Orlandos hot, lets not beat around the bush. Hot in temperature and hot in aesthetics, Orlando can reach sizzling highs of up to 33°C and if youre used to the cold, frosty weather here in the UK like us, then that is a number youre not used to dealing with.
To tackle such temperatures there are a few methods you can try. Firstly you can grab a towel, head to the beach and get your tan on...not a bad option. Or theres the hotel pool, great if unoccupied, but a ruddy nightmare if busy. How about the water park? Whats not to love about a water park? There are rides, slides and those little lazy rivers dads love to spend their day on. Theres those long shoots you can race your family on, and theres always some cracking good ice cream stalls that make Willy Wonka look amateur. See? All in all water parks are pretty great.
If youre heading to Orlando, youll be pleased to know there are a fair few water parks to dip your toes in. Check out our list below, weve selected the best of the bunch (weve kept it short and sweet), so when the temperature gauge is making mad movements - you know where to head.LEGOLAND® Water Park
LEGO bricks and water - if youre thinking "Oh God, thats my worst nightmare" You couldnt be more wrong. Sure, on paper it sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but guys, its LEGOLAND® - they know what theyre doing. And oh boy do they know what theyre doing when they thought of the idea to build a water park. Theres never a moment when you wont be either splashing, sliding, dunking and splashing (i know we said that already, but you can never have too many splashes) Theres wave pools, tube slides, interactive play structures, lazy rivers and more! And with the fun, playful personality of LEGO thrown in for good measure, this water park is one of a kind.Aquatica, SeaWorld
If theres one thing SeaWorld knows about, its water. Forget about the Killer Whales and the cute Manatees for a second, if there was a book titled "How to build the best waterpark" Aquatica would be on the front cover. Not one to merely stand in anyones shadow, SeaWorld has created a waterpark that quite possibly leaves the rest behind. There are a few signature attractions you might have already heard of. Does the eight-story tall Ihus Breakaway Falls sound familiar? Or how about Aquaticas legendary wave pools? The only side-by-side wave pools in Orlando! A trip to Orlando wouldnt be complete without a visit.Universals Volcano Bay
If youre reading this before May 25th, Volcano Bay has yet to open. So treat this as a sneak peak and a run through of everything we know so far. We know theres going to a monstrous 200-foot tall volcano as the centrepiece. We know theres going to be a selecting of restaurants thatll bring new meaning to dining at Universal and we also know theres this cool wearable called the TapuTapu
which means no lines or carrying those pesky raft floats around the parks. Of course, theyll be uncountable amounts of epic rides, slides and other attractions to enjoy, but for the time being Universal are keeping that a secret. In the meantime, you can read more on Volcano Bay here
if you cant contain your excitement.Disneys Typhoon Lagoon
A list of the best water parks in Orlando wouldnt be complete without mentioning Disney would it? Contrary to popular belief, not only are Disney quite the showoff when it comes to theme parks, theyre pretty incredible at water parks too. No more is this evident than at Disneys Typhoon Lagoon. Unlike the other parks at Disneys disposal - Disneys Typhoon Lagoon is very much about the splash rather than the characters or the movies. Which is good, if youre looking for that oh so addictive Disney Magic, Magic Kingdoms the place for you. Here its all about how much fun can I have with water? Youll find yourself plunging down rapids, slipping along water slides and if you fancy it, giving surfing a bit of a go. Honestly not much has been left to the imagination when it comes to Disneys Typhoon Lagoon. 10/10 all round from us.Disneys Blizzard Beach
Ok, so the word blizzard doesnt instantly fill you with sunny thoughts, but in this instance, theres nothing cold about Disneys Blizzard Beach. A one-time ski resort now melted into a water wonderland (so thats where the name comes from) Disneys Blizzard Beach is jam-packed with fun family attractions and plenty of thrills and spills to keep even the hardest to please families entertained. Theres tranquil beach spots for you to relax on and nail-biting descents on rides you never thought could exist, surrounded, beautifully by snow covered mountains. If we had to choose a favourite attraction (please dont do this to us) wed have to go for Summit Plummet. This is hands-down the parks most fearsome attraction and one of the worlds tallest and fastest free-fall body slides you can find. Summit Plummet requires you to scale the heights of Mount Gushmore before rewarding you with a 120-foot drop once you reach its peak... definitely not for the faint-hearted!