There are many positive reasons why traveling is good. Traveling to a new place is a new adventure, experience, memories, friendships, and getting to know and taste a new tradition. To get to see the world means to enjoy, to learn, to be enriched. Wealth is not only material, much more valuable is the spiritual wealth, happiness, and knowledge we gain by traveling.
Sometimes it is hard to experience new things, especially if you have kids. However, there are many attractive places you can visit that are perfect for a family trip. Water slides are ideal for families, peace, and comfort, combined with charming landscapes, and will delight both you and your children. In addition, there are many water parks that are breathtaking. If you don’t know which to choose, we will tell you about the world’s tallest waterslide in North America.
Kansas City’s (Missouri) Schlitterbahn Waterpark is the world’s tallest water slide, called Verrückt. It has 168 feet in height, but unfortunately, it was shut down in November 2017 because of an accident.
After closing the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, in North America, DreamWorks is the tallest indoor amusement park at 142 feet in height. It is in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Thrillagascar and Jungle Jammer are the tallest slides. Guests enter the launch capsule before the floor will drop underneath their feet, making them plummet down at a near-vertical angle. After a record-breaking 142ft drop, guests end their ride in the shallow runout lane. The water park includes 15 water slides and 15 attractions.
It’s one of the theme parks that has been covering famous characters from the cartoons like Madagascar, Shrek, How to train your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda. It’s one of the world’s tallest water slides in the American dream shopping mall with its coolest attraction.
If you want to get inside, you need to wait in line and get your bracelet. There are several rooms you need to pass, so you can get to the water slide. Once you get inside, your wild journey begins. It is the best place for your children to enjoy the day and have fun.
DreamWorks has the world’s largest enclosed waterslide and indoor wave pool. It is not too deep, so your toddlers can swim without any distractions. Besides the tallest waterslide, there are many smaller waterslides for the kids to enjoy.
You can also book a private surfing lesson that must be booked in advance, and of course, it costs extra. You can also host your child’s birthday because they offer several birthday packages that meet the need with your costs, drinks, food, character appearance, and more.
In the Penguins Frozen Fun Zone, you can find six different water slides that are for kids who are 36- to 48-inches in height. There are also several open and closed tubes.
The Kungfu Panda Temple of Awesomeness has multi sections for playing. The kids, even the toddlers, can enjoy the thrill water park that has a giant dumping bucket in the middle, they can climb, play with sprayers, geysers, slides, and more.
Mad Flush is a high-speed water slide that will get you deep into the water. In the end, you will fall into 6 and a half-deep water pool. Some kids are scared to go alone, so you can go together with them.
Shrek’s Sinkhole Slammer is an outstanding tunnel. It is a high-speed ride, with multiple people allowed.
Another attraction is the Toothless’ Trickling Torpedo, the hydro-magnetic roller coaster, that is 1,600-foot-long. It starts with a conveyor belt that pushes riders towards the ride’s entrance. Toothless’ Trickling Torpedo uses electromagnetic LIM technology which propels riders upwards – the raft is fitted with metal plates, just like the ride itself, there are no additional waterjets needed to push the raft upwards. Once a small conveyor belt has brought them back to the station safely, they exit the raft to their right.
After riders made their way, they reach an enclosed section. Once a small conveyor belt has brought them back to the station safely, they exit the raft to their right.
You can ride at DreamWorks Water Park inside “American Dream” the 2nd largest mall in the United States.
The guests must be at least 48″ or taller to ride. Also, the maximum weight per rider is 300 lbs. If you want to ride, you must be able to independently support your head and neck.
Before you go in one of the launch capsules, you must wait in your line for the instructor to give you permission. There are 2 capsules and you can go in whichever you prefer. Once you got your turn, you need to go in the launch capsule alone. It is important to mention that on this waterslide you need to ride alone because there is no room for other people. So, if you are scared it is better not to ride at all.
Once you got into the capsule, the capsule will be closed. The instructor will tell you to cross both your arms and feet. After a few seconds, the small trap door under your feet will open and your body will slide at a full free fall speed. This trapdoor capsule is one of the tallest slides.
This water park has the tallest waterslides in the world, which is a perfect place for you and your kids to go and have some fun. Having fun in the Disney parks is a great option for a holiday, or during the weekends.
There are also two options for food, one is inside the water park, and the second one is at one of the restaurants in the mall. Outside food and beverages are not allowed to bring. Be aware on peak days, you will have to wait up to one hour.
Pets are not allowed in the park. You can borrow life vests for free. It is important to mention that during the peak times, usually during holidays and school breaks, there will be fewer life vests that can fit you. Also, during this time, you may wait in many lines to get on your favorite ride and water slide, so you will spend your day waiting, including for food.
For kids under 3, entry is free. There are several entry packages to choose from. The best is to pre-purchase your ticket online and avoid going during peak times.
Daredevil’s peak is the second tallest water slide with 135 feet of height. It is located in Perfect Day at CocoCay, in one of the most exclusive parks. If you want to visit this water slide, you should book a Royal Caribbean cruise. There are lots of other things you can do during this excursion, including visiting gorgeous beaches, pools, kayak tours, and more.
It is a very large water slide, and the best attraction on the private island and resorts. The park includes water elements and activities for younger children. The skyline of Daredevil’s peak has five body slides with rafts or tubes.
If you want to challenge yourself while at Daredevil’s peak, you have to climb the top of Daredevil’s Tower. Climbing to the top is equivalent to climbing 14 stairs. It has one water slide and the guests need to fall one by one. Before taking off, the rider needs to listen to the instructions. Because it is a long slide, it is also a long ride. Every rider needs to take several minutes in order for another one to take off.
This water slide draws the attention of the guests to visit more attractive things found in the park. Due to this, the line in the park can be very long.
When you got to the top of the tower, the view is stunning. The tower structure is very attractive. You will have a bird’s-eye view of the entire island. When you got to the line to ride, the instructors will tell you to be in a “mummy position” (both arms and legs crossed), and slide down. Gravity is responsible for the free fall of the riders. Although the slide has some light on some parts, it is complete darkness inside. There are multi-colored rings in the other slides that give the kaleidoscopic effect.
The speed during the ride is the same but increases at the end of the trip. In the end, the riders before they know they are in the splashdown runout. They ride during an open section of the slide and the ride is over. The higher you climb, the bigger the rush. Your 35-second journey down will be filled with unexpected twists and turns as the slide circles Daredevil’s Towers in Thrill waterpark and culminates in a water-drenched finish.
Children aged 7-8 years old can attempt this ride because the minimum height is 48 inches. If you or your kid is above this height, you wouldn’t be allowed to join the ride.
Besides the minimum heights, any kid or adult could join the ride according to their decision. Some people are really scared, regardless the age. You should keep in mind on this ride you go all by yourself. Nobody can accompany you or your kid.
Daredevil’s peak can be an ultimate challenge. It is the second tallest water slide in the world beside DreamWorks Water Park. The slides in Daredevil’s Peak are not straight down at 90 degrees, like some other water slides. They go around the tower and that’s why it is a wavy and thrilling ride.
However, it all depends on the person’s wishes. The ride in this park increases at the end and begins at a very taller height. An enclosed body speed slide, this waterslide is a thrilling slide only accessed as a part of the Royal Caribbean Cruise. The location is CocoCAY, Bahamas, and is a destination port for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
Ko’okiri Body Plunge is another waterslide based by the side of the volcano Krakatau, in Orlando Florida, at Universal Orlando Resort. Inside the volcano, there are three waterslides that are very thrilling and extreme. They all have launch capsules. You need to get inside the capsules, cross both arms and feet, and wait anxiously for the trapdoor under your feet to open.
The Ko’okiri body plunge is 125 feet tall, and it is one of the tallest water slides. Also, due to its speeds, it is one of the speediest waterslides in the USA. Once the trap door got open, it sends you down straight away towards the mountain. The Ko’okiri Body Plunge is a waterslide that goes nearly straight down like Disney World’s Summit Plummet.
The other two waterslides are different because they have more winding routes. However, all three slides start at a 125-foot level on the volcano. With the vertical drops, the ultimate height, and speed inside the mountain, it is the most thrilling park in Florida.
Kala and Ta Nui is also located in Orlando, Florida, at Universal Orlando Resort. This waterslide also has launch capsules. The ride has winding routes and sharp turns, and in the end, the riders are plunged down clear.
Kala and Ta Nui is 125 feet tall, with a maximum weight of 300lbs. Also, the minimum height requirement is 48″. It has two slides, blue and green. These slides are also great for singles, as well as for couples. You and your partner or friend can have the most thrilling weekend together at Kala and Ta Nui.
Deep Water Dive is located at Hurricane Bay, part of the Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky. Deep Water Dive is 377 feet long, and 121 feet tall with a 70-degree angle drop. Like the other waterslides, you need to stand up in the launch capsule with your arms and feet crossed and wait until the trapdoor opens. It takes three seconds to open the trapdoor and have the amazing and exciting ride begins.
It is a drop capsule free-fall body slide which makes it even more interesting. It takes 2 minutes and 30 seconds to get to the top, but believe me, the view is stunning. The ride is a stomach-churning experience, due to the drop-down falling. The drop capsule is what makes it the tallest water slide in North America.
Summit Plummet is located at Walt Disney World’s Blizzard Beach in Orlando, Florida. It has 120 feet in height, and it is a freefall body slide. The speed of the ride can reach up to 60 mph for adults and 50 mph for kids.
Summit Plummet offers a ski lift to get to the top. You can also choose the walking route. When you reach the mountain’s plummet, the instructors will tell you what to do next. Your arms and feet need to be crossed, to avoid crashing into the sides of the slide. The drop isn’t 90 degrees, but still, you can’t see anything until you got to the finished point.
Due to the darkened tunnels that riders must pass, they can be a little disoriented. Exiting the tunnel, they can see and enjoy the mountain view. When they hit the end, they make a huge plume of water.
ZOOMbabwe is another crazy and fun waterslide for kids. It is located in Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana. It is the world’s largest enclosed waterslide, 102 feet tall. It is nearly 900 feet long which provides unexpected tweets, thrill rides, and sudden drops. It is completely dark when you ride on this slide with fast back-and-forth action and a huge splash back into the sunlight at the end. The ride has some limitations: people with a 48” tall should ride alone, and people with a 42” tall should ride with a company. Also, the ride is limited to a maximum of 600 pounds per raft. Minimum 2 riders should join the “clover leaf”.
It is a family ride that offers five riders plummeting down its twisty. It takes a minute to complete the whole ride. Prepare yourself for your unforgettable ride. Also, note that people with high blood pressure, injury, illness, and other similar condition should not join this ride.
Another very tall waterslide, Dive Bomber is located at Six Flags White Water park in Marrietta, Georgia. It has almost a 90 degree drop which is finished in 10 seconds. It is 100 feet high. When you got into the capsule, you will not know where the water underneath will drop you. That’s why is a very exciting ride full of adrenaline. You will want to repeat the ride all over again for sure.
Once you are in the capsule, you will wait for the trap door to open. Once the door opens, gravity takes place down the slide at a nearly 90 degrees drop. Dive Bomber is the tallest slide ever built at Six Flags White Water. The minimum height should be 54″. The speed of the ride is more than 40 miles per hour. Together with its other attraction, you will come back later with no doubts.
For all those thrill seekers, wanting some new adventure, these waterslides are a great option to spend your day. As mentioned in the text, they are the highest waterslides in the USA and have the most attractive and fastest slides.
Waterslides aren’t only for kids. Today’s waterslides are great for adults too. You can choose your best waterslides according to the number of rides, price, and overall fun. Even if you intend to give the children a new experience, do not hesitate to try out some of the slides yourself and have fun. These waterslides are an ideal option for a family occasion, different team building, and other events to have fun in a great way.
Whether you enjoy a thrillingly wet and wild ride or a casual drift through crystal clear waters, if you are brave enough, these amusement water parks offer you the possibility to enjoy yourself together with family or friends.
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