Central Florida is a hot spot for water parks, with some of the best in the country located right here in the Sunshine State. Whether you’re looking for thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, or just a place to cool off on a hot day, Central Florida has something for everyone. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite water parks in the area.


Blizzard Beach: This Disney World waterpark is a winter wonderland in the heart of Florida. With thrilling water slides like Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher, as well as a wave pool and lazy river, there’s something for everyone.


Universal’s Volcano Bay: This waterpark transports you to a South Pacific paradise, complete with a towering volcano that houses the Krakatau Aqua Coaster. Other attractions include a wave pool, a lazy river, Honu of the Honu ika Moana (meaning Turtle & Whale), and the Ko’okiri Body Plunge with its 70-degree drop through a trapdoor.


SeaWorld’s Aquatica: This waterpark is themed after the South Pacific and features thrilling water slides like the Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, the Omaka Rocka, and the Taumata Racer. There’s also a lazy river, a wave pool, and an epic kids’ area with smaller slides and water features.


LEGOLAND Water Park: Located within LEGOLAND Florida Resort, this water park offers a unique LEGO-themed experience with attractions like the LEGO Wave Pool and the Build-A-Raft River. Kids can also build their own LEGO creations while lounging poolside.


Typhoon Lagoon: Another Disney World waterpark, Typhoon Lagoon offers a more tropical experience with its surf pool, lazy river, and water slides. Thrill-seekers can tackle the Crush ‘n’ Gusher, a water coaster that sends riders through twists and turns.


Island H2O Water Park: Located on Route 192 in Kissimmee, Island H2O is a unique water park that uses technology to enhance the guest experience. With the park’s app, visitors can create their own profiles, customize their ride experiences, and share photos and videos on social media. The park features over 20 attractions, including the wickedly fun Reply Racers and the relaxing River Run.


No matter which waterpark you choose, be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, wear comfortable swimwear, and stay hydrated throughout the day. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to have a splashing good time in Central Florida.