Orlando water parks are superbly themed, beautifully landscaped and lots of fun. Lockers are generally available for your valuables and you can also rent towels. Check before you bring your own snorkels, flippers, masks, rafts or innertubes – some Orlando water parks prefer that you use their equipment. Coolers may be brought in, but alcohol and glass containers of any kind are prohibited. Good waterproof sun block (SPF 30) is essential and don’t forget to re-apply every hour or so. Finding ample shade at Orlando water parks can be a problem so any more than 3-4 hours might be overdoing it in the hot summer months.
Only Walt Disney World® could take a somewhat bizarre concept and make it work this well. Disney’s Blizzard Beach is billed as a rapidly melting ski resort where chair lifts and ski jumps have been put to unusual use. Guests now surf the slopes and shred the peaks on rides like Toboggan Racer, where they fly headfirst down the side of Mount Gushmore.