There is no better place to cool on a hot day off than splashing around at a water park. And Orlando has quite a bit of water parks, all of which offer relaxing lazy rivers, fun wave pools and of course some thrilling water slides. If you are ready to take the plunge, here are the top water slides in Orlando:
Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Let the thrills begin at one of Walt Disney World’s water parks, Blizzard Beach. Here you can scream your way down one of the tallest and fastest free-fall body slides in the world on Summit Plummet. The slide looks like a ski jump that sits on top of Mount Gushmore. Those who dare will first climb the mountain to the top then take your seat on the slide and fall 12 stories all the way back down. The slide is unique in that it stays open at the top so you can take in the views, if you can keep your eyes open. But it’s not open the entire time. You’ll suddenly enter a darkened tunnel and have no idea how far you have left to go. After splashing down you’ll be able to see your speed on a digital clock at the bottom.
Humunga Kowabunga at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Over at Disney’s other water park, Typhoon Lagoon, enjoy a speedy ride on Humunga Kowabunga. The park is designed to look like a hurricane has hit. Boats and debris are scattered in trees and high on the park’s Mount Mayday mountain. On the very top of the mountain are three enclosed slides, all side-by-side. These body slides zoom you 214 feet downhill. Because they are enclosed you won’t know what’s coming. It all happens in seconds and at a 60-degree angle. The fun part about Humunga Cowabunga is that you can race your friends and family.
Ko’okiri Body Plunge at Universal’s Volcano Bay
When a slide has the word “plunge” in its name you know it’s going to be thrilling. Ko’okiri Body Plunge at Universal’s Volcano Bay is North America’s tallest body slide and the world’s tallest drop capsule slide. What does that mean for you? It means you’ll climb Volcano Bay’s famous volcano, enter a clear chamber standing over a trap door and plummet 125 feet down a 70-degree drop. After falling, you’ll pass through a pool of guests that watched your thrilling journey to the bottom.
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica
The first trap-door slide to be built in Orlando, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park, is one of our favorites. Guests can choose from two different chambers, each with their own thrilling paths. You and another guest enter the chambers, which are located directly across from one another. As you stand there you have no idea who will drop first. The anticipation is part of the thrill! Eventually you will drop down a watery slide to the bottom.