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February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 154

Water parks used to just be all about being able to get wet on a hot summer afternoon. Nowadays, they are almost more about finding how many different ways you can get yourself soaked in one day.

Still among one of the most popular pastimes for young people in warm climates around the world, water parks have expanded over the years to involve more methods of staying cool and wet than ever before. Gone are the days when a simple pool or single slide was enough to entertain the masses. These days, a single location can include enough different options to pacify thousands of children.

That's not to say that the old standbys of past water parks are no longer popular because they are still prevalent. The difference today is that what used to be something you would spend all day in is now only a portion of the many different options available.

So, what are these many diverse options that make today's locations more impressive than ever before? In some cases, it depends which one you are at because various locations can differ in size and scope. In most instances, however, you will start with the same basic amenities.

The wave pool, in many places, is the oldest and most popular option for summer enjoyment. Built in a square or rectangular shape to be larger and sometimes deeper than a standard pool, it uses various means to manipulate the current inside to promote the formation of waves for users to enjoy.

The standard slide is another one of the old standbys that has seen several variations developed over the years. While the primitive technology involved in sliding down a pitched, tubular-shaped contraption remains the same, over the years, they have been built larger and taller with different variations to make the experience faster, wetter, and more intense.

One of the more common things to be found at water parks in recent years is the lazy river. Similar to a wave pool in that it produces a current and waves, it is typically built in the shape of a river rather than that of a square or rectangle. With this, the idea is to allow the user to float down the makeshift river at a slow, relaxing pace, allowing the rider to feel as if he or she is floating on an actual river.

For today's options, these three basic features are usually the most popular and widely used, but they are also only part of what is typically featured. Depending on the size and scope of the location, there are numerous other contraptions and variations of these standard features that make today's water parks more exciting than ever before.

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