When we take our kids to Orlando for a week at Disney World, we break up that time with a visit to a water park. It's a great way to unwind, relax, and beat that Florida heat into submission.
More often than not, the water parks at Disney World don't get the recognition they rightly deserve and the best part is you can't pick the wrong one as they both have so much to offer.
From giant wave pools that offer surf lessons prior to the park opening to incredibly tasty food and of course water slides, you can't beat a trip a Disney Water Park during the week to give yourself a much-needed break.
Currently, Blizzard Beach is undergoing changes and is closed. It should be back up and running next year. When it is, it boasts 66 acres of water filled fun and one of the world's tallest and steepest slides atop Mt. Gushmore.
I won't lie, the slide is a little intimidating and the drop is no joke but aside from the atomic wedgie, it's a great accomplishment to say you conquered it.
The park is themed as a park that was hit by a massive blizzard and from melting snowman sculptures to the entire parks decorations, you are in a wintery wonderland where even the music reminds you that at Blizzard Beach, you are not in Florida anymore!
Over at Typhoon Lagoon, which is open, you can take in the slides in a massive park that has just been destroyed by a typhoon. The park is 56 acres coming in less than Blizzard but still has quite a few quality slides, a long lazy river that wraps the park, and of course, food!