FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — Summer fun for the kids often means water wings and suntans, and hanging out poolside can mean a break for parents, as well.
With Denver consistently shattering heat wave records, finding fun ways to cool off has become a necessity.
Colorado swimmers can find relief at one of the nation’s best water parks, according to TripAdvisor.
Water World in Federal Heights made a splash at No. 10 on the list of the top water parks in the US.
An algorithm was used to determine the placement of each attraction, factoring in quantity and quality of reviews, and ratings for amusement parks and water parks worldwide.
The data were gathered over the course of a year. Another list ranked the best water park attractions across the globe.
Water World has been reviewed more than 300 times with the large majority of reviews categorized as “excellent.”
Water World is one of the country’s biggest family water parks. The sprawling amusement park spans 64 acres and has nearly 50 attractions.
The park recently held the world’s largest swim lesson earlier this month, with tens of thousands of swimmers turning out to brush up on water safety.
The top 10 water parks in the U.S. are:
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Orlando, Florida
- Aquatica Orlando in Orlando, Florida
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park in Orlando, Florida
- Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana
- Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Virginia
- Noah’s Ark Water Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
- Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort in Erie, Pennsylvania
- Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks in Wildwood, New Jersey
- Waldameer Park and Water World in Erie, Pennsylvania
- Water World in Federal Heights