Most children love splashing about in the water when they’re growing up and it’s something they never really grow out of when they get older. There are plenty of places around the world to get wet and wild while having some family fun.
These are some of the best water parks to visit on your travels.
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1. Wet ‘n Wild, Cancun, Mexico
You’ll find a lot to do at this popular Mexican water park as you’ll be able to swim with playful dolphins when you get tired of playing with your human friends. If you’d rather just watch this amazing creatures just sit back and enjoy the show. You’ll also find several wave pools, sky. high waterslides and the exciting bumper boats.
2. Schlitterbahn, Kansas/Texas, USA
There are several fun-filled Schlitterbahn water parks down in the southern part of America, including Galveston Island, South Padre island, and New Braunfels in Texas, as well as one in Kansas City, Kansas. They’re all ideal for family water adventures with numerous rivers, slides, and rides to keep visitors of all ages happy.
3. Noah’s Ark Water Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
This is known as America’s largest water park. It’s an extremely popular spot with those in the Midwest. This is mainly because they’re inland and don’t have any nearby oceans to cool them down in the hot summers. This magnificent water park is home to a lagoon pool, a youngster’s play area and rivers. There’s also a 10-stoey high slide called the Scorpion’s Tail.
4. Las Cascadas Water Park, Puerto Rico
Las Cascadas is recognized as being the Caribbean’s biggest water park. It’s another super spot for families as it features numerous attractions. You’ll be able to enjoy speed slides, white water rafting, and the exciting Crazy River ride. If you’d like to slow down a little you can try out the slower. paced Lazy River.
5. Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia
This huge Asian water park has a few different areas to explore. It even has a dry area for those who aren’t big fans of the water. There’s also a wildlife zone, ATV riding, and an extreme adventure area where you can enjoy games of paintball.
6. Chimelong Water Park, China
This popular Chinese water park opened its doors for business in 2007. It’s home to the largest wave pool on the planet as well as the its longest lazy river. The park also features a huge circular drop bowl that plunges into the waiting pool below.
7. World Waterpark, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
This is the biggest indoor water park on the globe. It’s actually located inside of the West Edmonton Mall shopping center. It has a wave pool and water slide. You can also try walking on the water inside of a huge ball.
8. Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool, England
This is Britain’s biggest indoor water park. It features more than 18 slides and fun-filled attractions. It also boasts the biggest water coast in the world, which is known as the Master Blaster. The slides and fun pools are also very popular here.
9. Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
This wet and wonderful water park has a 1950s theme to it. There are numerous attractions, rides and slides to enjoy with the Hubba Bubba being one of the most popular. The Vanish Point drop slide is another of the favorites with visitors.
10. Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Gold Coast, Australia
This is Australia’s most popular water park by far and is in the top 10 in the world with over a million visitors a year. It was opened in 1984 and operates all year round. It’s filled with some pretty unique rides and pools.