Splash! The Water Parks of Walt Disney World

Swoosh! Splash! Ah! The water parks of Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, offer the perfect opportunity for cooling off and having fun as thermometers rise in the summer heat.

Refreshing activities, from inner-tubing along a meandering waterway to speed sliding down flumes of rushing white water, make for fun-filled days at these amazing attractions.

There are two water parks at Walt Disney World, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach. Each of the water parks has its own unique theme and invigorating water attractions. Take an exhilarating spin through the photo collection below to see just some of the fun available. I’ve added convenient links if you would like to find out more information about them. Surfs up!

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  • Typhoon Lagoon 2 of 15

    Located in the Downtown Disney resort area near Disney's Old Key West Resort, Typhoon Lagoon is a 61-acre themed water recreation attraction. It has it all-- slides, pools, even a shark reef!

    Find out more about Typhoon Lagoon here.


    Photo credit: ©Disney

  • Castaway Creek 3 of 15

    Guests can grab an inner tube and float away along this 2,000 foot long meandering creek. Wonderful surprises await including cool mists, waterfalls, rope bridges, and rainforest-like landscapes. Inner tubes are included with the price of admission.

    Read more about Castaway Creek right here.


    Photo credit: ©Disney

  • Crush ‘n’ Gusher 4 of 15

    For the thrill seekers in the family,  Crush 'n' Gusher, a water-coaster, uses water jets to propels guests down its flumes. 


    Photo credit: ©Disney/Diana Zalucky, photographer

  • Plank Falls 5 of 15

    This waterslide features rushing rapids pushing your raft through rocky caverns and under drenching waterfalls all while banking from side to side.

    Read more about Gang Plank Falls here.


    Photo credit: ©Disney

  • Shark Reef 6 of 15


    Cross over a manmade coral reef and snorkel in an exhilarating world featuring close up looks of leopard and bonnethead sharks, sting rays, and schools of blue tangs just like Dory from Disney•Pixar's Finding Nemo! For those who would rather see the contents of this 362,000 gallon saltwater attraction from dry ground, viewing portholes are available. All equipment for crossing into Shark Reef is included with your park admission at no additional charge.

    Read all about the Shark Reef right here.


    Photo credit: ©Disney

  • Surf Away 7 of 15


    100 wave sessions with a maximum of twenty-five guests including spectators are available to experienced riders on the world's largest outdoor wave pool before the park opens and after it closes.

    Surfing lessons from total pros dude are also available on select days.


    To make a reservation, please call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529. For more information you can send an email to or visit the website right here.


    Photo credit: ©Disney

  • Bay Slides 8 of 15

    Children under 5 feet tall have a waterslide made just for them, no big kids allowed. It gently feeds into a shallow, secluded corner of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool.

    Read more about it right here.


    Photo credit: ©Disney


  • Blizzard Beach Water Park 9 of 15

    Disney's Blizzard Beach, located in Disney's Animal Kingdom resort area between Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Disney's All-Star Resort at Buena Vista Drive/Osceola Parkway intersection, is a 66-acre themed water recreation attraction.


    Photo credit: ©Disney


  • Cross Country Creek 10 of 15

    Kick your feet up on an inner tube as you coast along this 3,000 foot long continuous, flowing lazy creek. Pass through polar caves and a lush, green forest as well as all sorts of invigorating surprises. The creek is a great way to transport yourself to other areas of Disney's Blizzard Beach.

    For more information please click here.


    Photo credit: ©Silvia Martinez/

  • Tobbogan Racers 11 of 15

    The Tobbogan Racers, with 250 feet of exhilarating slopes and dips, will thrill you as you rush down this 8-lane waterslide.


    Photo credit: ©Disney

  • Mt. Gushmore 12 of 15

    Two body slides on the top of Mt. Gushmore feature thrilling, "chilling" downhill runs at Disney's Blizzard Beach.


    Photo credit: ©Disney


  • Summit Plummet 13 of 15

    One of the world's fastest free-fall water slides reaching speeds up to 55 mph. Need I say more? For those who dare to take the 350 foot plunge, head almost straight down Summit Plummet at Disney's Blizzard Beach. 


    Photo credit: ©Disney

  • Runoff Rapids 14 of 15

    Swoosh down 600 feet of flumes pushed by runoff from Mount Gushmore on this inner-tube waterslide. Three separate and varied paths, no 2 are the same, keep the fun flowing.

    More about Runoff Rapids here.


    Photo credit: ©Disney


  • Chairlift 15 of 15

    Float above the park as you take a leisurely trip up the Green Slope near Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher, and Teamboat springs

    More about the Chairlift here.


    Photo credit: ©Silvia Martinez/


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The Water Parks of Walt Disney World


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