Monday, July 27, 2009

Aerial Antics: Water Park Time!

It's finally feeling like summer has hit and it's now hot outside. What's better on a stinkin' hot day during the summer than a water park? I thought it'd be fun to check out some of the coolest looking water parks for this week's Aerial Antics.

Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon opened in 1989 and has reigned as one of the most visited water parks in the country since. It's beautifully themed grounds contain the usual assortment of slides and play areas, along with some stand-out attractions such as the world's largest outdoor wave pool, and the park's latest attraction, seen here:

Crush 'n' Gusher opened in 2005 and contains three different water coaster experiences. The complex is themed to a deserted fruit processing center, and has quickly become one of the most popular attractions at the park.

Here we see Raging Waters San Jose located in San Jose, California. Located aside Lake Cunningham, the park features the Dragon's Den bowl slide as one of their premier attractions - and be warned, it features one angry looking dragon!

Seen here is Houston, Texas' SplashTown Water Park - now a member of the PARC Management family. May not be a name you hear of that often, but the park has a nice selection of water attractions such as the Tornado and RipQurl slides.

Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe is another water park that features some unique attractions. While it may no longer be open, the Hydra Fighter II was a roller coaster that featured suspended cars and plenty of water action. (still standing in the above image) New this year is Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, a new Proslide creation.

Water World in Colorado is an expansive park with a rather huge selection of slides. I should also point out that they have themed slides! Yes! Voyage to the Center of the Earth features dark ride sections with Dinosaurs and more, and Lost River of the Pharaohs takes riders on a journey back in time to ancient Egypt.

And just because it looks pretty neat, here's one of the park's latest attractions, Turbo Racer. Nice colors!