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
Online: holidayworld.com

photo: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari


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