Floating in the pool is fun, but sometimes you have to kick it up a notch and go for a tricked-out water slide. Whether you’re a waterpark daredevil or more of a lazy river type, you can appreciate these off-the-wall water slides. Click through the slideshow below to see our favorite extreme water rides across the country. Who knows—you just might find your next splash-worthy vacation destination.

TailSpin Racer, Dollywood

Challenge five friends to an epic race on Dollywood’s sweet new water slide, which just opened in May. Enjoy wild twists, turns and drops as you ride side-by-side in six lanes. At five stories tall and more than 360 feet long, it'll definitely get your heart pumping.

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, Tn
Online: dollywood.com

photo: Dollywood via Facebook

 

What’s your favorite water slide? Share your picks with us below!

—Sommy Rhee with Christal Yuen and Susie Foresman

photos from whitewaterwest.com unless otherwise stated