They don't get a lot of coverage on here, and I think they deserve their due.
Now not many people visit the water parks, well compared to the theme parks anyway, and just dismiss them as side-line attractions which are pretty much a waste of money.
Me and my family love them. They can be as relaxing or as exciting as you want them to be. Both parks are just lush, with miles of scenery and plants and trees, especially Typhoon Lagoon. Both parks are excellently themed and detailed, as Disney is supposed to be, and I just feel that a lot of people are missing out on them. I would call them hidden gems, but they're not that hidden.
It doesn't matter what kind of person you are, rides-wise - you can either sit by the lagoons all day reading a book, or you can go on some of the best water rides I've ever been on.
Sorry if this sounds like some promo material Disney has written, but I literally have nothing bad to say about these parks. Some people say "Why go to a water park when my hotel has a pool?" I turn that on its head. "Why sit around a pool when you could go to a water park?"
Who loves them? Who hates them?