Check Out Aquatica OrlandoA highlight stop for many travelers to Orlando is SeaWorld. While this park is a great place to get up close to fascinating marine creatures in abundance, it also hosts its own thrilling water park known as Aquatica Orlando. Operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Aquatica Orlando is a family-friendly water park that’s brimming over with pools, attractions, and rides to check out while you’re in town. The park’s attraction known as The Reef Plunge is a particularly appealing option as water park guests can slide down a clear tube that gives a prime view of marine creatures swimming overhead! Weightlessness can be experienced on Aquatica Orlando’s Karekare Curl while the Riptide Race gives water park-goers a chance to compete for top speeds on the slides. When you’ve had your fill of waves pools and splash pads, be sure to make time to enjoy on-site shopping and dining options at Aquatica Orlando too. Guests here will find it’s simple to let an afternoon of fun turn into a full day of water park adventures.
Experience Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water ParkTravelers making their way to Orlando are likely to have some Disney-focused fun on their must-do list. While the magic of Disney is inevitably appealing, those who love water parks as well won’t want to miss a chance to spend a day exploring Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. An ideal destination for families, Typhoon Lagoon lets visitors of all ages enjoy everything from splash pads and wave pools to lazy rivers, rides, attractions, and more! Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is open every day of the week between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm making it a convenient addition to an already packed Orlando itinerary. Customizing your time at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is made simple with options to book private beach shacks, cabanas, and umbrellas during a visit. Beach shacks can be reserved for small groups and large groups of visitors alike. While you’re reserving your cabana, go ahead and purchase an advance ticket for the water park’s after-hours glow party which is sure to thrill as well! During a water park visit this way, Typhoon Lagoon guests can make the most of incredible rides and attractions ranging from the surf pool and crush n’ gusher to the Ketchakiddee Creek area which is ideal for little ones looking to splash around. While the water-based fun is sure to delight, it’s easy to work up an appetite at Typhoon Lagoon too. Fortunately, guests will find this park has a variety of savory and sweet options to enjoy while they’re here. The Leaning Palms is a perfect option for a mouthwatering lunch while Go Slurpin’ serves up wine, beer, and handcrafted cocktails upon request. If you make time for a stop at Happy Landings Ice Cream, you and your crew can treat yourselves to cones, smoothies, and shakes galore!
Make time for Universal’s Volcano BayFor all the Disney fun that Orlando offers up, it’s just as exciting to set aside some time on the itinerary for a trip to Universal. Another highlight destination within the greater Orlando area, Universal provides guests with access to behind-the-scenes movie fun that’s one-of-a-kind. Universal is also home to Volcano Bay water park which is a delight when temperatures rise alongside the desire to find even more fun to be enjoyed! Volcano Bay is named for the artificial volcano that acts as the water park’s centerpiece, making this stop easy to identify from the moment you step through the gates. Around the center volcano, guests will find plenty to enjoy in the way of splash pads, wave pools, water cannons, water slides, lazy rivers, and more. If you’re more in the mood to sit back and watch the excitement, there are plenty of lounge areas readily available too. The park is open daily from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and options to rent private or family-focused cabanas help personalize each and every visit. Whether you purchase a pass exclusively for the park or wrap up the cost into a multi-day Universal pass, it’s well worth your time to check out while you’re in town. From the Krakatau Aqua Coaster to the tranquility of the park’s Waturi Beach—there’s no shortage of options for fun waiting to greet you here.
Enjoy Your Florida Getaway & These Water Parks in Orlando!There’s never been a better time to make the most of an incredible getaway to Orlando. When you’re looking for amazing accommodations to match that keep you close to the fun and living in style, the team at Magical Vacation Homes is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our lineup of luxurious property options available and how we can help you start planning your next trip!A brand new splash park and water slides just opened at Windsor Hills! Windsor Hills Resort, located only two miles from Walt Disney World, opened their brand new multi-million dollar water park in August 2018. This new Windsor Hills Water Park features a splash pad area and two dueling water slides! The water park area is open for all Windsor Hills Resort guests staying in a vacation rental, as well as Windsor Hills owners.
Dueling Water Slides
Resort AmenitiesIn addition to the new splash park and water slides, Windsor Hills Resort opened up a new oval hot tub for total relaxation and new expanded deck space. All of these amenities, including the Double Olympic Size Pool, Tennis Courts, Castle Playground and Community Clubhouse (including 40 person movie theater!), are included in your reservation and free to use when you stay in a Windsor Hills rental!
Stay at Windsor HillsCheck out our amazing selection of Windsor Hills Rentals, from value 2 bedroom condos to luxury 5 bedroom homes, all of them located only minutes away from Walt Disney World! Vacation Fun, pictured above, is a new 3 bedroom condo with luxury furnishings and a custom kids bedroom, starting at only $89 a night! If you’re planning your next Orlando family vacation and want to talk to someone about booking a vacation rental, our reservations team is happy to assist! Contact them by email at [email protected] or by phone at Until the next blog post, we hope you have a magical day!Soak up some famous Florida sunshine this summer in Orlando! Enjoy the beautiful sunny weather and keep cool at the same time at some of the area’s best water parks – conveniently located near our magical rental homes. Keep reading for useful info on the best water parks around. Walt Disney World is home to two award-winning Orlando water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Both offer a unique theme and exciting experiences the whole family can enjoy. reach out to our Care Team and they will happily answer any questions you may have to ensure your vacation is magical!
When traveling on a budget, we have a few tips to help you stay on track. First, we recommend planning your travels ahead of time. Typically, during the summer season, you can expect the flight prices to be high. If you can travel during the off-season, spring or fall, you can see instant savings. Secondly, decide which attractions are most important for your family to visit. If traveling with children, it is likely Walt Disney World will be first on the list. Many attractions offer special offers for Canadian guests. Walt Disney World is offering a Special Ticket Pricing from now through May 20th, 2017 for Canadian Residents. There are more attractions that offer discounts just for Canadians, such as, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, and more! We also recommend Kissimmee Guest Services to our guests looking for discounted park tickets.
When looking for accommodations, private vacation rentals offer the most for families on a budget. Vacation homes offer extra amenities, a full kitchen allowing you to prepare meals, and provides more space and privacy that you just can’t get while staying in hotels. With all of these key features, your family will save money enjoying the amenities in the home, the full kitchen allows you to prepare meals in the home so you can avoid eating out, and there is no need to reserve multiple hotel rooms to accommodate the whole family. Here at Magical Vacation Homes, we specialize in 2 to 14 vacation rentals with hotel-style amenities located just minutes away from major theme parks. Our newest villa located in Reunion Resort can accommodate up to 14 guests and was created with guest feedback in mind. Designed for Vacation is a 3,330-sq. ft. pool villa full of fun for all with theme bedrooms, a retro games room, movie room, extended deck with fire pit, and more. Save up to 40% on a last-minute getaway now through the end of May! Let us help you plan your next vacation with our reservations team available 7 days a week or check out our website with live calendars. Remember, Orlando is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world and has something for everyone to enjoy. Until the next blog post, have a magical day!In honor of the Olympic Games, head over to the Frozen Games at Blizzard Beach! Choose between Team Kristoff and Team Olaf as you take part in a snowball of fun. The games are held every day between May 27 and August 21, 2016, at Blizzard Beach. Activities include Ice Pail Relays, Slide Races, a Snowball Toss, Ski Pole Limbo and much more! The whole family will have a blast and all activities are included at no extra cost. The events start after the park opens and lasts throughout the day. Olaf and Kristoff will even host the opening and closing ceremonies and can be seen throughout the day in the park. Head over to Blizzard Beach to cool down before it’s too late! If you’re looking for just the right villa with a fun Frozen themed room, we have just the vacation home for you! Golden Bear Luxury is a brand new 5-bed villa in Reunion Resort with an amazing superhero games room, Star Wars, and Frozen custom themed bedrooms and a large pool with a spillover spa. Until the next blog post, have a magical day!Orlando has more to offer than theme parks! While vacationing in the theme park capital of the world, be sure to visit any of the awesome water parks in the area. Disney World offers two of the best water parks in Orlando, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Both parks are unique and offer guests a completely different experience. Blizzard Beach was once a ski resort that has melted into a water park wonderland. Spend the day racing down the slalom courses or enjoy riding a raft together down Teamboat Springs. Blizzard Beach is an ideal location for a day of family fun. The little ones can enjoy Tike’s Peak or Ski Patrol Training Camp featuring water fun for any height. The brave of heart can ride the chairlift up to Slush Gusher or Summit Plummet. Typhoon Lagoon is the result of a furious storm that swept Miss Tilly on top of Mount Mayday, flinging surfboards and boats throughout the park. Enjoy the island life all day in Castaway Creek or catch a big wave in the Surf Pool. Typhoon Lagoon provides guest with a truly unique experience at Shark Reef, where you snorkel alongside stingrays and sharks. Universal Studio’s currently offers Wet n Wild; however, this park will be closing at the end of December 2016. Wet n Wild offers super thrills and family fun. For big thrills, guests can choose between Aqua Drag Racer and The Storm. If you’re looking for attractions you can experience as a family, head to BlastAway Beach or Surf Lagoon. Universal Studios will be opening Volcano Bay in 2017. This water park will be an entirely immersive experience centered around big thrills and the relaxing island lifestyle. The focal point of this water park will be the life-size volcano complete with a high-speed drop slide. SeaWorld features Aquatica, a one of a kind water park merging animal encounters with a variety of water experiences ranging from thrilling water slides to relaxing rivers. Slide down Dolphin Plunge with the Commerson’s dolphins. Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is the tallest multi-drop tower in Orlando. Relax in Walkabout Waters or float along in Roa’s Rapids. You can’t go wrong choosing any of these amazing water parks. Your family is bound to have the vacation of a lifetime in sunny Orlando this summer. If you’re looking for more water fun this vacation, check out this villa that comes complete with its own private water slide! Until the next blog post, have a magical day!