We all need a break from our stagnant routines, but due to time and budget crunches, not all of us can go snorkelling or sky diving whenever we wish. With the invent of Netflix, even a movie does not refresh our minds. These days people look forward for thrilling adventures, which brings an adrenaline rush. Fortunately, the world is racing towards building even better theme parks, amusement parks and water parks. The tallest slides or fastest slides have challenged the demarcations of physics and gravity. These water parks serve the purpose of splashing away all your worries and drive away from the hustle-bustle of cities.
Chimelong water park in Guangzhou, China received the maximum visitors in 2017. Covering an area of almost 75 acres, the water park has remained the most visited since 2013. The turnout for last year was whopping 26 million. Clean, safe and exciting water experience is what drives people from all around the world. There are numerous high-speed slides, racing slides, tornado, boomerango, and specific children based rides like Children’s Play Land, and Glacier Tunnel. Other water parks in China amid the top 20 are Kaifeng Yinji Water Park, Whuhu Fantawild water park and Shenyang Royal Ocean Park – Water World.
Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World in the United States of America had the second most number of attendees, with a total of 2.1 million. It is situated at the Walt Disney World Resort in the city of Orlando, Florida. The theme park sustains some of the wildest attractions including river raft rides which take you under the caves, and even through the rainforests. The entire area covers around 56 acres entailing abundance of thrill via its twisting tides and roaring rapids. There is another waterpark at the Disney World Resort called Blizzard Beach which had a turnover of 1.9 million. Florida has two other water parks which stand amid the top ten for sustaining most number of visitors. How could Universal have not been amid those. Volcano Bay is themed around a 200-foot-tall volcano named “Krakatau’ and it opened only recently in May 25, 2017.The other famous water park of USA is Aquatica water park in Orlando which was visited by 1.3 million people last year.
Check out the entire list of top 20 water parks in the world, as per their attendance in year 2017 below:
|1||CHIMELONG WATER PARK||GUANGZHOU, CHINA||2,690,000|
|2||TYPHOON LAGOON AT DISNEY WORLD||ORLANDO, FL, U.S||2,163,000|
|3||THERMAS DOS LARANJAIS,||OLIMPIA, BRAZIL||2,007,000|
|4||BLIZZARD BEACH AT DISNEY WORLD||ORLANDO, FL, U.S.||1,945,000|
|5||BAHAMAS AQUAVENTURE WATER PARK||BAHAMAS||1,831,000|
|6||UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY||ORLANDO, FL, U.S.||1,500,000|
|7||HOT PARK RIO QUENTE||CALDAS NOVAS, BRAZIL||1,481,000|
|8||AQUATICA||ORLANDO, FL, U.S.||1,382,000|
|9||CARIBBEAN BAY,||GYEONGGI-DO, SOUTH KOREA||1,380,000|
|10||AQUAVENTURE WATER PARK||DUBAI, U.A.E.||1,350,000|
|11||OCEAN WORLD||GANGWON-DO, SOUTH KOREA||1,330,000|
|12||THERME ERDING||ERDING, GERMANY||1,320,000|
|13||SUNWAY LAGOON||KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA||1,300,000|
|13||KAIFENG YINJI WATER PARK||KAIFENG, CHINA||1,300,000|
|15||AQUAPALACE||PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC||1,215,000|
|16||SIAM PARK||SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN||1,209,000|
|17||WUHU FANTAWILD WATER PARK||WUHU, CHINA||1,204,000|
|18||SHENYANG ROYAL OCEAN PARK — WATER WORLD||FUSHUN, CHINA||1,200,000|
|19||WET ‘N’ WILD GOLD COAST||GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA||1,180,000|
|20||TROPICAL ISLANDS||KRAUSNICK, GERMANY||1,168,000|