Here’s the deal:
The popularity of waterslides have challenged engineers to create bigger, faster, and more magical experiences to peak the curiosity and thrills of water park goers from all around.
Some big water slides offer riders the chance to pile into rafts with friends, some cool water slides send riders at racing speeds, and some scary water slides give adrenaline seekers the thrills of their lives.
Get ready to launch yourself off for the ride of your life as you browse through our list of the 40 best waterslides in the world.
1. Leap of Faith at Aquaventure at Atlantis in the Bahamas
Riders are taken down a 60 foot slide, plunging at the end into a clear tube in water surrounded by Nurse and Reef sharks for an exciting finish to one of many cool water slides in the Bahamas.
Here’s a first person video of the experience:
2. Brain Wash at Wet N Wild in Orlando, Florida’s Epic Water Slide
Riders are piled into a raft and experience a 53 foot drop, followed by sliding into a 65 foot domed funnel, complete with lights and sounds for added effects; among big water slides, this one stands out.
You have to see the video of this one:
3. Aqua Drag Racer at Wet N Wild in Orlando
Four riders are sent racing down this waterslide track head first for one of the most thrilling races they will experience.
4. Boeing 747 Water Slide at Wings and Waves Water Park in McMinnville, Oregon
Riders launch out of a real Boeing 747 plane that has been converted into a waterslide to combine the excitement of airplanes and waterslides together in this educational and unique waterpark. The Boeing 747 water slide gives new meaning to the term “splash landing.”
5. Twister and Speedy at Sonnentherme Thermal Spa in Austria, The Biggest Waterslide in the World
At 440 feet tall, the tallest waterslide in the world sends riders through tunnels of endless loops and turns before dropping them into the end pool.
6. Toboggan in Citta Del Mare Holiday Village in Italy
This epic water slide is surrounded with beautiful scenery, sending its riders plummeting directly into the sea.
7. Jumeirah Sceirah at Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai – The World’s Scariest Water Slide
Between the length and the velocity, this slide takes riders down at speeds of thrilling 80 miles per hour, guaranteed to get everyone’s hearts pumping on the world’s scariest water slide.
8. Verruckt at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City
The German translation for this waterslide means “Insane,” a very fitting name as riders are sent down a 17 story vertical drop. The drop makes it possibly the biggest waterslide in the world.
9. Happy Magic Water Cube in Beijing, China – One of Asia’s Many Cool Water Slides
After the 2008 Olympics, the Aquatic Center was repurposed to create this magical water park where park goers are surrounded by colorful lights, sounds, and thrilling slides on the best water slides.
10. Scorpions Tail at Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells
Atop a 10 story tower, riders will have the floor drop out from beneath them, sending them into chutes that bring them through wild twists and turns. It’s not just the height, but the twists and turns make first among many scary water slides.
11. Master Blast at Atlantis Palm Resort in Dubai
Riders sit in a raft, propelled through chutes and tunnels by water jets that take riders both up and down the waterslide.
12. Epic Plunge on the Norwegian Cruise Line
Riders launch themselves through tubes that bring them through twists and turns, jutting out over the ocean at times, before dropping them into the first deck pool for an exciting adventure.
13. King Cobra at Six Flags in New Jersey – Visually, the Scariest Water Slide
This 60 foot raft racer sends two riders lunging down the slide at top speeds, ending in the mouth of the cobra where the riders glide to the finish.
14. Bullet Bowl at Water Cube in Beijing, China
While this may be the smallest of bullets and funnels, the small size sends riders down at top speeds that can’t be beat but makes it the scariest water slide.
15. Insano Water Slide at Beach Park in Brazil, the Tallest Waterslide in the World
At 130 feet tall, Insano water slide is the tallest waterslide in the world, where riders plummet at top speeds at such a steep velocity that riders’ bodies don’t touch the slide until they’ve reached the bottom.
16. Aquaduck on Disney Cruise Ships
Although technically a water coaster, riders go along four decks of clear tube in a raft, at one point jutting over the ocean for an adventure the whole family can enjoy.
17. Head First Racer at Chimelong Water Park in China
Eight tubes send racers down head first for a 65 feet long speedy race to the end.
18. The Mammoth at Splashin Safari in Indiana
Covering over 3 acres, the Mammoth is the world’s longest waterslide, where riders are sent down in a raft with a group of friends.
19. The Cyclone at World Waterpark in Canada
The Cyclone is the first aqua loop in Canada, inside a mall, so park goers can enjoy the twists and turns all year long.
20. Cliffhanger/F5 Twisters at Schlitterbahn in Texas
The double slide gives riders two options: to either plunge 80 feet down the Cliffhanger or go through the Twister with twisting tunnels, surrounded by fog and lights for extra excitement.
21. Tantrum Ally at Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai
In a raft, riders are sent through tubes and three funnels with twists and turns that give riders the experience of being in a tornado.
22. Summit Tower at Calypso Park in Canada
Summit Tower is the tallest free standing waterslide in North America, holding no fewer than ten thrilling waterslides for riders to spend an entire day enjoying.
23. Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach in Buena Vista Florida
This 12 story high vertical waterslide sends riders down at high speeds guaranteed to get their adrenaline pumping.
24. Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Sea World Aquatica in Orlando, Florida
Riders launch from an 80 foot tower with four super loops, twists, and turns to send riders down with speed.
25. Bahama Blaster at Six Flags in Texas
This 6 story high waterslide features trap doors to fill riders with anticipation and adrenaline before sending them down for a thrilling ride.
26. KaPau Plummet at White Water in Branson, Missouri – The Midwest’s Longest Water Slide
Two duelling slides send riders down at a 70 degree angle down 245 feet of thrilling fun making it possibly the longest water slide.
27. Taumata Racer at Aquatica in San Diego, California
This eight person racing waterslide features loops and turns down 375 feet of speed and thrills on this, the biggest water slide in the park.
28. Snake Pit at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Six intertwined waterslides offers riders the chance for six different thrilling experiences.
29. Tsunami Surge at Six Flags Hurricane Harbour in Georgia – Maybe the Most Dangerous Water Slide
The first hybrid zero gravity waterslide sends riders five stories down with the rush of adrenaline and thrill of speed on the most dangerous water slide.
30. Surfers Swell at Boomerang Bay in Charlotte, North Carolina
Riders are ejected in a raft at an angle that gives them the feel of riding a wave as they go gliding through the tunnels.
31. Dolphin Plunge at Aquatica Sea World in Orlando, Florida
This magical waterslide sends riders leisurely down the chute before being surrounded by a clear tube underwater amongst the swimming dolphins.
32. Discovery Plunge at King’s Pointe in Storm Lake, Iowa
The tubes are filled with colorful lights, and riders are allowed to choose what colors and themes they would like to see as they go gliding through the tunnels.
33. Black Anaconda at Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin – The Scary Water Slides
At a quarter acre long, this is the longest water coaster, with jets that send riders up, down, and around, like being inside the belly of a snake. The length makes it the biggest water slide in the park.
34. The Wedgie at White Water World in Coomera, Australia – One of the Biggest Water Slides on the Continent
Among big water slides this stands out as it is sending riders down with a combination of speed and free falling, this waterslide keeps riders on the edge.
35. The Triple Twist at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio
Lined with LED lights, the tunnel sends riders down and drops them into funnels unexpectedly for more twists and turns.
36. The Big Water Slides of Bazooka Bowls at Wild Rivers Water Park in Irvine, California
Launching from a tower four stories high, riders go gliding down before ending up in a bowl that sends them rapidly spinning before dropping into a pool.
37. L2 at Worgler Wasserwelt in Austria
This world’s first double looping water slide sends riders down rapidly at top speeds before sending them through a giant loop and exiting into a pool.
38. Terme 3000 at Thermal Water Park in Moravce, Slovenia
The trap door releases for anticipated riders, sending them down a vertical shaft and around an aqua loop for world class excitement.
39. Behemoth Bowl at Chimelong Water Park in China
Four riders sit in a raft, sending them through clear tubes, then into a bowl that spins them around before exiting through the final chute.
40. Caribbean Bay at Everland Theme Park in South Korea
Colorful chutes send riders through loops, turns, and aqua loops for an adrenaline filled rush.