Are your kids playing with the water hose too much this summer? Maybe it’s time to take them to a water park. Let’s check out some of the best water parks in the country!
Disney Typhoon Lagoon
Known for its giant surf pool and iconic shark reef (which you can actually swim in!), Typhoon Lagoon offers one of the most unique experiences in the country. For thrill-seekers, there is the Humunga Kowabunga, which has a five-story drop in the dark. Castaway Creek is the lazy river, perfect for mom and dad to relax on. There are also four different raft rides to choose from: Gangplank Falls, Keelhaul Falls, Mayday Falls and Crush ‘N’ Gusher. And you can even get private surfing lessons in the surf pool! Hang ten!
Disney Blizzard Beach
This water park is a waterslide winter wonderland! This icy-themed park is home to one of the most famous waterslides in the country, Summit Plummet. This slide starts off with a 120-foot almost vertical drop. Yikes! Teamboat Springs is a fun raft ride that can fit up to six people, perfect for the family. And what water park is complete without a wave pool and lazy river. Melt-Away Bay wave pool and Cross Country Creek lazy river can cap off a day full of fun for the family.
Water Country USA
The name itself insinuates that it’s one of the best water parks in the country. And this water park proves without a doubt it is, with its amazing number of fun attractions for all ages. The newest water coaster is Colossal Curl, a four-person raft ride that shoots riders spinning straight up the side of a wall. For the adrenaline junkie, Vanish Point starts you out in a skybox with a dropout floor that sends you straight down. If there is a lot of smack talk between family members, then y’all can settle the score at Nitro Racer, a body surfing race slide with six lanes across and winners announced each time. There’s also a giant wave pool and many areas for the little tikes.
Dollywood’s Splash Country
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Nestled out in the boonies of East Tennesse, Dollywood offers a unique atmosphere that takes its water park to the next level. This place is perfect for the family of four since many of the rides are four-person rides. River Rush, the park’s main attraction, is Tennessee’s first and only water coaster. It’s a four-person raft ride that races through the forest on a 1,175-foot track. Raging River Rapids and Big Bear plunge are two white water raft rides perfect for the family. The Bear Mountain Fire Tower gives Splash Country its name with its giant bucket of water that routinely unleashes 1,000 gallons of water. Make sure that swimsuit is on tight!
Six Flags White Water
This park has a wide variety of rides for all thrill levels. The Dive Bomber is more than 10 stories high and starts with the floor dropping out beneath you. Dive Bomber was also named as the Best New Water Ride in 2015 by Amusement Today . The Tornado is a four-person raft ride that sends you spinning up from wall to wall. The Wahoo Racer is a brand new six-lane head-first toboggan racing slide with loops and hills. And the Run-A-Way River is a great raft ride for the family that winds through a forest.
We’d love to hear, what water parks is your family visiting this summer? Share with us in the comments below!