Water theme parks are made not just for the entertaining children. Even adults who are still kids at heart are captivated by the modernized and grandiose water parks which can be found in different parts of the world. Who would not be fascinated by the humongous slides with multiple swirls, carefully-engineered pools, synchronized fountain shows and other attractions, right?
The water theme parks which made it to the top 10 list will surely blow anyone’s mind. For the ultimate vacation of a lifetime, here are the biggest water theme parks across the globe.
10. Sunway Lagoon—Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asia is also a great destination when it comes to water theme parks because of Sunway Lagoon which is right at the heart of Malaysia. The park started operations in 2008 and continued to lure more visitors every year.
The biggest wave pool is also found in this park and it measures 139,800 square feet (13,000 square meters). The water park rides are absolutely amazing and to top it all off, the rides are also interconnected with the dry park which is close by.
9. Wet ‘n Wild Water World—Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Since this place operated in 1984, it has become a popular destination for families, friends and even corporate events. Wet ‘n Wild offers four different pools for the enjoyment of both adults and children. It is packed with so much enjoyment because of the 17 water slides and a bunch of attractions which are crafted for the enjoyment of their guests, especially during the summer months. Among the most popular attractions in this place are the Mammoth Falls, SkyCoaster, Blackhole and Giant Wave Pool. People who dare to be a little more adventurous can try out the Zip Line, Kamikazee or the Giant Wave Pool.
8. Wet ‘n Wild—Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
When it comes to wholesome fun and adventure, Orlando surely knows how that is done. Wet ‘n Wild is considered as one of the oldest water parks in the entire United States and it was first opened in 1977.
Wet ‘n Wild in Orlando offers 120,000 square meters of pure enjoyment and relaxation. There are 17 different water attractions to try out in this place.
7. Aquatica—Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
Visiting this place is an experience that is impossible to forget. Aquatica takes water park adventures to a whole new level by combining a marine park and a water park. Some of the rides pass by the habitat of the animals. Guests get to enjoy the thrill of the ride while discovering something new about the animals. Hence, guests are able to watch and interact with marine animals, like dolphins. There are two contemporary wave pools, the Cutback Cove and the Big Surf Shores. There is also a man-made white sand beach area and raft slides like the Walhalla Wave, Tassie’s Twisters and the HooRoo Run.
6. Water 47—Austria
The word ‘recreation’ would have a different meaning after seeing Water 47. This is the perfect destination for people who are seeking a blood-rushing experience because of the extreme slides.
The intricate construction of the main attractions combines a slide and a diving platform. The highest point of the tower reaches up to 15.5 meters high and a 270-degree slide swirl.
5. Wild Wadi—United Arab Emirates
The Wild Wadi is found in Jumeirah, Dubai. It is a place that is ideal to visit any time of the year because it offers both heated and cooled pools. Because of this place, people no longer have to face the unpredictable waves of the ocean just to surf because they have two artificial surfing machines.
4. Caribbean Bay—Yongin, South Korea
The Caribbean Bay first opened in 1996 but the expansion of the place continued on until 2008. During the expansion, the water park increased up to 30% of its size because of the new attraction called the Wild River Zone.
The most popular attraction is the Water Bobsleigh. What makes this place even more interesting is that it is designed not just for the thrill-seekers. There is also a spa for relaxation and wave pools of different depths and sizes. Aside from designing this water park to mimic the waves of the Caribbean Sea, it also opens up the opportunity to visit the adjacent Everland Theme Park.
3. Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort—Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S.A.
It was in 1995 when the doors of this theme park were officially opened to the public. There is a seemingly endless list of things to do in Blizzard Beach with their numerous raft rides, big or small drop slides, wave pools and thrill rides. Among the most popular attractions in this place are the Slush Gusher, Snow Stormers, Toboggan Racers and those are just to mention a few. Families and friends can enjoy the attractions for as long as they want to because all the water areas are heated. The only cold area is the Cross Country Creek which houses the melting snow and ice caves.
2. Chime-Long Paradise—Panyu District, Guangdong, China
This theme park sure brings pride to China with its quintuple-A tourism classification from the China National Tourism Administration. This means that its beauty is absolutely world-class.
Guests will definitely scream at the top of their lungs out of fun and elation because of the upright roller coaster. Even the Guinness World Records recognized its roller coaster with 10 loops as one of the best across the globe.
1. Typhoon Lagoon—Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S.A.
This place is the ultimate water theme park of all time not just because of its exemplary beauty but also because of the different kinds of ecstasy that it brings to guests. Every year, the population of the guests which come by and visit the Typhoon Lagoon goes beyond 2 million. This place which opened in 1989 currently has the world’s largest outdoor wave pool.
This vast water theme park does not only offer state-of-the-art pools but it also has a white, sandy beach area which is perfect for relaxation. Among the popular attractions in Typhoon Lagoon are the Bay Slides, Blustery Bay and Whitecap Cove.