Water Park Fun: 5 Different Takes

Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 4:55PM

Water Park Fun: 5 Different Takes

If you love boating and spending time on the water, there’s a good chance you love a good water park, too. The thrill of slipping, sliding and swimming around obstacles is something the whole family can enjoy this spring and summer.

In today’s blog, we will be looking at five unique water parks that each offer something special.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas

With a German name that means “slippery road,” Schlitterbahn is a water park that makes the most of New Braunfels’ German heritage. The German style architecture around the park is something to marvel at, and the attractions themselves offer something for everyone in the family. Guests can also stay on site at one of Schlitterbahn’s equally impressive loft or lodge options.

Kalahari Water Park, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells has long been a popular destination for tourists of every type, and its Kalahari Water Park is one of its very best gems. With slides, pools and playgrounds both indoors and outdoors—not to mention delicious dining and an onsite spa for even more fun—Kalahari is a destination worth visiting this summer.

Raging Waters, California

Raging Waters, as its name would imply, is all about taking fun in the water to the extreme. Located in San Dimas, Raging Waters is home to such thrilling attractions as the AquaRocket coaster, Drop Out slide or Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror. If you’re looking for fast-paced, heart-pounding thrills, this is the place for you and your family. Located east of Los Angeles, Raging Waters is the perfect addition to your Southern California trip.

Aquatica, Florida

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s innovative take on the traditional water park, blends the best of both worlds by letting guests enjoy water fun, all while getting up close and personal to an array of water dwelling animals. The park’s most popular attraction, the Dolphin Plunge, gives guests a chance to race down a fast, thrilling slide that goes underwater and winds past Commerson’s Dolphins (sometimes known as skunk dolphins for their black and white coloring).

Can’t make it to Orlando for this immersive experience? Don’t worry—SeaWorld has opened up Aquatica parks in San Diego and San Antonio as well.

Avalanche Bay, Michigan

When it comes to the water park “wow” factor, there’s nothing quite like a good theme—and Avalanche Bay does theming especially well. The snow-themed indoor water park offers such attractions as the warm, relaxing Glacier Hot Springs or the Splasherhorn, an 800 gallon “avalanche” of water that both kids and adults will enjoy. Because it’s an indoor water park, you can always count on Avalanche Bay to provide you with a cool, refreshing experience—no matter the weather outside!

Have you ever been to any of these water parks… or are you placing them on your “must-do” list for 2016? Either way, we hope you and your family find new ways to enjoy your time in the water this season.

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