Summers in central Florida are known for their scorching hot temperatures, but you can find a variety of fun ways to cool off in Orlando. If you plan to visit the Orlando area in July, you should plan to spend at least one of your family vacation days at a water park. Whether you’re staying near the Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld or Universal Studios, you can find a water park within a few miles of your resort or vacation home.
One of Orlando’s most popular water parks is Wet N  Wild. Located in the heart of the International Drive,  Wet N Wild features a wide variety of slides for park visitors of all ages. Some of the most popular slides at Wet N Wild include the Bubba Tub, Der Stooka and the Black Hole. If you’re staying in Orlando for several days, you can combine your Wet N Wild ticket with admission to Universal Studios and Bush Garden, using the special ticket deal known as the Flexticket.
Orlando’s newest waterpark is also located on International Drive: Sea World’s Aquatica theme park. Located just across the road from SeaWorld, Aquatica combines the up-close marine life encounters of Sea World and thrilling water slides spread across a 60 acre water park. Popular slides at Aquatica include Roa’s rapids, Wanau Way, Walkabout Waters, Taumata Racer, Hoo Roo Run, Tassie Twister and Walhalla Way.
If you’re staying closer to the Lake Buena Vista section of Orlando near Walt Disney World Resort, you can visit Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Attractions at Typhoon Lagoon include the wave pool, where you can body surf waves up to six feet tall, Castaway Creek, Gangplank Falls ( a 300-foot long slide with family-sized tubs), the Humunga Kowabunga free fall water slide, Mayday falls innertube ride and Shark Reef, where you can snorkel with reef sharks.
Another Disney water park is Blizzard Beach, which was built a few years after Typhoon Lagoon. Top attractions at Blizzard Beach include the Slush Gusher, a 90-foot tall water slide, and Snow Stormers.