Summer Fun at I-Drive's Water Parks

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
As the summer heat rises, it's the perfect time to make a splash and cool off in Orlando's top water parks!
International Drive is your go-to destination for endless summer fun, offering a variety of thrilling attractions that are fun for all ages. Whether you're seeking heart-pounding water slides, interactive animal encounters, or relaxing poolside retreats, Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood has it all. Get ready to dive into adventure as we explore the must-visit water parks to hit during your trip to I-Drive this summer.

Aquatica: Where Thrills Meet Tranquility

Aquatica was voted #1 Best Outdoor Waterpark by USA Today’s Readers' Choice Awards this year, and there’s no doubt that during your visit you’ll quickly see why.
Nestled amidst lush tropical landscapes, Aquatica is a haven for water lovers. This water park, brought to life by SeaWorld, combines exhilarating rides with serene sandy beaches and tropical lagoons. Experience the heart-pounding rush of slides like the Reef Plunge, where you'll zoom through crystal-clear tubes and encounter playful Commerson's dolphins along the way. For a more relaxing adventure, grab a tube and float along the gentle currents of Loggerhead Lane lazy river or unwind in the tranquil wave pools. Aquatica truly offers a perfect blend of thrills and tranquility for the whole family.

Discovery Cove: Unforgettable Encounters

Prepare for an extraordinary aquatic experience at Discovery Cove, where you can swim with dolphins, snorkel among vibrant coral reefs, and encounter a vast array of marine life. This all-inclusive park provides an intimate and immersive adventure, allowing you to get up close and personal with incredible creatures, while offering guests unlimited access to a fantastic selection of food and drinks to enjoy in-between adventures!
Dive into the Grand Reef and marvel at the diverse marine life as you snorkel through a colorful underwater oasis, interact with playful dolphins, relax on pristine beaches, and make new animal friends with exotic birds, sloths, and more! Whether you’re an avid adventurer or want to sit back in a cabana and enjoy all the feels of an all-inclusive resort situated in a tropical paradise - Discovery Cove promises an unforgettable water park experience that must be discovered.

CoCo Key Water Resort: Tropical Oasis Escape

Nothing says "Summer Vacation" like a stay at a hotel that doubles as a water park! Escape to the tropical paradise of CoCo Key Water Resort, where a world of water-filled fun awaits. This resort offers Orlando's only 54,000 sq. ft. canopy-covered and outdoor water park and is home to 14 water slides and 3 heated pools, offering the perfect mix of thrilling water slides, a lazy river for leisurely floats, and a unique interactive play area. Oh, and did we mention the 6,500 sq ft interactive arcade area?
Thanks to the temperature-controlled environment, you can enjoy summer fun regardless of the weather outside. Challenge your friends to a race on the Adventure River slides or bask in the sun while the little ones splash around in the shallow pool.
Fuel up and keep the fun going all day long with the delicious on-site restaurants and bars here - including a poolside tiki bar. Make yourself at home in one of their newly-renovated rooms and enjoy all that this family-favorite and budget-friendly resort has to offer. A trip to CoCo Key is sure to bring guests non-stop summer fun in a delightful tropical oasis situated in the heart of Orlando, just minutes away from some of I-Drive’s top destinations. It’s a no brainer when looking for the perfect place to stay during your family trip to Orlando this summer!

Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando: Epic Water Adventures

Imbibe all the summer feels when you embark on an epic journey at Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando's awe-inspiring water theme park. Water is life, and life is joy. That’s the philosophy at this water park - so sit back and embrace the carefree attitude the fabled Waturi islanders have embraced on their Pacific isle for centuries - and enjoy a setting where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony.
This volcanic paradise boasts a stunning 200-foot Krakatau volcano, serving as the centerpiece for thrilling water slides and attractions. Plunge into the Ko'okiri Body Plunge, a breathtaking drop slide that propels you through the heart of the volcano, or test your courage on the wild Krakatau Aqua Coaster.
With its immersive environment, exhilarating rides, and serene Waturi Beach, Volcano Bay guarantees an unforgettable adventure for thrill-seekers and relaxation enthusiasts alike.

Fun Spot America's Splash Pad: Playful Water Delights

A stop at Fun Spot America is obligatory when visiting I-Drive. Known for being a family-favorite spot to enjoy fun under the Orlando sun, this attraction has remained one of I-Drive’s most affordable and beloved attractions for the last 25 years. After you’ve had your fill of thrills at the many coasters, thrill rides, go-karts, and games here, head to their splash pad for some family-friendly water fun! Watch as your little one's imagination runs wild with whimsical water features, spray zones, and splash buckets that make this water play area so exciting. There's no doubt that the kiddos in your group will have a blast as they cool off and make new friends in this safe and entertaining environment.
A trip to Fun Spot ensures a day of endless family fun that will have your crew making joyful new memories, while their splash pad makes for the perfect spot to beat the heat while making a splash at one of Orlando’s most beloved attractions this summer!
International Drive is a paradise for water park go-ers, providing an array of thrilling and refreshing experiences to beat the summer heat.
From Aquatica's thrilling slides to Discovery Cove's immersive encounters, Coco Key Water Resort's family-friendly tropical escape, Volcano Bay's epic adventures, and Fun Spot America's Splash Pad's playful delights, there's something for everyone.
Pack your swimsuit, sunscreen, and sense of adventure, and get ready to make a splash on I-Drive this summer! For more vacation inspiration and to plan your next visit, check out our website.