Whether you’re a water park enthusiast or simply need to cool off on a hot summer day, Anaheim boasts plenty of options for both indoor and outdoor water parks. Offering a variety of thrilling water rides and attractions, as well as luxurious accommodations, Orange County is the place to be this season.
Splash Around Anaheim and Orange County’s Best Water Parks
Perfect for the whole family, the Great Wolf Lodge features an indoor water park with over a dozen water attractions, including a four-story treehouse water fort, a lazy river, and a wave pool. The hotel also offers spacious family suites, themed restaurants, a kids' spa, and a variety of entertainment options, including an interactive adventure game.
Located in San Dimas, just a short drive from Orange County, Raging Waters features over 50 acres of water rides and attractions, including the 42-foot-tall Aqua Rocket, the six-story-tall Dragon's Den, the 1,200-foot-long Amazon Adventure, a wave pool, and a lazy river. The park also offers private cabanas, food and beverage options, so you can rest and refuel between rides.
Knott's Soak City is a popular destination for families and thrill-seekers alike, featuring over 20 water rides and attractions, including the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay, the six-story-tall Pacific Spin, and the 1,600-foot-long Sunset River. The park also offers private cabanas, food and beverage options, and a variety of special events throughout the season.
Just a short drive from Orange County, you will find Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center. Featuring a variety of water rides and attractions, including the 400-foot-long Lazy River, the six-story-tall Buccaneer Bay, and the four-story-tall Twister, the park is a must-visit. It also offers private cabanas, food and beverage options, and a variety of special events throughout the season.
Orange County Hotels with Water Activities and Attractions
The Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground just minutes from Disneyland® Resort has been one of the most popular Anaheim hotels for over 50 years, and it’s no surprise why. The hotel’s pirate-themed water playground “Castaway Cove” features a 30-foot pirate ship with a 200-gallon drench bucket, water cannons, slides, a cargo net climb, a toddler’s pool, a fountain play area and more.
Splash your worries away at Surfside Waterpark in The Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim. Located on the second-story Observation Deck, it is the largest hotel water park outside the Disney hotels. Explore 20,000 square feet of slides, pools, fountains and more. Climb 30 feet to reach the top of the Courtyard Coaster and Anaheim Accelerator slides or take it easy on the Gremmie slides for the little ones. And when you want to beat the heat, don’t miss the 400-gallon Drench Bucket.
Dive into some fun at the Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort which features a 30,000-square-foot water park on-site with two water slides, a splash pad, water jets and an outdoor movie wall for poolside watch parties.
The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel is located in Huntington Beach and features two pools. The Huntington Tower Pool offers everything needed to embrace the Southern California vibes including gorgeous ocean views, a hot tub, and poolside cabanas for a relaxing time. Meanwhile, at the Driftwood Beach Club, guests can go down one of the two water slides and enjoy a night by the private fire pits nestled on the hotel’s own sandy beach.
No matter which water park or water park hotel you choose in Orange County, you're sure to have a fun and memorable experience. Just be sure to pack sunscreen and plenty of water to stay hydrated!