Family

Best Water Park Rides

Today’s water parks offer more spills, chills and thrills than ever before, and of course, they still have plenty of opportunities for soaking, speeding and splashing. From water cannon-equipped pirate ships to water slides that let you race with friends, here are our 10 favorite water park rides.

Check out Travel's Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks.

Wikimedia Creative Commons

1. Summit Plummet

With a near-vertical freefall of 120-feet, the 12-story Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach offers one of America's most thrilling water slide experiences. Slide at top speeds before going through a dark tunnel, ending in a mega splash. Before hopping out to plummet again, check the digital display at the bottom of the ride to see your peak speed on the slide.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach 1534 Blizzard Beach Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Call

Phone: (407) 560-3400

G F Walker (via Panoramio)

2. Rattlesnake Rapids

For a top-notch family rafting ride, look to Rattlesnake Rapids at Lagoon water park, just outside Salt Lake City. Hop aboard a raft and you’ll find twists, turns and soaking waterfalls. Be prepared: everyone in the raft will get wet before this ride comes to an end. The rapids are gentle enough for little ones, but pack enough of a punch to be enjoyed by teens and adult riders.

Lagoon 375 Lagoon Lane Farmington, UT 84025

Call

Phone: (801) 451-8000

Aquaventure & Atlantis

3. Leap of Faith

If you’re looking for a water slide that drops 6 stories before plunging you into a shark-infested lagoon, take a ride on Leap of Faith at Aquaventure, part of Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. After sliding out of a Mayan temple, keep your eyes open as you quickly zip through a clear tunnel surrounded by sharks before finishing up with a big splash.

Atlantis Paradise Island 1 Casino Drive Paradise Island, Bahamas

Call

Phone: (242) 363-3000

You Might Also Like

St. Mary Lake

Glacier National Park, MT

Lavender Farm

Hokkaido, Japan

Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole, WY

Northern Lights

Reykjavik, Iceland

10000 Cash

More Travel Inspirations

DIY Blog Cabin
DIY Blog Cabin Sweeps

Enter for a chance to win a grand prize worth almost $900,000!

Food Network Grilling On the Road
The Best Summer Eats On The Road

Find FN chefs' favorite ice cream, BBQ, and burgers across the country.

Cooking Channel Adventures in Cooking
Learn a New Cooking Skill

Get creative in the kitchen and see cooler ways to cook from Cooking Channel.

 

See Also

Explore the US Virgin Islands

Kinga goes sailing and kite surfing at the US Virgin Islands National Park.

Travel 911

Get tips for travel emergencies, including lost luggage, stormy weather, ...

Marianela’s Beaches

Get Marianela Pereyra’s picks for what to see and do on California’s best ...

Parahawking in Paradise

Led by a hawk, Rachel goes paragliding for the best views of Torrey Pines.