Island H2O Water Park Named USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Winner

First-Time Win for Central Florida's Newest Water Park

Island Water Park Aerial

Island H2O Water Park in Kissimmee, Florida, was named the No. 6 Best Outdoor Water Park in the country in USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice 2021.

The nomination was made by an expert panel with a list of 20 outdoor water park nominees for the public to vote for over a four-week time period.  

The panel consisted of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site's uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields — and their cities — but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. 

Island H2O is Central Florida's newest water park and opened in 2019. This is the park's first time being named on USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.  

"We're pleased to announce that Island H2O Water Park made the Top 10Best Outdoor Waterparks," said Jim Kunau, General Manager at Island H2O Water Park. "It was a thrill to win and it is an even bigger honor to be nominated by this panel and have the public vote for us. We're are very grateful to everyone who voted for us and hope those who've yet to experience the thrills and attractions here will have a chance to visit us soon."

Island H2O Water Park features a lazy river, wave pool, adults only pool, area for kids, family interactive zone, body slides, mat racers, tube slide and raft rides for the whole family. The park is designed to enable guests to customize their experience by selecting music and lighting on a number of rides using a state-of-the-art RFID wristband system. Guests can also earn points to redeem for food and merchandise in the park. Amenities include complimentary tubes and life jackets, cabana rentals, retail gift shop, food, and bar. The park's 2021 season runs through Nov. 28.

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Source: Island H2O Water Park