Five Fun Hotel Water Parks in Anaheim & Garden Grove


August 24, 2016

One of the biggest perks of year-round sunshine and temperate weather is that you get to enjoy “summertime” outdoor activities no matter the season – like water parks. Anaheim and Garden Grove hotels have also made it easy to splash and slide by building epic water parks on their properties. From sky-high water slides, wave pools, surf simulators and poolside entertainment — here are five hotel water parks that you need to dive into during your next visit to Anaheim and Garden Grove. 

Five Fun Hotel Water Parks in Anaheim

& Garden Grove

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

1420 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

A short 5-minute walk from the Disneyland® Resort, the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance’s exciting “Surfside Waterpark” makes this hotel a top pick for families looking for adventure in and out of the theme parks. Hotel guests can explore six water slides, a 400-gallon drench bucket, water cannons, a children's pool, 42-foot lap pool and 15-person hot tub. Surf’s up!

Disneyland Hotel

1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

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You’re in for a magical treat when you stay at the orginal Disneyland Hotel. As part of the recent hotel renovation, the pool has expanded with a few new features and amenities. The Monorail Pool and water play area are whimsical yet retro. 'Disneyland' is spelled out in familiar blocks atop a platform supporting two thrilling water slides that plunge into splash pools. For younger guests, there is a two-lane mini slide as well as a series of small bubble jets in which to play. The D-Ticket and E-Ticket pools are a great option for a more serene aquatic experience or there are two hot tubs (Mickey and Minnie) where you can unwind and lounge your day away. For the ultimate experience, guests can rent a private cabana and enjoy food and beverage service at the pools from the on-site restaurants.

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

1380 S. Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802

Castaway Cove, the watery pirate playground is a kid's paradise and a perfect respite during a busy park day. Toddlers will love Speedy's Sprayground, a fountain splash pad featuring Speedy the friendly turtle. Looking for some action? No problem! There are also four mini-water cannons, a water curtain, two water umbrellas and a children's wading pool with a beach-style entry. If you are looking for some peace and quite, be sure to find the garden pool, a secluded swimming pool surrounded by gardens and mature trees. Make sure to wind down your day with a dip in the whirlpool spa to prep for another day of vacation fun!

Paradise Pier

1717 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Rooftop views, two pools and an extreme waterslide makes Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel the perfect after-park activity for any adventure-seeking family. Start off by sliding down California Streamin' and catch a glimpse of Disney California Adventure® Park and beautiful Downtown Disney® District. Have a few adventurers-in-training in your family? The children’s pool is a perfect place for them to make a splash. End the evening with a magical pool party complete with music & games for the kids, and a prime spot to take in the fireworks.

Great Wolf Lodge

12681 Harbor Blvd 
Garden Grove, CA 92840

California’s first and only indoor water park resort, you’re sure to have a howlin’ good time at the Great Wolf Lodge. The 100,000+ sq. ft. indoor mega-waterpark features a six-story “Howlin' Tornado,” where up to three people can drop into a six-story funnel sending them swishing and swirling 30 feet up the sides of the funnel before making a safe splash landing. Prefer to surf the waves? Try the surf simulator or just float in the wave pool. The fun doesn’t end there as the property  has seven restaurants, a bowling alley, a spa for girls and an interactive scavenger hunt called MagiQuest that ends with a battle against a dragon.