If there’s one thing that summer brings, it’s fun at water parks. The good weather and the desire to disconnect make the water mixed with the fun of slipping down the slides one of the best hobbies to spend time either with friends or family. Therefore, we would like to give you a list of the top 5 water parks in the world, because no matter which place you choose to spend the summer, the important thing is to spend it with who you choose doing what you like the most.
Note: Make sure to double-check COVID 19 precautions, protocols, and operating hours before you visit any of these sites.
Siam Park, Tenerife, Spain
Inspired by the Siamese culture, Siam Park, Tenerife, Spain, claims to be the most spectacular water attraction in Europe. It is located on the island of Tenerife, belonging to the Canary Islands in Spain. One of its most famous attractions is the Tower of Power, a slide in which you will go down a vertical slope of 28 meters of free fall. Adrenaline to the fullest. If you dare, and nerves allow it, you can open your eyes and enjoy for a few seconds a spectacular aquarium through which crosses the attraction. Everything, at 60 kilometers per hour.
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Beach Park, Fortaleza Brazil
Fortaleza stands to be the capital of the Ceara State of Brazil and it’s famous worldwide for its bewitching beaches that are decorated by dunes and lagoons, palm trees, and red cliffs. The weather is so accommodating, soothing actually, and with the colorful decors. Probably that’s the reason why Beach Park in Fortaleza tends to be the must-visit destinations in Brazilá
There are plenty of attractions for kids and if you need a bit more adventure you can surf in a wave swimming pool or try out the Insano water slide. But you should know that the Insano is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest water slide, its 135 ft (41 m) is the equivalent to the height of a 14-story building. With the angle and slope, the slide provides extremely rapid descents at speeds of 65 mph (105 km/h). Are you ready?
Waterbom, Bali, Indonesia
After uncovering the top attractions in Bali, head over to Waterbom in Kuta, where you’ll spend a day filled with fun, tumbling, and splashing emotions. Take the small swimmers to Funtastic to cool off with water-cannons, jets, and supervised roller coasters specially designed for kids. Hop on a tire to slide down the artificial river next to waterfalls and tropical vegetation, go for a high-speed slide or go for the Constrictor, one of the longest water slides in the world. Dare to challenge the unexpected twists and turns of Python, throw yourself down in a huge cauldron known as the Superbowl, and challenge your friends to a head-to-head race for victory in the Boogie game.
The bravest will be able to slide down a slide at a dizzying speed feeling the sensation of weightlessness, as they glide through 2 sudden falls in the Race Track circuit, or reach a speed of 70 kilometers per hour (43 miles) in Smash Down, an 8-section slide with a shattering fall.
Aquaventure Water Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Aquaventure Water Park is the largest in all of the Middle East and Europe. An award-winning water park, where you will be allowed to experience record-breaking rides and water slides, discover what it feels like to swim with sharks and rays at close and secure proximity, or simply unwind at the 700 meter stretch of pristine beach or the numerous reserved seating areas in the park. Aquaventure brings the best of what one can experience in a water park making it, without doubt, the best water park in Dubai.
Chimelong Paradise, Guangzhou, China
Chimelong Water Park is the largest amusement park in China. Stretching over 60 hectares, the water park contains more than 60 attractions and has a daily capacity of 50,000 visitors. This water park deserves a position on the top 5 for the first boomer’s ride, the longest lazy river, the largest wave pool, the first Tornado ride in China, the largest aqua play area for kids, and the first park-wide use of ozone water treatment to ensure the purest water quality available.
Chimelong Paradise really deserves its name and is proud to be the amusement park whose water rides are the most amazing in China. Many of the rides, including the Ten-looped roller coaster, are ranked as the finest in Asia. Water rides such as the Motorbike Launch Coaster and the Half Pipe will bring you the most exciting feelings.
Universal Volcano Bay, Orlando, Florida
The Universal Volcano Bay is a theme park located inside Universal Studios Resorts, and it’s the perfect pit stop for those who are planning a family vacation in Florida. In the very middle of this tropical-themed water park, sits a 200-foot-tall (61 m) artificial volcano named “Krakatau”, which houses a range of fun rides, including the 125 feet tall Ko’okiri Body Plunge, the tallest body slide in America. The volcano is also home to other exciting rides and attractions, including the Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Water Slides. All the attractions at Volcano Bay are spread within four areas inspired by Polynesian islands and cultures. After your adventures, you can also have a more chill time at the water park and indulge in activities such as the winding river, the wave pool, and, of course, the lounge chairs in case you want to soak up the sun.
Aquapark Istralandia, Istria Country, Croatia
Aside from having a showcase of family-friendly beaches, Croatia is also home to one of the best water parks in the world. Surrounded by the forests, Aquapark Istralandia is located in the Istria Country, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The water park spreads within an area of 81,000 m² and offers visitors 23 exciting attractions. If you’re craving an extra dose of adrenaline, go to the 17m high Free Fall, which is the park’s highest slide, and to Space Rocket, the park’s fastest ride. Children can also have a great time in the 1000m2 kid’s pool, aside from enjoying the ride in the Sea Hole, which has visual and audio effects for a truly immersive experience.
World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Canada
Have you ever been to a water park that’s inside a shopping mall? If not, this is your chance to do so. Placed inside the West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Canada, the World Waterpark houses the world’s largest indoor wave, and it features more than 17 fun waterslides. The rides and attractions are divided into four levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and extreme. Kids, for instance, can have a great time at the Caribbean Cove, the Dolphin Kiddie Pool, and the Splash Pad, which are all beginner’s rides.
For a bit more adrenaline, slides like the Corkscrew are the perfect bet. As for visitors who are looking for more challenging rides, the Sky Screamer is a must. This slide stands above the park at t 26 meters (85 feet), and are built for maximum speed: 60 km/h (37 mph). With an average temperature of 31 º, this water park will make you feel like swimming nonstop!
WetSide Water Park, Queensland, Australia
In case you’re planning to explore some of Australia’s most beautiful small towns, make sure to take a day trip to the WetSide Water Park. Placed on Harvey Bay, a coastal city in southern Queensland, the WetSide Water Park is a family-friendly spot, filled with waterslides, a water play area, and even a special area for kids under 5 years old to play. The water park also has a wave machine, the Flipside Boardrider, and two large Waterslides. Every Saturday night, the park hosts a Light Show with music, colored lights, and spectacular water fountains. Plus, the entrance to the water park is free.
Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Located in the area of Jumeirah, a coastal residential area of Dubai, the Wild Wadi Water Park is a water wonderland designed for all. Thanks to its safety, technology, and innovation, the park has won several local and international awards, such as the 2007 Dubai Quality Award Gold.
Themed around the tale of Juha, a character from the Arabian folklore, Wild Wadi has a heated and cooled wave pool, an 18 m (59 ft) waterfall that goes off every ten minutes, eight Master Blasters (more than any other water park in the world), rain fortresses for all ages, high thrill speed slides, and an aqua drop.
Aquatica Water Park, Orlando, Florida
Ranked one of the top water parks in the world, the Aquatica Park is themed around the Southern Pacific, and it features Australian and New Zealand based mascots. The park has a range of slides and attractions for all age groups. There are two wave pools, a humanmade white-sand beach area, breakaway falls, family-friendly raft slides, and giant, side-by-side wave pools. In the spring of 2021, Aquatica Park will launch a brand new attraction: the Riptide Race, which will be Florida’s first dueling racer. Racers will be able to navigate through tight loops and accelerations through indoor and outdoor sections.
Caribbean Bay, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Granted with a “Must-see Waterpark Awards”, from the International Association of Amusement Park Attractions, the Caribbean Bay is an indoor and outdoor water park in Yongin, on the outskirts of Seoul. Built over an area of about 78.2 sq mi, the Caribbean Bay is the world’s largest indoor and outdoor water park, and it’s part of the Everland Resort. The park features an indoor aquatic center with several pools and three water tube slides, a giant wave pool that generates 2.4m artificial waves, and a fortress with the world’s longest streaming pool.
Tropical Islands, Krausnick, Germany
Located 60 km south of Berlin, Tropical Islands is Europe’s largest tropical holiday resort, and it houses the biggest indoor rainforest in the world, with around 50,000 plants of 600 different varieties. Themed around the tropical forest, the park has a myriad of great attractions that are suitable for everyone, from small children to adults. Some of the highlights of this water park are the steam baths, that stretches across 10,000 m², a sandy beach with palm trees and a 200 meters long Tropical Sea, and a 27-meter high waterslide tower.
Jungle Aqua Park, Egypt
The Jungle Aqua Park, in Hurghada, it’s one of Egypt’s most amazing waterparks. Located inside a family-friendly resort on the Red Sea coast, this waterpark has a showcase of attractions, including 35 slides, a wave pool, and a rafting river, all surrounded by bungalows, swimming pools, a spa, and a variety of bars and restaurants.
Area 47, Innsbruck, Austria
If you thought that Austria was only a ski destination, you’ll be surprised to know that the country is home to one of the best water parks in the world. Situated in Innsbruck, in the Austrian Alps, Area 47 is the largest outdoor adventure park in the country. So, in case you want to ditch the slopes and have some fun in the water, this place is a must.
Area 47 hosts a wide range of outdoor activities, such as rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, and wakeboarding. Rated by CNN as one of the top five water parks in the world, this adventure paradise also has a water area with five slides, a 17 meters high water ramp, and a cannonball.
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