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.
Wildebeest, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
This two-and-a-half-minute ride (that’s an eternity for a water slide!) offers plenty of hills, drops, twists and turns. Motors propel you up the hills, then you’ll whoosh through underground tunnels and around a helix. It’s a wild ride that thrill seekers are sure to love.
452 E. Christmas Blvd.
Santa Claus, In
What’s your favorite water slide? Share your picks with us below!
—Sommy Rhee with Christal Yuen and Susie Foresman
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