Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat in and Around Orlando
Wet ‘n Wild—The
granddaddy of all Orlando water parks, this International Drive
attraction boasts 30 acres of slides and flumes, surf and sun. Wet ‘n
Wild offers thrill rides, multi-person rides, a lazy river, wave pool,
beach volleyball and a kids’ park—all within walking distance of many
Blizzard Beach—When it’s 95
degrees in the shade, a trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach will definitely help to
cool things down. This ski resort themed water park features speed slides and
parallel flume rides, one of the world’s longest family raft rides, a
continuously flowing creek that encircles the park, and Tikes’ Peak for the
- Typhoon Lagoon—Disney’s other water park has a giant volcano as its
backdrop; Typhoon Lagoon has nine exhilarating waterslides and streams and one
of the world’s largest wave pools. Thrill seekers can slide down the 214-foot
enclosed speed slide known as Humunga Kowabunga, while young children can splash
safely in Ketchakiddee Creek.
- SeaWorld—There are plenty of
places to cool off at SeaWorld, which is best known for Shamu’s aquatic
performances. You will definitely get drenched sitting in the “Soak Zone” at a
performance of Believe, but keep in mind that killer whales are accustomed to
cold, Arctic waters!
- Discovery Cove—Just across the
way from SeaWorld, Discovery Cove offers visitors an incredible opportunity to
swim with the dolphins. Guests can also snorkel through a coral reef or
freshwater tropical river, swim with the rays, and lounge at the resort pool.
The price of admission includes a specially formulated sunscreen that is safe
for animal habitats.
- Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn—Every hotel in Orlando has a pool,
but not quite like this one. Join SpongeBob SquarePants and the Nickelodeon gang
in The Lagoon—a courtyard-style, zero-depth entry pool—and one of two pool
complexes at the hotel. An interactive four-story water tower with a 400-gallon
tank randomly dumps out water that cascades through seven slides and flumes.
- Gatorland’s Gator Gully Splash
Park—Combining Old Florida charm with the latest in kiddie pool cool, the
newest addition to Gatorland is a kids’ splash zone featuring unusual water
sources crafted to resemble some of the parks most popular reptilian residents.
- Ice Skating at the RDV Sportsplex— There is no better way to beat the heat
than going ice skating with your family. The RDV Sportsplex is a family
friendly facility that features one IHL/NHL–sized ice rink (200’ x 85’) and one
Olympic-sized ice rink (200’ x 100’). The Ice Den is open to the public 7 days a
week. Skate rentals also available.
- Wild Waters—If you are venturing out to historic Silver Springs nature park
in Ocala on a hot summer day, keep in mind that Wild Waters water park is right
next door. The thrill rides include racing flumes like the Silver Bullet and
Hurricane, as well as a toddler wading pool and a wave pool for visitors of all
- Florida Beaches—No matter
where you are in Florida, you are never too far from the ocean. Cocoa Beach on
the Atlantic coast is Orlando’s closest beach;
is about two hours northeast of
Orlando and the Gulf Coast beaches at
are approximately the same distance in the opposite direction. And no matter
where you choose to cool off during your
Orlando vacation, always wear
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