North America’s Top 10 Waterparks
7. SplashTown Waterpark – San Antonio, TX
SplashTown is Houston’s largest and most diverse water park, featuring 40 acres and over two million gallons of summer fun. From the kid-friendly Crocodile Isle to the five-story drop of The Texas Freefall, SplashTown offers spectacular water adventures, splashy river rides and thrilling body slides, including theTORNADO–Ride The Ultimate Storm!
8. Water World – Denver, CO
Water World, one of America’s largest family waterparks, is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver, Colorado, on 64 beautifully landscaped acres. Water World is celebrating it’s 26th year of operation. It features the biggest variety of attractions (42) in America, from Wally World for the tots, to Voyage to the Center of the Earth for the entire family. Water World has more family tube rides than any other park in America. Thrill rides are in abundance also, like the Red Line speed slide. Plenty of picnic areas are available, from covered pavilions to beautifully landscaped grass areas.
9. Water Country – Portsmouth, NH
Water Country is one of the few amusement parks in the area to allow and encourage its guests to bring picnic lunches into the park. They provide several large picnic areas at various points so guests can eat without having to leave the park. Their rides include: Adventure River, a lazy river-type ride, Black Hole and Warp 8, two tube rides, the black hole being pitchblack, and Warp-8, Double Dive Boggan, the only head-first slide in the park Double Geronimo, not for the faint of heart, Dragon’s Den, a toilet bowl ride and a Giant Wave Pool.
10. White Water – Atlanta, GA
White Water rides consist of THE CLIFFHANGER – One of the tallest freefalls in the world; TORNADO – Ride the ultimate storm; RUN-A-WAY RIVER – The only ride of its kind in the country, The Run-A-Way River is a 735-foot tunnel raft ride for up to four riders. It’s the longest ride in the park, with “explosion curves” and “power dips” that accelerate riders and send them scaling the sides, for an elevation descent of over 70 feet!
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