Let's face it... it is HOT in Florida during the summer months! If you and your family need to beat the heat, why not cool off in some of Florida's hottest water parks? They're overflowing with some of the wettest, wildest attractions for splish-splashing fun! (Listed in alphabetical order)
Adventure Island is packed with... well, adventure! Wild rides rule including Splash Attack, Runaway Rapids, Caribbean Corkscrew, and Aruba Tuba. Daredevils will get their thrills sliding their bodies down a 210-foot plunge at speeds exceeding 25 miles per hour, and families can share the thrills as Wahoo Run sends up to five riders down six stories of twists and drops at 15 feet per second.
Guests wishing for a quieter ride can take a relaxing inner tube ride around the lush Rambling Bayou or hang around Paradise Lagoon.
Adventure Island is open seasonally — March to October — and is located adjacent to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and requires separate admission.
Visitors to Jacksonville Beach can immerse themselves in several thrilling rides in Adventure Landing's waterpark, Shipwreck Island. Plunge through giant waterslide tubes, enjoy wavepools, a drift river, and a three-story interactive water play house with intriguing names like Adventure Mountain, Blackbeard's Revenge, Treasure Lagoon Wavepool, Pelican's Drift River, and Castaway Bay.
Adventure Landing also offers miniature golf, go-karts, and a redemption arcade.
Adventure Landing's Shipwreck Island Waterpark is open seasonally — April to September — and is located at 1944 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach. More details
Aquatica opened in April, 2008 with much anticipation and fanfare. The SeaWorld Orlando affiliated water park offers a new twist in water play with animal interactions, as in the Dolphin Plunge — slide down a clear underwater tube and watch dolphins and whales swim just feet away. What an experience!
Aquatica is located across the street from SeaWorld Orlando on International Drive and will be open year round with peak and off-peak season hours. Parking is $12 per car, $16 for RVs (transferrable to to SeaWorld Orlando for same day visits) and $25 for valet.
Big Kahuna's Water Park has more than 40 water attractions and more water than... well, it does have the largest ever man-made waterfall! The adventure park combines fast cars, miniature golf and real adventure rides.
Big Kahuna's Water Park is operated seasonally from May to mid-September and is located in Florida's Panhandle at 1007 US Highway 98 East, Destin.
Snow in Florida? You bet! Water-filled ski and toboggan runs down Mt. Gushmore are possible through the magic of Disney. It is a great place to cool off after a hot day at the theme parks!
Blizzard Beach is located just north of Disney's All-Star Resorts and is open year round. >More details
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Take a refreshing dip in the cool, crystal-clear waters of Weeki Wachee Springs, challenge the exciting flumes and water slides, or simply soak up the sun on the white sand beach. Enjoy a refreshing break from travel or pack a picnic lunch and stay the day.
Buccaneer Bay is open seasonally and located adjacent to Weeki Wachee Springs – 45 minutes north of Tampa at U.S. Hwy. 19 and State Road 50. >More details
Calypso Bay is a small, fun water park operated by Palm Beach County. It is open seasonally from April through August and is located in Seminole Palms Park at 151 Lamstein Lane, Royal Palm Beach. Admission is $3.30 (plus tax) for toddlers ages 1-2 (fee includes water diaper), $8.30 (plus tax) for children 3-11, and $10.30 (plus tax) for adults. Infants under age 1 are admitted free.
Coconut Cove is a small, fun water park operated by Palm Beach County. It is open seasonally from April through August and is located in South County Regional Park at 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. dmission is $3.30 (plus tax) for toddlers ages 1-2 (fee includes water diaper), $8.30 (plus tax) for children 3-11, and $10.30 (plus tax) for adults. Infants under age 1 are admitted free.
Daytona Lagoon is an adventure park in Daytona Beach, Florida that provides water play, go karts, laser tag, an arcade and much more!
Daytona Lagoon's adventures are open year round, but the waterpark is seasonal (see details). The attraction is located at 601 Earl Street in the heart of Daytona Beach at Oceanwalk Village next to the Convention Center. >More details