The 10 Best Waterparks From Around the World

A day at a water park is a holiday essential. Whether you just want to slowly sail your way down the tranquil lazy river or feel your stomach drop on an almost vertical slide – water parks are a great day out for everyone.

So let’s check out our Top 10 Best Waterparks Around the World. Fingers crossed you’ll find one close by on your next holiday!

10. Yas Waterworld

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the only Emirati-themed water park in the world, is inspired by the UAE’s rich heritage of pearl diving through its unique story of ‘The Legend of the Lost Pearl’. The UAE’s first mega waterpark is home to 45 exhilarating rides, slides and attractions – five of which can be found nowhere else in the world. With rides and experiences on offer to thrill both the youngsters and the young at heart, the water park plays host to Dawwama – the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado water slide, as well as the globe’s first interactive water and laser roller coaster, the Bandit Bomber.

When all your adventures have helped you work up an appetite, get a quick snack, a relaxing meal or a refreshing cold drink. There are plenty Dana’s Diner, Salma’s Snack Shack, Chubby’s Kitchen, Dhabi’s Ice Cream, Farah’s Flavours, and Yas Berry!

The park also has many shops, from flip-flops and surfboards to souvenirs and photos, spices and Arabian calligraphy, they’ve got something you’ll want to take home.

Ticket prices start from 225 AED for adults and from 189 AED for children under 1.1m tall, and kids under the age of 3 go free. It’s cheaper to buy in advance and online where you can get up to 15% off.

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9. Aquatica Orlando

Orlando, Florida, USA

Aquatica Orlando is the sister park of SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery cove. Themed around the southern Pacific, it features Australian and New Zealand based mascots, a kiwi, a kookaburra, a dolphin, a gecko, and a turtle to name a few. The park features a wide array of attractions for all ages and swimming abilities, some of which pass by or through animal habitats. The park has two wave pools which share an extensive, 80,000-square-foot man made white-sand beach area equipped with deck chairs, sun beds, and umbrellas.

Ticket prices start from $61.99 for children aged 3-9, and from $67 for adults when buying an Advanced Purchase Ticket and Dine. Cheaper single park tickets are available for selected dates also.

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8. Wild Wadi Waterpark

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Located in Dubai and situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family. Wild Wadi is themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from Arabian folklore.

Relax and enjoy metre high waves of Flood River and long, lazy river of Juha’s Journey. The little ones will love the activities at Wild Wadi which include racing slides and water guns!

But for those thrill seekers amongst you, check out the adrenaline fuelled rides at Wild Wadi Water Park including the incredible Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj!

Last but by no means least, our Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders offer the ultimate surfing experience. One of the only four such rides in the world, the Wipeout Flowrider is a blast.

Devised by the maverick American lawyer and surf fanatic Thomas Lochtefeld, the Wipeout works by shooting out more than seven tonnes of water per second in a thin sheet across a moulded foam structure, producing a realistic wave effect ideal for body-boarding and knee-boarding (or stand-up flow-boarding during private events).

Ticket prices for the park are based on height. For people measuring below 1.1 metres in height the entrance fee is 260 AED and for above 1.1 metres it’s 310 AED.

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7. Hot Park

Rio Quente, Brazil

Hot Park in Rio is the largest in South America boasting plenty of radical attractions and relaxing hotspots in the midst of the natural vast tropical savanna.

The water at Hot Park is a natural phenomenon. 18 geothermal springs guarantee 6.5 million litres of water per hour at an average temperature of 37.5° C! This occurs as a result of rainwater penetrating the cracks of rocks below up to 1,200 metres deep. Every 30 meters, the water is heated to about 1° C due to its proximity to the centre of the earth. Thus, the water is heated to high temperatures and gains pressure to return to the surface. When mixed with the cold water of the water table, it reaches the 18 springs with the average temperature of 37.5 ° C – that’s pretty awesome.

According to their website, ticket prices start from R$120 for adults and from R$100 for children (5-11 years old).

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6. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Orlando, Florida, USA

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida. The water park features thrilling waterslides, raft rides, a children’s play area and a giant wave pool. You’ll be glad to know that the park has many dining options available to satisfy your taste buds throughout your Disney adventure, from restaurants to snacks and ice cream you’ll be spoiled for choice.

According to Walt Disney World ticket prices start from £364 for an adult for a 7 day pass, and for children £344. Prices are unclear for 1 day admissions, however, google searches suggest that they can be purchased from $62 for adults and from $55 for children.

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5. Thermas dos Laranjais

Olímpia, São Paulo, Brazil

Thermas dos Laranjais is a tourist complex of over 260 thousand square metres, located in the city of Olímpia, São Paulo. It’s the most popular water park in Brazil and brings in about 1.5 million visitors per year alone. In its gorgeous thermal waters, more than 50 attractions can be found and include wave pools, surfing, relaxation areas, and plenty of radical rides with many sending you to speeds of up to 60 kmph – whatever your pace there’s something for all of the family!

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4. Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark is located on the Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island.  alongside the majestic 5-star Dubai Hotel. The water park is set among 42 tropical acres with beautiful waterfalls, this fantastic water park features everything from heart-pumping slides and uphill water coasters to a 2.3-kilometre tidal river, dramatic wave surges and Splashers children’s play area.

Aquaventure Dubai boasts over a mile of inter-connected waterways so all you need to do is grab a tube and float your way around this beautiful park. Spice things up on your way around and brave the rapids or for an absolutely lazy day in the sun enjoy the leisurely tidal effect of The Surge or head to the pristine Atlantis beach with stunning views of Dubai’s skyline. Not for the fainthearted is the centerpiece of the park, the exhilarating Ziggurat which plunges guests down the Leap of Faith, a near vertical free-fall water slide, through shark-filled waters.

The Tower of Poseidon at Aquaventure is bursting with adrenaline pumping, record breaking waterslides plus the Middle East’s longest zip line circuit. Take on the monstrous leviathan that is the Aquaconda – the world’s largest water slide. Experience a burst of weightlessness on Zoomerango. Or truly test your nerves as you feel the wrath of Poseidon’s Revenge which sends you plummeting at speeds of 60 kilometres per hour!

Ticket prices start from just 215 AED for children and from 260 AED for adults for day visitors when you book online.

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3. Waterbom Bali

Kuta, Indonesia

Described as an oasis in the middle of the famous Kuta stretch, Waterbom Bali sets itself in lush tropical garden with many great rides and attractions. Exciting water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for the young and the young at heart! Set your own pace for a day of fun in the sun or relaxation in the shade; perfect for the whole family or for that special getaway. With a choice of dining outlets and a swim-up bar for tropical drinks, Waterbom Bali is the one-stop leisure capital of Bali.

World-class slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards. Waterbom Bali uses the advanced salt chlorination water sanitizing technique which is soft on the environment and on your skin too. Waterbom Bali is also an EarthCheck Silver Benchmarked company for the ongoing commitment to having an environmentally sustainable operation.

Ticket prices for children start from just 370 IDR, and from 520 for adults.

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2. Beach Park

Aquiraz, Brazil

At Beach Park in the Metropolitan region of Fortaleza, you’ll find nearly 7.8 million litres of water. Its fun-filled attractions cater for both the family and the adrenaline junkie. One of the leading tourist attractions in the country, and the largest water park in Latin America, Beach Park combines four resorts with its aquatic park, as well as a stretch of beach where visitors can enjoy a more relaxing experience. On the beach front the Chandon Bubble Lounge, Beach Sounds Project, and The Beach Restaurant are there to provide you with the very best of local food, drink, and entertainment. In the aquatic park, there are 6 dining options offering a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages in addition to several shops, two spas, sports facilities, a theatre and more!

Arrepius is the latest radical attraction to feature at the park. The ride is a collection of ProSlide water slides that features the first and only Skybox in Brazil with five different descents from the height of 25 meters above the park. The descent begins when the floor of the capsule drops open at the push of a button and you can reach speeds of up to 60kph!

Ticket prices start from just 205 for children, and from 215 for adults.

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1. Siam Park 

Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

Siam Park is so much more than a water park. With the Tower of Power, The Dragon, and the Mekong Rapids to set your pulse racing, Siam Park is an exciting adventureland set in its very own tropical paradise. These are just a few of the water rides which have made the Park so popular over the last few years since its opening in 2008.

Non-swimmers can enjoy the slides too! You don’t have to be an adrenaline addict, or surfer to enjoy the Park. You don’t even have to be a swimmer! The magical world of Siam water park, with its Thai theme throughout, is set in a lush, green and tranquil environment that the whole family can enjoy, young or old.

Stroll around the winding pathways where you will discover the sea-lions from Loro Parque and the Koi Carp swimming beneath the wooden walkways as the lazy river flows gently by. Visit the authentic Thai themed floating market and be taken back to the magical kingdom of Siam!

If you prefer to relax, then you can visit one of the bars or restaurants where you can enjoy your favourite drinks, have a snack or even a meal. Better still, make your way to the purpose built, white sandy beach where you can relax on one of the free sun loungers and enjoy refreshing drinks from the bar.

Fancy a dip? Then get yourself off the beach and into the warm waters of the wave pool. It’s just a few steps from the beach and is the perfect place to cool down and enjoy the man-made waves.

Ticket prices for Siam Park are cheaper when purchased online. Admission charges at the gate: adult 33 euros, children age (3-11) 22 euros, no extra charges for rides. A ‘Twin ticket’ allows entrance to both Siam Park and Loro Parque.

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So what are you waiting for? Go have yourself some fun at one of these amazing water parks!

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