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Waterparks and watersports

For visitors new to the Florida area, the state’s all year sub-tropical climate with temperatures ranging from the mid eighties to over one hundred degrees Fahrenheit can take some getting used to especially during the summer months which are very hot and humid. If you do not like the ideal of this intense heat then you may prefer to visit during the winter months which tend to be warm and dry, however if you are in the area during the hotter months of the year then you may be interested in attractions and activities that will help cool you down.

typhoon-lagoonOrlando’s Magic Kingdom offers a variety of different attractions within its grounds including Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park with exhilarating water slides, and play area for smaller children so the whole family can enjoy a fantastic day of fun in the sun! From snorkeling among tropical fish, stingrays and even sharks in the coral reef area to plunging down rapids on a crazy raft ride or being hurled off your surf board by an epic typhoon in the giant wave pool, this park is definitely for the more energetic family members with a taste for adventure. If all the water-orientated activities here are not enough to cool you down from the heat of the Florida sun, then how about a visit to Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park which offers similar activities but with a frosty twist. This park is situated on what used to be a ski-resort that has melted into a very wet wonderland with slushy slopes for you to slide down, where the aptly named Mount Gushmore promises one of the highest waterslides in the world, which is also one of the fastest so speed freaks and adrenaline junkies take note! That may all that sound a bit hectic for you if you are seeking more relaxing pursuits, so why not opt to float leisurely down a tranquil river or relax on one of the sandy beach areas instead while the little kids splash around in their own designated water play area with a snow-castle fountain and miniature waterslides.

mccormicksFor those of you who are looking for more adult-orientated activities in the area then why not visit McCormick’s Water-ski Wakeboard and Cable Park which is just 11 miles west of Plant City in Seffner. The park offers two cables – the main one and its smaller counterpart, affectionately known as Lil Bro – and these operate on the park’s manmade lake. The larger cable has the capacity to hold five riders at a time and operates in a clockwise direction while the smaller version is for single riders and is ideally suited for younger and less experienced participants. Standard hourly rates start around $25 with excellent concessions for multiple hours and a very reasonable $48 daily rate. Helmets, wakeboards, wake skates, life jackets and other equipment are available to rent at McCormick’s Pro Shop and are also priced by the hours. Additionally the park offers a boating lake with various activities supported by brand new Nautique crafts and lessons can be booked too with the park’s qualified instructors from around $48 an hour.

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