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Dorset attraction named best waterpark in Europe
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A Dorset park has beaten out locations across Europe for the number one spot.
With a heat wave in progress and plenty more sun forecast for the coming months, there are plenty of attractions where you can keep cool. Dorset is home to a number of beaches including an amazing 14 Blue Flag Beaches. If you’re looking for somewhere a few more amenities and slides, however, then a waterpark is the perfect place to head and keep cool.
This week, a Dorset waterpark was named the best in Europe thanks to a new study. Showerstoyou.co.uk examined 852 water parks across 29 countries using reputable review sites, to identify the best water park in Europe through user ratings. Dorset Adventure Park scored 4.73 out of 5.
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Dorset Adventure Park is located near Corfe Castle, nestled in the green hills of the Purbeck Hills. The wet and wild amusement park features an outdoor Wibit Water Park and a fun challenging Mud Trail. The latter is a multi obstacle assault course suitable for both adults and children who don’t mind getting dirty.
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Enjoy an Aqua Adventure like no other on the Wet and Wild Inflatable Sports Aqua Park. The Waterpark is a floating Total Wipeout style course with over 200m of inflatable obstacles set on two beautiful fully lifeguarded lakes.
The Dorset Adventure Park is open everyday between 9am and 7pm during the summer holidays. Tickets are available online and they have several packages for kids parties and other events.
The full list of waterparks includes parks across Europe (Image: Showerstoyou.co.uk)
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The world’s most incredible water parks
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The world’s most incredible water parks
Take the plunge
From meandering around lazy rivers, lapping up the waves or plummeting down vertical drops, there are plenty of thrills to be found in water parks. We find some of the world’s wettest and wildest attractions that are fun for the whole family.
LEGOLAND Water Park, Dubai, UAE
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Designed specifically for youngsters aged two to 12, LEGOLAND Waterpark opened in 2016 and was an instant hit with families. Older kids can get creative and build a raft of LEGO then sail it down the Build A Raft River and get drenched in the Joaker Soaker – a 300-gallon (1350l) play house featuring slides and waterwheels. For younger kids the DUPLO Splash Safari offers the chance to swim with elephants and crocodiles (plastic of course), plus pint-sized water slides.
Siam Park, Tenerife, Spain
The Thailand-themed attraction in Tenerife has often been named among the world’s best water parks by Tripadvisor and for good reason. Top attractions are the Tower of Power where riders can reach speeds of around 50 miles per hour (80km/h) as they swoop down the 90-foot-high (28m) slide into an aquarium filled with stingrays and sharks. Tackle the Mekong Rapids on a giant inflatable with your mates or dare them to take on the Dragon, a totally vertical funnel. Recover on Siam Beach.
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Aqualagon, Paris, France
Part of the impressive Villages Nature Paris eco-resort near Disneyland, this water park is heated entirely by geothermal energy and more than a third of its water is purified naturally. Throw yourself down one of the eight giant slides, catch the surf in the wave pool or wallow in the lovely outdoor lagoons, which are heated to 30°C (86°F) all year round. There’s also an aquatic climbing wall, white-water rivers, geysers and a lovely spa.
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Morgan’s Inspiration Island, Texas, USA
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The world’s first ultra-accessible splash park opened in San Antonio, Texas in 2017. While every part of the pioneering park is wheelchair accessible that doesn’t mean it’s tame: the River Boat Adventure ride twists and turns through jungle and five water play areas feature waterfalls, pools, geysers, jets, water cannons and tipping buckets. There are waterproof wheelchairs available and special wristbands allow parents or carers to easily locate their party.
Area 47, Tirol, Austria
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This excellent outdoor playground in the Ötztal valley in the Tirol promises plenty of thrills and spills. Based around a lake, water-centric attractions include the Cannonball where you’ll be blasted into the water from a seat with a huge water jet. You can also whiz down the slides, go ‘cliff diving’ from an incredibly high diving board or try your hand at ‘blobbing’ – basically throwing yourself onto an inflatable blob from a tower.
The Lost Paradise Of Dilmun, Bahrain
The Lost Paradise Of Dilmun
Lazy rivers, wave pools, tube slides, raft rides, wet play areas for the kids and a lovely tropical garden setting – Bahrain’s biggest water park has everything you could want from a fun-filled family day out. Little ones will love the pirate ship, while the Aqua Loop Rocket Slide will test the grown ups’ nerves.
Lalandia Water Park, Billund, Denmark
Lalandia Water Park
As well the high-speed Twister and Tornado water slides, this water park in Billund also boasts Europe’s longest ‘wild river’ slide. At 550-feet-long (150m), it starts and ends in the indoor Aquadome but also winds around outside. The complex has a good variety of indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a sauna and a spa. Dare the kids to dive down in the secret cave pool to spot the tropical fish but watch out for the giant tipping bucket as you roam…
Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
It’s no surprise that balmy Queensland has one of Australia’s best water parks. Head straight to the Extreme h30 Zone if you’re after a challenge. The exhilarating Blackhole takes riders on a spiral down into a pitch black tube slide. Or dare to take on the aptly named Kamikaze and plunge down a near vertical 36-foot (11m) drop for a zero gravity sensation. But there’s plenty of gentler rides too and lovely tropical gardens for splashing and chilling in.
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Beach Park, Fortaleza, Brazil
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South America’s largest water park, which sits on Porto das Dunas beach near Fortaleza, is action-packed. With a choice of pools, plenty of fast-paced slides and a lazy river, there’s something to suit everyone. But the park is most famous for its towering water slide Insano. It’s one of the tallest in the world where riders plummet down at terrifying speeds.
Aquaventure Waterpark Atlantis, Dubai, UAE
It takes 45 minutes to ride the lazy river around the Middle East’s largest water park Aquaventure, part of Atlantis, The Palm. The giant river connects the park’s two main water slides – the Tower of Poseidon and Tower of Neptune. Up the ante on the Rapids where tube riders are propelled through high-intensity rapids, wave surges and waterfalls. The lovely tropical setting also includes a white-sand beach, perfect for flopping on.
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Tropical Islands, Berlin, Germany
Keep a close eye on your companions in this fun-filled resort as it’s enormous. Tropical Islands is based within a gigantic dome that used to be an airship hangar. It’s so big you can even go on a free-floating balloon ride for a bird’s-eye view. With a rainforest area featuring over 50,000 plants, white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees, it’s easy to forget you’re only 40-odd-miles (65km) from Berlin. Thankfully, you don’t need to do it all in one day as you can stay in the resort.
Waterbom Bali, Bali, Indonesia
Slip, splash and scream your way around this fantastic attraction in Bali, which was recently named Tripadvisor’s top water park in Asia and one of the best in the world. Its various slides and rides are ranked from ‘mellow’ to ‘extreme’. The Climax (Asia’s steepest slide) and Smashdown 2.0 with a sheer 85-foot (26m) drop are definitely the latter. Need to calm your nerves? There’s a swim-up cocktail bar where you can sip as you gaze at the lush tropical garden surroundings.
With eight adrenaline-fuelled rides and three play areas (complete with big buckets for regular drenchings and sedate slides), this water park caters for most tastes. Highlights for thrill-seekers are careering up and down a giant U-shaped half-pipe on Slide Up, falling from four stories up on a 360-degree loop. Feeling competitive? Go head-to-head with friends as you charge down the multi-lane slide Kraken Racers.
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Ramayana Water Park, Pattaya, Thailand
With 21 water rides and pools over an area of almost two million square feet (186,000sqm), this attraction just south of Pattaya is big. In fact, it’s Thailand’s biggest water park. But it’s also very beautiful with lovely green spaces and a natural lake. The double wave pool guarantees plenty of squeals as do the AquaLoop and FreeFall – the park’s most extreme rides. Small children are also well catered for with play areas and the tranquil lazy river.
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Daredevils will love Abu Dhabi’s vast water-filled attraction, which has no less than 41 rides. Try the near-vertical slide Jebel Drop or gather your mates to try the world’s first and largest hydromagnetic-powered six-person tornado waterslide. At over 770-feet-long (235m), the thrills will keep on coming at you. Another highlight is Bubbles Barrel where you can ride 10-foot-high (3m) waves on the world’s largest surfable sheet wave. Or take a spin above it all on roller coaster the Bandit Bomber.
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Aquapark Nymphaea, Oradea, Romania
Whether you’re leaping about in the wave pool, doing lengths in the Olympic-sized pool, whizzing down slides or walking the plank on the pirate ship, Romania’s favourite water parks is sure to delight all the family. Parents can take it in turns to relax in the spa which has a Turkish bath, a range of geothermal water pools, steam room, sauna and cold room.
The Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey
Antalya’s fairy tale- and legend-themed attraction makes for a super-fun family excursion. It’s especially magical for children with its aqua discos and entertaining shows. But there’s plenty of fun for thrill-seekers too with numerous slides and raft rides. Or go for a spin above ground on the 140-foot-high (43m) Typhoon Coaster, which ends with a triumphant splash.
Calypso Theme Waterpark, Ottawa, Canada
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You can take on one of the tallest water slides in North America and go for a swim in Canada’s largest wave pool at this record-setting park in capital Ottawa. Other highlights are twisting and turning down the 360-degree loops on the Turbulence waterslide, plunging into a dark tunnel on a six-person raft on Boomerango and completing the floating obstacle course by crossing inflatable logs, crocodiles and water lilies.
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Alpamare, Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
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Set in Pfaeffikon within the Canton of Schwyz, Alpamare stakes its claim as Europe’s biggest covered water park, although it does have some outdoor heated pools too. Test out some of the 11 fun and themed waterslides – IceXpress promises a chilly surprise while Tornado comes complete with light and sound effects. Then go for a rejuvenating soak in the salt bath that’s heated to a blissful 36°C (97°F).
Fasouri Watermania Waterpark, Limassol, Cyprus
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Drift down the 1,300-foot-long (400m) Lazy River ride that meanders around the park on a giant raft, go for a massage or get your blood pumping on the Extreme Black Hole Slides. Family favourite Cyprus has some fantastic water parks, but this Watermania Waterpark in Limassol is definitely one of the most impressive.
Aqua Park Rutland, Rutland, England
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Slightly different to your average water park, this attraction in Rutland lays claim to being the UK’s largest inflatable water park. And it all looks like serious fun. Set on the north shore of Rutland Water Park, the 330-foot (92m) by 260-foot (80m) inflatable course includes climbing walls, trampolines, balance bars, rockers, rollers, blast bags, and slides. Do you dare take on the challenge?
Sunway Lagoon Water Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In addition to various scream-fest water rides, there’s an enormous man-made surf beach in the water area of this mega multi-theme park not far from Kuala Lumpur. After you’ve leapt about in the waves and taken a turn in the rapids of the mighty Zambezi river, dare to take on the Vuvuzela. It’s the park’s most thrilling slide and Malaysia’s largest.
Chimelong Water Park, Guangzhou, China
Experience the sensation of being sucked into a tornado, race friends down a series of multi-coloured slides or get a moment of weightlessness as you shoot up the near-vertical wall of a half-pipe on a raft. Based in Guangzhou China, this enormous attraction has everything you could hope for from a water park: thrilling rides and slides, kids play areas, plenty of pools, waves and a lazy river.
Aquaventure Waterpark, Nassau, Bahamas
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Designed with a Maya civilisation theme, Aquaventure Waterpark is surrounded by tropical greenery and part of the Atlantis, Paradise Island. Launch yourself from the top of Mayan Temple on the Leap of Faith to drop down a near vertical clear tunnel at high speed, shooting through a shark-filled tank. Or twist and turn around the temple’s dark core on the Serpent Slide. The sedate Jungle Slide takes children on a watery safari through jungles and caves. They’ll also love firing the water cannons in the play fort.
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Aquafan, Emila-Romagna, Italy
Have the kids seen one too many Roman ruins already? Take them to this watery wonderland in Emila-Romagna and their spirits will soon lift. As one of Europe’s largest water parks it has a host of attractions including a great selection of slides, lazy river, rapids, a wave pool and special pools for babies and small children. Although, it can get lively in the holiday season with loud music and the odd foam party.
Aqualibi, Brussels, Belgium
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Dive into the Caribbean at Aqualibi, with its tropical atmosphere and dazzlingly colourful decor. Thrill-seekers can coast down the seven different slides that the waterpark has to offer. The park’s wave pool creates a fun experience for the whole family while a dedicated children’s area will make sure the little ones are having a great time, even if they can’t swim yet. With waterfalls, fountains, hot tubs and relaxation pools, Aqualibi is the perfect tropical escape for visitors of all ages.
Imagica Water Park, Mumbai, India
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There are bucketfuls of fun for the whole family at Imagica’s water-based theme park from playing pirates in Pirate Bay or drifting idly down the lazy river to navigating the steep falls on thrilling family raft ride Soakerz. For lovers of high-speed slides though it has to be the Loopy Woopy, Swirl Whirl or Yello-O. You’ll definitely be yelping with delight after a day at the Mykonos-themed park in Khopoli, which is around an hour south of Mumbai.
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Universal Volcano Bay, Florida, USA
Swim under the mighty Krakatau volcano, explore its trickling waterfalls and enticing lagoons or simply bob about in the waves. Universal Studios’ brilliant water park in Orlando is a class act. You can also experience the power of the volcano on a four-person canoe ride that twists and turns deep within the structure before plunging through a waterfall.
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World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Had enough of shopping? Then pop into West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark where you’ll find the world’s largest indoor wave and more than 17 waterslides. Divided into four levels – beginner, intermediate, advanced and extreme – the slides range from kid-friendly Caribbean Cove and Splash Pad, while thrill-seekers will love the Sky Screamer. Reaching a speed of 37 miles per hour (60km/h) and with a 85-foot-drop (26m), it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Olympia Aqua Park, Peloponnese, Greece
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Water fun gets taken up a gear at this park in the Peloponnese that’s perfect for thrill-seekers. Aside from a whole host of water slides, you can test your mettle on rides such the Looping Rocket where you’ll be blasted 65 feet (20m) into the sky from a launch capsule. Take the plunge down the high-speed Space Ride or drop into the darkness of the Black Hole. There’s also a Greek gods-inspired children’s play area.
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The best water parks in the world – no habit of being bored
Are you planning an interesting vacation? So this article will be of interest to you! We present a list of the best water parks in the world.
The Best Water Park in the New World
The most famous and largest water amusement park in the United States of America is “Noah’s Ark Waterpark” or “Noah’s Ark”, located in the town of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The city itself is often referred to as the “Water Entertainment Center of the World” due to the abundance of indoor and outdoor water parks. At Noah’s Ark Waterpark, you can ride the world’s longest water ride, the 400-meter Black Anaconda. It accelerates brave visitors to speeds of more than 50 kilometers per hour. nine0003
Another equally famous attraction is the “Black Hole” or “Time Hole” – a twenty-meter funnel that makes visitors on a special raft feel like they are in a state of weightlessness. In addition to 60 water slides of various heights, the water park offers original water attractions: wave pools, children’s and sports grounds, as well as the only underwater cinema on the planet, hiding at a depth of four meters. In addition, in 2006, Noah’s Ark Lifeguard Service received the highest possible safety rating. All these important details make Noah’s Ark Waterpark one of the best water parks in the world? Videos filmed in this water park and scored thousands of views only confirm this! nine0003
Secrets of antiquity in the largest water parks in the Middle East
And now let’s move from America to the mysterious world of the East. Lost Paradise of Dilmun, or Lost Paradise, is a water park in the Middle East, in Bahrain, located on 8 hectares of desert. The best water park in the world, the photo of which flaunts on many sites, is the Lost Paradise of Dilmun park. Decorated in the style of a long-vanished civilization called Dilmuna, which once existed in the modern territory of the water park. nine0003
Here you can ride 14 slides of various shapes and heights, water attractions, as well as appreciate pools with currents and sandy beaches with artificially created waves.
Lost Paradise of Dilmun is managed by more than 50 UK lifeguards.
If you are on holiday in the UAE, we recommend visiting Wild Wadi in Dubai City. Wild Wadi is a mountain river flowing between oases, mountains and rocks. The water park was built in the style of the mysterious travels of Sinbad the Sailor. According to legend, the ship was shipwrecked and the waves carried it to a beautiful oasis. nine0003
Modern “oasis of entertainment” is located on 5 hectares. The park offers about 30 unique slides and water rides, including a “tropical shower”, a “kamikaze” slide, a “black hole” with a free fall effect. One of the most interesting attractions is “Master Blaster” – slides, along which visitors do not slide down, but go up, guided by powerful streams of water.
Famous water parks of the European continent
Serena water park in the suburbs of Helsiki (Finland) is the largest water park in the northern part of the European continent. Much attention in the water park is given to young visitors, a safe pool with colorful slides has been created for them. Older guests are offered baths and saunas, “half-pipe” – inflatable buns for skiing from slides, pools with cold and hot water and artificial waves. nine0005 If the south of Europe attracts you more than the north, visit the Spanish “Siam Park Tenerife”, located on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands). The water amusement park extends over an area of just under 200 square kilometers. It is decorated in the style of the famous ancient buildings of Thailand, permission for this was received from the representatives of the royal family of this eastern country.
Walt Disney’s Fabulous Water Parks
Not everyone knows that among the Walt Disney theme parks there are water parks located in different parts of the world. The most famous of them are “Typhoon Lagoon”, “Indomitable Water Element” and “Disney’s Hurricane Beach”. nine0003
Typhoon Lagoon has been the most visited water park in the world for several years now, with more than 2 million visitors each year, despite being built in the tiny town of Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where it is officially only 15 people live. The water park has its own legend: it was formed as a result of a severe storm, during which boats and surfboards were abandoned on the roofs of houses and palm trees, and the local mountain landscapes were filled with waterfalls, mountain rivers and water slides. nine0003
Walt Disney’s next water park, Disney’s Hurricane Beach, is also built in Bay Lake, Florida. His style is “snow-covered ski resort”. Like the previous one, this park has its own legend, according to which it appeared due to a huge snowfall that covered Florida, after which a ski resort was built on this site. As the snow melted, the bobsleigh and slalom tracks turned into waterslides, and the ski lifts now lift tourists who dared to ride the highest slopes. nine0003
Disney’s Wild Water Elemental Water Park is located in Australia. Its pride is a special zone for adrenaline lovers “Extreme h3O”. The main attraction of the zone is “Tornado” – a giant funnel, along which 4 people can move out at the same time.
In total, the water park has 15 water slides for visitors of all ages and 4 pools with mini-attractions.
Australia’s paradise island of fun
Rounding out our list of the best water parks in the world is Australia’s Wet n’ Wild Water World, located on the Gold Coast on Australia’s east coast. This water park is designed like a tropical paradise island: palm trees, clear water, golden sand. Wet n’ Wild Water World is open to visitors all year round. Here, 15 water slides tower over four pools. A pirate zone is intended for children: shallow pools, water pipes, low slopes. nine0003
These are just some of the world’s best water parks. Videos of dizzying slides in these water parks are popular all over the world!
The best water parks in Egypt
The best water parks in Egypt
Water parks in Egypt are a great alternative to beach activities. Here you can have an exciting time, both in a noisy friendly company and surrounded by family. The water park is a very convenient place to visit with young children, because there are water attractions for visitors of all ages. . A huge selection of entertainment and developed infrastructure turn Egyptian water parks into a place where you will be happy to spend the whole day from morning to evening. nine0003
Water parks in Sharm el-Sheikh
When planning a trip to Sharm el-Sheikh, you should definitely include a visit to one of the local water parks in the program, which can give you a day full of real water adventures.
The original water park, designed in the style of ancient Egypt. Some of the water slides here go straight through the large “pyramid of the pharaoh”. In Cleo Park you will find a wide selection of different slides, from small and gently sloping “children’s” slides to those that not everyone dares to slide down. nine0003
Large water park with eight outdoor pools and lots of slides. There is a wave pool and a special area for children with safe slides and beautiful fabulous waterfalls.
Albatros is a popular water park with 17 different water slides with a maximum height of 11.5 meters. The names of some slides speak for themselves. For example, are you sure you would risk rolling off the Kamikaze? “Albatross” is not quite suitable for the smallest visitors; children from 4 years old are allowed into the park. nine0003
Water parks in Hurghada
Water parks in Hurghada will surprise you with a variety and rich choice of water activities.
The Jungle Water Park is located on the territory of the Albatros Jungle Aqua Park 4* hotel. This “blue water paradise” includes 14 pools, 22 slides for adults and 14 slides for children. Here you can see a whole artificial lake and beautiful waterfalls decorated in the form of natural rocks.
Titanic is the largest water park not only in Hurghada, but throughout Egypt. Titanic will offer you more than 20 types of water attractions, including a tidal wave pool, special surf slides and a whirlpool pool where you can go boating. The water park has a permanent first-aid post, as well as a rescue station. The highlight of the park is a luxurious aquarium, where you can see most of the Red Sea fish species.
Tropical themed water park with more than 10 types of water slides. There is also a wave pool and a golden sandy beach for those wishing to soak up the sun. There are two restaurants on the territory of the water park.