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.

Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides, Universal Orlando Volcano Bay

Climb up a volcano, then take a ride on a thrilling body slide. Trap doors will open and send you whooshing downhill in intertwining tubes—what a rush! After you've conquered this ride, check out the rest of the awesome family-friendly slides at Dolphin Bay. The park just opened in May, making it a perfect choice for your next sunny vacation.

6000 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Fl
Online: universalorlando.com

photo: Universal Orlando Resort 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