Up to 75 million people visit America's sunshine state every year, where temeperatures sit comfortably between 35 degrees and 40 degrees during the summer months. There's nothing better than a plunge into cool water to refresh your self on a blisteringly hot day, here are just a few of the best water sports in Florida.
We have to begin with Discovery Cove, the water park made famous for the original swimming with the dolphin experience. Visitors are able to swim with the playful bottlenose dolphins in a deep water lagoon. Afterwards you can relax and let the lazy river take you on a journey through caves and down waterfalls, meeting many tropical birds on the way. These are just two of the highlights but it hardky scratches the surface on the fun you can have at Discovery Cove. The park does have a visitors limit of 1000 people per day, so it's imperative that you get a reservation ticket prior to your visit to avoid disappointment.
Next we move on to SeaWorld, home to the giant killer whales, manta rays and the Aquatica water park. The main event at SeaWorld is the Shamu stadium, the seven-million gallon home to the killer whales. Witnessing these graceful yet powerful ocean giants performing is a sight you never forget. There are also opportunities to see dolphins and sea lions with the resort. It's latest park water park attraction, Aquatica, is the perfect place to bring children, with fairly tame slides, an interactive playground and large beach area perfect to soak up the summer sun. Those of you who were looking for thrill-seeking rides will be slightly disappointed, but the next resort will be sure to please everyone.
Finally Blizzard Beach, a Disney World water park that has been themed to look exactly like an alpine ski resort, complete with chair lifts and snowy mountain peaks; the complete opposite to the heat of Florida. Among the most popular attractions is the Summit Plummet, the USA’s tallest and fastest free falling water slide, with riders cascading 120 feet and reaching speeds in excess of 60 mph. Another hotspot is the Downhill Double Dipper, the worlds only side-by-side racing slides. Guests travel up to 25mph on twin inner tubes as they race against each other to the bottom for holiday bragging rights.
These are just a few of the water wonders of Florida, but there's many more to choose from. Look into a holiday to Florida today and see what water parks you can dive into during your stay.