If you want to get soaked or enjoy a peaceful boat ride these water rides at Disney World are for you! With different water attractions at all of the Disney World Parks guests will be able to cool off from the Florida heat.
A trip to Walt Disney World wouldn’t be the same without spending time riding all the attractions.
Disney World has some of the most fun rides at any theme park, and the Disney World water rides are a great addition to your day at the parks.
The water attractions at Disney World are great for thrill seekers or young children (or adults) looking for a calm boat ride. When you are planning your Disney World vacation be sure to include these rides in your day.
Water Rides at Disney Parks
There are 4 main theme parks at Disney World as well as 2 water parks. With a total of 12 water rides there is something the whole family will enjoy ranging from just a little mist to soaked.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park are the Disney water parks. They require their own admission tickets to visit. Read this post about the best rides at Typhoon Lagoon.
List of Walt Disney World Water Rides
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Magic Kingdom)
- Jungle Cruise (Magic Kingdom)
- Pirates of the Caribbean (Magic Kingdom)
- Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
- Liberty Square Riverboat (Magic Kingdom)
- it’s a small world (Magic Kingdom)
- Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Zone (Magic Kingdom)
- Living with the Land (Epcot)
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros (Epcot)
- Frozen Ever After (Epcot)
- Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom)
- Na’vi River Adventure (Animal Kingdom)
Water Rides at Magic Kingdom
There are two attractions you will get wet on at the Magic Kingdom. Splash Mountain and Casey Jr. Splash “N’ Soak Zone.
Splash Mountain is a log flume ride that ends with a 40 ft big drop. It is a really fun attraction but be prepared to get wet. If you don’t want to get soak consider wearing a poncho when you ride.
Splash Mountain is set to have a full refurbishment to be reimagined with The Princess and the Frog characters.
Disney World has announced the last day to ride Splash Mountain will be January 22, 2023. It will reopen at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in 2024.
Splash Mountain is probably my favorite Disney World water ride and I am very excited for the upcoming refurbishment.
Casey Jr. Splash ‘n’ Soak Zone is a splash area for kids. When my kids were small they would run around playing in the water spouts. This got them soaked. If you plan to visit be sure to pack a change of clothes.
The other water rides at Magic Kingdom are Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a small world, Jungle Cruise, Liberty Square River Boat and Aladdin’s Magic Carpets.
They are all boat rides that guests will not get wet on. The exception is Pirates of the Caribbean that has a small drop at the start of the ride.
You will not get soaked on this ride and are usually dry by the end of the attraction.
Aladdin’s Magic Carpet is not a water ride but the camels surrounding the attraction do squirt water at you throughout the ride.
Water Rides at Epcot
Epcot does not have any water rides that will get you soaked unless you walk through the spray areas that are throughout the park.
Epcot has 3 boat ride attractions that guests can enjoy. Living with the Land and The Gran Fiesta tour are a gentle boat ride experience for all ages.
The Gran Fiesta tour is located in the Mexico Pavilion. Living with the Land is in the World Nature area of the park. They are both slow boat rides that are a great way for all ages to ride together.
Frozen Ever After has small drops that may splash you a bit but you will not be soaked leaving this attraction.
Water Rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios does not have any water attractions at the park. They do have Muppets 3D where you might get squirted during the show but nothing that is considered a water ride.
At the For the First Time in Forever: Frozen Sing-A-Long show it snows and that can cool you off if you are looking to escape the heat.
Water Rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom’s water attraction has the potential to get you the most soaked out of all of the Disney World water rides.
Kali River Rapids is a river rapids raft ride. Be prepared to get soaked.
I suggest packing a change of clothes and renting a locker if you ride this attraction and plan to spend the rest of your day at Animal Kingdom.
Na’vi River Adventure is a boat ride river journey into Pandora: The World of Avatar area. Guests will not get wet on this low thrill boat attraction.
Water Rides Outside the Theme Parks
There are a few other places you can cool off at Disney World that aren’t at the theme parks.
Disney Springs Spray Area
Disney Springs is the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at Walt Disney World. They have a large spray area outside the Once Upon a Toy shop. This isn’t a large area but kids will love running through the sprayers.
If you are planning a non-park day you should plan time to check out your resort pool. The resorts are a great place to cool off and the pools are usually not busy during the day.
Most resorts have splash areas and pools that are great for families. If you are staying at a Moderate or Deluxe resort you will have a water slide and extra pool features.
We love including water attractions in our Disney trips. Especially if you are planning a summer visit to Disney World. The water rides at Disney World can be a great addition to you theme park day!
Leah has been traveling with her family of 5 since 2012 and sharing her expertise on planning family vacations and visiting theme parks since 2016. Leah has been featured in Visit Rochester, Undercover Tourist, and Home Publications. She has worked with brands like Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Hersheypark, Toyota, and various Tourism boards and destinations. Leah creates family travel itineraries based on real trip experiences with her family. Her guides and tips help others plan great family vacations. Learn more about Leah and Five for the Road.