World’s top 10 waterpark rides

In Xtreme Waterparks Travel Channel tours the planet to find the most thrilling water slides, read on for the best wet rides on earth…

Hold onto your trunks, Xtreme Waterparks is back on Travel Channel, bringing us another bout of the world’s wettest, wildest and terrifyingly slippery rides in the world. See below for the top 10 list and then tune in at 7pm, July 25, on Travel Channel.

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1. Insano at Beach Park Water Park, Fortaleza, Brazil
You’ll travel 65mph, over 41 meters in four to five seconds on this thrilling slide overlooking the ocean to the right and the waterpark to the front – it’s absolutely petrifying.


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2. L2 at Wave in Wörgl, Tirol, Austria
The planet’s first ever-double looping waterslide starts off with a nerve-racking rocket launch pod. Stand inside and the base falls away beneath you, then you’ll zoom upside down through a red tube of doom.


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3. Jungle Slide at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, Guanacaste, Costa Rica 
Fully immersed in the wild, this is the world’s longest mountain water slide. Around 400 meters in length it looks dubiously rickety, which totally adds to the thrill.


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4. Constrictor at Wet ‘n’ Wild, Phoenix, Arizona

Not for the claustrophobic, you sit in a rubber ring during this enclosed speedy ride and go spiraling along slithering turns and twists.


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Dark and daunting, this 27 metre ride above Germany’s giant Tropical Islands holiday park will scare the bejesus out of you as you whiz through the tube trying to pull the wedgie out of your buttocks.


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140 metres of downhill action – complete with jumps. Or simply catapult yourself across the water in the Cannonball.


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7. Flowrider at the Pump House Waterparks in Jay Peak, Vermont, USA
On this double barrel flowrider an endless sheet of water hits your feet at 20mph (32 km/h) while you attempt to stay up on a board, over a spongy vinyl surface, a bit like a trampoline. It’s possible to do tricks, spins and carve back and forth, but hold onto your bikini, it often flies off when you wipeout.


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8. The Bomb Bay Wet’n’Wild in, Florida, USA
They’ll lock you in a rocked-shaped tube to start, and as you’re saying your prayers the trap door is released underneath you, and you go plummeting towards a plunge pool, via a waterslide enema.


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9. Walhalla Wave at Aquatica, SeaWorld, San Antonio, USA
Slide down a rapid tube in a family-sized raft, and then slide vertically up a zero-gravity wall for an incredible feeling of weightlessness. But the ride’s not over yet, there’s plenty more water sliding to be done in the wide tube descending into the plunge pool.


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If you’re looking for pure speed, with no gimmicks, this is the ride for you. This beast is 164ft high and riders reach speeds of 60mph as they fly down the shallow slope.


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Watch Xtreme Waterparks episode one Getting Wet in Vail, at 7pm, July 25, on Travel Channel