Ten of the Best USA Waterparks

top ten waterparksTyphoon Lagoon

typhoon lagoonLocated at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the second waterpark of Walt Disney World features one of the world’s largest wave pools and creates 6 foot high waves every 90 seconds. Besides the popular Crush n Gusher water coaster and the enclosed Humunga Kowabunga slides, one of the most famous attractions is Shark Reef. Here guests can snorkel with stingrays, bonnethead sharks, leopard sharks & an array of tropical fish.


schlitterbahnLocated in New Braunfels, TX this waterpark has now grown to have four locations in Texas, one in Kansas City, Kansas and more locations in development. The Master Blaster uphill Water Coaster is a top favorite and keeps guests wanting more and more. Black Knight is another popular slide that sends riders down over 550 feet of tunnel…In the Dark. This waterpark has held the title of world’s best water park for 16 years.

Blizzard Beach

blizzard beachLocated at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., this waterpark is always a favorite and leads among the top ranked waterparks year after. Summit Plummet is the highlight main attraction and is the 2nd tallest and fastest free fall slide in the world (only now to Insano at Beach Park in Brazil). From Teamboat Springs, one of the longest family white water rides to an actual ski lift that takes you to the top of Mount Gushmore, the thrills in this waterpark will keep you plenty stocked with adrenaline.


aquaticaLocated at Seaworld in Orlando Fla., this waterpark is filled with fun, fun & Dolphins? Yes that is correct. Dolphin Plunge is the main attraction at Aqutica featuring two clear enclosed tube slides that pass through a pool containing a pod of Commerson’s dolphins. In addition, Taumata Racer is a eight lane racing slide that’s always a favorite & if lazy rivers are more your style, Roa’s Rapids & Loggerhead Lane are two lazy rivers, yes two, that are part of Aquatica’s list of water adventures. Having fun at this watering hole is pretty much guaranteed.

Hurricane Harbor

hurricane harborLocated in multiple Six Flags destinations across the United States, Hurricane Harbor began in Santa Clara, California adjacent to Six Flags Magic Mountain. Some of the newer popular thrill slides include, Bonzai Pipelines, Taboo Tower & Lost Temple Rapids. No matter if you’re looking for more thrills or wanting to spend the day in one of the largest wave pools, Hurricane Harbor will surely satisfy everyone.

Wet n Wild 

wet n wildLocated in locations across the United States, one of the most famous locations however is in Orlando, Florida. This water slide haven is considered to be America’s first waterpark. Some of the most famous attractions include, The Storm, Aqua Drag Racer, Bomb Bay & Brain Wash. This waterpark has no shortage of different, fun & exciting slides that definitely set it apart from all the rest. Did you ever think you’d be able to enjoy a waterslide with a Disco theme?

Holiday World / Splashin Safari

holiday worldLocated in Santa Claus, Indiana this waterpark is no stranger to thrill seekers. Splashin Safari is home of Mammoth which is the world’s longest water coaster. One of the best features of this ride is that there are no stairs to climb; just like a roller coaster Mammoth riders ascend the water coaster’s lift hill on a conveyor. Other popular slides include Wildebeest, Zinga, & The Legend to name a few.

Great Wolf Lodge

great wolf lodgeLocated in 11 locations nationwide, Great Wolf Lodge is the largest family collection of indoor water park resorts. While the 84 degree indoor waterpark is standard to the resorts, the attractions vary slightly from resort to resort offering a variety of thrills & relaxation for all. A few favorites among guests usually include Alberta Falls, Totem Towers, & Howlin’ Tornado. Who knew you could have so much fun while still indoors.

Water Country USA

water country usaLocated in Williamsburg, Va., this waterpark is the mid-Atlantic’s largest waterparks and features some of the most exciting designs anywhere. If you like larger slides with wide open spaces then this waterpark is for you. Water Country USA is home to the new Colossal Curl which is one of the most exciting, newly designed slides and is currently the only one of its kind. From Vanish Point to Big Daddy Falls, your day of fun at this waterpark will have you planning a return visit.

White Water Branson 

white water bransonLocated in Branson, Mo., this fun in the sun destination set on 13 lush acres is a sure favorite. From the KaPau Plummet featuring 245-foot twin enclosed slides that launch you from a drop-floor to the 800-foot-long Aloha River, there’s adventure for everyone no matter what your thrill seeking level. For those who want even more, the Kalani Towers let you race side by side to see who will be the slide champion of your group for the day.


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