15 Awesome Water Parks In Florida

Written by Jan Meeuwesen
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Prepare yourself for hours and hours of wet and wild fun at Florida’s unique Water Parks. There’s a park for everyone, young and young at heart. If you’re looking for pulse pounding, hair raising rides, these parks have it.

Just looking to beat the heat or for a fun family outing? These parks have it too! Florida is filled with a diverse range of aquatic havens.

Here’s 15 great water parks in Florida:

1. Wild Waters, Silver Springs

Wild Waters, Silver SpringsSource: floridamemory
Wild Waters, Silver Springs

Silver Springs State Park, which has been a landmark since the 1870’s, the park offers a host of exciting activities. Camp out and enjoy the beauty of nature. Enjoy the slides, water activities, and pools of the Wild Waters waterpark.

As part of your vacation you can enjoy the wonder of the Ocala National Forest. Book an activity or guided tour at the park. Rent a kayak or canoe. Eat at the Springside Café or take a ride on one of the amazing glass bottom boats.

The park is sure to delight people of all ages and the activities are all budget friendly!

3. Adventure Island, Tampa

Adventure Island, TampaSource: mapio
Adventure Island, Tampa

Adventure Island boasts over thirty acres of wet and wild fun. New to the park is the Colossal Curl. Designed for up to four riders, the massive slide is filled with twists, turns, waves and funnels.

If you’re on the website, don’t miss the time lapse video that shows how the ride was built.It really takes you into the world of construction as well as gives some unique overhead views of the ride! The park offers a host of high thrill slides, raft rides, family rides, kiddie areas, pools, and a lazy river.

In addition there’s great dining options. Be sure to check out the Spike Zone, the large beach volleyball complex as well!

4. Rapids Water Park, Riviera Beach

Rapids Water Park, Riviera BeachSource: groupon
Rapids Water Park, Riviera Beach

Rapids Water Park has everything you need to beat the heat. Experience zero gravity on the Big Thunder, a ride which propels your raft down a huge funnel at twenty miles per hour.

If you dare, raft down the twists, turns, and drops of the Black Thunder in total darkness.

Test your mind in the Brain Drain.

Step up to the capsule and wait for the floor to drop out, plummeting you down the seventy foot high ride at thirty five miles an hour.

White-water raft own the Riptide Raftin, five hundred feet of twists, turns, and wild fun.

Grab a friend, or five, and race down the Rapids Racer head first to the finish.

Try the Body Blasters for a thousand feet of swirling excitement.

There’s many other wild rides for older riders and families alike to enjoy as well as some great kiddie areas, a wave simulator, and a lazy river.

5. Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach

Adventure Landing, Jacksonville BeachSource: insideflorida
Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach

If you’re looking for more than just water fun be sure to visit Adventure Landing.

The park also offers mini-golf, laser tag, go-karts, a roller coaster and other rides, an arcade, and a candy shop! When you’re ready to cool down, visit the Shipwreck Island Waterpark which is complete with four exciting slides, a lazy river, and a five hundred thousand gallon wave pool.

6. Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral

Sun Splash Family WaterparkSource: sunsplashwaterpark
Sun Splash Family Waterpark

Over fourteen acres of water drenched fun await at Sun Splash Family Waterpark.

Tube your way in near darkness down Cape Fear, a thirty foot high platform which drops down into a two hundred and fifteen foot tunnel.

Try the Fun-L-Tunnel.

No tube and two hundred feet make for a heart pounding ride.

There’s a family pool and a Sand Dollar Walk as well as the Pro Racers ride for the youngsters.

Rain Trees and the Lazy River will keep you cool throughout the day.

When you’re ready to dry off take a walk down the Ecological Boardwalk.

Set along beautiful Lake Kennedy, the walk is a great way to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature.

7. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, OrlandoSource: bestoforlando
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando

If you’re looking for a rocking family experience that doesn’t just stop at the water park, try Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

The park has all the awesome rides you could ask for as well as great shopping and dining options.

The Bay slides offer thrills for smaller riders.

Grab a friend and raft the wet roller coaster Crush ‘n’ Gusher or gather up the family and raft Gangplank Falls.

For the ultimate thrill experience the dark five story drop of the Humunga Kowabunga.

For a unique experience, don’t miss the Shark Reef in which you swim alongside sharks, tropical fish and sting rays! For small riders visit the Ketchakiddee Creek play area.

Get a great view of the entire park from the Castaway Creek lazy river.

If you’re looking for wave pounding action experience North America’s largest wave pool, the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool.

8. Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Beach

Daytona Lagoon, Daytona BeachSource: wanderbat
Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Beach

Challenge Blackbeard’s revenge and whoosh down Adventure Mountain.

Race down the mat races on the Kracken’s Conquest.

Cool off in the Pelican’s Drift or take the kids to the Castaway Bay.

When you’re ready to dry off, don’t think your day is finished.

There’s also a huge arcade, mini golf, laser tag, a rock wall, and go-karts to cap off the day!

9. Wet ‘n Wild, Orlando

Wet ‘n Wild, OrlandoSource: wesh
Wet ‘n Wild, Orlando

Wet ‘n Wild offers a host of thrilling rides for single riders, group riders, as well as all the family fun you can handle.

Grab a mat and race your friend head first down three hundred and sixty feet of twisting, turning tracks.

Body surf down The Storm, a swirling coaster ride.

Challenge the Der Stuka, a six story, free fall slide.

Clean your brain in the Brain Wash, a raft ride down a fifty three foot vertical drop that ends in a swirling funnel.

Get sucked into the Black Hole The Next Generation, swirl down six hundred feet of twists and turns on The Surge, or try The Flyer, a four person ride that will give you flashbacks from childhood toboggan rides.

For families you can’t miss Blastaway Beach, Florida’s largest family water play area boasting a six story castle, fifteen slides, two pools, and a ton of different activities.

The park also is complete with a lazy river and a wave pool with over seventeen thousand square feet.

If all that fun has whet your appetite, not to worry.

The park features an all you can eat buffet as well as an all you can eat BBQ.

10. Splash Adventure Water Park, Deerfield Beach

Splash Adventure Water Park, Deerfield BeachSource: yelp
Splash Adventure Water Park, Deerfield Beach

Splash Adventure was designed with smaller water enthusiasts in mind.

The huge interactive water park features a host of activities including a huge water bucket that fills and dumps, wheels and levers, curtains of water, tunnels, and of course, slides.

The pool’s depth various from zero inches to twelve inches and lifeguards are always on duty.

The park is open during the day and the admission prices are a bargain.

Check the website for details on sessions, hours, and pricing.

11. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, Naples

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, NaplesSource: napleswaterpark
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, Naples

Try out the five different slides including the fast Sting Ray or the Sea Lion, a park favorite tube slide.

Grab a tube and float down Sunny’s River, the new lazy river which has two paths, one which includes various soaker areas to keep you cool on your journey.

The Family Falls offers a quieter atmosphere away from the slides.

Turtle Cover, built for children ages five to twelve, offers an activity area complete with floating water lilies, water guns and overhead ropes.

The Tadpole Pool was built just for toddlers.

With only eighteen inches of water it’s a great way to stay cool and enjoy the numerous activities including the dumping bucket and wave slide.

If you want to brush up on your lap swims and diving skills be sure to check out the Dolphin Dive and Lap Pool.

12. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, OrlandoSource: disneyresortvillas
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando

Uniquely, this waterpark features a snowstorm theme.

The park has slides and rides for the ultimate thrill seeker, tube and raft style rides, play areas, mat racers, and of course the lazy river.

The attractions are sure to delight, as is the style of the park.

Everything is beautifully set out like a frosty winter wonder land.

Come hungry and leave full; there’s a TON of dining options sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings and the buildings themselves are a delight to behold.

If you’ve got fans, check out the Frozen Games at Blizzard Beach, complete with characters from the movie!

13. Grapeland Water Park, Miami

Grapeland Water Park, MiamiSource: miamionthecheap
Grapeland Water Park, Miami

Ideal for families and smaller water park enthusiasts, Grapeland Water Park offers a variety of different activities and attractions sure to keep you busy and cool you down.

Discover Shipwreck Island where water cannons, falls, slides, splash fountains, and a shallow pool make for hours of fun.

For older children, take the Pirate’s Plunge.

Exciting slides and water activities are sure to delight.

If you just want to take a dip and cool down, visit the Captain’s Lagoon which has a shallow and deep area.

Finish or start the day off with a ride down the lazy river.

The park is very affordable to enter so you can stretch your dollar that much further.

15. Paradise Cove Waterpark in CB. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines

Paradise Cove WaterparkSource: keepingupwithkids
Paradise Cove Waterpark

Be sure to check out the winding slides at Paradise Cove Waterpark.

The Paradise Pipeline boasts four different five story tall slides.

The slides range up to four hundred and thirty feet long.

If you’re not looking for heart stopping thrills, relax on the Crazy Creek.

Sharky’s Lagoon features three smaller slides for younger thrill seekers and Parrot’s Point was designed especially for children five and under.

15 Awesome Water Parks In Florida:

  • Wild Waters, Silver Springs
  • Adventure Island, Tampa
  • Rapids Water Park, Riviera Beach
  • Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach
  • Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando
  • Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Beach
  • Wet ‘n Wild, Orlando
  • Splash Adventure Water Park, Deerfield Beach
  • Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, Naples
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando
  • Grapeland Water Park, Miami
  • Paradise Cove Waterpark in CB. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines