Central Florida has been having record high summer temperatures this year, which makes water rides and water parks look very attraction. Walt Disney World incorporates water into many of its rides and attractions. Here are some fun facts on what they do and how much liquid it takes:
-1,350 gallons per minute – that’s what each jet nozzle puts out to propel riders of Crush ‘n’ Gusher, the white-knuckle “water coaster” at Typhoon Lagoon water park.
120 feet high and 60 miles per hour – those are the critical numbers for Blizzard Beach water park’s Summit Plummet, one of the world’s tallest and fastest water park speed slides.
-500-plus – that’s the number of watercraft in the largest rental fleet in the world – of Sea Raycers, canopy boats, float boats, jet boats, sailboats, rowing boats, pedal boats and canoes.
-52 – that’s the number of feet of luxurious yacht in Grand 1, available for charter cruises on Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. The captain and first mate welcome aboard private parties of up to 18 people at the Grand Floridian Marina.
-600 – that’s the number of guests who can ride aboard the largest of the water launches that are part of the Walt Disney World transportation system: Three 600-passenger ferry boats ply the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon between Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
9 – that’s the number of theme park attractions for which guests board boats for a floating adventure: Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, Liberty Square Riverboat, it’s a small world, Norway’s Maelstrom, Living With the Land, El Rio del Tiempo (River of Time), and Kali River Rapids. Also notable: a raft ride across the Rivers of America to Tom Sawyer Island, and the flying pirate ships of Peter Pan’s Flight.
Here are more attractions either feature water or a wet theme:
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour (Catastrophe Canyon as a flash flood)
Fantasmic!” (there are dancing fountains, water screens and characters on watercraft)
Jim Henson’s Muppet*Vision 3-D” (surprise special effects)
Voyage of the Little Mermaid” (much of the story takes place “Under the Sea”)
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” (a jet ski theme)
Fountain of Nations” (dramatic, computer-choreographed water ballet with music in Innoventions Plaza at Epcot)
The Seas with Nemo & Friends (there are 5.7 million gallons of water, making it one of the largest man-made ocean environments in the world)
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” (there are fireworks and fountains in this show on the 36.9-acre World Showcase Lagoon)
Imagination! fountains (quirky fountains in the plaza entertain guests with spurts and streams)
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (the spitting camel may get you wet)
Journey Into Imagination with Figment (look for the bathroom fixtures installed on the ceiling)
The Great Movie Ride (Gene Kelly starts in “Singin’ in the Rain”)
The Enchanted Tiki Room–Under New Management (there is a tropical storm finale)