Top 10 Water Rides

Water RidesOne of the best ways to have fun and beat the summer heat is to visit water parks. Before choosing a water park for your summer vacation destination, here is a list of the top 10 water rides in the United States.

1. Pilgrims Plunge

Where: Holiday World; Santa Claus, Indiana

Summer in Santa Claus, Indiana is not about candy canes, elves, and a man with a big white beard. Quite the opposite! At Holiday World, summer is about fantastic water rides. Holiday World is home to Pilgrims Plunge, the tallest water ride in the world! For some real thrills and a big splash, check out Pilgrims Plunge on your summer vacation.

During your pilgrimage to the tallest water ride, you can enjoy comfort and economical spending by staying in one of the nearby vacation rentals in southern Indiana or neighboring Kentucky.

2. Splash Mountain

Where: Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort; Orlando, Florida

This is one of the longest, wettest thrill rides in America and is one of the most popular rides at Disney World. No wonder it's made our list of the Top 10 Water Rides. Splash the day away and then enjoy a restful evening in a resort vacation rental.

3. Congo River Expedition

Where: Schlitterbahn; New Braunfels, Texas

It's a ride, it's a slide, it's a ten minute adventure in the jungle. There are twists and turns, splashes and surprises. With the Congo River Expedition, Schlitterbahn has outdone itself!

4. Journey to Atlantis

Where: Sea World; Orlando, Florida

With drops that reach speeds of 45 miles per hour, riders on Journey to Atlantis don't know if they are on a roller coaster or water ride (but the splashes are sure to remind them).

Check out the many vacation rentals in Orlando where you can relax and kick back after a great day at Orlando riding the Journey to Atlantis.

5. Buccaneer Battle

Where: Six Flags Great America; Gurnee, Illinois

When riding the Buccaneer Battle, you will be able to get in on the action. Buccaneer Battle is an intensely fun interactive water ride that arms riders with soaking water guns that allow them to do battle with warring passenger groups and perhaps even soak a landlubber or two along the way. Ahoy Matey!

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6. Popeye & Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges

Where: Universal's Islands of Adventure; Orlando, Florida

You'll get soaked, you'll laugh, and you'll know you're on vacation when you make the first splash after the drop that gets this ride going.

There are plenty of resort vacation rentals in Orlando that are perfect for traveling groups of all sizes.

7. Escape from Pompeii

Where: Busch Gardens; Williamsburg, Virginia

Water, fire, plunges, oh my! This thrilling ride takes you through wild twists and a final "escape" plunge from a creative recreation of the city of Pompeii.

8. Perilous Plunge

Where: Knotts Berry Farm; Buena Park, California

One hundred and fifteen foot drops, speeds of up to fifty-five miles per hour, and an incredible splash. Need we say more? And when it's all over, you and your wobbly knees can recuperate at a cozy vacation rental near the resort.

9. The Monster

Where: Sandcastle; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

If you are looking for a water slide that will put your heart in your throat and will give you an unbelievable splash, then look no further than The Monster.

While enjoying a few days of fun, sun, and splash, stay in a nearby vacation rental.

10. Grizzly River Run

Where: Disney's California Adventure; Anaheim, California

This ride first takes you to dizzying heights on a mechanical lift, takes you through caves on a wild river adventure, and finishes with a fifty-eight foot drop!

We hope you've gotten inspiration for your next vacation by reading our picks for the Top 10 Water Rides. When you're ready to get away, make sure to book a rental.

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