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Five Cool Water Slides at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on July 19th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


How has your family been beating the heat this summer? One of my favorite ways to cool off is to head to a Disney water park for some fun. (And okay, the snacks may be a draw to our water parks, too, with yummy treats like the Sand Pail at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, which I’m determined to try before summer is out!).

Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

One thing is true about our water parks and even our resort pools: They have amazing water slides. Whether it’s speed you seek, or creative theming, be sure to check these out on your next trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

  1. Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park – If it’s speed you seek, check out Summit Plummet, which stands 120 feet tall and offers speeds of up to 55 mph, making it one of the world’s fastest free-fall water slides.
  2. Crush ‘N’ Gusher at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – This “water-coaster” pushes rafts uphill using powerful water jets. And, yes, multiple family members can ride at one time.
  3. Jaguar slide at The Lost City of Cibola Pool, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – The Dig Site’s slide made my list from the sheer fact that guests get to slide alongside the pool’s 50-foot Pyramid of the Sun. You can’t ask for better surroundings!
  4. The Flying Jib slide at Stormalong Bay, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts – As if the sand-bottom Stormalong Bay pool wasn’t fun enough, check out the pool’s shipwreck slide. What amazing theming!
  5. Nanea Volcano Pool slide at Disney’s Polynesian Resort – And speaking of theming, where else but at Disney’s Polynesian Resort can you slide through a volcano but at the Nanea Volcano Pool? Very cool.

Do you have a favorite water slide at Disney Parks? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Lee on July 19th, 2013 at 9:15 am

Crush “N” Gusher is one of the best water rides I have been on. Two tumbs up.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on July 19th, 2013 at 10:23 am

:)

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Matthew on July 19th, 2013 at 9:27 am

Four of those definitely belong on this list. (I’ve never stayed at Polynesian so I can’t vouch for that slide).

I’d also add the Sandcastle slide at Old Key West. When I was growing up that was my parents’ home resort so when after all those years of a slide-less main pool they finally added one, it was very exciting. It’s a pretty great one too.

Also, the Keister Coaster at Boardwalk is great as long as you’re not terrified of clowns.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on July 19th, 2013 at 10:22 am

Keister Coaster is very cute.

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Arthur from NY on July 19th, 2013 at 10:34 am

Slush Gusher – the one in the picture – is not only my favorite slide, but my favorite thing to do at WDW. If you lean back and get enough momentum, you will get air, especially on the second dip. Never fails to get me laughing, and I’ve gone down dozens of times.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on July 19th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Sounds like you’re quite the expert!

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Jaime on July 19th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I would LOVE to try out all the slides at the hotels to see which one is the best. We have enjoyed POR, AKL and YC/BC. We did stay at CS one year but unfortunately didnt make it to the main pool. Also the one at the Disneyland hotel is pretty amazing. Just let me know when you’d like me to give it a go! ;)

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Trevor on July 20th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

So glad you threw in the Nanea Volcano slide :) One of my favorite things to do at the Polynesian, other than looking at the scenery .

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Ken from OH on July 21st, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I and my grandchildren love the Jaguar slide at the Coronado Springs Resort. We stay at Coronado each time we go mostly because we love the Jaguar slide.

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Friend on July 22nd, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I have not been to Disney World since 1991 and River Country was my favorite for sure along with Fort Wilderness Camp Ground and Pioneer Hall.

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Peter on July 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Watching my kids slide down the jib at stormalong bay from a private hot tub was Awesome…BUT beating the system at Summit Plummet was a highlight of my life and my speed on that infamous day (68 mph maybe)has increased dramatically since it actually happened(maybe 85 mph). HEY, who’s telling this story anyway

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