Waterslides are a summertime staple, and luckily, no matter where you are in the world, there's a waterslide close by. These 25 amazing waterslides can be found in places from India to South Korea to Canada, and while they're far apart in distance, they all share the common trait of being totally terrifying and epic. #23 would be the best time ever.
#1. Leap of Faith, Bahamas
I have faith in waterslide engineering professionals. I need that faith to launch from the top of the Mayan Temple pyramid, shoot down 60 feet, and then zoom through a transparent tunnel under a pool filled with sharks.
#2. Master Blaster Water Coasters, Dubai
They love to defy nature in Dubai. They built a ski slope in the desert, for heaven’s sake. Now the four water coasters at The Palm resort use water jets and trickery to make you slide up, a bold challenge to gravity and sanity itself.
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#3. Boeing 747, Oregon
A world-class exhibition showcasing the solemn majesty of some of the largest aircraft ever built? Meh. This Oregon aviation museum jazzed things up by adding a waterpark, and included a slide that shoots through the belly of a real Boeing 747 parked on the roof.
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#4. Siam Waterpark in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
The Canary Islands are actual islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Ringed by beaches, studded with palm trees, surrounded by water. The only hitch was that the Canary Islands aren’t in Asia. So the Siam Waterpark built a whole range of Thai-themed waterslides, rapids, and wave pools. Problem solved.
#5. Schlitterbarn Water Park in Kansas City
The Schlitterbahn in Kansas City may lack vowels, but it’s got plenty of cool rides. Case in point: the Verrückt, which is taller than Niagara Falls and features a 17-story downhill drop and a five-story uphill climb.