Often forming a key component of a family’s luxury holiday, a water park or theme park attraction holds great appeal regardless of age! From the easily accessible Acquaventure Water Park and Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai or Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi, to the popular Siam Park in Tenerife and more established parks of Florida, there are plenty of options to make a splash! For those preferring a more fantastical experience, the fun-filled characters of Disneyland Resort Paris, or the movie set thrills of Universal Studios in California provide plenty of entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy.
Visiting a water park is perfect way to retreat from the heat in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, with many hotels, such as Atlantis the Palm, providing direct access or premium passes for their guests. Situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab on Jumeirah Road, Wild Wadi Water Park offers 30 rides and attractions with imaginative structures and great water slides. For true adrenalin-seekers, Acquaventure houses the 40-metre-high Tower of Poseidon, plus the longest zip-line circuit in the Middle East. In addition to the high-speed thrills, facilities also include retail and dining outlets which are guaranteed to keep everyone from toddlers and teenagers, to couples, parents and grandparents amused.
If the magic and enchantment of Disney holds more appeal, with its colourful parades and fantastic shows, then the freedom and flexibility of Disney’s ‘Ultimate Tickets’ is bound to be attractive. From their European resort in Paris, to the huge Walt Disney World in Florida, which is bursting with entertainment, shopping outlets and dining districts, you are very much spoilt for choice! Also in Florida, Universal Studios offer the chance for visitors to become ‘a star for a day’ with a full scale movie production studio and sets that allow guests to immerse themselves within their favourite movie or step inside the latest blockbuster – not to mention the spectacular cutting edge rides and thrilling shows. For younger families, a visit to SeaWorld Orlando is a classic favourite; with majestic marine wildlife keeping younger guests enthralled.