Embracing summertime fully, especially in steaming-concrete, muggy concrete jungles like New York, means grabbing your bikini and jumping down a waterslide. Water parks are a great way to spend a sunny summer day and Forbes has created a list of the coolest water parks in the nation for summer fun.
Boring, run of the mill waterslides are a thing of the past with some super serious new rides at these state of the art water parks .Schlitterban in New Braufels, Texas is home to "the World's Longest Water park Ride" which has 3,600 feet of waves, waterfalls, rapids and tubers. Sounds intense.
Splashin' Safari & Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana recently unveiled the Mammoth, which is the world's longest waterslide. At 1,763 feet long, the slide takes riders in both circular, and up and down motions in six person rafts.
At Aquatica, Sea world's water park in Orlando, Florida you can relax on man-made beaches and slide down the Omaka Rocka half-pipe which includes 38 slides, zipping you through a clear, underwater aquarium with dolphins.
Aleatha Ezra, of the World Water park Association told Forbes, "Parks that want to attract younger children have been introducing highly themed, interactive play structures that function like water playgrounds. They now feature hundreds of interactive spray guns, buckets and showers, and might have multiple slides coming off them, as well as climbing structures and dump buckets."
Here's the full list: