Best Water Parks in America
America is home to some of the best water parks in the world by offering perfect entertainment for all ages. Of course, beach is a great place to hang out during the hot summer days, but water parks are wonderful as there are thrill rides, roller coaster slides, wave pools and above all you will not get sand in uncomfortable parts of your body like toe nails and cracks. Kids love water parks - check out this two-part list of Best Water Parks in America that includes Schlitterbahn, Aquatica, Splish Splash, etc. Do not forget to vote in the poll and post your experiences in the comments section below. Water park and theme park tickets in general are always expensive especially when you have a big family as they add up - so , look out for money saving water park coupons and admission price discounts that are almost always available from your grocery store, AAA or even soda cans that will save you money.
1. Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Texas
Texas gets so hot during the summer reaching unbelievably hot temperatures prompting people to head on to their perfect destination to cool off, that is, to one of the best water parks in America called Schlitterbahn Waterpark located in New Braunfels, Texas between Austin and San Antonio. The top rated water park has plenty of amazing rides earning it the Golden Ticket Award for "Best Water Parks" seven years in a row. All kinds of water rides ranging from slow family friendly rides to adrenaline pumping thrill rides can be found at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. The most popular rides in the park are the Master Blaster and the Torrent, located in Blastenhoff. The Master Blaster combines the roller-coaster element with a lot of water all through the ride. The Torrent is a white-water rapids ride similar to the more traditional white water rapids rides and is family friendly and longer. Schlitterbahn Water Park is a complete resort with restaurants and overnight lodgings right on the property. Barbecue and picnic facilities are found all over the park. The park allows home-brought foods and picnics in the facilities, so families can save money by bringing in their own snacks and drinks.
2. Noah's Ark, Wisconsin
Noah's Ark makes number two in my list of Best Water Parks in America as it has some record breaking rides like the Black Anaconda, the nation’s longest water coaster and the world’s only 4D Dive-In Theater featuring the SpongeBob SquarePants 4D Movie. "Curse of the Crypt", a haunting new adventure ride is just commencing in 2009. Noah's Ark water park also has about 50 waterslides, 2 huge wave pools, 2 endless rivers, 4 childrens water play areas, Paradise Lagoon activity pool, 3 large group tube rides, mini golf, etc. Tadpole Bay just started in 2008 that is an island of fun for everyone in the family and is very popular with the kids. Check out their website for current coupons and promotions on admission and discounts for their water park tickets.
3. Aquatica in Orlando, Florida
Aquatica water park, located at Sea World in Orlando Florida, is open year round featuring a large sandy beach with wave pools on the side. Admission to Aquatica requires a separate ticket from Sea World but you can easily discount packages on the internet. Parking is about $10 per day. Aquatica is a combination of animal experiences, water rides and slides, high-speed thrills and relaxing sandy beaches and will appeal to all ages. Tube slides, body slides, raft slides, bowl rides, mat-racing slides, family raft rides, wave pools, activity pool, lazy river, action river, live animals, interactive water play center, and play areas for younger kids make it one of the best waterparks in America. Aquatica also boasts white sandy beaches where you can relax in the shade of your own personal cabana and take advantage of the beachside service.
4. Water World, Colorado
Exciting rides like Journey to the Center of the Earth, Flatline and Zoomerang make Water World in Denver Colorado one of the best water parks in America. Experience Journey to the Center of the Earth and encounter animatronic dinosaurs. The tall Flatline offers a drop for more thrill seeking visitors. Splash around in Captain Jack’s Wave Pool or go on the Zoomerang, another tall water slide to experience the adrenaline rush and fight with cobras and mummies in the Lost River of the Pharaohs which is an exciting whitewater raft journey. If you do not want any action and just need a relaxing time in the water, head to the Big Top Family Fun Zone and just take it easy with kids.
5. Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach in Orlando, Florida
How can the list of best water parks in America be without Disney's water park creation in Orlando Florida? Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach is Disney's answer to competition in water parks. Guess what... Disney has spent money and resources to make it one of the best water parks in the world. At Typhoon Lagoon, you can meet real sharks at Shark Reef while snorkeling, the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool is great, Crush N Gusher ride for thrills, and Disney's lazy river, Castaway Creek is an awesome place to just relax in the water on a tube. Blizzard beach offer some of wild and thrilling rides like Summit Plummet, Downhill Double Dipper, and Runoff Rapids rides. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling waterslides, as well as slides and rides for the whole family—like a kid-sized, snow-castle fountain play area with scaled-down versions of the more thrilling attractions.
Black Anaconda ride in Noah's Ark water park
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- Best Water Parks in Texas
- Best Water Parks in Florida
- Best Water Parks in Indiana
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- Best Water Parks in Arizona
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- Best Water Parks in Arkansas
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- Best Water Parks in Alabama
- Best Water Parks in Illinois
- Best Water Parks in America - Part II
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