Top Water Rides at Disney World: Must-Do Splash Adventures for All Ages

If you are looking 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 Walt Disney World Parks guests will be able to cool off and have fun with their family.

Walt Disney World is home to the most popular attractions in the world and some of those attractions are water rides.

Mention of water rides invokes two different reactions. One is excited and can’t wait to ride. The other is dread and wanting to avoid.

Thankfully the Disney Parks offer a wide range of water attractions that go from soaked to a light mist that is great for all ages visiting Disney World.

In this article I am sharing my favorite water rides at Disney World as well as tips for including them in your visit to the parks.

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Jungle Cruise is on water but you will not get wet.

Water Rides at Disney Parks

There are 4 main theme parks at Disney World as well as 2 water parks. With a total of 13 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.

I did not list them in the below list because they have multiple water rides. Read this post about the best rides at Typhoon Lagoon.

Summer at Disney can get hot! These attractions and water parks are a great addition to your vacation during the summer months.

Overview of Walt Disney World Water Rides

  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Magic Kingdom, No height requirement)
  • Jungle Cruise (Magic Kingdom, No height requirement)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Magic Kingdom, No height requirement)
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (Magic Kingdom, 40″ height requirement)Opening June 28th
  • Liberty Square Riverboat (Magic Kingdom, No height requirement)
  • it’s a small world (Magic Kingdom, No height requirement)
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Zone (Magic Kingdom, No height requirement)
  • Living with the Land (Epcot, No Heigh Requirement)
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros (Epcot, No Height Requirement)
  • Frozen Ever After (Epcot, No Height Requirement)
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana (Epcot, No Height Requirement)
  • Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom, 38″ height requirement)
  • Na’vi River Adventure (Animal Kingdom, No height requirement)
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Living with the Land is a boat ride that takes you through a greenhouse.

Best Water Ride at Disney World

My favorite water ride at Disney World has always been Splash Mountain. Now that Splash Mountain has been reimagined as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure I think it will still stand strong as the best.

It is the perfect mix of storytelling and thrills. You get wet but not totally ruin your day soaked. It is a great water attraction worth including in your visit to the parks.

Water Rides in Magic Kingdom

There are three attractions you will get wet on at the Magic Kingdom. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Casey Jr. Splash “N’ Soak Zone.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure 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 want to stay dry consider wearing a poncho for your ride.

Pirates of the Caribbean is not a water ride but I have gotten a bit wet on my bottom after riding so I wanted to include it. It is an indoor boat ride with small drops. Occasionally you will get a bit wet but not soaked on this ride.

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 “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.

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Casey Jr Splash Area

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 and at the Moana attraction.

Epcot has 3 boat ride attractions that guests can enjoy. Frozen Ever After, Living with the Land and The Gran Fiesta tour are boat ride experiences 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.

The newest water attraction at Epcot is Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. This is a self-guided exploration trail with interactive water elements. There are wet and dry paths at this attraction.

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The Gran Fiesta tour is perfect for all ages.

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 Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom’s water attractions have 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.

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Na’vi River Adventure at Animal Kingdom is a boat ride for all ages.

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.

Resort Pools

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. Art of Animation has a fun splash area for kids.

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!

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