The 5 Biggest Waterparks to Visit this Summer
With so many awesome waterparks, it can be hard to choose which are the best to visit! Here are the 5 biggest waterparks to visit this summer:
Located in Federal Heights, Colorado, this fantastic waterpark is one of the most famous in the country. Water World opened back in 1979 and it brought the first two waterslides to Colorado, quickly becoming a statewide landmark.
Visitors can enjoy almost 50 attractions that go from inflatable tube rides to multiple water slides. Not to be ignored…the Cowabunga Beach boogie boarding attraction and the Thunder Bay wave pool, two of the main destinations within the park. Water World occupies 67 acres (!!!) and that makes it one of the biggest waterparks opened to date.
The slogan of this place says everything: America’s Largest Waterpark. This exciting park offers 51 water slides and many other attractions that are operating from May through September. Located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Noah’s Ark Water Park was founded the same year as Water World, in 1979.
There are two major pools and the attractions continue to be upgraded every year. One ride not to miss: The Black Anaconda. This ride is over 1/4-mile long, and is touted as “America’s Most Thrilling Water coaster”— a combination of water slide and rollercoaster.
An awesome fact bout this waterpark – it won the Platinum Award from Jeff Ellis and Associates Inc., which is an accolade that represents outstanding safety standards.
Located in Cobb County, Georgia, this famous waterpark was originally opened as White Water Atlanta in 1984. A few years later, it was acquired by Six Flags and adopted its actual name.
In its 69 acres, Six Flags White Water offers us 20 magnificent attractions to enjoy with the family. Their newest ride is the Wahoo Racer:
From the site:
Wahoo Racer is the largest slide of its kind in the world, standing 60 feet tall and featuring six side-by-side lanes and is NOW OPEN! Lying head-first, stomach-down on an aero-dynamically designed water toboggan, you’ll push off down the snake-like course and race your competitors to the finish line. You’ll curve through winding multi-colored tubes, slip down bumpy hills, and race into track-style racing lanes at speeds up to 40 feet per second.
For those who don’t know, Schlitterbahn is one of the most dedicated companies when it comes to amusement parks in the US. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, which is its main property, is amongst the biggest waterparks in the country, fully operating from April to September.
Located in New Braunfels, Texas, this waterpark has been voted many times as the number one in America – something to be extremely proud of. Within its 65 acres, there are more than 40 attractions, distributed in six different areas. Just like a small city, this waterpark is divided in two, East and West side, providing visitors a really interesting experience.
One of their most famous rides is the Master Blaster, which is six stories tall and over 1000 feet in length! This ride has been voted the best water ride in the United States time and time again! Selected as the best water ride in the nation again and again, Master Blaster combines the up and down thrills of a roller coaster with the unique experience of being propelled by jets of water. Riders ascend to the top of the Blastenhoff Tower where they find two-passenger inflatable boats waiting for them. Once in position on the launch platform, they are sent down a three-story plunge, then back up three stories and into a twisting tunnel.
Known as the biggest waterpark in the West Coast, Raging Water San Dimas offers almost 40 attractions, including water slides, a wave pool, and a sandy beach. Within its 50 acres, visitors can enjoy the exciting activities under the sun from May to September.
They also offer the California’s first hydromagnetic coaster: Aqua Rocket!
From the site:
Aqua Rocket offers guests a radically different experience by merging the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster and the thrills and spills of a water ride. With the new generation of hydromagnetic technology, the four-person rocket style raft transits uphill for a series of four peaks and three exhilarating drops at a speedy 30 mph.
Owned by Palace Entertainment, the same company behind Noah’s Ark Water Park, Raging Waters San Dimas is one of the three Raging Waters waterparks located in California. The cool thing – all waterparks offer completely different attractions!