Waterparks are an attraction in their own right, offering more than just a place to take a break or beat the heat. Whether you are looking for family-friendly fun and entertainment in a beautiful setting, or are geared up for some extreme adventure and adrenaline-pumping activities, we bring you the best 5 water parks in the world that are sure to give you and your family a unique waterpark experience.
Aquaventure Waterpark – Dubai, UAE
Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai is the perfect place for anyone looking to soak up unlimited family-friendly adventure in the waters of a tropical landscape. Having been named the ‘Third Best Waterpark in the World’ and ‘Best Waterpark in Dubai and the Middle East’ in the eighth annual TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2016, the Aquaventure Waterpark is a one-of-a-kind attraction that receives millions of visitors every year. Plenty of innovative and exhilarating water slides, river rides of various types and wave pools in a massive water playground and splendid views of the Palm Jumeirah await you as you step into the waterpark. Do not miss the most popular attraction of the park – ‘The Leap of Faith’ slide that will send you diving through a 60-foot slide into a clear tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon, all in a matter of 5 seconds! The waterpark also includes a children’s play area, Aquaventure Beach, and an array of on-site refreshment kiosks and restaurants to keep you and your family thoroughly refreshed.
Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark Orlando – Florida, USA
Aquatica Waterpark, created by SeaWorld Orlando, has no shortage of thrills and splashing fun. The waterpark is Orlando’s biggest one yet, and besides featuring innovative waterslides, wave pools, rides and attractions of different styles, Aquatica Waterpark also has sandy beaches, South Seas-themed gardens, shopping venues and restaurants scattered across the waterpark. Some of the most exciting rides include: the park’s signature ride Dolphin Plunge; a water tube ride through a pool of Commerson’s dolphins; Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, a one-of-a-kind multi-drop slide that is the tallest in Orlando; and Cutback Cove, giant side-by-side wave pools. The waterpark also conducts swimming lessons for kids of all ages and skill levels.
Beach Park – Fortaleza, Brazil
With an area covering 41 acres of land and nearly a million visitors every year, Beach Park is Latin America’s largest waterpark and a popular tourist resort located only 10 miles outside of Fortaleza in Brazil. Apart from featuring the world’s largest whirlwind water slide – Vaikuntudo and one of the tallest waterslide in the world – Insano, Beach Park offers a variety of adventurous family attractions, extreme water sports activities, themed play area for kids, and seasonal events for everyone. The Beach Park complex offers a slew of retail stores, plenty of dining options, and an array of recreational facilities and entertainment shows for all. After you have had your share of splashing fun, you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean from the nearby Porto das Dunas beach on Ceara's stunning coastline.
Yas Waterworld – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Spanning an area that is equivalent to around 15 football pitches, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld is a mega waterpark in its own right. Open year-round, the waterpark attracts millions of visitors every year. From the Middle East’s only looping water slide and the world’s largest double Flowrider Barrel & surf simulator, to extreme splashing fun and high-speed wave pools, Yas Waterworld has all the ingredients to keep you and your family thoroughly entertained. Besides 45 exciting rides and attractions across four different thrill levels, the waterpark also hosts family events and activities, such as Dana’s Spooktacular, fun flowboard training with the Yas Flow League, pearl diving experience and special activities for kids. Yas Waterworld takes waterpark-dining experience seriously and offers a variety of dining options for every taste. As for shopping, there is Tethkar Souvenirs for trinkets and gifts; Tawasha Pearl Shop for custom pearl jewellery; Ibhar Island for Middle Eastern spices and souvenirs; souks and clothing stores.
Waterbom Bali – Bali, Indonesia
Voted as the number one Waterpark in Asia and number two in the world through Trip Advisor's ‘Traveller's Choice Award’ in 2016, Waterbom Bali combines absolute leisure and unlimited aquatic fun in its 3.8 hectares of unique tropical paradise. Boasting world-class rides, exciting attractions and several immersive activities both on land and in water, Waterbom Bali is truly an adventure holiday destination. If you are looking for some alternative relaxation, there is a multifaceted health and wellness facility in the waterpark that offers reflexology, fish spa therapy, nail treatment and hair braiding. In addition, there is a wide choice of food outlets, which serve a variety of international foods and refreshments for visitors throughout the park. Did you know that Waterbom Bali is an EarthCheck Silver Benchmarked company? The waterpark is committed to being environmentally conscious and conducting environmentally positive operations