Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Florida Water Parks - Some of the Best

"Florida Water Parks - Some of the Best"," It offers around 34 30 acres of water rides and other attractions.

For people who love thrills, the Wahoo Run plunges up to five riders at a time, more than 15 feet per second as this half-enclosed tunnel twists and turns more than 600 feet to a waiting splash pool below.

The Tampa Typhoon will also have you screaming as you "free-fall" seven stories down a 76 foot water slide on one of the most heart-pumping rides in the park.

Also try Paradise Lagoon.
 These include a rope walk, a cable drop, several slides and a 20-foot platform jump for cliff jumping.

For those who prefer a more relaxing and quieter ride, there is Rambling Bayou where you can drift around Paradise lagoon in a car tyre inner tube (beware of the sun though as the water seems cool but the sun is very hot).

It is the largest amusement complex in northeast Florida, and offers family fun for all ages.
 The ShipwreckIslandPlayVillage is the main centrepiece for children, and includes multiple attractions for young guests of all ages.
 The newest ride is the Hydro Half Pipe, where single, double and triple-tube riders experience a sudden, nearly vertical, drop of 40 feet, and are then propelled through a pool of water to another ramp on the other side.
 You must be a strong swimmer and at least 48" tall to take on The Eye of the Storm.

The ShipwreckIslandPlayVillage, designed with children in mind, contains waterfalls, multiple small slides and water cannons that will keep children entertained for hours.

Start your adventure with the Adventure Speedway Go-Karts, where a twisting quarter mile go-kart track with live racing has results posted on a finish-line leader board.

For those looking for something a little calmer, Adventure Golf has two unique 18-hole miniature golf courses designed for fun and relaxation in mind.

The multi-level Arcade has over 100 interactive games, and kids especially love Laser Tag, an indoor battle arena with "out of this world" lighting and sound.
 This ride has a 360-degree range of motion that allows you to physically feel what can only be imagined in the "real" world.

The Wacky Worm Roller Coaster is for people of all ages, and the Frog Hopper is an adventure ride for younger children.
 It's great for individual or team practice.

Adventure Landing's Shipwreck Island Waterpark is located at 1944 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach.

This park offers a new twist in water play with animal interactions, as in the Dolphin Plunge which is the most popular ride in the park.

Try the Taumata Racer if you are looking for the biggest thrill in the park.

Loggerhead Lane - take a load off your feet and hop on a lazy river ride down Loggerhead Lane.

Tassie's Twisters is one of the wackiest rides ever imagined.
 From the Loggerhead Lane lazy river, you'll make your way to the island in the center and climb to the tower.
 You've never seen or felt anything quite like it.

Walhalla Wave & HooRoo is a is a thrilling ride for the whole family, zooming you through a 6-story maze of twists, turns, and tunnels before you surge back out into daylight.
 This towering, 60-foot-tall rain fortress is bursting with color, excitement, and adventures waiting to begin.

 At BigSurfShores, the surf can be high or slow and easy.

Roa's Rapids race you along an action river ride through the white waters of Aquatica.

Aquatica is located across the street from SeaWorld Orlando on International Drive and is open year round.

For a really "cool" time, this 66-acre water adventure park has all the atmosphere of a major ski resort - but it is strictly tropical.
 Waterslides look a lot like slush cascading down the mountainside, and a "ski lift" takes guests to the top of Mt.
 Disney's BlizzardBeach.

As you enter the park, the first thing you see is the 90-foot snow-capped mountain, Mt.
 It is home to the newest waterslide called Downhill Double Dipper, a side-by-side racing water slide that stands 50 feet high and 200 feet long.

Other adventures

The Teamboat Springs is the world's longest family white water raft that ride takes six-passenger rafts down a twisting 1,200 foot series of rushing water falls.

Snow Stormers has three flumes descending from the top of the mountain and following a switchback course through ski-type slalom gates.

Chair Lift is where wooden bench chair lifts carry guests over the craggy face of Mt.

At Cross Country Creek, you can float on a tube along a lazy river that encircles the entire park.

 "Melt-AwayBay" is a 4,000 square foot (one-acre) wave pool that is nestled against the base of Mt.

Tike's Peak is a smaller version of Mt.
 It includes short water slides, a snow-castle, fountain play area and a squirting ice pond.

Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World - Kissimmee

Typhoon Lagoon is Walt Disney World's 56-acre water park that includes a man-made watershed mountain and eight twisting, turning water slides and roaring streams.

MountMayday, is the 95-foot volcano on top of which is perched a shipwrecked shrimp boat.
 At the base of the mountain is one of the world's largest wave pools, complete with a white sandy beach and some of the most powerful artificial waves in Orlando.
 You can even go snorkelling amid tropical fish and other exotic marine life.
75 million gallons of water.
 The first set are gentle bobbing waves that come on a continuous basis, like a normal wave pool.
 At this point, get ready for waves as large as four feet that come at you with a lot of speed and force, every 90 seconds.
 Take an inner tube and float along.
 As you float down the river on this 2,000-foot journey, you will see banana trees, palm trees, tropical birds and flowers.
 If you choose, you can get off Castaway Creek at one of the many stops along the way.

Three water slides await you at Humunga Kowabunga, which sends you zooming through enclosed tubes at 30 mph to a splashing surprise ending.

MaydayFalls is the longest waterslide in the Park that takes guests aboard their own personal inner tube down the side of the mountain in the shadow of the famed shrimp boat.
 For those who don't want to get wet, there is a sunken tanker with portholes that provide stunning views of the underwater activity.
 There is a small pool and water slide, fountain and bubblers, interactive water boats, and even a pint-sized white water rafting adventure.


Wet-n-Wild in Orlando, was voted by the Amusement Business Magazine as America's ""number one water park,"" and also honoured by Aquatic's International as the country's ""first true water park.
 It includes a 7-story water slide, various tubes, wave pools, and a LazyRiver tube ride around the park and more, including a rather elaborate children's area.
 Wet 'N Wild is also fully staffed with certified lifeguards and all the pools are seasonally heated.
 Like other bowl rides, this one sends passengers on a four-person cloverleaf ""raft"" down a slide and into a large funnel where it swishes and spins to the sounds of the hits of the 70s, before splashing out the bottom.

Other rides include the Bubba Tub, a four-person raft that takes passengers on a rollicking ride on a triple dip slide.

Experience the thrill of The Bomb Bay, where the floor actually falls out from underneath you in a bomb-like capsule, 76-foot high vertical slide.

Thrill seekers will want to try out The Flyer, which begins its' descent from a vantage point located 40 feet above the park.

Another of the park's most popular rides is the Blue Niagara, where you'll race, twist and splash through 300 feet of intertwined looping tubes that start at six stores above the park and end with a big splash landing.

Wet 'n Wild's newly upgraded 17,000 square foot Surf Lagoon Wave Pool features some of the most powerful waves found at any water park.
 The Bubble Up is a large, multi-collared balloon that is crowned with a mushroom-shaped fountain that sprays water all over the balloon's surface.

ShipwreckIslandWaterPark - Panama City

ShipwreckIslandWaterPark is the only water park located within 300 miles of Panama CityBeach.

Rides at ShipwreckIsland include thrill rides, family rides and a special ""Tadpole Hole"" section just for children.

The White Knuckle River Ride, ShipwreckIsland's newest ride, takes guests in large, three-to-five passenger inner tubes swishing and swirling down a 660-foot long, six-story high flume in an exciting, white knuckle experience.
"" It contains 500,000 gallons of water and is the coolest thing around on a hot summer day.

Kids enjoy the Great Shipwreck and the Zoom Flume and even toddlers can get in on the action with the rides at Tadpole Hole, including the Frog and Pelican Slides.
 This fun family adventure park covers more than 25 acres and boasts more than 40 water attractions, plus an arcade, roller coaster and miniature golf.

The most impressive attraction at Big Kahuna's is Tiagra Falls, the largest man-made waterfall in the world, which pumps 30,000 gallons of crystal clear water per minute over 250 feet of massive granite rock.

Big Kahuna's has it all - three rushing rivers, speed slides, body flumes, white water tubing, two large wave pools, and fun fountains.

There are four children's areas at Big Kahuna's with kid-sized slides and variable depth pools.
 Youngsters also enjoy the Pirate Ship and Crocodile Flats, which offers twirling slides that plunge them into the basin below where an abandoned ship awaits with a ""bubbly surprise.
 Enjoy the thrill of racing at the Grand Prix Raceway or take a turn on the Sky Coaster, a heart-thumping ride that puts you 100 feet into the air.
 Beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers, sculpted trees and several waterfalls, each course winds over wooden bridges, through caves and dense flora.
 The Rapids features a full day of fun for the entire family whether you make a splash in the cool blue waves, take a thrilling ride down any of our 29 water slides, or just float around the lazy river.

Big Thunder is the largest water ride in Florida is at RapidsWaterPark in West Palm Beach! Accelerate in a four-person tube to over 20 miles per hour and be propelled high up the walls of the Big Thunder funnel.
 With nothing to hold onto but your swimsuit, you soar through heart-pounding drops and pulse-racing dips and curves.
 It's two speed slides with twists, turns, dips and a 7-story drop.

The Superbowls - two super water slide rides, Baby Blue and Big Red, that spin, twirl and send you plummeting into a heart stopping splash landing!

Tubin' Tornadoes - dare to ride out the storm in this totally tubular ride.
 Thunder through whirlwind twists and turns before plunging into a pool for a cool landing.

Criss Crossing - challenge yourself to make it across the floating ice cubes, fruit and alligators at Criss Crossing!

Other rides include Dancing Fountains, LazyRiver, Little Splash Hill, Water Flumes, Alligator Alley, Splish Splash Lagoon, Tadpool.
 Military Trail, Riviera Beach, FL33407

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