For the perfect Orlando vacation, just add water! A visit to the water park is a great way to cool off from the Florida heat. While there are several stand-alone water parks in Orlando, including inflatable water parks, many Central Florida resorts also have water parks on site, so guests can enjoy a day of aquatic fun without having to leave the hotel. We've rounded up some of the best Orlando hotels and resorts with water parks. Whether you want the thrill of waterslides or prefer just to relax in a lazy river, these hotels and resorts make it easy for families to have fun in the Florida sun.
Visitors can also cool off with a dip in one of Orlando's many natural springs or take little ones to a local splash pad. Find more fun places to visit in Florida with our Family Travel Guide.
Top 10 Hotel and Resort Water Parks Near Orlando
The highlight of this Orlando hotel is a 54,000-square-foot, canopy-covered water park. It boasts 14 water slides, including a 60-foot twisting slide known as The Boomerango as well as four heated pools and a shallow water play area for little ones. After splashing in the water park, guests can cool off in the large arcade or eat at one of the three onsite restaurants. Water park admission for four people is included in the resort fee when booking.
Climb the mast of a life-size shipwreck at Stormalong Bay, Disney’s Beach Club Resort’s three-acre beachside water park. It also features a sand-bottomed pool, 230-foot waterslide, lazy river, and a children’s shipwreck pool with mini waterslide. Outside of the water park, there are three Disney-themed pools at the resort. Guests can rent a motor boat, catch a movie under the stars, or take an excursion to Disney’s nearby miniature golf courses.
Walk out of your hotel room straight into this tropical-themed water park, available to hotel guests only. Climb the 30-foot tower and plunge down one of three water slides, ride a tube through the lazy river, or relax in the lounge pool. Kids will love the water play zone with interactive elements and slides, and the youngest guests can enjoy a splash pad tot spot. The hotel also has a theater for movie nights, an arcade and a playground. The waterpark is open Wednesday-Sunday; the resort is open with limited amenities Monday and Tuesday.
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Relax along the lazy river at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando.
Located within Walt Disney World Resort, this lakeside hotel has a five-acre water park with interactive fountains, water slides, splash zones, lazy river, and family pool. Dry off with a game of beach volleyball or enjoy indoor fun at The Hideout, a kids hangout with video games, billiards, and interactive touch-screen tables.
Gaylord Palms Resort is full of aquatic fun.
Cypress Springs Water Park is exclusive to Gaylord Palms guests and includes a multilevel treehouse water playground, racing slides, Florida Free Fall drop slide, surfing simulator and a zero-entry pool. Crystal River Rapids allows guests to glide through speeding currents and under caves and waterfalls, with alcoves to stop and relax. In addition to the water park, Gaylord Palms offers a large array of amenities for guests to enjoy, including seasonal-themed attractions and activities, several on-site restaurants, gator feeding, an arcade, Adventure Kids activities, and a beautiful atrium.
Guests who stay at The Grove Resort Orlando get free entry to the onsite Surfari Water Park. Catch a wave on the surf simulator, race down dual water slides, or float around the 695-foot lazy river. There is also a zero-entry pool as well as a kids play area with water slides, water spouts, and a wading pool. In addition to the water park, guests can enjoy water sports and fishing on the resort’s Lake Austin, as well as a family fun center with arcade and glow-in-the-dark mini-golf.
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Thrill to the four-story water tower at Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites.
This all-suite resort has a large water wonderland complete with an Olympic-sized pool, fast flume slides, a toddler splash pad and a four-story water tower. The resort also features poolside entertainment, family activities, an arcade, 4D movie theater, laser challenge, food court, and onsite restaurant. Plus, kids 11 and younger eat free for breakfast and dinner.
Race to the bottom at Margaritaville Resort.
This island-inspired resort features a full water park and entertainment district (Promenade at Sunset Walk) within walking distance. Island H2O Live is a high-tech water park, where guests can customize their rides with music and lighting, all through their wristbands. These interactive wristbands also allow guests to earn points toward food and merchandise discounts through games and experiences. The water park features body and tube slides, giant raft rides, an interactive kids splash zone, lazy river, and wave pool.
The water park oasis at Orlando World Center Marriott is complete with three multi-rider water slides, a 575-foot-long lazy river, a kids water playground, waterfalls and a zero-entry pool. Regular poolside programming includes aqua Zumba lessons, movie nights, Gatorland visits, nightly poolside laser shows, and more.
This upscale destination resort boasts a five-acre onsite water park, complete with a lazy river, waterslide, pool games, cabanas, poolside dining, and an aqua playground with rope bridges, water cannons, and multiple flume slides. Guests who book directly through the resort have access to the water park for the duration of their stay. Other amenities include golf, six restaurants, foot golf, mini golf, two playground areas, 10 swimming pools, tennis courts, and bike rentals.
Unless otherwise noted, photos courtesy of the hotels and resorts.