Parasailing, Water Skiing and More at Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre
If you and your family enjoy adventures in the water then the place for you to go while visiting Orlando is Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre. Located behind Disney’s Contemporary Resort this water park offers you an opportunity to parasail, ride on a powerful personal watercraft, water-ski, wakeboard, tube ride and more.
The center features new Mastercraft speed boats, a state of the art parasail vessel, personal watercrafts, the latest ski and wakeboard equipment and a staff of instructors that have been groomed and personally chosen by Sammy Duvall.
Duvall was a world-champion during his 17 year long career as a professional water skier. His enthusiasm for the sport has not diminished since his “retirement” from professional waterskiing and is expressed in the Watersports Center where his staff take the time to help participants learn as much as they can and have a good time too.
One of the biggest attractions of the centre is parasailing. This is the only the only parasailing facility in Central Florida and its location will give you a bird’s eye view of the Walt Disney World Resort and the rest of Orlando. Imagine being lifted on a parasail several hundred feet high as a tow boat speeds through the water below
Their parasailing vessel is brand new and exceeds Coast Guard safety regulations. They claim that the ride is so smooth that you won’t even get wet. You get a choice of a 450 feet high ride or a 600 feet high ride. You can travel alone or in tandem with a friend or family member. To take part in the parasail adventure you have to weigh at least 130 pounds and be over 6 years old. However, if someone does not have the required weight, he or she, can accompany another adult or child.
Another popular activity at the Watersports Centre is the personal watercraft rides. The crafts are capable of holding up to three people with a combined weight of 400 pounds and they offer two tours of the resort area. There is a morning guided tour along Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon or you can opt for a free ride in which you can cut loose and speed through their private watercraft area.
For the Watercrafts, all drivers must be over 16 years and have to bring a photo I.D. when they check in. A credit card is required to be used for a damage deposit. Minors must have an adult present to sign waivers.
The third major attraction of this park is the general water sports that are offered. You can learn how to water ski for the first time or get pulled around on a tube. You can learn how to wakeboard or you can perfect your skills. The Centre uses state of the art equipment and has experienced instructors on hand to help you get the most out of this experience. Whether you are a water sports beginner or a slalom skier interested in high-level instruction you will probably find whatever you wish here.