There is nothing more exciting or refreshing than a water park in the summer. Orlando water parks offer high-speed thrills, family adventures, unique experiences and more. If you’re looking of the best of the best, we’ve rounded up our top 5 favorite Orlando water park rides:
KareKare Curl at Aquatica
Aquatica’s newest adventure combines waves and a vertical wall for an exciting new water experience. KareKare means “waves” and “curl” meaning in a curved space makes the definition of KareKare Curl a “curve shaped wave.” Intrigued? You should be. Riders will climb a vertical wave wall and take a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure.
Miss Adventure Falls at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon’s newest water attraction, Miss Adventure Falls is a family-friendly water adventure that brings to life the story of Captain Mary Oceaneer, a treasure-hunting heroine who got stranded with her pet parrot at Typhoon Lagoon by a rogue storm. One of the unique things about Miss Adventure Falls is how riders get to the ride. In a first for a water attraction in Florida, guests are transported in their rafts to the top of the slide. While traveling to the top, riders will pass Mary’s wrecked ship where her parrot chats alongside her treasures. Once at the top the real fun takes place as guests take twists, turns and dips all the way down.
Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach
One of the highest and fastest slides in the world, Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach is the perfect ride for thrill seekers. Those who dare take on this ride will be screaming for dear life as they plummet 12 stories almost straight down. As they fall, they will fly through a darkened tunnel and into a massive spray of whitewater after a 360-foot-long, high-speed descent.
Shaka Halfpipe at Daytona Lagoon
Enjoy a thrill with your bestie on Shaka Halfpipe at Daytona Lagoon. The two-person inner-tube experience propels riders straight up then backwards over a 50-foot drop. You’ll be screaming and laughing the entire time.
Ko’okiri Body Plunge at Universal’s Volcano Bay
Our top pick is the ultimate for thrill seekers. Ko’okiri Body Plunge at Universal’s Volcano Bay offers a 70-degree fall down a 125-foot slide that starts with a trapdoor dropping you right through the center of a volcano. Screaming the entire way, you will eventually fall into a clear sided pool with onlookers.