Travel: The top eight water parks




The holiday car rental experts at have chosen eight of their favourite water parks. Based in various locations around the world the parks have scary rides, lazy rivers, slides reaching record-breaking heights with dramatic drops, chilled areas, sunbeds and cocktails.

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1. Blizzard Beach, Florida

Located in the heart of Orlando, Blizzard Beach features a range of winter themed water attractions from raft rides to its terrifying 120ft water slide, ‘Summit Plummet’.

2. Siam Park, Tenerife

The Canary Islands are a popular destination for travellers later in the year and one of the most popular waterparks is located in Tenerife. Thrill seekers can enjoy the standout Tower of Power ride to experience a terrifying drop.

3. Aqualava Waterpark, Lanzarote

Another Canary Islands hotspot is in the south of Lanzarote. More suited for families to visit, the park is equally entertaining all year round with the ‘Timan Fire’ for the little ones.

4. Chimelong Water Park, China

Named as the largest waterpark in the world expect a variety of giant slides and long lazy rivers. With the world’s first slide wheel waterslide which rotates as you slide down.

5. Typhoon Lagoon, Florida

This park has a tropical themed Typhoon Lagoon and an exhilarating wave pool.

6. Slide and Splash, Water Slide Park, Portugal

Racer slides are a popular feature of this park.

7. WaterWorld Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Located 30 minutes away from Larnaca airport, this park has fast slides with a big ‘Drop to Atlantis’. Some users claim it creates the sensation of flying through the air.

8. Aquatica Water Park, Florida

Known for its big drops and fascinating surroundings one slide goes through an aquarium filled with exotic fish and leopard sharks.

Val Fraser

Val Fraser is a trained journalist with over 12 years’ experience working on staff in various demanding media environments. She has authored/edited thousands of articles including news, travel and features. Val has authored/contributed to nine non-fiction books. A regular columnist, she stepped up to the role of Digital Editor in September 2022 and is responsible for the Sorted Magazine website.

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