Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, Washington
Containing twelve lodges for the visitors to be in for a comfort stay, Great Wolf is the largest indoor water park hotels of the United States. The western coast of Great Wolf Lodge is in Grand Mound and because it is at a walking distance from Tacoma (55 miles) and Seattle (84 miles), much of the attention and visits are made from the inhabitants of the city. Visit the Great Wolf Lodge for the Howlin’ Tornado, a raft ride that swirls riders up its funneled 30-foot sides, which is enough to set your adrenaline juices gushing.
The River Canyon Run, where a round raft drops six stories through a chute, is sailing over 500 feet of water in all. The climbers are absolutely soaked in the Fort Mackenzie, which is a four-story tree house and has suspension bridges, cargo nets, and full buckets which keeps all the people who climb to the top soaked. The park outside the lodge is restricted for the outsiders, only the residents of the resort could use those parks. The rooms start from $199 (includes water park tickets and sleeps four).
Klondike Kavern at Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Hurricane gushes in such a neck breaking speed that it is enough to knock off anything that you are probably wearing on your body which is not tightly fitted. If you choose to take a ride in a four-person raft, you would zoom down a 45-degree angle, scoot across a funnel at 20 mph, become almost weightless without even remembering what your actual body size is and then are made to plunge into a splash pool.
There are many effects which are created to make the hurricane look real and threatening like the sound effects, strobes and the fog all of that gives a catastrophic feel to this ride. There are other attractions too for you if you have little ones along with you, go and visit the Cubby’s Cove. Other than this visit the large wave pool of the Wild Water Dome and then you have the Wild West which gives you the chance to ride a Black Hole with the bumper boats which often look like the flying saucers you played with as a kid.
Palmetto and Palm Water Parks at Dunes Village Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC
This water park has water slides which are the shape of an elephant and their trunks usually squirt out the water with a gush making the people on the ride experience the thrill of riding in the midst of a water body. While it is adventurous to the core, do not get into the slide if you are an asthmatic or have any sort of breathing trouble. The car rafts travel down the Lazy River and the Palmetto looks after the younger set.
The people who visit this resort enjoy themselves by starting with speed on the Palm Water Park, though, with its somewhat terrifying Wild Winding Water-slide, the speed augments and picks up even more pace at the Speed Slide. Visit the resort and take the slides if you are looking forward for some adrenaline gush and real adventure to boggle up your mind. However, avoid it if you have any kind of phobia or have respiratory troubles since an unexpected encounter with the gushing water slides could take a toll on your health.
Silver Rapids Indoor Water Park at Morning Star Lodge, Kellogg, ID
The Silver Rapids are quite famous in the entire United States for hosting the exhilarating surfing competitions and what is all the more fascinating about the place is that it is situated in Idaho which is at a distance from the ocean which is no less but a full 400 miles. If you are the one who always tucked the dream of becoming a surfer or experience the sport, under your pillow, here is your chance to learn the stand up surfing just like the other guests present there at the standing-wave FlowRider; you could also rent the FlowRider after hours so that you get to experience the undivided and unique experience of surfing.
The clear roofs of the park are endowed with dazzling sunlight which make your skin tanned you while you surf, shoot water-basketball hoops, or dodge spraying fountains. However, make sure you have packed in sufficient sun protection for your skin to avoid getting burnt by the rays of the sun or developing skin inflammation.
Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, Ohio
Kalahari extends to 173,000 square feet (it’s the major water park under one roof in the U.S.) and is mainly inspired by the theme of the wild and adventurous country of Africa and features a spectrum of thrill rides, from the 55-foot-tall Cheetah Race waterslide to the speedy, 400-foot-long Rippling Rhino tube ride. Keep all of this aside, one activity which is absolutely imperative and inevitable for you to experience is the 500-foot-long Zip Coaster.
You mean what is that? Well, it has been made by the intelligent use of the conveyor belt system, launching two-person rafts into a series of free-fall drops, on-a-dime turns, and tunnels, all in a 30-second blur. So do not give a second thought of visiting this resort if you happen to be in Ohio or even pass by it. It is a must have experience of your life. The Day passes start from $39.
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