Test Your Knowledge: Famous Water Parks Quiz

By: Nathan Chandler

Test Your Knowledge: Famous Water Parks Quiz
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About This Quiz

Wet and wild theme parks are getting bigger and better all the time. How much do you know about these famous water parks?
What is the largest water park in the United States?
Six Flags White Water
Noah's Ark Waterpark
It encompasses 70 acres and has been around for more than three decades.
Oceans of Fun

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How long is the Black Anaconda slide at Noah's Ark Waterpark?
1/3 mile
1/4 mile
Maximum speed on this slide is around 30 mph.
1/2 mile

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How many water parks are there in Wisconsin Dells, a town of 2,600 people?
six
nine
18
That's why it's called the water park capital of the world.

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In what year did the indoors World Waterpark open in Alberta, Canada?
1980
1986
It is now the world's second-largest waterpark and maintains a cozy temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
1995

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How tall are the tallest waterslides at the World Waterpark?
54 feet
112 feet
83 feet
And the Cyclone's ride begins with a straight vertical drop.

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How many acres does the World Waterpark cover?
5 acres
It is nearly 230,000 square feet.
7 acres
10 acres

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How many slides are there in Noah's Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin?
51
Altogether the park requires 2 million gallons of water to operate.
46
32

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How many water parks does the SeaWorld brand operate?
two
three
There are Aquatica water parks in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego.
five

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What's the maximum daily capacity of the Tropical Islands Resort?
12000
6000
Located in Germany, it is supposedly the biggest water park on Earth.
3000

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Tropical Islands Resort was built inside a huge hangar created for what purpose?
tank storage
huge airships
If you turned the Eiffel Tower on its side, it would actually fit inside this structure.
WWII bomber manufacturing

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Which park has a whopping eight Master Blaster water coasters?
Yas Waterworld
Wild Wadi
There are only 80 of these in the world, and Wild Wadi has eight of them.
Aquatica Orlando

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In which city is the world's tallest water slide?
Minneapolis
Kansas City
It is 17 stories tall and is named Verruckt, which means "insane" in German.
Houston

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What happened to the dummy bags used to test the first runs on Verruckt, in Kansas City?
They went too slowly.
They fell off of the slide.
You have to climb 264 steps up the stairs just to ride this one.
They caught on small cracks and tore open.

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What speed do Verruckt riders hit as they zoom down the slide?
about 50 mph
about 65 mph
So if it terrifies you, don't worry … it will be over in no time.
about 40 mph

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In which country is Siam Park, one of the best-reviewed parks in the world?
France
Morocco
Spain
The spectacular park has a Siamese theme throughout.

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What's the tallest diving platform at Area 47 in Austria?
20 feet
26 feet
30 feet
The park also has zip lines and a rock climbing wall.

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What sort of creatures are in the tank below the Tower of Power slide at Siam Park?
sharks
The transparent slide gives you an up close and personal view of the predators.
other swimmers
sea urchins

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What's the steepest slope on the Deep Water Dive slide at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay?
45 degrees
60 degrees
70 degrees
It's so steep that you'll feel like you're dropping straight down.

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Why were four of the wave-making walls of World Waterpark's Blue Thunder wave pool turned off?
A boy was crushed by one.
They constantly malfunctioned.
The powerful waves caused injuries.
If you're lucky, you can hit the pool after hours and experience more powerful and longer-lasting waves.

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How tall is the Kilimanjaro water slide at Aldeia das Aguas Park Resort in Brazil?
140 feet
164 feet
You might zoom all the way to 60 mph on this one.
171 feet

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How many rides are there at the Yas WaterWorld in Abu Dhabi?
32
45
There's even a hydro-magnetic-powered water slide that's supposed to cut down on rough jarring.
63

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Where is the largest water park in Latin America?
Brazil
About a million people per year visit Beach Park in Fortaleza.
Peru
Chile

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What kind of ride is the Wildebeest, which is found at Splashin' Safari?
a double-raft slide
a water coaster
The water coaster is the second longest in the world.
a lazy river

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Which country converted an Olympics facility into a huge water park?
Greece
China
The Beijing National Aquatics Center
United States

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How many WhiteWater AquaLoop slides would you find at Caribbean Bay in Seoul?
four
These slides feature inverted loops to maximize the rollercoaster effect.
six
eight

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At which park would you ride the Dolphin Plunge?
Caribbean Bay
Aquatica Orlando
This enclosed slide takes you right through a tank filled with live dolphins.
Area 47

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How many gallons of water fill the Captain Jacks wave pool at Water World Colorado?
2 million
1 million
500000
Thunder Bay holds twice as much water; both have maximum depths of about 8 feet.

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Where is the Waterbom Park?
Bali
It is consistently ranked as one of the top five parks in the world and noted for its cleanliness.
Thailand
Philippines

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At Siam Park, you can experience the largest human-made waves in the world. How tall are the waves?
11 feet
They are big enough and powerful enough to give most people a real thrill.
7 feet
4 feet

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How many plants are there inside Tropical Islands?
more than 200,000
more than 100,000
more than 50,000
That makes it the largest indoor rain forest in the world.

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