Orlando may not rest on the edge of the ocean but make no mistake the Central Florida city has its fair share of lakes and theme parks with watery fun. In fact, Walt Disney World ® alone is home to some of the largest lakes, water rides, attractions, shows and water adventures in Orlando. Here are some Disney ® H20 facts you won’t believe!

•    2.385 billion gallons – That’s the volume of water in the two largest lakes at Walt Disney World ®, Bay Lake and adjoining Seven Seas Lagoon. On your next visit to Magic Kingdom, take a look at these huge bodies of water. If you take the monorail to get to Magic Kingdom, you’ll see Bay Lake on the right. If you take the ferry, you’ll be cruising in Seven Seas Lagoon.
•    9 – The number of theme park attractions that require boarding a boat to either get to the ride or that uses a boat as the ride vehicle including Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, Liberty Square Riverboat, it’s a small world, Norway’s Maelstrom, Living With the Land, El Rio del Tiempo in the Mexican Pavillion, and Kali River Rapids.
•    15 (at least) – The number of other theme park attractions and shows where water plays a role. Attractions include:
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour

“Jim Henson’s Muppet*Vision 3-D”

“Voyage of the Little Mermaid”
“Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show”
“Fountain of Nations”
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth”
Imagination! fountains
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Great Movie Ride
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
•    1,350– That’s the gallons per minute that each jet nozzle pushes out to propel riders of the water coaster Crush ‘n’ Gusher at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon ®.
•    120 & 60 – Those are the numbers for Blizzard Beach’s ® Summit Plummet. Riders will climb 120 feet high and reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour on this thrill water coaster.
•    600 – The number of guests who can ride the three 600-passenger ferry boats that transfer guests on the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon between Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
•    57 – The number of pools at Disney’s 24 resorts. There are also 12 beach areas.

And that’s not to mention ALL of the other rides, attractions and pools at Blizzard Beach ® and Typhoon Lagoon ®, as well as the water used during nighttime performances of the floating light show “Electrical Water Pageant,” water in the gardens of Disney’s Polynesian Resort, the water you will encounter when you water skiing or wakeboarding at Sammy Duvall’s Water Sports Centre and many, many more water things. To experience ALL of Walt Disney World’s ® many lakes, water rides, splashes, pools and all around water look for discounted tickets right here on Best of Orlando.

Orlando, FL – 04/18/13