Water Parks, Orlando
If you like waterslides then this is the plce for you. From thrill rides like the bomb bay and mach5 to more sedate family rides like the surge and the black hole, there is bound to be something to please everyone.
What better way of cooling off and having a blast.
If you're looking for a waterpark to go to in Orlando, florida then I would recommend Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. I just had a blast there and it's good for all ages. I chose Typhoon Lagoon after reading good comments about it on www.tripadvisor.com and horrible reviews of the new Aquatica waterpark by sea world. Too many negative reviews of Aquatica (I guess because it's new they haven't worked out their glitches) and I'm happy I decided to go to Typhoon Lagoon instead. I loved their big Wave Pool. Every few minutes, an enormous wave comes and basically carries everyone further inland. It's a lot of fun. I also enjoyed the lazy river where you can hop on a floating tube and it'll take you around the park. very relaxing. Also when we were leaving we went on Gang Plank Falls again. (it's a family/group float that's like a mild white water rafting. The length of the actual ride was shorter than I thought it was going to be but it was still fun. Good for all ages. Tip: We went at the very end of the day when there was no line and went on it twice in a row. =) Lots of rides had almost no lines at the end of the day so if you really like a water ride then plan to hop on it again at the end of the day when there's no lines. By the way, overall when I went to the park at 2pm the lines weren't too bad. Maybe 20 minutes was the longest for a ride. I read that at Aquatica the rides were over an hour long each and some disappointed. Not the case at Typhoon Lagoon.
I recommend checking out the www.tripadvisor.com website when going to a new place for the first time in order to hear what others say about it. I also recommend looking for discounts such as florida resident discounts on disney's website.
Another thing that I liked about Typhoon Lagoon was that you could bring food and drinks into the waterpark. (just no glass bottles or coolers with wheels). We brought a small cooler with snacks, sandwiches and drinks and had a nice little picnic lounging on the beach chairs. Also disney didn't charge for parking so that was good.
Wet and Wild ~ is another water park in Orlando. It has intensed water slides and a not so big wave pool. They have activity for those who loves to do Jet skii. Personally, i prefer the Disneyworld waterparks. More spacious and the activities that they have caters to all ages.
Tubs and other floating devices are for rent unlike in Disneyworld. So, if ever you have free entrances to Disney water park dont bother to spend for another penny.
Entrance Fee: Day Pass
Adult:$36.95 + tax
Children (3-9) & Senior Citizen: $30.95 + tax
They do have promo Combo Special for $49.99 which includes Weekday entrance, 1 small locker, towel and 1 tube.
From May 2007:
Besides nice water slides for older kids and adults Wet 'n Wild has a great area for kids 48 inches and under - with several water slides, a rope course, a small pool, a small lazy river, swings, etc. - plenty to keep them occupied for the day.
By the way, when we went they gave $10 discounts for bringing in specially marked Coke cans.
wet n' wild is a water park on international drive. the offer a swiming area with man made waves. they have several water chutes, slides and fumes. there is a kid's park with miniture versions of the adult slides for children under the age of 13. a nice place to cool off on central florida's hot summer days. a one day adult admission is $ 36.95
At Disney there are water parks and Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are just plain fun..
If you love water parks this alone can make your trip...
Typhoon Lagoon has a huge wave pool and produces some good size waves, but my favorites are the water slides..
Some of the rides include....
Gang Plank Falls
One of my favorites is Castaway Creek, Just hop in a tube and float along the river enjoying well just doing nothing, There is only one problem with these lazy river rides, if you want to just sit and relax well... they tend to be crowded,people swiming and some times lots of pushing, and cold water spots all over...
The water parks offer a lot of fun for the day and there are always pictures being taken at some spots which you can pick up at the main entrance, they are o.k but again they cost , the best deal is to buy a large all day fountain mug, good for refills all day long....
but only for that day..
...enjoyed Sea World! I learned lots about killer whales and I got to feed sea lions and dolphins!! Plus you got to see lots of tourists from all over the world and I love seeing NON DISNEY attractions every once in a while. Sadly, It's too expensive to go more than once every few years.
Visit Wet'n'Wild. We went there on a 'cold for Florida' day when there were only about ten other people there (all of them fool-hardy English like us, that's me in the pool on my own). After about an hour the park was closed but we managed to get on about eight rides by then. We were given a free return ticket to go back so it was definitely worth going on such a cold day.
An excellent water park whatever the weather.
River Country. Disney Worlds Oldest Water Park. You can get there by Bus,Car, Boat. Located at Ft. Wilderness Campground. Fun for all.