Coco Key Orlando Water Park – How to Enjoy an Affordable Vacation?

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Orlando is a haven of accommodation options, many of which are luxurious and pricey while others are affordable but have very little in terms of amenities or features that all the family can enjoy. However, we believe we have found the perfect alternative. CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort – Orlando is the ultimate “affordable” option and ideal for all the family to enjoy everything Orlando has to offer.

Orlando, Florida is understandably one of the iconic tourist hotspots throughout the United States but with theme parks such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios waiting to attract your attention, it can quickly become a pretty expensive adventure.

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During our recent visit to Orlando, we were fortunate to spend two nights at this gorgeous hotel and water park and we are convinced that this is the ideal accommodation option for families looking for an affordable vacation. We want to share just a few reasons why we think you should be inspired to book a stay at CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort – Orlando.

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CoCo Key Orlando Water Park Information

Let’s start with some key information that will help you determine whether CoCo Key is a feasible option during your next visit to Florida.

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CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort – Orlando is perfectly situated on International Drive and easily accessible from I-4. Not only is this an affordable hotel option, the added incentive of having a water park on site makes this a great amenity for all the family to enjoy.

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When you throw in the mix that this resort is only a short distance from Universal Studios (2 miles), SeaWorld (4 miles) and Disney World (9 miles), you can see why we are so excited by this resort.

We opted to rent a car from Orlando International Airport as it gave us a little more flexibility to explore other parts of Orlando.

However, if you prefer the “cheaper” option and would rather focus on using public transportation, you can easily take a shuttle, Uber or taxi to I-Drive where this hotel is located. Hop on the I-Ride Trolley Service that offers visitors the opportunity to explore everything International Drive has to offer. We strongly recommend purchasing one of these because, in terms of convenience and affordability, you cannot beat these prices!

  • One Day I-Ride Pass – $5
  • Three Day I-Ride Pass – $7
  • Five Day I-Ride Pass – $9
  • Seven Day I-Ride Pass – $12
  • Fourteen Day I-Ride Pass – $18

Available at over 100 locations around Orlando, this is a great way to explore many of Orlando’s best attractions. CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort – Orlando is located close to the I-Ride Trolley Service stop 09 South.

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7400 International Drive,
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (877) 875-4681

Website: CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort

Click here for directions to CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort from Orlando International Airport (avoiding tolls)

Hotel Accommodation

With 391 guest rooms, CoCo Key offers visitors plenty of accommodation options throughout the resort. Nine building are scattered throughout the resort, surrounding the water park and pool area. Whether you prefer an exterior room or one inside an interior corridor, CoCo Key has sufficient options to meet everyone’s needs.

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Amenities inside the rooms include a refrigerator, digital safe, flat-screen TV, coffee-tea maker and much more make this an ideal option for all the family to enjoy their stay.

Whether you’re on a family vacation or part of a large group, our Orlando, FL hotel rooms give you the space and amenities you need to have a fun and relaxing time at CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort.

Our stay in an interior suite was everything we could wish for and certainly offered a “home away from home” experience. In the searing hot temperatures of Orlando in the heart of summer, to have two air conditioners running simultaneously ensured that the suite was always cool!

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A spacious living room area with a comfortable couch and dining room table was separate from the bedroom while a luxury bathroom featuring a bath/shower ensured that we had everything we would need for a relaxing stay at CoCo Key.

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The dining room table was the ideal spot to catch up on some work before venturing out to experience the water park.

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Water Park Experience

Are you ready for a thrill of a lifetime by enjoying the amazing on-site water park at CoCo Key in Orlando? With 14 awesome slides, 3 pools and a 6,500 square foot arcade, CoCo Key is an adventure seekers paradise and suitable for all the family to enjoy.

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Coco key orlando water park is Orlando’s only outdoor and canopy-covered water resort

Guests staying at the hotel are granted admission into the water park and a wrist band is provided to give you the freedom to experience the park at your own leisure.

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Each reservation comes with 4 wristbands and additional bands can be purchased if you have more guests staying in your room for $9.95. Visitors to CoCo Key can even enjoy the water park without staying at the hotel as day passes are available for $26.95 per person.

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Photo courtesy of Coco Key Water Resort, Orlando

Changing rooms with lockers and showers are available for use but for those staying at CoCo Key, having the option to walk down from your room and enjoy this amazing water park is a huge selling point of this resort.

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Photo courtesy of Coco Key Water Resort, Orlando

If you are heading to CoCo Key with all the family and you prefer to enjoy a beverage or two rather than the water slides, why not head to the Wet Rooster Tiki Bar and indulge in your favorite cocktail.

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On-Site Restaurants

Although CoCo Key is located on I-Drive that is home to a myriad of amazing restaurants, if you prefer to stay onsite, at least for breakfast and/or lunch, consider one of the following restaurants where you can enjoy all your meals.

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  • Tradewinds Restaurant
  • Callaloo Grill Food Court
  • CoCo’s Pizzeria
  • Gator’s Convenience Store

We enjoyed breakfast at Tradewinds Restaurant with an expansive hot and cold buffet to choose from. Whether you want to start the day with a fully cooked hot breakfast including bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and pancakes or perhaps a lighter option with cereal and fruit, Tradewinds has everything to satisfy your appetite.

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Conveniently located next to the water park, these restaurants are a great place to grab a bite to eat before heading out and having fun on those 14 epic water slides!

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Nearby Attractions on I-Drive

As I mentioned, the beauty of staying at CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort – Orlando is that you are in the heart of International Drive which is essentially the heartbeat of Orlando outside of Universal Studios and Disney World.

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Whether you hop on and hop off the I-Ride Trolley or wear your favorite walking shoes, I-Drive is home to a variety of awesome attractions, restaurants and much more, all within a short distance of this resort.

These are just a couple of examples of iconic attractions and retail therapy hubs that are within easy access of CoCo Key but the reality is, the list is endless. I haven’t even mentioned the myriad of decadent restaurants in the vicinity. Don’t forget to sample a shake from Shake Shack or grab your sugar fix at the Sugar Factory!

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CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort – Orlando quickly became a favorite of ours as we arrived in Orlando given the ideal location and affordability of this resort. It’s not everyday that you can find a hotel in a major city that is comfortable, affordable and has a plethora of amenities built in such as an on-site water park. It’s a pretty convincing sell if you ask me!

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The benefit of having a water park may not prove to be a huge selling factor for everyone but regardless of your desire to hit those impressive water slides, simply relaxing by the pool while enjoying your favorite beverage is surely an appealing attraction. We are excited about having the opportunity to return to CoCo Key in the near future and enjoy everything this resort has to offer!

Be sure to check the latest rates and availability here and hopefully you will be inspired to book your next family vacation to this gorgeous spot in Orlando!

Disclaimer – We would like to thank CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort – Orlando for providing us with a complimentary stay for two nights in exchange for consideration of a blog post review. These are solely our personal opinions/experiences and we were not financially compensated for this post. 

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Chris Boothman
Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]


  1. Whoa, I just randomly checked prices for a few nights here and I am amazed at how affordable it is! I’m hopefully heading to Florida early next year so thank you for putting this on my radar. Just as affordable as other places I looked at + waaay more fun!


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