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Let’s Get Wet and Wild

Splish, splash! You can cool off and get a thrill at the same time thanks to waterparks everywhere. From exhilarating slides to kiddie playgrounds, rollicking wave pools to relaxing lazy rivers, these attractions will keep the whole family happy for hours. Slather on some sunscreen and take the plunge!

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Aqualoop Waterslide
Aqualoop Waterslide

Aqualoop Waterslide

A wide shot of the Aqualoop Waterslide at Blue Bayou Waterpark in Baton Rouge, LA. 960 1280

  

Stukas Water Tower

Stukas Water Tower

A view from the top of the Stukas Water Tower at Canevaworld Resort in Verona, Italy. 960 1280

  

Calypso Waterpark

Calypso Waterpark

The Boomerango waterslide at Calypso Waterpark in Ontario, Canada. 960 1280

  

Taumata Racer

Taumata Racer

Bystanders watch people ride the Taumata Racer at Sea World’s Aquatica Waterpark in Orlando, FL. 960 1280

  

Siam Park

Siam Park

A waterpark enthusiast surfs giant waves in the wave pool at Siam Park in the Canary Islands. 960 1280

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The Destroyer

The Destroyer

People slide down the Destroyer in Vail, CO. 960 1280

  

Jurahnimo Falls

Jurahnimo Falls

A wide shot of Jurahnimo Falls slide tower at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Jackson, NJ. 960 1280

  

Splish Splash

Splish Splash

Riders splash down into the Abyss landing pool at Splish Splash Waterpark in Calverton, NY. 960 1280

  

Water Country USA

Water Country USA

The view from the top of the Vanish Point slides at Water Country USA in Williamsburg, VA. 960 1280

  

Flowrider

Flowrider

The crew gets audio as bystanders watch and riders react to the Flowrider at the Wavehouse in San Diego, CA. 960 1280

  

Acroland

Acroland

A person flies off of Hot Jump at Acroland in Tignes, France. 960 1280

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Slip 'n Soar

Slip 'n Soar

A point-of-view shot from the runway of a homemade slide at Slip 'n Soar in Augusta, GA. 960 1280

  

Rainforest Slide

Rainforest Slide

A rider slides down Rainforest Slide at Vandara Hot Springs & Adventure in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. 960 1280

  

Baldi Hot Springs

Baldi Hot Springs

Producer Jen Jordon and the crew film the riders launching down a slide at Baldi Hot Springs & Adventure in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. 960 1280

  

US National Whitewater Center

US National Whitewater Center

Kayakers partake in the whitewater rapids at US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. 960 1280

  

Kalahari Resort
Kalahari Resort (Wisconsin Dells, WI)

Kalahari Resort (Wisconsin Dells, WI)

At the Kalahari Resort, guests can enjoy the indoor water park or the Zambezi Outdoor Waterpark. The indoor water park has 125,000 square feet of fun that includes the Victoria Falls family raft ride, spas, a wave pool and FlowRider, where guests can boogie board every day of the year. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, the outdoor water park features fun slides and areas like the Swahili Swirl, the Anaconda Experience and Splashdown Safari (pictured). 
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Water Country USA (Williamsburg, VA)

Water Country USA (Williamsburg, VA)

In Williamsburg, VA, cool off at Water Country USA. Brace yourself for a liquid adrenaline rush on the drop slide, Vanish Point (pictured) with its 75-foot tower and 2 wave paths. Here, you'll step into a skybox where you drop down when the floor drops out. This water park -- the largest in Virginia -- has 25 state-of-the-art rides, including KIDsiderate (kid-friendly) rides like Cow-A-Bunga, H2O UFO and Kritter Korral. 960 1280

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Dollywood Splash Country (Pigeon Forge, TN)

Dollywood Splash Country (Pigeon Forge, TN)

Experience 30 acres of pure adventure at Dollywood's Splash Country. This park has more than 23 water adventure slides and thrill rides, including Mountain Scream body slide and RiverRush, Tennessee's first and only water coaster. Families can visit the Cascades and Little Creek Falls, 2 interactive children''s playground areas that provide fun activities for the entire family. 960 1280

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Pump House Indoor Waterpark (Jay, VT)

Pump House Indoor Waterpark (Jay, VT)

Don't be surprised if your kids are waterlogged after spending a couple hours at Pump House Indoor Waterpark at the Jay Peak Resort. Get wet while riding the 65-foot-tall La Chute; learn how to surf on Double Barrel FlowRider, or hit the rapids on Big River, which wraps around the border of the park. If you're looking for a more relaxing atmosphere, try the indoor and outdoor hot tubs or grab a drink and snack at The Drink poolside bar. 960 1280

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Carowinds Boomerang Bay (Charlotte, NC)

Carowinds Boomerang Bay (Charlotte, NC)

Head to Boomerang Bay at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, NC, to experience Pipeline Peak (pictured). This complex water slide consists of 2 body slides and 2 inner-tube slides that range from 80 feet to 495 feet in length. Boomerang Bay, an Australian-themed water park, also features Kangaroo Lagoon, Whallaby Wharf, Kookaburra Bay, Sydney Sidewinder and Platypus Plunge. 960 1280

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Cliff's Amusement Park WaterMania! (Albuquerque, NM)

Cliff's Amusement Park WaterMania! (Albuquerque, NM)

In Albuquerque, NM, kids will enjoy frolicking in the water at WaterMania! at Cliff's Amusement Park. The 2 main water adventure attractions are Li'l Squirts, for tykes, toddlers and their parents, and Mega Water Monkeys (pictured), a monster water ride that has something for every kid to enjoy. 960 1280

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Water Zoo (Clinton, OK)

Water Zoo (Clinton, OK)

At Water Zoo, Oklahoma's first indoor water park, parents can schedule birthday parties, camp or stay with their kids at an on-site hotel. Enjoy playing basketball in the activities pool, slipping and sliding through the inside out water slides, hanging out with your toddler at Cub's Cove or feeling the motion of an ocean in the 4-foot-deep wave pool. 960 1280

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Enchanted Forest Water Safari (Old Forge, NY)

Enchanted Forest Water Safari (Old Forge, NY)

Located in Adirondack State Park, the Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York's largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions, including 32 wild water rides like Serengeti Surf Hill. Take the family on a 1,100-foot tube ride around the park; reach speeds up to 30 mph on the Killermanjaro (one of the tallest and fastest slides in the park), or just relax as you float under the park's bridges and waterslides on a Safari River Expedition. 960 1280

Enchanted Forest Water Safari  

Wild Island Family Adventure Park (Sparks, NV)

Wild Island Family Adventure Park (Sparks, NV)

Visit Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks, NV. Children can dip their toes into the Little Lagoon or go sliding down one of 3 mini slides. For big kids of all ages, this oasis of wet and wild fun features water slides, Aruba and Calypso Cafes, the healthy Green Coconut and Kokomo's Island Bar for those 21 and over. After splashing around in the water, guests can take advantage of Wild Island's others activities like bowling at Coconut Bowl, teeing off at the 18-hole mini golf course, playing games the arcade and hitting the track at Indy Go-Karts. 960 1280

Wild Island Family Adventure Park  

Silver Dollar City White Water Park (Branson, MO)

Silver Dollar City White Water Park (Branson, MO)

Looking for a heart-pumping experience? Try the KaPau Plummet (pictured) at Silver Dollar City's White Water Park. These 2 dueling 245-foot slides launch riders from a trap door in drop floor down a 70-degree plunge. Other water park fun includes floating down and over 800-foot Aloha River, braving the high tides of the 500,000-gallon wave pool or racing down the speed slides of Kalani Towers. 960 1280

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Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark (Boyne Falls, MI)

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark (Boyne Falls, MI)

Avalanche Bay has a theme similar to a snowy Swiss-Austrian village, and that includes the Splasherhorn (pictured). After a horn blows and the mountain rumbles, watch as an 800-gallon water avalanche pours down on guests. Other attractions include Rip Zone, Downhill Mat Racer, Super G Slide, and for guests who need to relax, the Glacier Hot Springs. 960 1280

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark  

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (Santa Claus, IN)

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (Santa Claus, IN)

The Bahari (Swahili for "immense sea") Wave Pool at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, is a giant, family wave pool with geysers, sprays and jets located on 3/4 of an acre. Stay in the shallow water if you're not a strong swimmer. There are 18 other water slides, rides and features available at the park if the wave pool doesn't work for you. 960 1280

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Legoland Florida (Winter Haven, FL)

Legoland Florida (Winter Haven, FL)

Twin Chasers, Splash Out and Joker Soaker are just a few attractions guests will find at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, FL. We recommend the Build-A-Raft River, where families can design and build a unique LEGO vessel and set afloat around the park's 1000-foot-long lazy river. Take a break for a bite to eat at the Beach-n-Brick Grill, which serves burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads and more. 960 1280

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Roaring Springs Waterpark (Boise, ID)

Roaring Springs Waterpark (Boise, ID)

Corkscrew Cavern, Idaho's first inverted, looping water slide, and the 6-story Cliffhanger (pictured), are the newest rides at Roaring Springs Waterpark. For the less adventurous, we recommend visiting the Little Splash Mountain Kiddie Play Area which includes the Kiddie Kowabunga slide, relaxing in Leisure Lagoon or kicking back for some lazy rafting on the Endless River. 960 1280

Roaring Springs Waterpark  

Wet 'n' Wild (Kapolei, Oahu, HI)

Wet 'n' Wild (Kapolei, Oahu, HI)

Families and thrill seekers will enjoy the 25 attractions on Wet 'n' Wild's 29 acres of lush tropical landscape and natural cliffs. From mild to wild, this water park features the interactive Keiki Kove with a mini water-spouting volcano and water cannons for kids. Meanwhile, the Flyin' Hawaiian catapults guests into the air and into a 12-foot-deep pool. Guests can also spin around the Tornado's funnel where they are catapulted from 50 feet in the air through a 130-foot tunnel. It's also possible to experience the Hawaiian Waters wave pool which holds over 400,000 gallons of water. 960 1280

Wet ’n Wild Hawaii  

Legoland California Resort (Carlsbad, CA)

Legoland California Resort (Carlsbad, CA)

The Cali version of Legoland is similar to the one in White Haven, FL, but this location has some different water rides and attractions like Pirate Reef, DUPLO Splash Zoo, Kid Creek and Orange Rush, a family tube slide where up to 4 people can ride together down a 312-foot-long curving track. 960 1280

Legoland  

Six Flags White Water (Atlanta, GA)

Six Flags White Water (Atlanta, GA)

Tubers make a run at Six Flags White Water in Atlanta, GA. Grab a family-sized raft and a few friends to experience Run-A-Way River, a high-speed thrill ride that takes you through darkness and into the light, through waterfalls and back through the mountain again. Don't get caught off guard by the 70-foot drop in the dark. Just hold on and have fun! 960 1280

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Screaming Serpents

Screaming Serpents

Water splashes out of the Screaming Serpents slide at Schlitterbahn in Galveston, Texas. 960 1280

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Nitro Racer

Nitro Racer

Riders get ready to slide down the Nitro Racer at Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Virginia. 960 1280

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Giant Wheel

Giant Wheel

Enjoy panoramic views of the park and downtown Louisville from the Giant Wheel at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay in Louisville, Kentucky. 960 1280

  

Bonzai Pipelines

Bonzai Pipelines

Bonzai Pipelines waterslide at Six Flags New England in Agwam, Maryland is the first slide on the planet to have six capsules launching from one latform. "Bonzai" is a seven-story, 40 mph, intense and wet ride -- the tallest fastest and most expensive water ride in New England. 960 1280

  

The Cenote

The Cenote

Visit Cancun Mexico for a water park experience in a pre-historic cenote at Xplor Park. The Cenote starts with a 4-wheeling, cave-crawling trail which leads to the first of four zip lines heading to the slide. Enjoy 30 minutes of hangtime 147 feet above the jungle floor in your bathing suit before you get to the main attraction. The jungle slide coils like a snake down the zip line tower and then opens up for an intense 30-second run. 960 1280

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Magic Eye

Magic Eye

Aquapark in Wroclaw Poland is home to Magic Eye -- a record-breaking waterslide. Climb seven and a half stories- to the top then prepare yourself for four back-to-back 360-degree turns at 30 mph. 960 1280

  

F5 Twin Twister

F5 Twin Twister

F5 Twin Twister, at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas, awaits its riders seven stories above ground. Two twisting tubes send riders down through the "black hole" in just 10 seconds, for what could only be described as the best "washing machine" ride ever! 960 1280

  

King Cone

King Cone

Alpamare waterpark in Switzerland is the largest indoor park in Europe. Riders on the King Cone waterslide have a quick 15 seconds on the wet 'n' wild ride to enjoy the changing walls around them. Tiny unpainted parts of the slide allow sunlight to shine through which gives each rider the sense of "twinkling lights." 960 1280

  

Homemade Cliff Slide

Homemade Cliff Slide

Located at Sand Hollow State Park in Utah, the locals got a little creative with this homemade cliff slide, which dumps its riders into an 80 degree, 40-foot-deep reservoir of water. 960 1280

  

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

Prepare to drop 70 feet aboard Cliffhanger, located at Six Flags Over Georgia (just outside Atlanta). Roughly 50 percent of those brave enough will go down the slide at 40 mph! 960 1280

  

Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon

Welcome to the world's only simulated waterpark ride located in Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia. Patrons step into the 3-D theater and sit in a chair that never stops jerking, making their brain tell them that their body is really on a ride. Complete with fog flashing lights and water Waterplexx 5D is as real as it gets! 960 1280

  

Aqualandia

Aqualandia

Patrons stand by the landing pool of VertiGO a 108-foot-tall waterslide at Aqualandia in Benidorm, Spain. 960 1280

  

La Banana Loca

La Banana Loca

The initial drop of the 846-foot-long La Banana Loca waterslide at Vallarta Adventures in Puerto Vallarta Mexico takes riders into an intense figure eight! 960 1280

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Slip 'N Rip

Slip 'N Rip

The Xtreme Waterparks film crew are in Longville, Minnesota (four hours from Minneapolis) to visit the home of Levi Lavalle -- nine-time X-Games medalist -- who has constructed a 100-foot, $22,000 backyard slide. Locals give the Slip 'N Rip a test,  flying off the 75-foot runway. 960 1280

  

Tower of Poseidon

Tower of Poseidon

Located in Dubai and standing 13-stories tall, Tower of Poseidon sits on the largest man-made island in the world, also home to Aquaventure. 960 1280

  

King Khajuna

King Khajuna

King Khajuna waterslide (the yellow slide; Tropical Cyclone in red) sits 102-feet high and is the tallest free fall slide in Europe at Barcelona's Port Adventura's Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. 960 1280

  

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark in Blountsville, Alabama is home to the 360 Rush Bowl waterslide that shoots two people into the bowl at the same time, each going 45-55 mph. 960 1280

  

Aquaparc

Aquaparc

Switzerland's Aquaparc is home to The Booster loop, at seven-stories high and a total of 328-feet long, riders gain speeds of 50 mph, shooting them through the slide in 10 seconds and ripping through the loop at three G's! 960 1280

  

Slip 'N Fly

Slip 'N Fly

The merciless 125-foot-long Slip 'N Fly at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp is a ramp that cuts back at 50 degrees and sends riders flying and diving into the water. 960 1280

  

Walhalla Wave

Walhalla Wave

Brave visitors to Aquatica SeaWorld ride the Walhalla Wave half-pipe funnel in San Antonio. 960 1280

  

Stingray Falls

Stingray Falls

A bird's-eye view of Aquatica SeaWorld's pool of stingrays from the top of Stingray Falls. 960 1280

  

Stingray Falls' Grotto

Stingray Falls' Grotto

A family marvels at the view as they pass through Stingray Falls' grotto on an oversized inner tube. 960 1280

  

L2 Slide

L2 Slide

Splashing down in the landing pool of the double-looping L2 slide at Wave Water World in Worgl, Austria. 960 1280

  

Mammoth

Mammoth

Thrill seekers reach the crest of the hill of Mammoth water coaster at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana. 960 1280

  

Mammoth and Wildebeest

Mammoth and Wildebeest

The lengthy Mammoth and Wildebeest water coasters sit side-by-side at Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana so you can slide down one after the other. 960 1280

  

Tropical Islands

Tropical Islands

Waterpark revelers splash down at the Tropical Islands waterpark in Brandenburg, Germany. 960 1280

  

The Wave

The Wave

The Wave at Water World in Denver gives riders a unique waterpark experience with this ride meant to resemble ocean waves. 960 1280

  

The Wave

The Wave

A boogie boarder gets in some "surfing" practice at The Wave in Denver. 960 1280

  

The Falls

The Falls

Natural landscaping around The Falls at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Texas give this water ride a calming feel. 960 1280

  

Downhill Racer

Downhill Racer

Competitive individuals will love the Downhill Racer slides at Schlitterbahn in Texas. 960 1280

  

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Those not afraid of heights should visit Kilimanjaro, the tallest freefall slide in the world found at Brazil's Aguas Quentes Country Club. 960 1280

  

Viper Megatube

Viper Megatube

Gather a group of friends, hop in a raft and ride through the Viper Megatube's twists and turns at NRH2O in Texas. 960 1280

  

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain

Cable cars to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, offer visitors breathtaking views. 960 1280

  

Green Extreme

Green Extreme

Texas' Green Extreme, the world's largest uphill water ride, offers a rollercoaster-like experience. 960 1280

  

Speed Racer

Speed Racer

Twin Speed Racer waterslides shoot out visitors at top speeds in the Tropical Islands waterpark in Germany. 960 1280

  

Tubenbach

Tubenbach

Grab a raft, which seats up to three people, and slide down the Blastenhoff Tower at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Texas. 960 1280

  

The Mountain

The Mountain

The Mountain Water Slide at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, curves through the jungle. 960 1280

  

The Mountain

The Mountain

The Mountain Water Slide at the Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure in Guanacaste, Costa Rica lets out in a secluded, tree-surrounded pool. 960 1280

  

Scary Falls and Spacemaker

Scary Falls and Spacemaker

Whether you prefer a slow and easy wave pool or steep waterslide, Aqualandia Waterpark in Venice, Italy, offers something for everyone. Pictured are the Scary Falls and Spacemaker waterslides. 960 1280

  

Scary Falls

Scary Falls

The Scary Falls waterslide may sound intimidating, but you'll be laughing with joy once you splash into the pool at the Aqualandia Waterpark in Venice, Italy. 960 1280

  

Wave Pool

Wave Pool

In Venice, Italy, Aqualandia's wave pool provides alternative water-fun from the fast-paced waterslides. 960 1280

  

Insano

Insano

Before taking off down the Insano waterslide at Beach Park in Brazil, take in the incredible beach views. 960 1280

  

Beach Park

Beach Park

Descend into the bowl with up to four passengers at Brazil's Beach Park Arrepius ride. 960 1280

  

Aqua Show

Aqua Show

The Aqua Show features various water attractions for the whole family (and even a live band!) at Beach Park in Brazil. 960 1280

  

World Waterpark

World Waterpark

The massive indoor waterpark offers respite from the heat at Beach Park in Brazil. 960 1280

  

The Conja

The Conja

The world's largest inline water slide takes visitors all the way to the top for an exhilirating descent down on the Conja raft ride in Blue Bayou water park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 960 1280

  

Area 47

Area 47

Twists and turns take you flying down this speedy, freefall water slide at Area 47 in Tirol, Austria. 960 1280

  

Monsoon Bay Wave Pool

Monsoon Bay Wave Pool

The Monsoon Bay wave pool at the Wet 'n Wild water park in Phoenix, Arizona features four-foot high swells and gentle, rolling waves. 960 1280

  

Area 47

Area 47

Water slides not your thing? Area 47 in Tirol, Austria also features a water ski jumping area. 960 1280

  

Area 47

Area 47

Visitors at Area 47 make a splash after riding the freefall slide in Tirol, Austria. 960 1280

  

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