With family or friends, spending the day at a water park is fun guaranteed. Here we have four parks that are well worth a visit thanks to their architecture and attractions.
Tropical Islands, Dresden (Germany)
Tropical Islands is built inside an old Soviet air base and is the largest indoor water park in Europe. Opened in 2004, it welcomes around 1 million visitors each year.
Besides big slides and acrobatic shows, Tropical Islands also has the largest “indoor jungle” in the world, with 50,000 plants. Visitors to the complex can also take balloon flights, play mini-golf, enjoy a drink at one of the 13 bars and restaurants in the park or relax in the biggest spa in Europe (over 3,000 m2), where the cool German climate is easily forgotten.
Siam Park, Tenerife (Spain)
Thai-themed, this water park in the Canary Islands has a wave pool designed specially for surfers. The installation generates the biggest artificial waves in the world, reaching up to 3 metres high.
Siam Park visitors can also go rafting and on transparent underwater slides that cross pools with sharks and rays.
Happy Magic Water Cube, Beijing (China)
The iconic “Water Cube” building was built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and has undergone extensive renovation. Inside, designers have created an avant-garde water park covering 6,000 m2.
Happy Magic Water Cube is located next to the Olympic Stadium in the Chinese capital and its construction reflects the will of the municipal government to attract tourists to an area that had been more or less forgotten. The park is the biggest in Asia and has a large wave pool, 13 water rides and a spa area.
World Waterpark, Edmonton (Canada)
The Canadian World Water Park is home to the largest indoor pool in the world, with a capacity of 12.3 million litres. Opened in 1986, the park can accommodate up to 5,000 visitors and it is located in a shopping centre.
World Water Park covers a total area of 20,200 m2 and includes hilarious slides (some up to 25 metres high), a wave pool for surfing and a zip line.