The Sunshine State lives up to its name, especially during the summer months. It can get hot in Central Florida, but there are plenty of ways to beat the heat at theme parks and other attractions. Here are our top 10 places to cool off in Orlando.
- Nickelodeon Suites Resort Water Park
Splash and slide at two over-the-top water parks featuring 13 slides and flumes, kids’ play areas and poolside cabanas. Don’t miss the Mass SLIMING at the Lagoon Pool where you can get soaked in 400 gallons of the green stuff!
- Wet ‘n Wild Orlando
Experience world-class, exciting rides and more multi-passenger tube rides than any other water park in Orlando.
- Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark
Aquatica blends up-close animal experiences and relaxing surroundings with extreme aquatic fun. The waterpark boasts 36 water slides, six rivers, lagoons and more than 80,000 square-feet of beach area and live animals from all over the world.
- LEGOLAND Florida Water Park
Create cool family memories at the Build-A-Raft River where you can construct LEGO inner tubes and float down a 1,000-foot lazy river. The LEGOLAND Water Park offers interactive fun specifically geared toward families with children ages two to 12.
- Discovery Cove
At this all-inclusive day resort, swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of colorful fish and rays, hand-feed tropical birds and unwind on pristine, white sandy beaches.
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Plunge into the snow-capped mountain world of Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Slide through slalom courses, soar down bobsled runs and ride the chair lift – all in your bathing suit!
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Soak up tropical fun at nine exciting waterslides and streams or triumph over one of the world’s largest artificially created waves.
- Central Florida Springs
Take a dip in Florida’s natural cooling system – the Central Florida springs. With water temperatures in the low 70s, a swim in the crystal clear water of the springs is incredibly refreshing and inexpensive. Check out Blue Spring, Rainbow Springs, Wekiwa Springs, De Leon Springs or Rock Springs Run.
- Orlando Watersports Complex
The Orlando Watersports Complex is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wake skating, knee boarding and waterskiing. Positioned on a huge body of water, the attraction offers cableways for unlimited riding time and towboats. Beginner lessons are available with professional coaches to help guide you through a lesson in a safe environment.
- Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach is a fun day trip. It’s the closest beach to Orlando, only about an hour away, featuring attractions, restaurants, shopping and six miles of sandy shore.