Many people like to relax in water parks. Meanwhile, they appeared quite recently – in the late 1940s. The first such establishments were located on warm coasts. There the climate was suitable, and the water was warm. In the 80’s, water parks realized that it was not necessary to get attached to the water spaces, having moved to dry land in enclosed premises. With the help of new technologies water parks can now be built anywhere, so now a piece of tropical resort is present in the northern territories.
A couple of decades ago this kind of family vacation was questioned. Now entrepreneurs around the world are competing in the opening of new water parks. In America, there are more than 1,000 such establishments, and every year another 10-15 are put into operation. It’s hard to say exactly which water park is best, because they all cope with their basic functions. However, there are some parks that are quite different from the others.
Fortaleza Beach Park.
This water park is located in Brazilian Fortaleza. He became famous for the fact that it is here that the highest water slide. An adult day ticket costs about 45 euros, and a children’s ticket costs 40. The local water park was the first one built in South America. It originated in the suburb of Fortaleza, originally it was just a beach on which three slides were located. Now the complex has grown significantly. Its area is already 180 thousand square meters, here in addition to a huge water park has already housed parks, hotels, museums, restaurants and a conference room. The main local attraction is the hill “Insano”, included in the Guinness Book of Records. It is considered the highest in the world. There is hardly another way to accelerate without technical means in some swimming trunks to 105 km / h. A frighteningly extreme looks also the hill “Calafrio” – it is practically sheer by the height of 11 meters. For a feeling when, from fear and stress, the eyes themselves close, and the fists clench to the white knuckles, there is the phrase “white knuckle ride”. But even this expression can not be applied to “Insano” and “Calafrio” – it does not express the whole gamut of emotions. Those who like a more relaxing holiday, can ride on 9 other slides. There is also a pool with waterfalls and geysers, a pirate ship, firing from water cannons, an artificial river. In the local children’s park on the heads of children periodically their large buckets pour out 1800 liters of water. Famous for the local complex “Ramubrinka” – there are as many as seven winding hills up to 24 meters high. To enjoy all the water park is best to stay at a local hotel, as the city of Fortaleza itself is one of the most criminal in the country. Nevertheless, full security is ensured on the territory of the complex itself. Also it is worth considering that in the park in the off-season is not working English-speaking staff. The greatest influx of guests here from December 20 until early March, as well as in July.
The most expensive water park in the world is on the Bahamas Paradise Island. Here, an adult day ticket costs about 80 euros, and a children’s ticket – 57. This water park is part of the luxury tourist complex Atlantis Paradise Island. The resort itself is quite famous, it’s no coincidence that several films and music videos were shot here, many American pop stars performed here. This eventually combined the image of the resort as a place of luxury rest. In the water park itself stands out the theme of the Maya and Atlantis tribes. So, a few slides, descending into the bay with sharks, are called “Temple of Maya”. The path lies in special tunnels and direct contact with predators is excluded. The park is mostly designed for a family relaxing holiday, lovers of extreme sports here will have no place to go. Even the “Leap of Faith” – an 18 meter steep hill, flies by only two seconds. However, Aquaventure offers not only slides. Here you can ride along a river with one and a half meter waves and strong currents. A one and a half kilometer route passes through jungles, caves and rapids. To the same guests who prefer passive rest, a choice of 11 swimming pools is available.Yes, and beyond the boundaries of the water park there are many interesting things: swimming with dolphins, spa procedures, casinos and races on radio-controlled cars, assembled obliviously on the spot. In the resort complex Atlantis Paradise Island in its time was invested about 2 billion dollars. It is here that one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world – The Bridge Suite. Pleasure to spend the night in it will cost 25 thousand dollars. But the usual double room can be found for $ 190, while the entrance to the water park will be free.
NordPoolen Aqua Park.
The northernmost water park is located in the Swedish Budena. The day spent here, will cost an adult of 10 euros, and the child – at 7. Even the name of the water park itself is translated as “the northern basin”. The outdoor pool itself is really there – it smokes in the open air, literally in the midst of snowdrifts. The main square of the park is given to several other pools, and water slides are held in tunnels outside the buildings, as if they could not contain all the merry rampage in themselves. It is believed that the rest here is relaxing and calm. In the water park there are several kinds of saunas, jacuzzis and own massage rooms. It would seem that the choice of entertainment in NordPoolen is very limited, but still there is where to have fun. What are only the weekly competitions for the fastest descent from the hill! The winner gets a nice prize, like lunch at a local restaurant.
Sandcastle Water Park.
In the English city of Blackpool, there is an aqua park, on whose account several records at once. To get here adults have to pay 17 euros, and children – 15. The English park Sandcastle (and there is also an American with the same name) boasts several records. First of all, attention is drawn to the longest slide in the world, “Master Blaster.” Its length is 250 meters. The slide is so long that it does not fit completely in the building, partially passing from the outside, as in the above-mentioned Nordpulen. Gorka became the first of its kind, where the visitor not only descends, but also periodically rises. This water park also housed the first sidewinder in the room. This is a U-shaped high trough, from the wall of which you can fall down. At the same time, it seems to the beginners that they are about to stick their feet into the bottom. But not only with these popular attractions is the park is famous. There is a traditional pirate ship shooting water, a children’s park with its own small fortress. There it is very fun for children, armed with water pistols, to play the war. There is a wave pool and a few more modest slides. There are also saunas in the water park, and for those who like contrasts, there is an ice room next to them. You can have a snack without leaving the territory of the water park – there is a restaurant here. If the guest has forgotten or lost some swimming accessories, then they can be purchased in a special store without leaving the perimeter. Sandcastle Park can not be better for people with disabilities. The owners consider it important to give an opportunity to relax here to any person, despite his physical handicaps. It is here that you can get a hearing aid or a special chair on which you can immerse yourself in water. And such care is marked by numerous awards for quality service.
This water park is the largest in Russia, and it is located in Kazan. For adults, the day of stay will cost 660 rubles, and for children – 420. The water park is part of the whole hotel and entertainment complex “Kazan Riviera”. It opened recently, remaining since then the largest institution in the country such a plan. Design and construction of the facility was conducted by the English company WhiteWater Leisure. This allowed to make local attractions in accordance with European standards.The longest hill here – 211-meter Niagara, the fastest – “Kamikaze”, the most extreme – “Tornado”, and the “Black Hole” descent is carried out in pitch darkness. To that, in the water park there are a lot of children’s slides, an artificial river, a spa zone, a lot of bars, cafes and other entertainments. The water park is famous for its two special attractions. This is a fairly rare attraction Flow Rider, which simulates a wave for surfing, and a hill with the talking name “Dead Loop”. At night there are discos, and very nearby, in the entertainment complex, you can play bowling and slot machines. In the same place there is a circuit with a carting and a cinema. For a trip to the weekend such an abundance of entertainment can even be a lot.
The water park named after Zelimkhan Kadyrov.
A trip to this water park can become a very unpredictable event. It is located in the troubled Gudermes, which is in Chechnya. The cost of the ticket here starts from 200 rubles. When in 1996 in the American Vernon closed the water park “Action Park” many, mostly doctors from local hospitals, sighed with relief. This legendary park has worked for 18 years, during which time he received many notable nicknames from “Gypsum Park” to “Park of Death”. For the people of New Jersey, the memories of a hike in this water park are still like memories of a war, not about rest. There is hardly any lucky person who managed to get out without a scratch or bruise. Some were even less fortunate. For the time being it was the most unpredictable water park. But in the summer of 2009 a complex was opened in the Chechen Gudermes, named after the elder brother of the president of the republic. The water park in accordance with the norms of Islam is divided into parts for men and women, there are 20 attractions with children’s areas, as well as three swimming pools and cafes. It was planned to open the winter building, but small tourists testify that this has not happened yet. Does not add interest to this water park and a small amount of information about it. In fact, about the entertainment complex there were only two news – about the opening and the prevention of the terrorist act on the opening day.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
This water park is famous for being the most visited in the world. The USA is the country with the largest number of water parks. Such entertainment here is so popular that the owners of leather are climbing to lure surreptitious visitors. The pride of America is located in Lake Buena Vista, adults can get here for $ 45, and children – for 39. The water park has been the most successful for visitors for several years. It is part of the network of the Disney park, and annually there are up to 2 million tourists. The water park is located in a small town in Florida. Officially, there are only 15 people living in it, the rest of the population are workers of the resort and tourists. Typhoon Lagoon is one of the largest in the world of wave pools, which can create waves up to 2 meters high. For whole families there is an attraction Gangplank Falls, which can take 4 people at once. For fans of thrill there is a real American roller coaster – Crush ‘n’ Gusher. Fans of fauna will be interested to be on the Shark Reef. This diving attraction offers a look at tropical fish and real sharks. For children, a personal water park has been built, where adults are not allowed access – they are invited to sunbathe on a nearby beach. Typically, the park Typhoon Lagoon every year in autumn and winter is closed for several months, which would be updated and carry out routine repairs.
The largest indoor water park is in German Krausnik. A children’s day ticket costs 19.5 euros here, and an adult ticket costs 25 euros. This place was originally an airfield of the Luftwaffe, and after the war, Soviet troops began to use it for their own needs. But the vigorous Germans, with good reason, disposed of the property that had come from the military. In 1998, CargoLifter AG built a huge hangar here.He can accommodate in himself or the Statue of Liberty in full growth, along with its pedestal, or the Eiffel Tower, put on its side. It was planned to build a huge 160 ton cargo plane, but due to lack of funds the project was never completed. Only 5 years have passed, and for a fifth of its value the construction was sold to the Malaysian businessman Colin Au. He had a grand plan – to arrange a tropical paradise right in the middle of Europe. That’s how the biggest indoor water park in the world appeared. Today here on the area of 66 thousand square meters an entire jungle of 50 thousand trees was created. There are a lot of flowers and shrubs, birds, fish and insects, even carnivorous plants. But the main thing here is a large wave pool with a sandy beach. The situation completely imitates the sea. There is also a separate warm lagoon with its powerful currents and waterfalls. For children, a park with appropriate entertainment has been created. Usually in the water park come for several days, settling in a specially created village. Here, guests are allocated a tropical hut, but you can spend the night right on the beach – after all, the temperature is maintained all year round at 26 degrees. The volumes of the room are used by Germans with maximum benefit. Here is located the largest in the country water slide at a height of 27 meters, has its own balloon station, where for 12 euros an adult and 7 for a child, 60 meters will be lifted above the ground to view the full scale of the tropical paradise better. True. From the walls of the hangar you can not escape, the scenery depicts the sky with clouds. This only increases the sense of artificiality, as if in the film “The Truman Show.” So, wanting to relax in these tropics and get a natural tan, it is better to choose another resort.
World Water Park.
This water park is famous for its largest swimming pool. The complex is located in the Canadian Edmonton. The entrance adult ticket costs 33 dollars, and the children’s ticket costs 26. It should be noted that the creators of the water park understand the rest. There are so many entertainments here that they just run away from them. The complex includes not only the water park, but also attractions, the oceanarium, its own artificial lake with an exact replica of Columbus’s caravel “Santa Maria”. Guests can take two courses of mini-golf, go skate and go-kart, shoot at the dash, play bowling and billiards. For adults, there is a casino and a nightclub. Well, what kind of water park without a skating rink? Here the slogan “The greatest entertainment center on Earth” reigns everywhere, which seems really true. The local water park does have a number of records. This is the first such complex, created in a covered building, here is the largest swimming pool with an area of two hectares. In addition, it is wave and with an artificial tide. Yes, and the site for bungee jumping is the highest for closed rooms. In total, World Water Park accommodated 13 slides of varying complexity – there are children’s and very extreme. Guests can soak up the hot jacuzzi while the children jumping on the trampolines. You can have a snack in the local cafes. One enumeration of all provided services takes a lot of time, what to say about visiting them all! It is recommended to come here at least a week – for this directly on the territory of the complex there are two hotels and camping nearby.