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.

Snake Pit, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Enter the chambers of the Python Plummet and for a free-fall drop of 450 feet. Get on the Constrictor and ride through an enclosed chute with intense 360-degree loops, or hop onto the Boa Blaster for a truly fun family bonding experience.

4000 Dorney Park Rd.
Allentown, Pa
Online: dorneypark.com/play/wildwater-kingdom

photo: Dorney Park


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