A water slide is a type of slide designed for warm-weather or indoor recreational use at water parks. Water slides differ in their riding method and therefore size.
Some slides require riders to sit directly on the slide, or on a raft or tube designed to be used with the slide. Let’s take you through the most extreme ones we spotted around the world.
1. Summit Plummet, Florida
Summit Plummet is the flagship attraction which is 120 feet tall and speeds 60 miles per hour. It’s the third-tallest and fastest free-fall slide in the world. There is a minimum height requirement of 48 in. Summit Plummet is one of the highest and fastest water slides on Earth. This Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is a fast water slide with an enormous 12 story drop.
2. AquaLoop, South Korea
This water slide is a type of body water slide where single riders are dropped down a near vertical slide and into an inclined loop. This is a 17-meter vertical slide is something that will make your heart skirt a thump. The riders are tilting down the AquaLoop, speeding along at up to 60 km each hour.
3. Wildebeest, Indiana
Wildebeest is a water coaster at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States. It was designed and built beginning in 2009 by ProSlide Technology; it opened on May 7, 2010. Wildebeest is named after the African mammal, keeping with the water park’s safari theme. When it was completed in 2010, Wildebeest held the record for the world’s longest water coaster at 1,710 feet long. In 2010, Wildebeest was voted the world’s “Best New Waterpark Ride” at the Golden Ticket Awards, which are presented annually by Amusement Today magazine. Wildebeest was also awarded the Golden Ticket Award for “Best Waterpark Ride” in 2010 and 2011.
4. Tantrum Alley, Dubai
Tantrum Alley is a slide with a combination of 3 three passages that will make you drop your jaw. In the wake of orbiting around in the eye of Tornado, riders hit the third one and sprinkle out into the pool.
5. Bulletbowl, Beijing
The most acclaimed in the Far East and China’s first indoor waterpark. This spot truly looks mystical and it resembles a way to a different universe. The Bulletbowl lets riders fall down a cylinder and sends them whipping around like a wine tool.