It’s summer and the perfect time to splash around a water park. No need to scour the web looking for a good pick, TripAdvisor has just announced the top ten water parks in the United States, according to TripAdvisor travelers.
Here’s the list (Information from comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Media Group Sites, Worldwide, June 2011):
1. Sensational Soaking: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari , Santa Claus, Indiana
This water park includes the world’s longest water coaster, “Wildebeest,”and “ZOOMbabwe,” the world’s largest enclosed waterslide at nearly 900-feet long. Admission, which includes complimentary soft drinks and sunscreen, costs $42.95 for adults, and $32.95 for guests under 5’4″ and seniors.
2. Typhoon Lagoon , Orlando, Florida
The water park includes body slides, inner tubing, surf lessons, snorkeling with sharks, stingrays and tropical fish at “Shark Reef,” and more. Admission costs $52.29 for adults, and $43.67 for children aged three – nine.
3. Noah’s Ark Water Park , Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Noah’s Ark Water Park is America’s largest water park and features 49 rides, two wave pools, two endless rivers and four children’s water play areas. Admission costs $35.99 for adults, and $28.79 for children and seniors.
4. Morey’s Piers , Wildwood, New Jersey
This amusement complex includes a total of two water parks. Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club features a 1,000 foot-long “Endless River,” and the “Cliff Dive” speed slide. Raging Waters Waterpark includes the “Sky Pond Journey” – a slide complex featuring four elevated splash pools. Admission to the water parks costs $36, $28 for guests under 5’4″ and is free of charge for seniors.
5. Kahuna Laguna , North Conway, New Hampshire
New England’s first indoor water park includes four high-speed tubes, a swirling wave pool, and even a water basketball court. Admission costs$40 for adults and children alike.
6. Water Country USA , Williamsburg, Virginia
Virginia’s largest water park features more than 30 water rides and attractions. Admission is $46.99 for guests aged 10 and up, $39.99 for ages three – nine, and is free of charge for children under three.
7. NRH20 Waterpark , North Richland Hills, Texas
This water park features the “Green Extreme”, a seven-story tall waterslide, or four-lane “Accelerator.” Admission is $23.99 for guests measuring 4’8″ and over, $19.99 for those under 4’8″, and is free of charge for children under two.
8. Adventureland , Des Moines, Iowa
This 180-acre resort boasts an amusement and water park. Admission costs $35 for guests aged 10 and up, and $30 for ages four – nine and seniors.
9. Aquatica (SeaWorld’s Waterpark) , Orlando, Florida
Ocean-dwelling creatures and water-logged capers are the order of the day at SeaWorld’s water park, Aquatica. Admission costs $47.99 for adults, and $41.99for children aged three – nine.
10. Wild Water & Wheels , Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Located just south of Myrtle Beach, Wild Water & Wheels boasts 24 slides. Admission is $29.25 for guests measuring 4’8″ and over, $18.40 for those under 4’8″ or over 55, and is free of charge for children under two.