What's The Top Water Park in the US?
PHOTO: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park was recently named the top water park in the country. (Courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort)
During the hot summer months, travelers are looking to cool down at the best water parks in the United States. Thanks to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice rankings, families can now see the top-rated parks by fellow tourists.
TripAdvisor broke down the top 25 water parks in America by using reviews from parks all over the country and determining which deserved the top spot. For 2015, the website announced Wednesday that it had awarded Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Orlando, Florida, the No. 1 ranking.
With 4,403 of the 4,895 reviews for Typhoon Lagoon being listed as excellent or very good, there are few people who have legitimate complaints. The water park features huge waterslides, a surf pool and plenty of child-focused fun.
Not only did Disney take the top spot in the rankings with Typhoon Lagoon, but TripAdvisor voters also ranked Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park in Orlando the second-best water park in the United States.
Rounding out the top three was Holiday World’s Splashin' Safari water park in Santa Claus, Indiana. While Splashin' Safari doesn’t receive the same mainstream buzz as the Disney parks, Holiday World is churning out droves of satisfied customers.
The fourth-best water park as voted by TripAdvisor was Aquatica in Orlando, and the final park in the top five was Water Country USA in historic Williamsburg, Virginia.
Orlando is a hotbed for great water parks—three of the top five are in the city—but it was great to see less recognizable parks like Lost Island Water Park in Iowa and Waldameer Park & Water World in Pennsylvania get some much-deserved credit.
Here are TripAdvisor’s top 10 water parks in the United States. For the full list, check out the company’s official website:
1. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando
2. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando
3. Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana
4. Aquatica, Orlando
5. Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia
6. NRH2O Family Water Park, North Richland Hills, Texas
7. Slidewaters, Chelan, Washington
8. Roaring Springs Waterpark, Meridian, Idaho
9. Lost Island Water Park, Waterloo, Iowa
10. Waldameer Park & Water World, Erie, Pennsylvania
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