This summer, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be celebrating the upcoming release of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach 2” with a daily “Teen Beach 2: Beach Party.”
The beach party takes place on the shore of the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, and features a DJ spinning retro tunes, beach-themed games, hula hoop contests and more. Actual cast members will not be in attendance.
Universal Orlando has just been on a roll with new attraction announcements and experiences, but this morning (May 28), they formally announced plans for their first water park, called Volcano Bay.
Volcano Bay’s setting is picture-perfect tropical islands formed by a massive volcano, hence the name. Universal Orlando says it will feature radically-innovative attractions and peaceful moments of relaxation in a way that they feel will change the way guests think about water theme parks.
Wet ‘n Wild Orlando water park will open a new water attraction called Aqua Drag Racer on Thursday, June 12, just in time for the 2014 summer season.
This thrill ride will send guests down six stories of enclosed braided and twisting tunnels will accelerate them into four parallel racing lanes, crossing the finish line at the end.
In celebration of the opening of the Aqua Drag Racer on June 12, 2014 the first 500 guests to enter the park on Thursday will be given a pass into the ‘fast lane’ with a one-time Express Pass wristband. The park opens to the public at 9:30am.
Wet ‘n Wild Orlando has thrilled locals and visitor alike for many years with more than fifteen themed rides and more multi-person rides than any other waterpark in Orlando. Among their most popular are The Black Hole: The Next Generation, Brain Wash, and the retro raft adventure Disco H2O.
Thrill ride fans, get ready, because Aquatica Orlando has announced their new vertical drop water ride, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, will open May 9, 2014.
This free-fall style ride is the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in the southern United States.
It is nearly 80 feet tall, and features three clear “breakaway boxes” side-by-side that will open at random, so the riders have no idea who will drop first. There is also a fourth open slide, for those that want to know when they’ll drop.
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls will be included with admission to Aquatica Orlando. From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of sister park SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando delights all ages and interests.
The video is only 10 seconds long and features a a young woman from shoulders up, arms crossed. She appears to be on a water slide and looks down. Then she suddenly falls down out of view, as if a door opened under her feet. She plummets, laughing and screaming.
The ride, which has not been named yet, will open in 2014.
Even though Legoland Florida has only been open since October 2011, it wasn’t long after that they were talking about adding on a water park for the guests as well.
The water park is located in the former spot of Cypress Gardens’ water park and features a wave pool, Build-A-Raft lazy river, tube slides, body slides and an interactive water-play structure for toddlers – DUPLO® Safari.
Legoland has set May 26, 2012, as opening day for the water park. Day guests can add on the water park for an additional $12. It is included in the all new Legoland premium pass, which includes 12 months of admission to both parks.
For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, visit Legoland.com.
It was a nice late fall day out, so my family and I went to CoCo Key Water Resort today, to check out their water park.
A while back, we had spotted them on Groupon. The offer was for day passes to their outdoor water park, so I bought 2 for us at “buy 1 get 1 free” for a day pass. We have been driving by it every Sunday on our way to church since it opened and the kids have been dying to go.
It’s nice that a hotel has realized that locals can provide revenue, too. It’s a small park, but that is not necessarily a bad thing with small kids. They have a good variety of slides for all ages. Our 6 yr old could ride all but 2 slides, and our 40″ 3 yr old could ride all but 3 slides. There are lots of slides and play things for very small kids too. And at 85 degrees, the pools were nice to just be in.
The fall/winter single day ticket price is $14.95 per ticket which makes it more affordable than other water parks. Florida resident discounts bring that price down to $9.95 per pass. But with the winter hours, I would recommend getting there as it opens.
We will go back, there is no doubt about that. But I may wait for another Groupon or other special with the winter hours (Thurs-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon-Wed). And I did not get any pictures as I was too busy playing, too.
Day passes to CoCo Key Water Resort are available based on water park capacity with certain restrictions and blackout dates. Admission to the water park is only guaranteed to guests of the resort.