The Best Water Parks In The World

The Best Water Parks in the World

Instead of staying indoors, cool off this summer at one of the world's best waterparks. Whether you enjoy thrilling rides or relaxing pool side, these waterparks have something for everyone.

Enjoy an unforgettable experience, thrilling rides, family-friendly attractions and exciting entertainment. Ride some of the most incredible water slides in the world – slide down 90-degree slopes at Beach Park, plunge through a shark lagoon in Aquaventure Water park, and ride through a river jungle in Etnaland.

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Those of you looking for relaxation, these parks offer something for you too. Rent a private cabana at Aquatopia, relax in the Magical Lagoon at Tropical Islands, and catch some sun by one of the 11 pools at the Atlantis Resort.

Take tons of photos and make memories that will last a lifetime. These are the best waterparks in the world.


-Nicole Dossantos

Waterbom Bali

Waterbom Bali was voted the second best waterpark in the world and number one in Asia by TripAdvisor. This park has some of the most unique rides in the world. Aim and fire water balloons at the Water Blaster, race your friends on the Twin Racers, float along the Lazy River and fly down thrilling tunnels on the famous Super Bowl. A recent review on TripAdvisor said: "Whether Cruising down the lazy river or hitting the Turbo Slides is your thing, this place has it all! Great setting, helpful staff. Make sure you give the water bomb slingshots a go too." Click here for more information.

Beach Park, Brazil

Beach Park, Waterpark in Brazil is one of the most family-friendly waterparks in the world. For some family fun, visit Treasure Island and watch the Acqua Show with the kids, then ride Atlantis and the Black Moray for moderate adventure. For some adrenaline pumping thrills hop on Chills, a two-person float that shoots you down a 90-degree slope. Also try Insane, a 14-story free fall that reaches up to 65mph. Click here for more information.


Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai

This waterpark is by far the best waterpark in Dubai. They have some of the most incredible rides in the world. If you love sharks, this is the waterpark for you. Go on a Water on a Shark Safari and explore the aquatic world of sharks, fish and rays. Then, if you're up for it, ride The Tower of Neptune, a straight-shot waterslide that plunges you through a shark lagoon. When you're ready to relax hang out in the Aquaventure Waterpark Cabanas, grab a bite to eat at one of their delicious restaurants and hang out at their own private beach. Click here for more information.

Dollywood Splash Country, Tennessee

Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the best family-friendly amusement parks in the United States –Dollywood. Over 40 rides, spectacular shows, festivals and delicious dining are some of the many things you have to look forward to. Tip: Visit between June 11 and August 7 for their nightly fireworks.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii, Kapolei, HI

You can't visit Kapolei without visiting Wet 'n' Wild. It's the perfect waterpark for families of all ages – with easy going rides to moderate and thrilling slides. The kids will have fun in their over 20,000 sq. ft. aquatic playground and families will enjoy the Waimea Whirl and Hawaiian Waters Wave Pool. But for you adrenaline seekers, make sure you hop on the Tornado; you are catapulted from 50 feet in the air through a tunnel and plummeted into the swirling waters around the Tornado's funnel. Click here for more information about things to do at Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii.

Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Wisconsin

Noah's Ark Waterpark is not only one of the best waterparks in the world, but it is also the home to one of the most terrifying waterslides in America – Scorpion's Tail, a 400-foot long slide with the first drop sending you plummeting at over 50-feet per second. Other fun slides at this park include the Surfing Safari, Dark Voyage and Point of No Return. If the water is just too much for you, enjoy their arcades and 4-D Dive-In Theater. Click here for more information.

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark/Aquatopia, U.S.

Head to Tannersville, PA for some fun in the sun in the Pocono Mountains. Stay at Camelback Lodge for the ultimate getaway – receive access to both Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark boasts 37 rides, slides and water attractions, some of which include the thrilling Sand Storm, Titan and Dune Runner. While, Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is the largest indoor waterpark in the Northeast and voted the #1 indoor waterpark in the country. It has 13 waterslides, seven pools, a swim up bar and interactive water play centers. Aquatopia is also home to one of our most insane water slides in America – the Venus SlydeTrap, a three-to-six person family rafting tube ride that sends riders speeding down an enclosed serpentine flume.

Schlitterbahn, Texas

Schlitterbahn is America's first family of waterparks. There are tons of family-friendly and thrilling attractions to choose from. One of them includes the famous Screaming Serpents, a high speed body waterslide that sends you down through the mouth of giant sea serpents. Other great waterslides include the Dragon Blaster, Cliffhanger and Guada Loopy. If you're not into waterslides, hang out at Schlitterbahn's Kristal Beach, float along Kristal River, and splash around in the Wave Lagoon. Click here for more information.

Wild Wadi, Dubai

If you are looking for some family fun, visit Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai. They have 30 rides and attractions, some of which include the Jumeriah Sceirah waterslide and the downhill Burj Surj tubing ride. Also experience the famous "Whipeout and Riptide." It offers an incredible surfing experience without having to go in the ocean. Bonus: Until the end of September Wild Wadi offers "Starlight Fridays" – the park opens from 10am to 10pm every Friday.

Splashin’ Safari Water Park, IN

Pay one price and get access to two incredible parks – Holiday World Theme Park and Splashin' Safari Water Park. Ride the nation's first launched wing coaster, Thunderbird, and the two longest water coasters on the planet, Mammoth and Wildebeest. Some more of their famous attractions include Hyena Falls, Monsoon Lagoon, the Jungle Racer and Watubee. Also enjoy live shows and delicious foods.

Tropical Islands, Germany

Discover the world's biggest indoor rainforest and ride Germany's highest water-slide tower at Tropical Islands. Relax in the Magical Lagoon and spend time with the family in the Tropical Sea. A recent review on TripAdvisor said: "Tropical Island Resort is the perfect spot to take a couple of days with the kids to swim and play. There are so many possibilities for activities for the kids, there is no chance they will get bored." Click here for more information.

Etnaland, Italy

Acquapark is full of some of the most exclusive attractions in the world. Ride through the river jungle on the Crocodile Rapids, hop on a 20-seated boat for a thrilling drop from a 30 meter tower and participate in a splash battle at Kaos. Some of their most famous water slides include the unpredictable Colossum, the Wild River, Big Taboggan and the completely dark Black Hole. Also enjoy tons of activities such as group dancing in the park and aerobic water activities.

Water Country USA, Virginia

Cool off this summer at Virginia's largest water park – Water Country USA. They offer tons of rides, attractions and lounging options. Go on a whitewater rafting adventure on Big Daddy Falls, plummet down the Meltdown's 701-foot-long flume and step into the skybox on the most insane dropslide, Vanish Point. If you would rather relax on the water, go fee-floating down Hubba Hubba Highway – a lazy river with fast-moving currents. Click here for more park information.

Aquaventure, Bahamas, Atlantis Resort

Also known as "Atlantis Paradise Island's water park," this park is a combination of adrenaline pumping waterslides, family-friendly fun and a tropical environment all in one. Slide down the Power Tower, relax on the Lazy River Ride, catch some sun by one of their 11 pools, play in the sand at their beach, and even go rock climbing at one of their 12 different climbing surfaces. Click here for more information.

World Waterpark, Canada

World Waterpark is one of the most incredible indoor waterparks in the country. Ride their famous Tsunami – a simulated surfing attraction, learn how to surf with WEM Surf Lessons, and rent a luxurious cabana for some privacy. A recent review on TripAdvisor said: "These have got to be some of the most insane waterslides anywhere! There is one slide that has you going so fast you go upside down in the tube. Found it to be very clean, and staff were friendly. There is something for everybody so definitely family friendly."

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark, Orlando, Florida

Escape the beach for a day and head to this insane waterpark for some adrenaline pumping fun. Ride insane waterslides such as Mayday Falls and the Storm Slides, encounter animals in Shark Reef then gather the entire family together for a giant raft ride in an inner tube on Gangplank Falls. Bonus: Typhoon Lagoon also offers surfing lessons in their wave pool.