTAINMENT.

Know Before You Go

1. How far is the nearest pharmacy?

There is a Walgreens Pharmacy located on International Drive within ½ mile of our hotel. For more information and directions visit Walgreen.com.

2. How far is the nearest grocery store?

There is a Publix Supermarket located within 1.5 miles. There is also a Walmart Supercenter located within 2 miles.

3. Is there an additional charge for parking and Wi-Fi?

There is no additional charge. Parking and Wi-Fi are both included in the Daily Resort Fee

4. Do any of the rides have any height or weight requirements?

Yes. Our height rule: must be 48” or taller to ride Boomerango. The Cyclone slides, Parrots Perch, Minnow Lagoon, Over The Falls, and Surfer Splash all have various height restrictions between 36” and 42”. Many slides have a weight restriction of 300 lbs maximum per single rider or 400 lbs maximum for any double ride tube slides. For more information, please visit our Water Park page

5. From what age are children’s day passes free?

Children that are under 36” tall receive free admission

6. Can I go to the water park if I am not a guest of the Hotel?

Yes, day passes are available for those not staying at the hotel. The water park does sell out, so please consider your arrival time in the event the water park does reach capacity

7. Frequently asked questions

Best Water Parks In Orlando For Teens

1. Aquatica

Location: 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821, USA

Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Note just for toddlers as there are high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools and a multi drop ride!

Rides / Things to do for Teens (there are calmer rides and lazy rivers areas too if you have mixed ages)

IHU’S BREAKAWAY FALLS – named after Ihu, Aquatica Orlando’s colorful gecko, this is the steepest multi-drop tower of its kind in Orlando

LOGGERHEAD LANE – a leisurely raft ride along the lazy river ride down Loggerhead Lane that takes you through an underwater world colored by exotic tropical fish.

  • Guests under 48″ (1.22m) are strongly recommended to wear a life vest.

OMAKA ROCKA – a water slide in which a single rider speeds down flumes into massive funnels, sliding high up one side and then the other

  • Riders must be 48 inches (1.22 m) tall or taller to ride this attraction.
  • Maximum operational load 1 person, 250 pounds (114kg).
  • Single riders only.

ROA’S RAPIDS – an awesome adventure that will race you along an action river ride through the white waters of Aquatica

  • Riders under 51 inches (1.3m) tall are strongly recommended to wear a life vest to experience this attraction.
  • Obey all posted signs and instructions by guards.
  • Life vests are permitted.
  • Tubes are not permitted.
  • Maximum water depth is 3 feet 9 inches.

DOLPHIN PLUNGE – a corkscrewing ride with twin slides that will plunge you into total darkness before blasting you through into a brilliant underwater world; this underwater slide is a ride unlike any other in the world, combining waterslide thrills with the spectacle of nature

  • Riders must be 48” (1.22) tall to ride this attraction.
  • Riders must not exceed 300 lbs (136 kg).
  • Single riders only.

TAUMATA RACER – the biggest thrill in the park; a high-speed competitive mat ride where eight racers rip down a staggeringly steep hill, head first

  • Riders must be 42 inches (1.07m) tall or taller to ride this attraction.
  • Maximum weight is 300 pounds (136kg).
  • Maximum water depth is 1 foot.

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

ADAPTATIONS – you can purchase family apparel, headwear, jewelry, water shoes, flip flops, and sundries

KIWI TRADERS – you can purchase jewelry, collectables, sun care, sunglasses, hats, and souvenirs to remember your day by

Know Before You Go

1. TICKETS

Save time and money by purchasing your ticket or pass online before you visit the park. Tickets are required for all guests ages three and older.

2. GUEST SERVICES

Guest Services is located at the park Main Entrance. Team members can assist you with the following:

  • Visitor information (hotels, campsites, points of interest)
  • Guides for guests with disabilities
  • Travel assistance
  • Lost and found
  • Lost children
  • General park information and assistance
  • Park Policies and Ride Restrictions in Spanish and Portuguese are available at Guest Services within the park

In addition, Diaper-changing and baby-nursing areas, first-aid and a 24-hour automated teller machine may be found on-site.

3. LOST AND FOUND

5. DRESS CODE

  • Appropriate swim attire should be worn throughout your visit (i.e., no bathing-suit thongs, please).
  • Children in diapers are required to use waterproof protectors.
  • Appropriate swim attire required, cotton shorts or shirts, sport shorts, cover ups, loose fitting articles, or similar items are not permitted on body slides.
  • Swim wear with buckles, rivets, or any sharp objects are not permitted on body slides.
  • Footwear such as water shoes, sandals, or water socks are permitted, but not on certain slides. Check each ride’s entry sign for specific restrictions.

2. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Location: 1145 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, United States

Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Description from website: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida near Orlando, and is one of two operating water parks at the resort. It is the second water park to open at the resort, preceded by Disney’s River Country which closed in November 2001

Rides / Things to do for teens:(there are calmer rides and lazy rivers areas too if you have mixed ages)

CASTAWAY CREEK – drift away on an inner tube as you float down this scenic lazy river that encircles the entire water park

CRUSH ‘N’ GUSHER – this gushing coaster-like raft ride is one of the park’s signature attractions; guests will enter an abandoned fruit-processing plant and are up for a thrilling “water coaster” ride down a 400-foot-long tube slide

HUMUNGA KOWABUNGA – these 3 side-by-side enclosed body slides make for some high-octane thrills; you won’t know what’s coming as you zoom 214 feet downhill in the dark and spray your way to a surprise ending

KEELHAUL FALLS – feel the force of whitewater rapids as you rush along a course lined with boulders and palm trees and whoosh through caverns and spin below waterfalls—before an exhilarating splashdown at the bottom

MAYDAY FALLS – has the highest and longest waterslide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon; big kids, teens and adults will enjoy the gritty thrills of this medium-wild ride

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

SINGAPORE SAL’s – you can purchase beachwear, towels, sunscreens and more

Know Before You Go

1. Dress Code

  • Swim attire must be appropriate for a family environment. Inappropriate swim attire, swim attire with buckles, rivets, zippers or exposed metal, and other sharp objects are not allowed on any of the attractions.
  • Jeans (denim) and wetsuits (neoprene) are not permitted on the following attractions at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park: Bay Slides, Humunga Kowabunga, Ketchakiddee Creek and Storm Slides.
  • For safety, diaper-age children must wear plastic pants or swim diapers in pool areas.

2. Complimentary standard parking is available for all guests.

3. Towels and lockers are available for rent at the following locations:

  • Singapore Sal’s
  • High ‘N Dry Rentals

3. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Location: Walt Disney World® Resort

Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Rides / Things to do for teens: (there are calmer rides and lazy rivers too if you have toddlers or mixed ages)

SUMMIT PLUMMET – plunge 12 stories almost straight down, rocketing through a darkened tunnel and into a massive spray of whitewater after a 360-foot-long, high-speed descent.

RUNOFF RAPIDS – rush down 3 distinctly different inner-tube waterslides—each one propelled by the runoff from Mount Gushmore.

TOBOGGAN RACERS – grab your mat, take your mark and zip headfirst on your belly to the bottom of Mount Gushmore on a 250-foot-long “toboggan” race that features 3 exhilarating dips and hills.

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

The BEACH HAUS is the main gift shop at Blizzard Beach. Guests can rent lockers and towels, and buy disposable cameras, swimwear, sundries and souvenirs all at this location

Know Before You Go

1. Dress Code

  • Swim attire must be appropriate for a family environment.
  • Inappropriate swim attire, swim attire with buckles, rivets, zippers or exposed metal, and other sharp objects are not allowed on any of the attractions.
  • Jeans (denim) and wetsuits (neoprene) are not permitted on Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
  • For safety, diaper-age children must wear plastic pants or swim diapers in pool areas.

2. Complimentary standard parking is available for all Guests visiting Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

3. Order your food and beverage ahead at select dining locations with mobile order service. Just be sure to install the My Disney Experience app before you arrive at the park, so you can start using the service right away.

4. Towels and lockers are available for rent at the following locations:

  • Beach Haus
  • Snowless Joe’s

5. If you plan to bring a cooler into the park, you will be asked to show the contents to a Cast Member who will inspect it for prohibited items. Loose or dry ice, glass and alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the water park. Reusable ice packs are an acceptable method for chilling items.

6. Complimentary life jacket rentals are available at Frostbite Freddy’s Frozen Freshments.

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Weeki Wachee

4. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Location: 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606, United States

Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Weeki Wachee is an enchanted Orlando springs where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River.

Rides / Things to do:

WEEKI WACHEE KAYAK AND PADDLEBOARD RENTALS – rent a kayak or paddleboard at Weeki Fresh Water Adventures and enjoy a journey out onto the gorgeous waters of one of the top recreational water sports destinations

SPLISH N’ SPLASH AT BUCCANEER BAY – take in some sun on the sandy white beach or a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear spring waters, the ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling; rent an inner tube and take a cool, lazy float on our natural river that slowly flows around the swimming area

INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT – the animal encounter at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park provides guests with a first-hand glimpse of some of Florida’s native wildlife, including gators, snakes and others

Know Before You Go

1. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is a non-disposable river and alcohol is prohibited.

2. The Wilderness River Cruise is not available. The mermaid show and the ranger experience offer limited seating. Guests who wish to secure a seat for the mermaid show are encouraged to arrive when the park opens. 

3. Picnic tables are available at Buccaneer Bay.

4. Food and beverages can be purchased at three locations within Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

5. For Reunions and Gatherings, guests can reserve a covered pavilion so that you and your family can enjoy the day without worry of setup and cleanup. Call ahead to hire our catering staff to host a buffet-style picnic for all to enjoy.

6. Buccaneer Bay offers a shower station for visitor use.

5. Universal’s Volcano Bay

Location: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, United States

Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Universals fun themed water park!

Rides / Things to do:

WATURI BEACH – swim, splash and relax right along with the locals amid the breathtaking view and warm waves

KRAKATAU AQUA COASTER – four-person canoes slide upward through the mists and into the dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging with a plunge through a shimmering waterfall.

  • Height Requirement – Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required – Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion

IKA MOANA OF THE HONU IKA MOANA™ – enjoy this twisting, turning, multi-person slide; lets you go with the flow as you glide along on a five-passenger raft

OHNO OF OHYAH & OHNO DROP SLIDES™ – make the climb to cross a deep chasm, brave the rope bridge and take the plunge down a serpentine adventure that ends six feet above the awaiting pool

  • Height Requirement – Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)

OHYAH OF OHYAH & OHNO DROP SLIDES™ – ascend the side of a cliff before plummeting down these twisting waters and getting dropped out four feet above a swirling pool

  • Height Requirement – Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

Waturi Marketplace – you can purchase fashionable women’s apparel, beach apparel, footwear and apparel for men and kids

Krakatoa Katy’s™ – you can purchase sunglasses, souvenirs and sundries, or swim shirts, beach towels and accessories

Know Before You Go

1. VIRTUAL LINES

All the rides at Volcano Bay feature a Virtual Line that changes how you wait. Just tap in with your TapuTapu wearable to grab a ride time. Then go float, swim, splash, eat, shop or relax around the park. Your TapuTapu will tell you when it’s your time to ride.

It’s the Only Way to ride. – For each ride, you’ll need to tap into the Virtual Line™ experience to secure your ride time. You can only tap into one ride at a time. But keep a lookout for slides whose entrance signage reads “Ride Now!” You’ll be able to jump right onto those rides without losing your place in another attraction’s Virtual Line™.

2. ULTIMATE VOLCANO BAY DAY

When you arrive, head to the far side of the volcano—you’ll find plenty of rides and seating in the back of the park. Better yet, hit the beach an hour before the park opens when you stay at a Universal Orlando hotel. For the ultimate stress-free retreat, reserve a private cabana or a shaded lounger— you can even have food delivered to you. 

3. Cabanas are available at Volcano Bay.

Best Water Parks In Orlando For The Whole Family

1. Island H2O Live! Water Park

Location: 3230 Inspiration Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34747, United States

Operating Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Island H2O Live! is Orlando’s newest water park. The park combines refreshing family fun with cutting-edge technology to provide guests with a unique, immersive and interactive experience.

Rides / Things to do:

HASHTAG HEIGHTS – soar to new heights as riders experience this high-flying boomerang, featuring a steep drop and all the feels of being weightless for a moment in time

PROFILE PLUNGE – action-packed ride where families huddle together to conquer the wall sweeps, unexpected drops, and twisty turns

RELOAD RAPIDS – riders will rapidly zoom from one enclosed tube to the next, as it disguises its next round of chilling twists and turns

PELICAN’S PARADISE – a splashing slide ride complete with an array of adventures that are sure to keep the kiddos from ever wanting to leave

CANDY STRIPE COVE – a colorful array of rides and slides for kids and adults 36 inches tall or more

VIRTUAL VILLAGE – a village where groups of all sizes come to share their meals, photos, and experiences of their day in the park

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

Mementos – the hub of merchandise for all your park needs, or that must-have souvenir to forever remember your day of fun

Know Before You Go

USE OF THE PARK, ITS SLIDES AND AMUSEMENTS ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

1. If you hurt yourself while at the park, please let us know immediately and certainly before you leave the park. Please read and follow the rules and requirements of each of the park’s slides and amusements.

2. No diving anywhere in the park

3. The following items are not permitted in the park:

  • Animals are not permitted except those of service and comfort animals if required by law
  • Glass or other items that may break and become a hazard.
  • Coolers.
  • Outside food or beverage.
  • Weapons of any type.
  • Selfie sticks.
  • Shade structures.
  • Personal loungers if they are large.
  • Convenience mobility items (e.g. Segways™, roller skates, blades, bicycles). Wheel chairs, walkers and other necessity items are of course welcome if they may be safely used.
  • Pool toys.
  • “Floaties”, flotation devices, SCUBA equipment, swim fins, snorkels or masks; however, life jackets and personal life safety devices, if approved by the United States Coast Guard, are permitted.

2. Adventure Island Tampa Bay

Location: 10001 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, United States

Operating Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Rides / Things to do:

COLOSSALCURL – holding up to four passengers, this mega slide delivers a high-adrenaline, action-packed adventure, making it the ultimate family thrill slide

CALYPSO COASTER – open flume water ride that holds up to two passengers and pushes riders through a whirlwind of spins before dropping into a splash pool

PARADISE LAGOON – a cool pool to relax and unwind, and a fun net climb to test your skills; bravest thrill-seekers can splash from our cliff jumps into 9,000 square-feet of tropical blue water

ENDLESS SURF – 17,000 square foot wave pool with a rolling surf with waves every five minutes

RAMBLING BAYOU – a calm, half-mile tube trip will take you through a colorful rain forest featuring lush landscapes, tropical waterfalls and even rain and fog

FABIAN’S FUN PORT – little ones can climb around a water-friendly jungle gym

SPLASH ATTACK – a maze of soakin’ good fun with a surprise centerpiece and a huge tree house with more than 50 water play toys

CABANA AND CHICKEE HUT RENTAL – cabanas are available for a daily rental fee and include four lounge chairs, plus an all-day locker rental

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

Island Surf Shop – has everything you need from water accessories, Florida souvenirs, sunblock, towels, and everything in between

Splash Attack marketplace – has all the essentials you need to enjoy your day of fun in the sun including waterproof & water resistant phone cases, water accessories, water shoes, hats, towels and jewelry

Know Before You Go

1. RAIN GUARANTEE POLICY

If rain ruins the fun at Adventure Island, guests will be eligible to receive a complimentary visit to the park to use within 365 days of your visit. Parking, lockers, Quick Queue & additional upgrade purchases from initial visit are not included in 2nd visit.  Not valid with Pass Members or Fun Cards.

2. PARKING

General Parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers costs $25. FREE for Silver, Gold and Platinum Annual Pass Members

3. CAPACITY

In order to ensure our guests’ comfort and safety, Adventure Island’s capacity is limited. Admission into the park may be temporarily suspended during the day due to periods of high attendance.

4. RESTRICTIONS

Some slide restrictions are posted at each slide, and all guests including those using wheelchairs must meet the requirements. Slide restrictions are also posted on the slide pages.

5. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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3. The Grove Resort & Water Park

Location: 14501 Grove Resort Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787, United States

Operating Hours: 24 HRS

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando is located just six miles from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks,

Rides / Things to do:

LAZY RIVER – a perfect way to enjoy Florida’s sunshine as the currents push you along with splashing surprises around each turn

WATER SLIDES – take an exhilarating journey down twists and turns before your final drop into the lazy river

KIDS’ ACTIVITY POOL – two-story water adventure where little explorers can slide down one of the three waterslides or splash their way through water spouts and a wading pool

ZERO-ENTRY POOL – an oversized family pool, with zero-entry access, that is surrounded by lush gardens, countless lounge chairs and private cabanas to rent

FLOWRIDER® – a surf simulator that offers a fun experience for surfers of all ages and skill levels

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

Alfresco Market – located near the Lobby and open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Know Before You Go

1. PARKING

Parking is $18 plus tax, per vehicle, per night.

2. WATER PARK ENTRY

Water park entry is FREE when you book your stay at The Grove Resort.

3. WRISTBANDS FOR WATER PARK

Wristbands will be distributed at check-in, based on total occupants per room, not to exceed maximum room occupancy. Wristbands are required to be worn in pool areas at all times and your room key may also be requested to validate guests of the resort. For lost wristbands, a fee of $35 will be required to replace.  

4. TOWELS

There is a towel tracker at The Springs Pools and Surfari Water Park. The towels are complimentary and guests are able to access as many as needed with their room key.

5. LOST AND FOUND

Please visit ileftmystuff.com and use the code 43913 to report your lost item.

Flamingo Waterpark resort
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4. Flamingo Waterpark Resort

Location: 2261 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744, United States

Operating Hours: 24 HRS

The family friendly Flamingo Waterpark Resort has over 120,000 gallons of water park fun which includes a 30-foot tower water slide, a lazy river, 3 water slides, zero-depth children’s pool, and a lounge pool on site. Parents and older kids alike can sit back and relax in our 90 sq. ft. heated spa which is designed for guests ages 12 and over.

Rides / Things to do:

SLIDE TOWER LEVEL 1 – an 18-foot high DripDrop speed slide with near vertical drop that provides a sensation of falling 35 feet

SLIDE TOWER LEVEL 2 (BLUE HYDRA) – an 86 feet long Blue Hydra speed slide with 9 twists, turns and drops, exiting into a run out

SLIDE TOWER LEVEL 2 (PURPLE SCREAM) – a 178 feet long enclosed Purple Scream speed slide with 9 twists, turns and drops, exiting into a run out; features 3 Main Slides, 6 Kiddy Slides and 2 Pool Areas

PLAY ZONE – a 2,137 square foot children’s area with 9000 gallons of heated sparkling water, 6 inches to 18 inches deep, interactive rainfalls and jets shooting over a play structure with four slides and two palm tree raindrops

TOT SPOT – a 584 square foot Waterpark Interactive Water Feature designed for toddlers to 12 year olds

LAZY RIVER –  float around 630 feet of lazy river designed for guests of all ages with small children and weak swimmers accompanied by a responsible adult

LOUNGE POOL – a 48,000-gallon swimming pool designed for guests to relax on a quiet environment with bar services

WATERPARK WET AREA – a 90 square foot heated spa designed for guests ages 12 and over

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

Pantry Corner – you can purchase some Flamingo or Disney souvenirs, a quick snack, or any essentials

Know Before You Go

1. WATERPARK ACCESS

  • Included up to 4 persons per room as part of nightly Resort Fee
  • Additional passes can be purchased at $15 per person per day. (Hotel guests only)

2. POOL SAFETY

  • Kids under 4 must wear protective swim pants, which are available for sale in our store. Please check diapers and visit the restroom early and often.
  • Kids under 13 must be supervised at all times by an adult aged 18 years or older.
  • Kids under 13 may not use the adult whirlpools.
  • Swimming attire must be proper and appropriate based on management discretion
  • Parents and guardians are ultimately responsible for the safety of their children.
  • Slides have a minimum height requirement of 44 inches. 250 lbs. maximum weight per rider.

3. SPECIAL OFFERS

  • Enjoy more savings when you book early. Book 30 days in advance and save an extra 10%!
  • Stay longer and you’ll receive daily waterpark access and save up to an extra 20% off!
  • Florida and Georgia residents can enjoy a discount of 10% off the room rates.
  • Receive 15% off breakfast from Dulce Family Restaurant and four waterpark passes every night of your stay.

5. Discovery Cove

Location: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821, United States

Operating Hours: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Rides / Things to do:

SEAVENTURE – a 45-minute underwater walking tour where, while wearing a dive helmet, you’ll experience one-on-one encounters with unique animals, schools of fish and velvety rays

SWIM WITH SHARKS – step into the shark habitat for an intimate shark training session with Discovery Cove’s expert Aquarists

RAY FEEDING – join Discovery Cove’s expert aquarists early in the morning to help feed the various species of rays

FRESHWATER OASIS – features wading adventures and face-to-face encounters with playful otters and curious marmosets

THE GRAND REEF – swim and snorkel with thousands of tropical fish through this stunning coral reef habitat

SERENITY BAY – soak up the sun and slip into relaxation at Discovery Cove’s tropical resort pool

EXPLORER’S AVIARY –  an inspiring natural habitat where guests can watch as hundreds of colorful birds soar above and around them

WIND-AWAY RIVER – ride the soothing currents of a tropical river as it winds past sandy beaches, through a dense rain forest, beneath the rocky terrain of cascading waterfalls, and through an underwater cave

Gift Shops & Water Park Essentials

Beach Kiosks – features a great selection of sundries, swimwear, cover-ups and sunglasses

Tropical Gifts – you can take home a little piece of paradise with Discovery Cove souvenirs, including apparel and home goods

Know Before You Go

1. RESORT FEE

Discovery Cove’s resort fee covers amenities such as:

  • Wi-Fi throughout the property
  • complimentary family lockers
  • concierge services
  • shuttle service between SeaWorld and Aquatica
  • fresh towel service throughout the day
  • on-site parking

2. HURRICANE POLICY

In the event a named tropical storm or hurricane approaches Orlando, Tampa, or a guest’s hometown, the parks will reschedule or refund any vacation package and/or individual park tickets booked through SeaWorld Vacations, Busch Gardens Vacations, DiscoveryCove.com, SeaWorld.com, Aquatica.com, BuschGardens.com, or the call center. The parks will not apply any cancellation or change fees for this service.

3. MAP

Click here to view the map of Discovery Cove.

4. DRESS CODE

  • Guests should bring their own swimsuits, and, if they choose, water socks or rubber pool shoes, hat, sunglasses and cover-up or dry clothes.
  • Guests participating in the Trainer for a Day program are required to wear footwear during some portions of their day.
  • Discovery Cove provides all guests with swim vests and/or wetsuits.
  • With the exception of watches and wedding bands, Discovery Cove guests may not wear jewelry, for the safety of the animals.

5. WHAT TO BRING?

  • Discovery Cove provides a mask and snorkel, towels and beach chairs.
  • Guests may use their own masks and snorkels, if they prefer, but may not bring any other diving or swimming equipment into the park.
  • Discovery Cove will also provide guests with a sample of specially formulated sunscreen that is safe for use in the animal habitats.
  • Since meals, snacks and beverages are provided with admission to Discovery Cove, no other food, beverages or coolers are permitted.
  • Guests may wish to bring books and magazines, a music player with headset or similar items to help them relax on the beach, and a camera to catch all of their special moments.

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