Summer is over but the sun is still blazing and you’re probably sweating your life away. So why not check out one or more of these 25 most visited water parks for a creative and fun way to cool down! Complete with artificial waves, giant water slides, swimming with dolphins, exciting tubing, coral reefs snorkeling and many other attractions; water parks are a great alternative to a boring sun blazed day. Found throughout the world, some of these water parks can feature some pretty cool stuff. For example, did you know that the Caribbean Bay is the largest indoor/outdoor water park in the world. It’s true! Or how about the fact that there exists a water slide that’s almost 170 feet tall (making it the largest water slide in the world). So if you’re looking for fun in the sun before the cold arrives, here are 25 most visited water parks to cool down your boredom.
Resom Ocean Castle, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea (685,000 visitors annually)
Located in the South Chungcheong Province in the west of the country, the Resom Ocean Castle is one of several renowned South Korean water parks. Surrounded by pine trees and sandy beaches, the park also features an outdoor spa and a sea water sauna.
Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA (726,000 visitors annually)
Owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, a division of Blackstone Group, the Water Country USA is the Mid-Atlantic’s largest water park. With a wide range of exciting rides including the Jet Scream, Meltdown and Colossal Curl, the park is a major tourist attraction in the York County, Virginia.
Playa Maya Water Park, Wuhun, China (740,000 visitors annually)
Occupying an area of 160,000 square meters (1.7 million square feet), the Playa Maya Water Park in Wuhun, Hubei Province, attracts about 10,000 visitors a day in the peak summer season. Despite the park´s vast area and more than 40 rides, the place often gets uncomfortably crowded.
Xocomil, San Martín Zapotitlán, Guatemala (786,000 visitors annually)
One of the youngest water parks on the list, Xocomil is the largest water park in Central America. Open only from Thursday to Sunday, the park can offer numerous water slides, rides and attractions for children, several restaurants and fast foods and – last but not least – the beautiful Venezuelan weather.
Ocean Park Water Adventure, Jakarta, Indonesia (800,000 visitors annually)
Located 20 minutes from south Jakarta, the Ocean Park water Adventure is one of the most popular water parks in Indonesia. With an amazing pirate-themed castle in the main pool, it is especially suitable for families with children. The park also boasts a 4-D theatre, rock climbing and bungee trampolines.
Jungle Water Adventure, Bogor, Indonesia (880,000 visitors annually)
Situated on the Indonesian island of Java, the Jungle Water Adventure is a large water park featuring many water slides, rides, pools, a lazy river, an even a bird park. In 2013, the park saw a total visit of 880,000, making it the 20th most visited water park in the world.
Summerland, Tokyo, Japan (939,000 visitors annually)
Open for most of the year, Tokyo´s Summerland is the only Japanese water park on the list. The park is packed with various water attractions including giant slides, large wave pools, hot tubs, waterfalls and a lazy river. Visitors can also try some of its outdoor activities such as golf and tennis.
Beach Park, Aquiraz, Brazil (964,000 visitors annually)
Spreading out across an area of 170,000 square meters (about 1.8 million sq ft), the Beach Park in Aquiraz is the largest water park in South America. Apart from regular water attractions, the park also offers additional amenities such as a sauna, sport courts, a fitness center, a wet bar and even a theatre.
Atlantis Water Adventure, Jakarta, Indonesia (980,000 visitors annually)
Occupying over 5 hectares of land, the Atlantis Water Adventure in Jakarta is a water park themed to the mythological underwater world of Atlantis. With almost a million visitors each year, it is one of the most popular water parks in the world and major tourist attraction of the country.
Woongjin Playdoci Waterdoci, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea (997,000 visitors annually)
Located in Gyeonggi-do, the most populous province in South Korea, Woongjin Playdoci Waterdoci is the largest water park of the country. Visitors of the park can enjoy a wide range of attractions such as artificial waves, various types of pools and slides, aqua bar, spa facilities etc.
Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels, Texas, USA (1,027,000 visitors annually)
Founded in 1979, Schlitterbahn is a family-owned and operated water park in New Braunfels, Texas. The park is notable for Verrückt – world´s tallest and fastest water slide. At almost 170 feet, its starting point is taller than the Niagara Falls. It opened on July 10, 2014, after multiple delays.
Piscilago, Bogota, Colombia (1,035,000 visitors annually)
Located just outside Bogota, the Piscilago water park is the most famous and visited water park in Colombia. With more than a million visitors every year, this vast entertaining complex often gets crowded but if you choose the right time, you can enjoy all the park´s attractions to the fullest.
Royal Hawaii Water Park, Fushun, China (1,100,000 visitors annually)
Situated in Fushun, a prefecture level city in Liaoning Province, eastern China, the Royal Hawaii Water Park is а large water park wіth аn indoor artificial beach, wave pools, water slides, аnd a spa area. With 1.1 million visitors every year, it is the second most visited water park in China and 13th most visited in the world.
Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1, 100,000 visitors annually)
Opened in April 1993, the Sunway Lagoon is a theme park located 20 kilometers (12 miles) of Kuala Lumpur. The water park is a part of a large amusement complex consisting of Extreme Park, Scream Park, and Wildlife Park. The water park features the Surf Beach, one of the world’s largest man-made surf beaches.
Resom Spa Castle, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea (1, 189,000 visitors annually)
Another water park located in the South Chungcheong Province in South Korea, the Resom Spa Castle water park is a popular hot spring theme park. Open all year round, it provides its guests with outdoor, hot spring water park facilities and over twenty open-air pools and tubs.
Aquaventure, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (1, 200,000 visitors annually)
Situated in Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, the Aquaventure is a large water park and one of the most popular tourist sites of the country. Apart from numerous water slides and rides, visitors can enjoy a lazy river, artificial rapids, shark safari and even a pristine private beach.
Wet 'n Wild Orlando, Orlando, Florida, USA (1, 259,000 visitors annually)
Founded in 1977 by SeaWorld creator George Millay, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando is considered America’s first water park ever. The park provides it´s visitors with various water attractions including tube slides, racing mat slides, free-fall body slides, lazy river and many others.
Wet'n'Wild Water World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (1, 409,000 visitors annually)
Situated in Gold Coast, a city on the east coast of Australia, the Wet’n’Wild Water World is the most visited water park in Australia and 8th most visited in the world. The park remains open all year round with all of the pools and slides heated during the winter months.
Aquatica, Orlando, Florida, USA - (1, 553,000 visitors annually)
One of Orlando´s most popular water park, the Aquatica is a water park themed to the southern Pacific. Visited by more than 1.5 million visitors every year, the park features a wide array of attractions for all ages and swimming abilities, some of which pass by or through animal habitats.
Caribbean Bay, Yongin, South Korea (1, 623,000 visitors annually)
Covering a total area of about 240 million square yards (over 200 square kilometers), the Caribbean Bay is the largest indoor/outdoor water park in the world. The park includes a wave pool, the world’s longest lazy river ride, a sandy pool, a wading pool for young children, various water slides, and a salt sauna.
Thermas Dos Laranjais, Olimpia, Brazil (1, 650,000 visitors annually)
Located in the northern part of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thermas Dos Laranjais is one of the largest and most popular water parks in South America. Open all year round, the park is famous for its relaxing hot springs, exciting rides and delicious food served in local restaurants.
Ocean World, Gangwon-do, South Korea (1, 700,000 visitors annually)
South Korea´s most visited water park, the Ocean World is a huge water park with Egyptian theme. Visitors can enjoy thrilling attractions including the Monster Blaster Slide and high artificial waves, as well as a therapy center or replicas of the Sphinx, pyramids, obelisks, and other things.
Blizzard Beach, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA (1, 968,000 visitors annually)
Located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, the Blizzard Beach is the second most visited water park in the US and the third most visited in the world. The majority of the main attractions of the park are hosted atop of Mount Gushmore, an artificial hill with an elevation of 90 feet (27.4 m).
Typhoon Lagoon, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA (2, 142,000 visitors annually)
Another water park at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Typhoon Lagoon saw over 2 million visits in 2013, making it the most visited water park in the US and second most visited in the world. Themed to a Disney legend about a typhoon, the park is home to one of the world’s largest outdoor wave pools.
Chime-Long Water Park, Guangzhou, China (2, 710,000 visitors annually)
Situated in Panyu District, Guangzhou, China, the Chime-Long Water Park is a part of Chime-Long Paradise, the largest amusement park in China as well as in Asia. With up to 35,000 visitors daily and more than 2.7 million visitors a year, it is by far the world´s most visited water park.