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.

Summit Plummet, Disney World

Get your blood pumping with a nearly vertical drop on a 120-foot slope. After you’ve flown down the “ski jump,” you’ll get to see a digital stop clock displaying your top speed. This may be a Disney ride, but it’s definitely not for the faint of heart!

3111 World Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, Fl
Online: disneyworld.disney.go.com

photo: Disney


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

—Sommy Rhee with Christal Yuen and Susie Foresman

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