As I am writing this list, summer is officially coming to an end. Students across the nation are heading back to school and people are slipping back into their fall routines.
But the sun hasn’t received the message yet. With the weather is as warm as ever, water parks are as fun as ever.
In this article, you’ll discover what all the best waterparks in the world have to offer. So whether you are planning a family vacation, or just plain daydreaming, we are here to help!
Legoland Water Park (Dubai)
The Legoland Water Park in Dubai takes your childhood favorite toy to a whole new level. While this park is for all ages, there are a bit more attractions to entertain younger visitors. T
here are many different attractions to enjoy with your family and friends. You can float down the gentle lazy river or splash about in the Joker Soaker. You will surely have an amazing experience in whichever attraction you choose to go on at Legoland Water Park.
Mammoth (Santa Claus, Indiana)
Take your family on the ultimate prehistoric adventure to Mammoth theme park in Santa Claus, Indiana. They have everything from a wave pool, a lazy river, massive water slides to rollercoasters and raging rapids. At Mammoth theme park, you have the choice between watery attractions and dry rides.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom isn’t necessarily a waterpark. However, it does have a few pretty unique water rides that will blow you away. One of the most popular attractions is the Kali River Rapids. The ride takes you on an exciting Asian themed rafting expedition along the Chakranadi River.
Another popular water ride in the Animal Kingdom is Na’vi River Journey the Animal Kingdom. The Na’vi River Journey will transport you into the mystical world of Avatar. Along the way, you will see native Pandora animals and the breathtaking bioluminescent flora.
Yas Waterworld (United Arab Emirates)
The Yas Waterworld located in the United Arab Emirates gives its visitors an experience like no other. One ride takes you on a twisting journey through the body of a snake. Another of their exciting rides drops you straight down a high-intensity looping waterslide. There are also plenty not so intimidating family-friendly rides like the Al Raha River and Water Wars.
Wet ‘n’ Wild (Kapolei, Hawaii)
Wet ‘n’ Wild was voted as Oahu’s top 10 most visited family attraction on the island. The waterpark features more than 25 thrilling attractions that are spread through a tropical 29-acres.
You can float through the lazy river or slide down their waterslide with a view. Everywhere you turn will be a 360-degree view of the breathtaking landscape filled with natural cliffs and palm trees. Enjoy this adventure-packed waterpark Hawaiian style.
Waterbom (Bali, Indonesia)
When most people say they are going to Bali you automatically think of the breathtaking views and peaceful yoga retreats. However, Bali is also home to one of the most exciting Waterparks in the world. Thrill-seekers travel to Waterbom for their incredible attractions. Their 2.5 G-force slide will leave even the most experienced daredevil’s heart racing.
Chime-Long Water Park (Guangzhou, China)
One of China’s most popular water destinations is Chime-Long Water Park. It has over 450 acres of interactive water toys like ground jets, splash zones, and slides.
One of the main attractions that set Chime-Long apart from other waterparks is its largest drift surfing waves. So whether you’re going to ride the waves or simply float down their lazy river, you will not leave without a smile on your face.
Schlitterbahn (New Braunfels, Texas)
Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort is a charming place to enjoy a day filled with water, laughter, and fun. They have over 51 rides which include, lazy rivers, slides, chutes, and pools.
One of the coolest things about their waterpark is that all of their attractions are powered by natural river water from the Comal River. The waterpark is surrounded by a view of lush green trees and gorgeous blue skies.
Noah’s Ark (Lake Delton, Wisconsin)
Spend a day of thrilling water rides and good old quality family time at Noah’s Ark Water Park located in Lake Delton, Wisconsin. They offer a large variety of attractions the whole family can enjoy. Take a ride down the world’s largest King Cobra water slide or play a fun game of mini-golf.
One of Noah Ark’s most popular rides is the Dive-In Theater. This multi-sensory journey will have you ducking from flying objects, smelling onscreen scents and dodging splashes.
Knott’s Soak City (Buena Park, California)
If you are looking for a variety of high-speed water rides than look no further, Knott’s Soak City is the place for you. They offer 22 different adrenaline-pumping tube rides and water slides that will surely get your heart racing. Knott’s Soak City also has a giant wave pool, lazy river, and splash worthy kid’s zone. Knott’s Soak City has something for every type of water lover in your family.
Typhoon Lagoon (Orlando, Florida)
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon located in Orlando, Florida is a magical watery adventure. As soon as you walk into the themepark you are transported to a tropical land filled excitement and fun. One of their many attractions in the Humunga Kowabunga which slide that takes you on a five-story plummet down Mount Mayday. Typhoon Lagoon offers everything from coaster-like rafts to whimsical water playgrounds.
Sunway Lagoon (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
One of Malaysia’s top destinations is the Sunway Lagoon theme park located in Kuala Lumpur. They offer everything from children’s water zones, pools and plunging slides to a cinematic experience. The Waterplexx 5 D is like no other water ride you’ve ever seen. It is the ultimate multi-sensory journey that includes fog, mist, sprays, fountains, water jets, and 3D visual sound and movement.
Cowabunga Bay Water Park (Draper, Utah)
Cowabunga Bay Water Park located in Draper, Utah has been featured in U.S. News and World Report’s 30 Best Water Parks in the USA. The 60s themed park is home to the world’s largest playground which has 12 levels with over 300 interactive toys. Cowabunga Bay Water Park also features a kid’s cove, swimming pools, slides, and a lazy river.
Island H2O Live (Kissimmee, Florida)
Florida’s newest cyber themed waterpark is Island H20 Live located at the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee. The resort is the perfect combination of thrill and chill. They offer multi-guest racer slides, pools, a lazy river, and live entertainment. One of the most popular attractions is The Downloader, which launches you into your own personal water-packed audio-visual playlist.
Thrill Waterpark (CocoCay, Bahamas)
Thrill Waterpark in CocoCay, Bahamas is a perfect getaway destination the whole family can enjoy. It attracts some of the bravest people who visit just to slide down one of the tallest waterslides in North American. It also boasts a relaxing sandy area with complimentary beach chairs by the wave pool. So whether you are looking for a thrill-seeking adventurer or a calming beach day Thrill Waterpark has it all.
World Waterpark (Alberta, Canada)
World Waterpark in Alberta, Canada is the world’s second-largest indoor waterpark. Its five-acre playland will have you giggling like a kid as you climb up each story and slide down. The waterpark also has waterslides, hot tubs, pools, a surfing station, and a zipline. Since it is located in West Edmonton Mall you and your family can enjoy a weekend filled with splashing, swimming, restaurants, and shopping!
WaterWorld Waterpark (Ayia Napa, Cyprus)
The WaterWorld Waterpark in Ayia Napa, Cyprus transports you to an ancient Greek paradise. They have everything over 35 attractions from calming whirlpools and lazy rivers to fast and exciting fast slides and tube rides. WaterWorld Waterpark boasts to be the biggest themed waterpark in all of Europe. They are open every day from 10 a.m. until six p.m.
Watercube Waterpark (Beijing)
Similar to Tropical Island in Germany, Watercube Waterpark is another exciting water amusement park located indoors. Once you walk into the dreamlike theme park you are surrounded by thousands of transparent bubbles and charming music. This theme carries on into their water rides and attractions which are all made of translucent materials.
There is something for everyone here at Watercube Waterpark in Beijing.
Volcano Bay (Orlando, Florida)
Another hit theme park located in Orlando, Florida is Universal Studio’s Volcano Bay. This paradise features beaches, lazy rivers, waterfalls, and heart-pumping rides.
One of the best parts about Volcano Bay is Virtual Lines. This feature allows you to spend more time with your family and less time in line. You simply tap your wristband to an attraction to receive the time you should return back. So instead of waiting in lines, you can wait in one of their lazy rivers, pools or restaurants.
Tropical Islands (Krausnick, Germany)
The Tropical Islands in Krausnick, Germany transports you into another world as soon enter their facility. The indoor waterpark allows you and your family to enjoy sandy beaches and beautiful waterfalls no matter what the temperature is outside. They also have an Amazonia outdoor area when the weather permits. Tropical Island waterpark has everything from pools, slides and even Thai massages.
Siam Park (Tenerife, Spain)
Siam Park located in Tenerife, Spain is proud to announce they have, yet again, been voted as the number one waterpark in the world as of 2019. Siam Park is packed with adrenaline rushing rides like The Giant, Dragon, Naga Racer and Tower of Power, just to name a few. However, they also have family-friendly rides and lazy rivers to help unwind and enjoy after a long day.
Make sure to check out the Siam Park’s official website. They offer a unique 360-degree tour and video clips of each attraction.
Caribbean Bay (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea)
Caribbean Bay waterpark is located about an hour outside of Seoul in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The park features surfing rides, tube rides, a kiddie pool, a diving pool, water slides, tube rides, and a lazy river.
After an exciting day filled with fun in the sun, you can rewind in one of their massage machines or super relaxation capsules located in the relaxing room.
Beach Park (Fortaleza, Brazil)
Located in Fortaleza, Brazil, Beach Park is a waterpark that can cater to every person in your family. On their website, they provide a map that identifies each attraction. The family-friendly attractions show a green hand doing the peace sign and the moderate attractions have an orange thumbs up. The more heart-pumping attractions will have a red rock sign next to it.
In total there are 18 attractions at Beach Park, 10 of which are family-friendly such as the lazy river and the Aqua Show. There are four Moderate Attractions and four radical attractions. So there really is something here for everyone!
Aquatica (Orlando, Florida)
Orlando, Florida is home to some of the most popular theme parks in the world like Universal Studios and Magic and Kingdom. Aquatica water park is yet another reason for you and your family to visit Orlando, Florida. The park features dozens of slides, raft rides, lazy rivers, shows, and animal experiences. They have been rated the Nations’s Best Outdoor Waterpark by USA Today. It approximately hosts around 950,000 guests from all over the world every year.
Aquaventure Waterpark (Dubai, UAE)
Aquavaenture Waterpark is located at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It features over 30 slides, a children’s friendly splash area, a private beach, dolphin encounters, and an Aquarium.
One of the most popular attractions is Poseidon’s Revenge. The almost vertical water slide will defiantly get your adrenaline pumping as you wait for the floor to fall beneath your feet. The Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai has been voted as Tripadvisor’s number one water park.