With summer vacation coming up and the warmer weather moving in, it is the perfect time to start thinking about taking a trip to a water park with your family. Water parks are usually reasonably priced and have so much to offer that children and adults can easily spend a whole day there.
There are so many options of where to take your family or friends, but here are five very popular and fun water parks from around the world:
Aquatica (Sea World’s Water Park)- This has three different locations, but is most known for the one in Orlando, Florida. Some of it’s most known attractions include a water slide that has you plunge through a dolphin filled aquarium, two giant side by side wave pools, and even a white sand beach with over 1,360 tons of sand and a garden with more than 60,000 species of plants. Aquatica offers fun rides, relaxing areas and sea creatures to view; it is $28 a ticket and free for children three years old and under.
World Waterpark- Located inside of Alberta, Canada’s West Edmonton Mall, this is the world’s second largest indoor water park. This park offers the world’s largest indoor wave pool (with 2.7 million gallons of water), 17 water slides, and even a bungee jump tower that is located over the wave pool. World Waterpark also offers surfing lessons for people ten years of age and older. Hours and rates can vary though, so it is a good idea to call ahead if you are planning on going.
Beach Park- This water park is in Fortaleza, Brazil and claims to be the “best water park in Latin America”. Their most famous ride is the Insano, which is the world’s tallest (41 meters/135 ft) and fastest (104 kph/65 mph) water slide. They also offer a cabana area to relax in and even an aqua show that combines 78 attractions including synchronized water jets, 8 water slides, and 14 cannons. With rides for an adventurer to tranquil water rides, to visually stunning shows, there really is something for everyone at this park.
Waterworld Waterpark- Located in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, this water park is beautifully themed as a Grecian world. There is a wave pool with Greek ruins, water slides, an activity pool for kids of all ages (including rolling logs, lily pads, and safety nets), and plenty of restaurants and vendors. Their most famous water slide is the Drop to Atlantis and is the only slide of its’ kind with light, sound, and visual effects within the ride.
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark- Located in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, this water park is located within a hotel and offers a selection of rides, restaurants, scuba diving lessons and has an aquarium to visit. One of the most extreme rides includes the Ziggurat, which is a 27.5 meter (90 ft) drop that propels you through a tunnel that goes through shark infested water. Atlantis also offers wave pools and a 700 meter (2300 ft) beach where you can relax. Because of all Atlantis has to offer, you can spend a day or a week here for a fun family vacation.
Whether it is for a day or more, water parks offer a fun, active, and relatively inexpensive getaway. With so many unique options, it would be a great idea to take your family or friends on a trip to a water park.