Best U.S. Water Parks: 10Best Readers' Choice Award Winners

It was a wild competition for the title of Best Water Park in 10Best's 2013 Readers' Choice awards, appropriate considering which nominee made the biggest splash in the end. Americans love, love, love their water parks, including indoor parks in winter - a surprising concept for resident of southern climes. Families across the U.S. rallied the vote for their favorite fun-filled destination, and we're happy to announce the winners.1. Splashin' Safari - Santa Claus, Ind.10Best Readers' Choice travel awards had a hot contest for Best U.S. Water Park but Holiday World's Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Ind., came out in the #1 spot. This safari-themed water park features Mammoth and Wildebeest, the world's longest and second-longest water coasters. Readers of 10Best and USA TODAY are obviously big fans of both!2. Schlitterbahn - New Braunfels, TexasNothing beats the heat of a Texas summer like a day at Schlitterbahn near San Antonio, the runner-up in our Readers' Choice Awards for Best American Water Park. At this popular water park between Austin and San Antonio, patrons cool off with three miles of tubing, three uphill water slides and The Falls, the world's longest water-park ride.3. Noah's Ark - Wisconsin Dells, Wis.Wisconsin Dells is the "Water Park Capital of the World," so it's no surprise that Noah's Ark earned the No. 3 spot. With more than 60 different water-based activities, including a four-lane mat racing ride, there's something for the whole family.4. Great Wolf Lodge - Williamsburg, Va.The 10Best Readers' Choice fourth-place finisher, Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg is also the only exclusively indoor water park to make the Top 10. Even in the heart of winter, this splash-filled space maintains a pleasant 84-degree temperature for a slice of summer all year long.5. Wilderness Territory - Wisconsin Dells, Wis.Rounding out the Top Five is Wilderness Territory, another Wisconsin Dells favorite with not one, but eight indoor and outdoor water parks. If you want to catch a wave in the country's largest indoor wave pool, this is the place to do it.6. Water World - Denver, Colo.Just outside of Denver is where you'll find our sixth-place finisher, Water World. The park offers 49 attractions spread across 64 acres, including the Mile High Flyer, a "hydromagnetic" water coaster perfect for the thrill-seeking guest.7. Water Country - Williamsburg, Va.Coming in at No. 7 is Williamsburg, Va.'s family-favorite Water Country USA, with more than 30 rides and attractions. Adrenaline junkies love Vanish Point, a pair of near-vertical body slides where the ground literally drops from beneath you.8. Raging Waters - San Dimas, Calif.Our eighth-place water park, Raging Waters in San Dimas, Calif., is the only West Coast park to make the Top 10. This SoCal favorite is popular with families for its 30,000-square-foot Kids Kingdom with rides and attractions dedicated to the little ones.9. White Water Park - Branson, Mo.Silver Dollar City's sister park, White Water, comes in ninth place, thanks to its 13 acres of rides, attractions and entertainment. In the summer months, guests can watch movies in the wave pool or take on water slides until 10 p.m.10. Wet 'n Wild Emerald Point - Greensboro, N.C.Rounding out the Top 10 winners, Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe, in Greensboro, N.C., entertains with thrilling 40 mph tube slides, an 84-foot wide wave pool, relaxing private cabanas and the adrenaline-pumping Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, a ride that sends guests on a high-speed, 360-degree spin.Be sure to check out which other Readers Choice' contest categories are LIVE right now. We have four contest categories going at all times, and a new winner is announced each and every Wednesday at noon.

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World's Longest Inflatable Waterslide Makes Splash in U.s.
VERNON, New Jersey – Action Park is officially in the record books after testing a new ride befitting of the park's wild and storied history.The World's Longest Inflatable Waterslide was officially certified by Guinness World Records Friday at 1,975-feet long.A select few employees were the first – and only – individuals granted the opportunity to take the slide for a spin Friday afternoon because it is not yet approved by the state Department of Community Affairs.The World's Longest Waterslide, brought over from New Zealand and rebuilt on Mountain Creek's ski slopes, is made of 10,000 feet of polyvinyl chloride, the same material used to make bounce houses.Built by Jimi Hunt and the Live More Awesome Foundation, the waterslide consists of twenty 100-foot sections, each weighing about 600 pounds.With a total of nearly 6 million stitches capable of holding 25 pounds each, it took 600 hours to stitch and assemble the plastic on the ride. It takes two generators and 15 blowers to keep the waterslide inflated, and 400 pegs to hold it in place.A 1.8 inch base separates riders from the ground, allowing for no weight restrictions for the record-breaking waterslide.The slide uses about 1,000 gallons per hour to operate, provided by Mountain Creek Resort's Snowmaking System.The average waterslide takes 10 to 30 seconds to ride but the World's Longest Waterslide is 60 to 90 seconds long, according to Action Park.Non-employees may have to wait awhile to ride the mammoth contraption. Action Park spokeswoman Lauren Scrudato said there is currently no timeline for when the waterslide will be state-certified and open to the public, citing a "lengthy process."The World's Longest Waterslide's journey to Action Park can be seen on an upcoming episode of Travel Channel's "Xtreme Waterparks" series airing July 26 at 10 p.m. An earlier episode of the show aired in June and chronicled the construction of the slide.One of the country's first waterparks, Action Park was open between 1978 and 1996, but closed due to a change in ownership. The park reopened as Mountain Creek Waterpark in 1998 with many of the same rides.A few summers ago, a viral video about the park titled "The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever" gave Mountain Creek Resort President Benneyan the idea to re-open the water park under its original Action Park name in 2014.Photos: Action Park employees test World's Longest WaterslideAction Park has more than 30 rides, slides and attractions, including the Cliff Jumps, Tarzan Swings and Colorado Rapids River Ride.
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