Are you someone that loves a waterpark? If so, then you might want to check out the scariest waterslides on the planet.
Ah, waterparks. The places where we can unwind and relax al while having some cool water to take a dip in whenever we get too hot. What could be better? Sure, you often have to pay a lot for food, and you might have to wait in line for hours, but there’s nothing quite like flying down a waterslide and feeling the rush of adrenaline before you plunge into the pool at the bottom.
Some of us prefer a lazy river while others want to climb taller than the trees before we fly back down to the bottom. It can be tough to beat the feeling of an ultimate rush. If you want to push your personal limits even further than ever before, then it might be time to wait in line for some of the scariest waterslides on the planet.
The Scorpion’s Tail at Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Wisconsin
If you’re in Wisconsin and you want a way to cool down in the summer heat, then it might be time to head to Noah’s Ark Waterpark and take a ride on one of the scariest waterslides in America. That’s right; Scorpion’s Tail has a real sting about it that leaves many people wanting more.
Go ahead, why not ride is twice? If you’re brave enough to take it on, then prepare to start your journey in a capsule at the top. Along the way, you’ll fly through 400 feet of waterslide that drops ten stories. To top it off, there’s a looping arc along the way that helps throw riders from side to side as they make their way down.
Brain Wash at Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park, Florida
Of course, The Sunshine State has become famous for the sheer number of theme parks and waterparks across the state, but Wet ‘n’ Wild holds a special place in many people’s hearts. The theming along the way is enough to transport you to another land, while the pull of Brain Wash really can set your mind in a spin.
The ride is a giant funnel, but don’t be fooled. This isn’t a ride for the faint-hearted. You drop almost vertically down 53 feet as you spin your way around the funnel and get thrown in all kinds of directions. Inside, there are also epic videos, lights, and music as Brain Wash aims to leave you wondering which way is up.
Cannonball at Area 47, Austria
Many waterslides follow the same pattern. You start pretty high up, wind your way down a maze of tubing, and fall into a pool of water at the end. It sounds pretty simple, right? That’s why Cannonball aimed to take waterslides and run in an entirely new direction.
If you’ve ever cannonballed into a pool, then you have a head start. This slide shoots people down a short slide before it throws you up in the air. Thankfully, there is an open lake waiting at the bottom to catch you. Still, you better be prepared to cannonball like you’ve never cannonballed before. If you don’t shout the word, then we’re pretty sure that means you have to ride it again.
Faser at Galaxy Erding, Germany
It looks as though Germany has been hiding a secret all these years, but we’re here to tell the rest of the world about the incredible water parks they have dotted across the country. Galaxy Ending is one of the many parks that aims to push people’s limits further than ever before with its many waterslides to keep people entertained.
While you might want to ride them all, be sure to make sure Faser is at the top of your list. This waterslide is like no other in the country as people hit speeds of up to 45mph as they plummet back down to the water below. We think it’s safe to say that’s enough to get most people’s hearts beating.
Tantrum Alley at Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai
Believe it or not, but Dubai is home to some incredible waterparks. The slides here have been designed to give you the ultimate thrill-factor while still being in enough to scare the swimsuits off many people. So why is it called Tantrum Alley? It could be that people can’t wait to get on, or the full-on tantrum they go through on their way down.
The waterslide is unlike many others as it features many twists and turns along the way. The best bit? You get to experience it all with your friends in a four-person raft as you fall down two massive drops before getting caught in the waterslide’s tornadoes. It’s both exhilarating and terrifying, all at the same time.
Insano at Beach Park, Brazil
What comes to mind when you think of Brazil? Perhaps it’s the epic carnivals that fill the streets every year? How about the Christ the Redeemer statue that sees people climb higher than the city down below? Whatever the case, you might not think of scary waterslides.
However, that might all be about to change thanks to Beach Park. This water park is home to one of the most intense slides in the world named Insano. All you need to do is sit back and relax as you slide 135 feet to the bottom. It might sound simple, but you could have a tough time making sure you hold onto your stomach before you reach the bottom.
Dolphin Plunge at Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando, Florida
Ah, dolphins. The playful sea creatures of the deep. Their intelligence and fun nature have seen many of us want to get up close and personal with them over the years. Sadly, not all of us have ever got the chance to get that close. Have no fear; a ride on Dolphin Plunge could be about to change all of that.
However, this is an encounter with a difference as people brave enough to take on Dolphin Plunge plummet into the dolphin enclosure. Be sure not to blink, or you might just miss these dolphins as you fly past them in the water all around you, but this sure is one dolphin experience that’s like no other in the world.
Divertical at Mirabilandia, Italy
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s actually Divertical – the epic waterslide and roller coaster hybrid. Most waterslides are nothing more than some plastic tubing that twist and turn as we make our way to the bottom, but this ride combines two of our favorite things in the best way possible.
Why have we never thought of it? Divertical starts as a hair-raising roller coaster as you ride a speedboat around the track. However, that all changes when you get to the top of the 197-foot drop. That’s right; this is a waterslide, and you’re about to find out why. The boats speed down the fall before soaking riders in the massive pool waiting at the bottom.
Behemoth Bowl at Chimelong Water Park, China
It turns out that China is paving the way for waterslides thanks to the number of rides that are popping up across the nation. Chimelong Water Park is home to none other than Behemoth Bowl. The shape alone might be enough of a clue as to how the slide got its name, but don’t let those bright colors deceive you.
There is nothing kind about a ride on this slide. You start by shooting down a tube before you find yourself twisting and turning in the bowl. As if that wasn’t enough, the entire thing comes to an end when you fall through a hole that doesn’t look big enough. Thankfully, you can hang onto three of your friends in the raft.
Wildebeest at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, Indiana
There are two types of waterslides in the world. One means you have to face the terror on your own, while the other sees you hold on tight to your friends as you travel down in a rubber ring or on a raft. Wildebeest lets you experience the entire thing with someone by your side, but that doesn’t make it any less scary.
This is one of the longest water slides in the world as it covers one-third of a mile and takes two-and-a-half minutes from start to finish. That means there is plenty of time to take in the underground tunnels, helix loop, massive drop, and conveyor belt along the way. And we thought waterslides couldn’t get any better?
Kilimanjaro at Aldeia das Águas, Brazil
The name of this waterslide alone might be enough to tell people that Kilimanjaro isn’t going to be an easy ride. After all, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain across Africa. Yikes. It appears as though the waterslide lives up to its name as it towers above the rest of Aldeia das Águas in Brazil.
That’s just the beginning. People have to climb a staggering 234 steps before they even make it to the top of this slide. Amazingly, the park says that 1 in 20 people turn around when they reach the top. Those brave enough to take a ride can enjoy a near-vertical fall that’s even higher than the Statue of Liberty. Maybe bring an extra swimsuit?
Leap of Faith at Atlantis Paradise Park, Bahamas
Let’s face it; the Bahamas is on many people’s bucket lists. The incredible beaches teamed with the almost-perfect weather. What is there not to love? Thankfully, it turns out that you can get your heart racing with a vacation to the island, too. All you need to do is take a trip to Atlantis Paradise Park and locate Leap of Faith.
You really will need a lot of faith if you want to make it down this impressive waterslide. As well as having to climb a pyramid that looks as though it’s straight from Ancient Mayan times, you’ll have to endure a 60-foot drop to make it back down. Don’t worry, shark-infested waters are waiting at the bottom to keep you safe.
Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Florida
Disney’s theme parks often take center stage in Florida, but if you look past the glitz and glam of them all, then you might just find Blizzard Beach that’s waiting to be explored. The water park is filled with themed rides that make you feel as though you’re in an arctic wonderland while you’re still in The Sunshine State.
Sure, you could spend your day on the slower rides cooling off from the sun, or you could get your adrenaline racing on one of the scariest waterslides in the world: Summit Plummet. The pull of the slide is the 120-foot drop that pulls you down to a huge pool waiting for you at the bottom. Did we mention that’s at 60mph?
Black Hole at Bad 1, Germany
If we’ve learned one thing along the way, it’s the fact that Germany loves to push the limits of waterslides as far as it can. That means making far more than just a slide. You also need a terrifying and heart-racing atmosphere to take you on an entirely new ride. Black Hole is one of the many that’s stepped up to the mark.
As if heading down a waterslide isn’t terrifying enough already, riders are plunged into darkness, meaning you have no idea what twists, turns, or drops lie around every corner. This is teamed with the bright flashing lights and music that takes you on a trip. It’s bizarre, thrilling, and a ride that many people can’t wait to tackle.
AquaLoop at Calypso Park, Canada
We’re not sure that many of us have ever thought about adding loops to waterslides, but it seems as though we’re behind the times – especially when it comes to AquaLoop at Calypso Park in Canada. This waterslide takes things to new levels thanks to the looping tube that appears to have tied itself in knots.
You need a strong stomach to take on this beast. That’s because the ride starts by seeing you get dropped through a trapdoor. You freefall your way down before getting caught in one of the giant loops along the way. While it only takes seven seconds to reach the bottom, the 2 g-forces and twists are enough to make it feel as though it will never end.
Tsunami Surge at Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta
Six Flags has built a name for itself as one of the most famous chains of theme parks across the US and the rest of the world. Thousands of people travel from all corners of the globe just to ride their impressive roller coasters, but that’s not all. Did you know that the company is also in charge of water parks?
That’s right; Hurricane Harbor in Georgia is sure not to disappoint visitors. Tsunami Rage is just one of the many slides on offer. Of course, anything with “rage” in the title sounds like it’s going to be inviting, right? A ride on this waterslide means you’ll experience zero gravity and getting drenched both at the same time. Sounds perfect.
Jumeirah Sceirah at Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai
A trip to Dubai means you can sit back and gaze at wonder at some of the tallest and most impressive buildings in the world. That is if all those towering waterslides don’t get in the way first. The nation is filled with water parks that are all battling to try and outdo one another.
Wild Wadi Water Park certainly knows how to. Jumeirah Sceirah gives people an incredible view of the country as you have to climb your way to the top of the tower before you even begin. If you’re brave enough to ride Jumeirah Sceirah, then be prepared for 50mph of ride that sees you drop 105 feet in mere seconds. We never said it would be a peaceful decent.
Wild Vortex at Wilderness at the Smokies, Tennessee
If you love riding waterslides, then the chances are you’re sued to the same process at the top of each one. You lie on your back with your arms and legs crossed, waiting for the lifeguard to give you the signal to awkwardly push yourself to the edge and descend down the slide. Not Wild Vortex.
This is a little different. You actually start by standing in a plastic case, and before you know it, the lifeguard has pushed a button to open the trapdoor under your feet. As soon as you start to fall, you get to feel the 2.5 g-forces that push and pull you around. It’s almost like the waterslide is over before it’s even begun.
Serpentine Speed Slide at Water Cube, China
The 2008 Summer Olympics feel like a lifetime ago to many. Still, thousands of athletes from all around the world gathered to take part in one of the most impressive games to date. The cube-like structure was home to plenty of water events throughout the games and has since been given a new lease of life.
China wanted to make sure that it didn’t fall to waste, so they have redesigned the interior to turn it into an impressive water park. Serpentine Speed Slide has earned its name for a good reason as the immensely fast tubes twist and turn around one another and take riders on an out-of-this-world adventure. Splashing into the pool at the bottom is a huge relief.
Boeing 747 100 at Wings and Waves Waterpark, Oregon
Although we have never thought about combining airplanes and water parks, it looks as though someone thought it would be a great idea – and it seems as though their grand plan has paid off. The Boeing 747 100 waterslide is like no other in the world thanks to the giant plane at the heart of it all.
The Oregon Aviation Museum wanted a way to attract more visitors and thought the best thing was to make a waterslide out of an old aircraft. It sure worked as visitors can now make their way into the plane before boarding the slide and departing for take off. The only difference is, this take off sees you flying through the slide to the pool below.
King Cobra at Maxx Royal Belek Golf and Spa, Turkey
Golf and spa. Not two words that we would have thought meant one of the scariest waterslides on the planet, but we love to be surprised – and this slide sure does that. There is a handful of King Cobra slides found around the world, with another calling New Jersey its home.
However, it’s the unexpected placement of this one that makes it so great. King Cobra is just what it says on the label as you start at the tail of the snake. You’ll have to twist and turn your way through the belly of the beast before you can make it out the other side, but that’s not before you fly towards the sharp fangs waiting in its mouth.
Aqualoop at Terme 3000 Adventure Pool Complex, Slovenia
Waterslides are popular all around the world. Some are so popular that they have been recreated across the globe, but each one is a little different from the others. Another Aqualoop can be found in Slovenia, where thousands of tourists and locals have taken it on over the years.
Whoever would have thought that so many people wanted their head in a spin? This waterslide sees people fly down the first part of the ride before they head into a 360-degree loop. You just need to be prepared to fall several stories and feel as though you don’t know your ankle from your elbow by the time you reach the end. It sure is one way to get yourself in a spin.
Master Blaster Water Coasters at Atlantis the Palm Resort, Dubai
There are so many water parks found all across Dubai. This can make it a challenge when you’re trying to decide where to go or which slides to check out. However, it can be tough to leave Atlantis off the list when the park is home to none other than the Master Blaster Water Coasters.
Now that’s a tongue twister. Amazingly, there are not one, not two, but four slides, which means you can race your friends as you all try to make it to the bottom first. You might want to make time to go on all four. After all, it can take that many rides to believe the slides are actually pushing you up rather than pulling you down.
Toboggan at Citta del Mare, Italy
Now, this is a waterslide if ever we have seen one. Just because they are waterslides, doesn’t mean they have to be confined to the walls of a water park, right? Toboggan in Italy certainly doesn’t seem to think so. The waterslide makes use of the natural cliff. All it took were a few slides to create this masterpiece.
A ride on Toboggan means that you can get your heart racing as you plummet off the edge of the cliff. The slide covers three stories and features many different levels. Of course, there is a pool waiting on the lower level, but why would you want to spend your time there when you could enjoy the warm Mediterranean Sea instead?
Verruckt at Schlitterbahn Water Park, Kansas City
You know that a waterslide is probably going to be terrifying when the entire thing is covered in a net, and the raft comes with backrests. It was easy to believe that you weren’t in Kansas anymore when you made it to the top of this slide. Sadly, one of the scariest rides in the world is no longer in use.
Thousands of people made their way to the top of this 17-story drop before they hurtled down the 5-story incline to the bottom. It was the true definition of an adrenaline-filled waterslide. Tragically, all of the safety precautions weren’t enough as someone lost their life in an accident on the ride in 2016. It has remained closed ever since.
Crazy Cones at Faliraki Water Park, Rhodes
There are many aspects to the Crazy Cones that make it feel like one of the scariest waterslides on the planet. Many people head to Rhodes to make their vacation dreams come true. However, even in this Greek paradise, it turns out nightmares are waiting to happen. That is unless you love giving yourself a fright.
The waterslide is made up of many cones that are more deceiving than they look. When you’re in the raft, it can feel as though you’re going to fly out of the holes and fall to the ground below. Thankfully, that isn’t the case as it’s all an illusion. We’re just grateful we can bring our friends on the raft to enjoy the ride, too.
Tower of Power at Siam Park, Tenerife
Tenerife is another popular vacation spot for people all around the world. It offers up hot weather and plenty to see and do – including the many water parks that fill the small island. After all, we need a way to cool down under the Spanish heat, right? Have no fear; Siam Park is one of the many that has you covered.
The water park is home to many family-friendly rides. That doesn’t mean it has skipped out on adrenaline-filled ones. Tower of Power takes center stage here as it takes all your courage to make it to the top, let alone take a ride. As if the drop wasn’t enough, you’ll have to look out for the sharks at the bottom, too.
Super S Slide at Ocean World at Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park, South Korea
It turns out that one of the scariest waterslides on the planet is actually found in South Korea. Whoever would have thought? Thankfully, visitors to Ocean World at Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park can enjoy a hair-raising trip on Super S Slide. Sure, there are plenty of relaxed rides, but where’s the fun in those?
Super S takes things to a whole new level. Thankfully, we get to enjoy the entire ride with our friends and family thanks to the giant raft. However, you might start to wish you’d never plunged away from safety once you begin to twist and turn your way through the disorientating tubes of this waterslide. Just hold on tight and enjoy the ride. It’s all you can do.
Epic Plunge at Norweigan Cruise Line
It turns out that it’s not just water parks that are home to some of the most impressive waterslides in the world. This cruise ship has earned a fair spot on the list of scariest water rides in the world, even though it’s in a new location every week. Sometimes, the thrill of the chase is half the fun when it comes to rising Epic Plunge.
The slide takes up around half the length of the cruise ship alone, and you’ll whizz above everyone before you plunge into the pool. Thankfully, you don’t end up in the middle of the ocean, but the pools on this cruise ship are famous for their cold temperatures, so be sure for another shock at the end.
Aquaconda at Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai
We do love it when waterslides and puns come together. You’ll have to pay a pretty penny if you want to stay at Atlantis the Palm as it’s one of the most expensive hotels in the country, but all of that is worth it if you get to take a trip to their famous water park, too. Here, the waterslides don’t hold back.
Aquaconda has earned a considerable reputation for itself as visitors make their way through a giant snake. Amazingly, it’s the longest waterslide in the world and even comes complete with the largest fiberglass tube, too. Could it get any better? It appears so as the side also features drops, twists, and tunnels for riders along the way.
Aqualoop at Everland, South Korea
It appears as though there’s no end to the number of possibilities when it comes to Aqualoops around the world. Even South Korea has got in on the action as the nation welcomes one of the famous waterslides to its Everland water park. The best bit?
There are so many slides in the park that it can be tough to know where to begin. If you want to start your day off on a high note, then you might want to wait in line for Aqualoop. You get to decide which loop you take as each character lines up to a different slide. They all give you a chance to fly down the tube before you’re caught up in the loop.
Smoke That Thunders at Kalahari Resorts, Pennsylvania
Anyone that has ever stayed at any Kalahari Resort, then the chances are you have heard about one of their famous indoor water parks. The resorts pride themselves on having the best. After all, their waterslides talk for themselves. However, they couldn’t be tamed for long ads they have since built outdoor parks across the nation, too.
Smoke That Thunders is one of the many waterslides that has graced the new parks. It’s great for those of us that want to enjoy the thrill with others as you head down in a four-person raft. Just make sure that you’re holding on for the giant bowls as well as the almost-vertical drop throughout the ride. Wow, that really is a ride.
XXL Monster Ride at Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg, Austria
Not many of the scariest waterslides in the world are suitable for the majority of the family, but that’s where XXL Monster Ride in Austria comes in. The waterslide is found in the most famous water park in the country, and it can be easy to forget you’re even on the ride as you make your way to the top.
All you need to do is get into your tube and wait on the conveyor belt. It’s when you get to the top that the real fun begins. The dizzying turns see you pick up more speed with each corner until you’re almost flying across the top of the water. You might need a minute to yourself after that dizzying descent.
L2 at Wörgler Wasserwelt, Austria
Whoever knew that people in Austria loved waterslides as much as they do? The nation sure seems to have spent its fair share on slide designs over the years and has come up with some of the most impressive ones as a result. L2 was once claiming all the titles when it first opened its doors to thrill-seekers across the world.
That’s because the waterslide was the first in the world to feature two loops. Yes, things really do go up a notch in Austria. You start in a chute at the top before you are plummeted down through the tunnels below. It’s so intense that you may need a moment to recover after you’re thrown into the pool at the bottom.
Corkscrew Cavern at Roaring Springs Water Park, Idaho
Waterslides have earned a reputation for themselves for all kinds of reasons over the years. Corkscrew Cavern is certainly a good enough reason for thrill-seekers to put Idaho on the bucket list. However, you want to make sure that you’re all good with small spaces before you try to ride this impressive slide. Why?
That’s all thanks to the tubes. They are some of the smallest of their kind in the world. The 32-inch pipes actually cause people to go even faster, making that 360-degree loop even more dizzying. While you might be grateful to get to the bottom of the ride, we’re sure it won’t be long before you’re itching to get back in line and give it another go.