One thing summer brings, it’s fun in water parks. The good weather and the desire to disconnect make water mixed with the pleasure of sliding down the slides one of the best pastimes to spend time with friends or family. Here are list of some world famous water parks.
1. Blizzard Beach, Disney World, Florida
- Address: 1534 Blizzard Beach Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, United States
- Theme: “Melting” ski resort
Disney’s Blizzard Beach is a 66-acre themed water recreation attraction — inspired by the mythology of a snow ski resort that didn’t exactly find a suitable climate in Florida!
- Mt. Gushmore: The snow-capped, 90-foot-high peak that is the park’s visual centerpiece, on top of which sits the platform “launch pad” for the park’s most-talked-about attraction, Summit Plummet.
- Summit Plummet is the big daddy and is one of the world’s tallest and fastest free-falling slides. Standing 120 feet tall and 13 stories high, this is an adrenaline rush.
- Slush Gusher is another great speed slide at Blizzard Beach, and the line is just as long. Children also have to be 48” tall to ride.
- Downhill Double Dipper, 2 side-by-side 50 feet high racing slides have you traveling at speeds up to 25 mph against your competitor aboard an inner tube.
- Runoff Rapids is a tube ride consisting of 3 different twisting and turning 600-foot slides to choose from. There are 2 open slides that allow double tubes, and a totally enclosed dark slide where you can take a single tube. The enclosed slide is like a water slide version of Space Mountain and is a must do.
- Toboggan Racers are an 8-lane course, where you go headfirst down 250 feet waterway with fun dips. This line moves pretty quick.
2. Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis, The Bahamas
Address: One Casino Drive, Suite 42, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Over 20 million gallons of water, 20 swimming areas, 11 pools including three kids pools, thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges. 141-acre waterscape of Aquaventure, the incredible centerpiece of Atlantis, Paradise Island. It’s home to dozens of pools, rivers and slides, like the six-story Mayan Temple where you plummet down into a shark-filled lagoon—that will take your body, mind and spirit on a wild ride.
- The Power Tower: The Power Tower at Aquaventure is a 120-foot tower with four adrenaline-inducing slides: The Abyss, which features a 50-foot near vertical drop and a 200-foot-long body slide.
- The Mayan Temple: The Mayan Temple at Aquaventure features five slides: the five-story corkscrew Serpent Slide; the Jungle Slide, where kids can take a thrilling safari slide through jungles and caves; and two Challenger Slides for challenging friends to a splashdown.
- Lazy River: The river rides at Aquaventure are specially designed so you never have to leave the comfort of your inner tube.
3. Water Cube Water Park, China
- Address: 11 Tianchen E Rd, Chaoyang, China
- Built: 2004–2007
The water park inside the Water Cube is the largest and the best of its kind in China, allowing a functional capacity of 6,000 people and providing the ideal place to escape the summer heat. The giant Wave Pool and stage provides a fun atmosphere for guests to enjoy music and entertainment as they take a swim or fly down one of the AquaTube Body Slides. It was built as the main natatorium for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and became known as one of the Games’ iconic structures. It will host the curling at the 2022 Winter Olympics . The Water Cube is 177 meters square and 30 meters high, and has a capacity of 17,000 seats. The Water Cube is an innovative building because of its architecture and structure, with a high technological content.
- The Water Park in the Water Cub: The new water amusement park inside the Water Cube is the largest and the best of its kind in China, allowing a functional capacity of 6,000 people.
- The Waterdrop Theater: The theater covers an area of about 200 square meters and has 150 seats. It will play promotional films about the Olympics and some 3D films, which further enrich visitors’ experiences.
4. Aquapark Istralandia, Novigrad, Croatia
- Address: Ul. Ronki 1, 52474, Nova Vas, Croatia
- Visitors Per Annum: 180,000 (2015)
This amazing waterworld spread on over 81 000 m2 is located only 5 km from the seashore, on direct Novigrad-Nova Vas highway exit and the main road between the highway and town of Novigrad. “Istralandia“ offers abundance of relaxation and excitement with guaranted adrenaling dosage on 20 different slides with over 1,6 km of tubes; high and aslope for the brave ones, slides with rubber boats and the latest technolgy tube-slides. “Istralandia“ has the largest wave pool in this part of Europe. The highest slide, Free Fall is 27 m high. The guests who are looking for fun and adrenaline will sure take the fastest ride in the Space Rocket, enjoy the ride with visual and audio effects in the Sea Hole or take our longest slide of even 180 m2 which will give you a dynamic space adventure in a rubber boat, along with visual thematic effects. For the youngest ones, there is a great, 1000m2 big, Children’s pool, with a lot of theme activities inspired by pirates and with a water castle.
Admission Fees: The Aqua Park in Novigrad is open from early June to mid-September, daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (july, august) and from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (june, september). Ticket prices to Istralandia vary depending on the visitor’s height. Persons over 1.40 meters pay 20 euros for the whole day. Visitors between 1.40 meters and 1.00 meter pay 16 euros. This reduced ticket is also valid for the elderly over the age of 70.
Jungle Aqua Park, Hurghada, Egypt
Address: Villages Road, Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate 84511, Egypt
Boasting 21 pools and 35 water slides, this resort in Hurghada is a true water theme park. Its rooms feature a terrace or balcony overlooking the pools or the resort’s gardens. The Jungle Park offers bungalow-style rooms set around the swimming pools. The bright rooms are decorated with the warm colors of African art. All rooms have a TV, a mini-bar, and an private bathroom. The several eateries in the resort cater for every taste. Mediterranean, German, Mexican and Oriental cuisine are just some of the options available. The resort also features a number of pool bars, providing light meals and drinks throughout the day. Children’s pools and a kid’s club are available at the Jungle Park, along with several sport facilities, including a tennis court, a football field and minigolf. Hurghada is just a 25 minutes’ drive away, and is easily accessible by shuttle bus or by car.