You don’t have to be beachside to have a great time on your family vacation. Stay cool in the summer sun and get your adrenaline pumping at these six crazy water parks around the world.
Are you headed to Denver this summer? Head to nearby Federal Heights and you’ll find Water World. Opened in 1979, this water park occupies 67 acres and is one of the largest in America. Water World offers over 49 attractions, including two wave pools, raft rides and a relaxing lazy river, making it the perfect spot to bring your family for a day of fun in the sun.
Cliff’s has been in business for over sixty years and is Albuquerque’s only outdoor water park. Not only do they offer fun slides, but the park also offers thrill rides, coasters, a laser maze and boardwalk games. While you’re in New Mexico, learn how you can Go. Get. Rewarded. in Albuquerque.
This water park is home to the Cutback Water Coaster, the innovative hybrid blend of traditional roller coasters and water slides. This lightning-fast coaster fits four thrill-seekers and uses a water jet propulsion system and saucer feature to create a thrilling, but smooth, ride across over 850 feet of slide. During your visit to Water Country, be sure to check out the park’s other great attractions like Big Daddy Falls and the six-lane Nitro Racer slide.
Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Happy Magic Water Cube is the renovated child of Beijing’s National Aquatics Centre and China’s largest indoor water park. While the building’s bubble-like exterior is quite a sight to see, just wait until you step inside. Happy Magic Water Cube is covered top-to-bottom in out-of-this-world swimming pools, dream-like underwater elements and thrill rides like the Aqualoop, a 76-meter loop that starts with a 40 ft. free fall plunge.
Rain, snow or sun, this indoor water park is open year-round. Water Zoo offers a variety of waterslides and splash pads for younger kids, as well as a Slideboarder – the world’s first video game integrated waterslide! Race your friends and track your scores online as you race your friends for first place at Water Zoo.
You won’t need to pack your sunscreen to visit this water park. Known as the largest indoor water park in North America, World Waterpark is located inside of Alberta’s West Edmonton Mall. The park offers beginner, intermediate, advanced and extreme slides so even the littlest ones in your family can take part in the fun.
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