Water parks are not only a great way to cool
off in the hot summer, but also perfect places to experience some amazing rides and get your
adrenaline fixes, so join us as we count 10 of the most amazing water parks in the world.
Aquaventure Waterpark As of 2013, this Middle East water park is
home to the world’s widest water slide, the Middle East’s longest river ride (2.3 kilometers
in length) and the Middle East’s longest zip line.
The park’s other attractions include several water coasters, a 2,296-foot-long (700 meters)
private beach and the Shark Lagoon, where visitors can hand-feed rays. Aquaventure is
connected by a lush, tropical environment that is both immersive and interconnected,
and perfect for all vacationers, whether young and older
Area 47 An Alpine lake is the location for this outdoor
water park, which opens from April to the end of September.There are water rides, a
diving tower and a hydro-speed slide. On dry land there’s a high-ropes course, bridge swing
and climbing wall. But why is it called Area 47? Well, you apparently have to visit the
park at least 47 times in order to have experienced all the attractions that the AREA 47 and the
Ötztal valley have to offer! Beach Park
Beach Park is a Brazilian water park and tourist resort. It is one of the leading tourist attractions
in the country, and the largest water park in Latin America. Beach Park’s most famous
ride is Insano, which ranks as the world’s tallest ride at 41 metres and fastest at 104
kph. Equally petrifying is Kalafrio, a giant half-pipe
slide. Younger visitors can check out an enormous
big top-themed play area or the Acqua Show, with water cannons, synchronized water jets
and eight water slides just for kids. Caribbean Bay
Caribbean Bay is an indoor/outdoor water park located in Yongin, South Korea. Opened in
1996, it is the Largest Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark in the world. You’ll find four looping
water slides and an enormous wave pool at this water park, alongside more traditional
attractions such as hot spring pools. Exhausted visitors can power nap in one of
the water park’s sleeping rooms, which have purified air and beds carved from energy-boosting
jade. Siam Park
Siam Park is a Thai-themed water park on the island of Tenerife.
The park’s most popular ride is the 91-foot-high (27 meters) Tower of Power, on which riders
plunge down a vertical drop before shooting through an aquarium filled with stingrays
and sharks. A lazy river and surf lessons in the park’s
wave pool offer slightly more sedate activities. The restaurants serve Thai food as well as
family favorites. The park also has a Thai floating market. Tropical Islands (Krausnick, Germany)
Housed inside the largest free-standing hall in the world — the structure was originally
built as a hangar for dirigibles — Tropical Islands can accommodate 6,000 visitors a day
and has one of the world’s largest indoor pools, measuring 656 feet (200 meters) in
length. Away from the water, there’s a rainforest
with 50,000 plants, a hotel and a nightclub. It’s even possible to go for a balloon ride
— all without stepping outside. Watercube Waterpark (Beijing)
The Watercube Waterpark is an aquatics center that was built alongside Beijing National
Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
All of the rides at Watercube Waterpark were designed overseas and shipped in.
Highlights include the funnel-shaped Tornado ride, Aqualoop slide and Bulletbowl, where
riders shoot down an enclosed slide into a huge bowl.
Visitors should keep an eye out for the enormous jellyfish and clouds of bubbles suspended
from the ceiling. WaterWorld Waterpark (Ayia Napa, Cyprus)
WaterWorld Themed WaterPark is an Ancient Greek Themed waterpark located in Ayia Napa,
Cyprus. The park has 25 rides and attractions, and has been operational since 1996
The park operates a large selection of rides and attractions, food outlets, souvenir shops
and other facilities. Poseidon’s Wave Pool has Greek ruins, geysers
and shipwrecks, the River Odyssey lazy river has crumbling stone pillars and the vertigo-inducing
Drop to Atlantis shoots riders out of an enormous Roman temple.
Wet ‘n Wild (Orlando, Florida) Wet ‘n Wild Orlando is a water park located
on international drive in Orlando, Florida. It was founded in 1977 by SeaWorld creator
George Millay and is considered America’s first water park. Visitors are spoiled for
choice at Wet ‘n Wild. In addition to various scream-fest water rides,
there’s a huge sandcastle-themed children’s area (reportedly the largest family water
play area in Florida), a wave pool and lazy river.
One of the most popular rides is Disco H20. Passengers on this four-person tube ride float
along to a soundtrack of 1970s hits accompanied by disco balls and flashing lights. World Waterpark (Alberta, Canada)
Located inside Alberta’s West Edmonton Mall, this is the world’s second-largest indoor
water park and has the world’s largest indoor wave pool, with 12.3 million litres of water.
World Waterpark houses a variety of rides ranging to suit all, ranging from beginner
slides like Sun Runner, a slide with rafts designed for small children, to Sky Screamer
Extreme, designed for the more experienced and not for small children as you have to
be at least 10 years old to go on the ride, weigh at least 90lbs, and be at least 4.3
feet tall. Other attractions include a looping water
slide and Blue Thunder, a bungee jump tower suspended over the wave pool.