The new LEGOLAND Florida Water Park is a combination of some of Cypress Gardens’s original Splash Island water park rides plus new rides similar to those found in LEGOLAND’s California water park.
Like Splash Island before it, the LEGOLAND Water Park was a seasonal water park and was open every day from spring through to the autumn (fall). From 2020, LEGOLAND are now heating the water seasonally which has extended the opening season.
In 2020 it opens from February 15 right through to December 31 but is closed on some Wednesdays from September 16 to December 9. Opening hours vary by date but the water park typically opens at either 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. each day.
Entrance to the water park is from the existing LEGOLAND Florida park and can only be accessed as an add-on to the normal theme park admission, you cannot purchase a Water Park ticket only.
LEGOLAND Water Park Rides & Attractions
The LEGOLAND Water Park contains the following rides and attractions:
Splash Out is a 60 foot drop tube/slide ride with its three unique slides. Minimum rider height is 48 inches. It was originally called VooDoo Plunge when it was part of the original Splash Island.
Twin Chasers is based on the original Splash Island duelling 375 feet Tonga Tubes. Minimum rider height is 42 inches.
Joker Soaker is an interactive adventure play area and pool with its 300 gallon soaker bucket. It was originally called Polynesian Adventure when part of Splash Island.
The Imagination Station
At The Imagination Station kids can experiment and play with flowing water by building bridges and dams out of DUPLO bricks.
The LEGO Wave Pool
The LEGO Wave Pool has gentle waves and provides zero-entry access so everyone can enjoy it.
The Build-A-Raft River features see-through single and double tube rafts with oversized LEGO blocks that float to allow guests to customise their ride down the 1,000 foot (300 m) lazy river. The whole area has been themed with LEGO models and vegetation.
DUPLO Splash Safari
The DUPLO Splash Safari is especially for toddlers (kids aged 6 and under) and features a shallow pool, smaller slides, shading and giant DUPLO animals. Children must be able to walk unassisted and sit upright to ride down the slides. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The Build-a-Boat attraction was new for the 2016 season at the Creative Cove situated between the Wave Pool and Build-a-Raft River. At Build-a-Boat, young guests can build and then race LEGO watercraft in a themed setting based on the LEGO City Coast Guard building sets.
Dining and Merchandise
There are additional dining options and free Wi-Fi throughout the water park.
If you are feeling hungry then there is the Beach-n-Brick Grill serving burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders and salads and Beach Street Tacos offering several different cantina-style tacos with tortilla crisps.
You can also buy a range of swimwear and footwear at the Surf Shop.
If you are looking for a bit of private space then the LEGOLAND Water Park offers cabanas in two different locations for daily rental.
Each comes with two souvenir towels, a personal locker, a mini-fridge stocked with 10 bottles of water, two beach recliners, two chairs and access to your very own cabana host.
The five DUPLO Splash Cabanas are located near the Beach & Brick Grill and Build-a-Raft Lazy River and offer the most privacy.
The ten Joker Soaker Cabanas offer great access to the Joker Soaker, LEGO Wave Pool, Twin Chasers slides and restrooms.
Price for the DUPLO Splash Cabanas is from $99.00 per day and $109.00 per day for the Joker Soaker Cabanas. All prices are plus tax.
History of LEGOLAND Florida Water Park
By starting with the existing Cypress Gardens Splash Island, which LEGOLAND Florida purchased in 2010, LEGOLAND was able to renovate, enhance and re-theme the water park in double quick time and it opened in time for the 2012 summer season.