Four of the World’s Best Waterparks
No matter who you are, how old you are or where you may live, there is no denying that the inner child inside all of us can’t help but jump up and down in pure excitement at the thought of a waterpark. Even those people that are blessed in living in a coastal region, with beautiful beaches and perfect surfing spots a mere stone throw away, will tell you that a waterpark is one of the best places to spend a day of fun and relaxation, soaking up the sun and speeding down the rapid twists and turns of exotic super tubes. There are countless waterparks that span across our entire globe, each offering their own piece of magic to the world. Here are some of the world’s greatest waterparks that you should try and visit during your lifetime.
Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain
This beautiful Thai-themed waterpark in the Adeje region of Tenerife, the most populated island of Spain, is world renowned for housing the world’s longest lazy river ride, the Mai Thai River. Don’t let the word “lazy” throw you off though, the park also offers a large number of fast speed and high drop rides to keep the adrenaline junkies coming back for more. Take the park’s most popular ride, for example, the 91-foot-high (27 metres) Tower of Power that sends riders down a transparent vertical slide, shooting through an aquarium filled with massive sharks and stingrays.
Aquatica in Orlando, Florida
You would think that one massive wave pool would be more than enough, well, you would be wrong. That is why the exciting Aquatica waterpark in Orlando decided to build a second one, so they could both stand side by side. Just in case the two colossal wave pools weren’t enough for you, the park’s signature attraction, the Dolphin Plunge will definitely seal the deal. This relatively short and relatively slow slide takes riders through a large aquarium filled with three captive-born Commerson’s Dolphins. What are you waiting for, hop on one of the many Orlando flights available and get your splash on.
Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai, UAE
In true Dubai spirit, as of 2013, this waterpark become home to the world’s widest water slide as well as having the longest zip line and river ride in the Middle East. There is no questioning that this waterpark is one of the most iconic in all of the world, being the perfect place for the adrenaline fuelled individuals as well as the more relaxed folk. Take for example the Tower of Neptune, a downward slide that sees you falling over nine storeys in a mere matter of seconds, before flying through the clear tubes surrounded by sharks and rays. Once you have tired yourself out slipping and sliding, relax on the 700 metre long private beach or visit the Shark Lagoon where you will have the opportunity to hand-feed the massive rays.
Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Yas Waterworld is definitely one of a kind. With forty three separate rides and attractions, the entire family will be wanting to come back for more. Besides winning the award for second best waterpark in the world by the Los Angeles Times, this park is home to the world’s longest and fastest tornado waterslide, the world’s first interactive water and laser rollercoaster as well as the region’s first looping waterslide. You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the sheer brilliance this park has to offer.