There are plenty of ways to cool off in Walt Disney World, but if you’re the Tower of Terror/Space Mountain/Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster type, then you’ll want to make your water park destination Blizzard Beach. It delivers some of the best thrills (and chills, lol, get it?) of any of the WDW water parks.
Some of the park’s more adrenaline-pumping slides are atop Mount Gushmore, which is best reached by chairlift. Once you’re at the top, there’s no chickening out. The only way down is to take a slide. (Or you can walk down, if you want to be technical, but that’s no fun.) Since you’re up there, you might as well face your fears and go for the Summit Plummet.
As one of the world’s tallest and fastest free-fall body slides, it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s 12 stories tall and sends you down a nearly vertical drop at speeds that can reach 60 MPH. You’ll plunge into a tunnel (designed to look like a ski jump…seriously, thank God this isn’t actually a ski jump slide because that would be TERRIFYING.) Once you’re done with the ride (and after you catch your breath again) check out your top speed, which will be displayed on the digital clock at the bottom.
For a different (but equally thrilling) slide experience, check out the Slusher Gusher, which has several drops that allow for maximum airtime. The park is also home to the world’s longest group white-water raft ride, Teamboat Springs, which is an epic 1,400-foot-long slide that takes a raft full of adventurers down waterfalls and rushing around twists and turns. There are shorter and less intense (but still fun!) slides, along with children’s attractions, a wave pool, a lazy river, and more.