This Thai-themed water park offers surf lessons in the wave pool, which is capable of creating waves up to nine feet (three meters) high.
Aquaventure Waterpark (Dubai, UAE) —
Aquaventure's Leap of Faith ride passes through a shark-filled aquarium. Visitors can swim in a manmade lagoon filled with marine animals.
Aquatica (Orlando, Florida) —
Aquatica's gardens have 250 species of shrubs, grasses and vines. The entire park contains 3.3 million gallons of water kept at a temperature of 82 degrees. Private cabanas are available to rent.
Area 47 (Innsbruck, Austria) —
This Austrian water park is located in an Alpine lake and has five water slides and a water catapult. There's a separate lake area for swimmers and children.
Beach Park (Fortaleza, Brazil) —
Around 700,000 people visit Beach Park every year. It covers 42 acres, making it the largest water park in Latin America.
Caribbean Bay (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea) —
Home to the world's longest lazy river water ride, Caribbean Bay was South Korea's first water park. It has an outdoor wave pool measuring 426 feet (130 meters).
Tropical Islands (Krausnick, Germany) —
An artificial beach complements the world's largest indoor rainforest at Tropical Islands in Krausnick. It's also home to Germany's tallest water slide tower.
Watercube Waterpark (Beijing) —
Inside Beijing's National Aquatics Center, this is Beijing's most popular tourist attraction. It's China's second most popular tourist attraction after the Great Wall.
WaterWorld Waterpark (Ayia Napa, Cyprus) —
Inspired by Mount Olympus, the thrill rides at WaterWorld Waterpark include tube slides, whirlpool rides and a wave pool. Other attractions include a fish spa and go-kart track.
Wet 'n Wild (Orlando, Florida) —
Wet 'n Wild has more multi-person rides than any other water park. Its wave pool measures 17,000 square feet (1,579 square meters). The Wake Zone offers wake boarding and paddle boarding.
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World Waterpark (Alberta, Canada) —
World Waterpark has the world's largest indoor wave pool, 17 water slides and attractions and a 452-foot (138-meter) zip line that runs the length of the wave pool.
Yas Waterworld (Abu Dhabi, UAE) —
This was the first water park in the Middle East to be awarded a green sustainability rating. It's adjacent to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the Yas Marina Circuit. It has the world's first hydro-magnetic-powered water slide.