Getting Wet in Summer Camp

Xtreme Waterparks: Getting Wet in Summer Camp visits the fastest waterslide loop on Earth in Switzerland, America's only ski ramp inspired "slip and fly" in Ohio; a $1.2 million dollar, 360-degree rush in Alabama and more.

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Screaming Serpents

Screaming Serpents

Water splashes out of the Screaming Serpents slide at Schlitterbahn in Galveston, Texas. 960 1280

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Nitro Racer

Nitro Racer

Riders get ready to slide down the Nitro Racer at Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Virginia. 960 1280

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Giant Wheel

Giant Wheel

Enjoy panoramic views of the park and downtown Louisville from the Giant Wheel at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay in Louisville, Kentucky. 960 1280

  

Bonzai Pipelines

Bonzai Pipelines

Bonzai Pipelines waterslide at Six Flags New England in Agwam, Maryland is the first slide on the planet to have six capsules launching from one latform. "Bonzai" is a seven-story, 40 mph, intense and wet ride -- the tallest fastest and most expensive water ride in New England. 960 1280

  

The Cenote

The Cenote

Visit Cancun Mexico for a water park experience in a pre-historic cenote at Xplor Park. The Cenote starts with a 4-wheeling, cave-crawling trail which leads to the first of four zip lines heading to the slide. Enjoy 30 minutes of hangtime 147 feet above the jungle floor in your bathing suit before you get to the main attraction. The jungle slide coils like a snake down the zip line tower and then opens up for an intense 30-second run. 960 1280

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Magic Eye

Magic Eye

Aquapark in Wroclaw Poland is home to Magic Eye -- a record-breaking waterslide. Climb seven and a half stories- to the top then prepare yourself for four back-to-back 360-degree turns at 30 mph. 960 1280

  

F5 Twin Twister

F5 Twin Twister

F5 Twin Twister, at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas, awaits its riders seven stories above ground. Two twisting tubes send riders down through the "black hole" in just 10 seconds, for what could only be described as the best "washing machine" ride ever! 960 1280

  

King Cone

King Cone

Alpamare waterpark in Switzerland is the largest indoor park in Europe. Riders on the King Cone waterslide have a quick 15 seconds on the wet 'n' wild ride to enjoy the changing walls around them. Tiny unpainted parts of the slide allow sunlight to shine through which gives each rider the sense of "twinkling lights." 960 1280

  

Homemade Cliff Slide

Homemade Cliff Slide

Located at Sand Hollow State Park in Utah, the locals got a little creative with this homemade cliff slide, which dumps its riders into an 80 degree, 40-foot-deep reservoir of water. 960 1280

  

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

Prepare to drop 70 feet aboard Cliffhanger, located at Six Flags Over Georgia (just outside Atlanta). Roughly 50 percent of those brave enough will go down the slide at 40 mph! 960 1280

  

Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon

Welcome to the world's only simulated waterpark ride located in Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia. Patrons step into the 3-D theater and sit in a chair that never stops jerking, making their brain tell them that their body is really on a ride. Complete with fog flashing lights and water Waterplexx 5D is as real as it gets! 960 1280

  

Aqualandia

Aqualandia

Patrons stand by the landing pool of VertiGO a 108-foot-tall waterslide at Aqualandia in Benidorm, Spain. 960 1280

  

La Banana Loca

La Banana Loca

The initial drop of the 846-foot-long La Banana Loca waterslide at Vallarta Adventures in Puerto Vallarta Mexico takes riders into an intense figure eight! 960 1280

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Slip 'N Rip

Slip 'N Rip

The Xtreme Waterparks film crew are in Longville, Minnesota (four hours from Minneapolis) to visit the home of Levi Lavalle -- nine-time X-Games medalist -- who has constructed a 100-foot, $22,000 backyard slide. Locals give the Slip 'N Rip a test,  flying off the 75-foot runway. 960 1280

  

Tower of Poseidon

Tower of Poseidon

Located in Dubai and standing 13-stories tall, Tower of Poseidon sits on the largest man-made island in the world, also home to Aquaventure. 960 1280

  

King Khajuna

King Khajuna

King Khajuna waterslide (the yellow slide; Tropical Cyclone in red) sits 102-feet high and is the tallest free fall slide in Europe at Barcelona's Port Adventura's Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. 960 1280

  

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark in Blountsville, Alabama is home to the 360 Rush Bowl waterslide that shoots two people into the bowl at the same time, each going 45-55 mph. 960 1280

  

Aquaparc

Aquaparc

Switzerland's Aquaparc is home to The Booster loop, at seven-stories high and a total of 328-feet long, riders gain speeds of 50 mph, shooting them through the slide in 10 seconds and ripping through the loop at three G's! 960 1280

  

Slip 'N Fly

Slip 'N Fly

The merciless 125-foot-long Slip 'N Fly at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp is a ramp that cuts back at 50 degrees and sends riders flying and diving into the water. 960 1280

  

Walhalla Wave

Walhalla Wave

Brave visitors to Aquatica SeaWorld ride the Walhalla Wave half-pipe funnel in San Antonio. 960 1280

  

Stingray Falls

Stingray Falls

A bird's-eye view of Aquatica SeaWorld's pool of stingrays from the top of Stingray Falls. 960 1280

  

Stingray Falls' Grotto

Stingray Falls' Grotto

A family marvels at the view as they pass through Stingray Falls' grotto on an oversized inner tube. 960 1280

  

L2 Slide

L2 Slide

Splashing down in the landing pool of the double-looping L2 slide at Wave Water World in Worgl, Austria. 960 1280

  

Mammoth

Mammoth

Thrill seekers reach the crest of the hill of Mammoth water coaster at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana. 960 1280

  

Mammoth and Wildebeest

Mammoth and Wildebeest

The lengthy Mammoth and Wildebeest water coasters sit side-by-side at Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana so you can slide down one after the other. 960 1280

  

Tropical Islands

Tropical Islands

Waterpark revelers splash down at the Tropical Islands waterpark in Brandenburg, Germany. 960 1280

  

The Wave

The Wave

The Wave at Water World in Denver gives riders a unique waterpark experience with this ride meant to resemble ocean waves. 960 1280

  

The Wave

The Wave

A boogie boarder gets in some "surfing" practice at The Wave in Denver. 960 1280

  

The Falls

The Falls

Natural landscaping around The Falls at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Texas give this water ride a calming feel. 960 1280

  

Downhill Racer

Downhill Racer

Competitive individuals will love the Downhill Racer slides at Schlitterbahn in Texas. 960 1280

  

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Those not afraid of heights should visit Kilimanjaro, the tallest freefall slide in the world found at Brazil's Aguas Quentes Country Club. 960 1280

  

Viper Megatube

Viper Megatube

Gather a group of friends, hop in a raft and ride through the Viper Megatube's twists and turns at NRH2O in Texas. 960 1280

  

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain

Cable cars to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, offer visitors breathtaking views. 960 1280

  

Green Extreme

Green Extreme

Texas' Green Extreme, the world's largest uphill water ride, offers a rollercoaster-like experience. 960 1280

  

Speed Racer

Speed Racer

Twin Speed Racer waterslides shoot out visitors at top speeds in the Tropical Islands waterpark in Germany. 960 1280

  

Tubenbach

Tubenbach

Grab a raft, which seats up to three people, and slide down the Blastenhoff Tower at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Texas. 960 1280

  

The Mountain

The Mountain

The Mountain Water Slide at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, curves through the jungle. 960 1280

  

The Mountain

The Mountain

The Mountain Water Slide at the Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure in Guanacaste, Costa Rica lets out in a secluded, tree-surrounded pool. 960 1280

  

Scary Falls and Spacemaker

Scary Falls and Spacemaker

Whether you prefer a slow and easy wave pool or steep waterslide, Aqualandia Waterpark in Venice, Italy, offers something for everyone. Pictured are the Scary Falls and Spacemaker waterslides. 960 1280

  

Scary Falls

Scary Falls

The Scary Falls waterslide may sound intimidating, but you'll be laughing with joy once you splash into the pool at the Aqualandia Waterpark in Venice, Italy. 960 1280

  

Wave Pool

Wave Pool

In Venice, Italy, Aqualandia's wave pool provides alternative water-fun from the fast-paced waterslides. 960 1280

  

Insano

Insano

Before taking off down the Insano waterslide at Beach Park in Brazil, take in the incredible beach views. 960 1280

  

Beach Park

Beach Park

Descend into the bowl with up to four passengers at Brazil's Beach Park Arrepius ride. 960 1280

  

Aqua Show

Aqua Show

The Aqua Show features various water attractions for the whole family (and even a live band!) at Beach Park in Brazil. 960 1280

  

World Waterpark

World Waterpark

The massive indoor waterpark offers respite from the heat at Beach Park in Brazil. 960 1280

  

The Conja

The Conja

The world's largest inline water slide takes visitors all the way to the top for an exhilirating descent down on the Conja raft ride in Blue Bayou water park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 960 1280

  

Area 47

Area 47

Twists and turns take you flying down this speedy, freefall water slide at Area 47 in Tirol, Austria. 960 1280

  

Monsoon Bay Wave Pool

Monsoon Bay Wave Pool

The Monsoon Bay wave pool at the Wet 'n Wild water park in Phoenix, Arizona features four-foot high swells and gentle, rolling waves. 960 1280

  

Area 47

Area 47

Water slides not your thing? Area 47 in Tirol, Austria also features a water ski jumping area. 960 1280

  

Area 47

Area 47

Visitors at Area 47 make a splash after riding the freefall slide in Tirol, Austria. 960 1280

  

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