For most, a trip to a local water park is an integral part of any family holiday. You’re guaranteed to have a good time with plenty of slides, sunshine and good times in abundance. If water parks are something you enjoy, we’ve put together a list of the top water parks in the world to give you some ideas for your next trip.
Wild Wadi – Dubai
Located in the popular Jumeirah Beach area of the city, Wild Wadi offers a total of thirty rides with eight Master Blaster Roller Coasters and two wave pools, one heated and one cooled. It is homed to some of the faster free falling slides in the world as well as one of the tallest. One of the most visually stunning parks on this list, the view from the top of the slides over the beach and the Burj Al Arab in the foreground.
Blizzard Beach – Orlando
Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park in Orlando, boasts one of the fastest and biggest slides in the world. Designed to look like a melting ski resort, the park attracts over two million visitors a year making it the third most visited water park in the world. Always a fun day out, it is preferable to visit outside of the summer as tropical storms often shut the park during this time.
Typhoon Lagoon – Orlando
Following on for Blizzard Beach, Disney’s other water park in Orlando, Typhoon Lagoon, is part of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista resort. One of the major attractions in Orlando, Blizzard Beach attracts over 2.2 million visitors a year and is home to one of the largest wave pools in the world.
Siam Park – Tenerife
Opened in 2008, Siam Park is located on the island of Tenerife. The theme of the park centralises around Thailand. In accordance with Thai customs, the architect of the park had to gain approval from the Thai Royal family before construction began. Boasting the worlds longest lazy river – the Mai Thai River, the park is home to a total of 12 rides.
Atlantis Aquaventure- Bahamas
Part of the marine themed Atlantis Paradise island resort in the Bahamas, the iconic Mayan Temple slide sees ride goers plummet over six stories and 60 feet into a shark tank. Perhaps the most beautiful water park in the world, if you fancy a break from the slides, park goers can chill out on one of the parks paradise island beaches.
Lido Water park – Kos
The second European water park on our list, the Lido water park is located on the popular holiday island of Kos in Greece. Covering an area of 75000 square feet, the park is one of the largest in Europe. The perfect place for a fun filled family day out, the park has the cheapest entry fee of all the water parks on our list. Check out Mark Warner’s water parks guide for the island for more information on this family friendly park.