It’s no surprise that Orlando can get some pretty hot weather. Thankfully, Walt Disney World guests have a variety of options when they want to add some water fun to their vacation! Here are our favorite places in Walt Disney World to get wet.
1. Splash Mountain
One of the most popular ways to get wet at Walt Disney World is on the iconic attraction Splash Mountain. You never know how wet you’ll get on this ride, as it depends on where you’re sitting and how the boat is weighted, but it is possible to get pretty drenched. In addition to the big drop, there are also water cannons operated by guests above the ride, so there are plenty of opportunities to get wet!
2. Jumping Fountains Epcot
There aren’t any obvious places to get wet at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. But if you feel like some fountain fun, head over to Imagination, where you’ll find the famous “jumping fountains”. Here, you can surprise first-time visitors by having water magically jump over their heads. You can touch the water as it jumps from fountain to fountain – but maybe put your camera and phone away first, just in case you miscalculate!
3. Kali River Rapids
We’ve emerged from Kali River Rapids looking – and feeling – like we just got out of a pool. So you will definitely get wet on this ride – it’s just a question of how much! This is a pretty tame ride, as it’s really a glorified lazy river ride, and it’s therefore great for families with kids of all ages. And because Animal Kingdom is the hottest of Disney parks, this attraction is a hit with guests on hot days!
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4. Resort Pool
Our absolute favorite place to get wet at Walt Disney World is our resort’s pool(s)! No matter where you’re staying, there’s a themed pool complex, and usually smaller scattered pools, to enjoy daily. And even better, these pools are heated so that even if the temperature drops, you’ll still be able to have a great time in the water.
5. Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
If you’re looking to make a splash in the Magic Kingdom and you’ve already been on Splash Mountain, head to Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station, near the train station in Storybook Circus. Its theme is based on the train in Dumbo, and it’s a fun water zone where kids can cool off and get wet with various animals that spray water. We love that there’s no height restriction, meaning that even adults can enjoy the fun!
6. Spitting Camels
If you’ve ever walked by Aladdin’s Carpet Ride in Adventureland and been hit by a surprise stream of water from the spitting camel, you’ll know all about this fun spot to get wet! The camel is huge and audio-animatronic, and despite rumors about hidden cast members targeting guests with remote controls, its spitting is not controlled by anyone – it’s automatic. So if you’re in the mood to get wet – or if you want to play “dodge the camel spit” – head to Adventureland.
7. Splash Pad at Disney Springs
There’s a big splash pad with jumping water streams near Goofy’s Candy Co. in Disney Springs. It’ll keep kids busy for ages, but a word of warning – they will definitely get wet, probably very wet! The streams are random, so unsuspecting guests can easily get caught in them. Which can, of course, be exactly what you want on a hot Florida day! You may want to bring a change of clothes, though.
If you’re looking for some lighter water experiences in the park that don’t require a change of clothes, there’s something for you, too! There are several attractions in Walt Disney World that involve a small spritz of water, including Mickey’s PhilharMagic in the Magic Kingdom, and It’s Tough to Be a Bug in Animal Kingdom. No swimsuit required here, but you’ll get a refreshing burst of water.
9. Water Parks
Some guests aren’t aware that in addition to the main four theme parks, Walt Disney World also has two water parks. Typhoon Lagoon is themed as a tropical paradise, while at Blizzard Beach, it’s always winter, and the water rides are part of a ski resort. Both water parks provide a day full of water fun for those who want more than just a quick splash at one of the main theme parks!