Waterpark is an entertainment complex that has infrastructure for playing water games and water attractions, such as water slides, watering, swimming pools with a tower, fountains, a lazy river and other water activities.
More modern water parks can be equipped with devices for artificially forcing waves in the pool and doing a special kind of surfing.
Most water parks are in the open air, usually in resort areas, but there are many closed complexes.
The first water parks appeared in the late 1940s. Today, the United States occupies a leading position in the world in their number (more than 1000), infrastructure development and profitability. The main organizations involved in water parks are IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Amusement Parks) and WWA (World Association of Water Parks).
The city of Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin) in the United States, which has 18 indoor water parks, can claim to be the "World Capital of Water Parks." It has America’s largest water parks in the open air and indoors - Noah's Ark (Noah's Ark) and Kalahari Resort (Kalahari Resort).
In Russia are considered the largest 3 indoor water parks - Moreon in Moscow (55,000 square meters, up to 3,000 visitors at a time), Peterland in St. Petersburg (25,000 square meters), Riviera in Kazan (20,000 sq.m.).
The largest open water park in Russia, the Golden Bay, is located in Gelendzhik. The water park is located on a plot of 15.4 hectares.
In Europe, the largest water park by displacement (6,000 m?) Is considered to be the Tiki-Tak water park in Anapa.
Today, the Ocean Dome water park is the largest on earth. It is located in Japan and is ready to simultaneously accept and serve 10 thousand people. The roof of the room is sliding, which allows sunbathing on sunny days and shelter from rain and snow in bad weather.
The threat of getting a contagious disease when visiting modern water parks is reduced to zero, since the water is usually intensively chlorinated. Other threats are much more significant - mechanical injuries due to bad joints of plastic slides and the threat of a heart attack due to physical overload during the descent. Persons with cardiac impairment are categorically contraindicated descent from the water slide.
Most Popular Water Parks
1. “Cape of Good Hope” (Berdyansk)
This is the largest water park in Ukraine with an area of 5 hectares. The interior is made in the style of an old castle. On the territory there are bars, catering, pizzeria.
In total, there are 31 water attractions. The most “terrible” hill is considered to be the “Black Hole” with a length of 150 m. The descent along it passes in pitch darkness. There is a 90-meter “Boomerang”. Riding on it allows you to gain speed of 10 m / s.
For small children, a pool with a depth of 40-60 cm and a dozen slides is provided. And for adults in the water park at night they hold foam parties with a special show program.
Prices for tickets to the water park depend on the age of vacationers and the time of day. From 10.00 to 19:30 for adults (over 12 years old) admission is 280 UAH., For children (from 3 to 12 years) - 265 UAH. Kids under three years old can attend the water park for free, but only with a birth certificate.
You can get here on a free minibus that runs every half hour.
2. “Koktebel” (Koktebel)
On a relatively small area of the water park of 40 thousand square meters. m. fit 24 water attractions, 13 of which - children. There are also 3 hot tubs and 7 pools.
One of the best attractions is the “Coastal Brotherhood”. It consists of three closed pipes intertwined with each other. Also, do not deprive the attention of the “Freefall” slide. The speed of descent on it reaches 12 m / s.
The cost of tickets depends on the time of day. From 10.00 to 20.00 the price for adults is 280 UAH, for children - 180 UAH; from 14.00 to 20.00 - 270 UAH. and 170 UAH. respectively; from 16.00 to 20.00 - 240 UAH. and 140 UAH.
3. “Banana Republic” (p. Coastal)
This is the largest water park in the entire Crimean peninsula. It can accommodate up to 2500 people.
In total, there are 25 attractions and 8 pools on the territory. Slides are divided into three types depending on the speed of descent: green - this is a descent with stops, orange and black - a slow descent, yellow and blue - a fast. But the most extreme slide is called “Red Pepper”. Its length reaches 60 m and its height is 21.
For kids, there is a two-tiered pool with 10 attractions and a Shar swimming pool.
Also in the "Banana Republic" there are tennis courts, massage chairs, Internet cafes, fast foods and restaurants.
For July, the following rates were in effect at the water park: 280 UAH. for adults all day, 220 UAH. for children from 90 cm to 130 cm tall, and free for children below 90 cm. Admission is free for those who have a birthday.
Starting next year, they plan to make the water park around the clock.
You can get there in 15 minutes by bus from Yevpatoriya.
4. “Koblevo” (Koblevo)
This water park is equipped with a modern water treatment system, which comes from its own artesian well.
Attention tourists are invited to 20 water attractions. The most popular slides among adults are “Black Hole”, “Kamikaze” and “Space Funnel”, among children - “Multislide” and “Free Fall”.
Rates vary depending on the time of day and the sector in which vacationers ride. In the usual zone, prices for adults are 200-260 UAH., For children - 180-220 UAH. Staying adults in the VIP zone will cost from 320 to 420 UAH., Children - from 270 to 370 UAH.
5. “The Jungle” (Kharkov)
The water park is fully consistent with its name, as its interior is stylized as the tropics of South America, and it is made really very believable and of high quality. The design includes waterfalls, streams, pyramids, tropical vegetation. Even the climate control system accurately recreates the atmosphere of the tropics.
In total there are 7 pools and 11 water attractions. The coolest hill - "Space Hole". Skating on it is accompanied by a flight of 54 m long, and in complete darkness.
Also on the territory there is a small hotel, a solarium, saunas, a gym and even a photo studio.
Payment in the "Jungle" hourly. For adults, one hour of stay will cost 70 UAH., For children up to 146 cm - 60 UAH., Children up to 110 cm will be free. The cost of a subscription for the whole day for adults will be 140 UAH., For children - 110 UAH.
On Fridays, foam parties are held on site.
6. Waterpark Dreamtown (Kiev).
This is one of the largest indoor water parks in Europe, its area is 24 thousand square meters. It impresses not only with its impressive size, but also with its unique design concept. In addition, there is a sea of entertainment for both children and adults.
“Dream Island” was created in the style of the Lost World, where among prehistoric animals and wild plants an island with blue lagoons, aquariums with exotic inhabitants has spread its possessions - this is an island where dreams come true.
In the arsenal of the water park there are 14 slides of different levels of extremeness, 2 wave pools, 3 rivers with a stream, a lagoon with a water tank for 55 seats, a jacuzzi, a water polo pool, a children's area of about 3,000 square meters, where water and land attractions for children, air hockey, table tennis. As well as SPA services, 9 baths and saunas of the peoples of the world, fish massage and much more!
The water park accommodates 3,500 simultaneous visitors.
Cost: for the whole day 185 UAH for adults, 135 UAH for children, weekends 190 and 160 UAH, respectively. Tuesday and Thursday discounts.
7. Waterpark Terminal (Brovary, Kiev region)
On a huge area (20.5 thousand m2) of the indoor water park there are 11 diverse water slides.
A separate zone of the water park called "Landing on the Moon" is intended for children. Here, fidgets can shoot from a water cannon, swim in the pool, frolic under the spray of warm geysers and ride the hills with delight.
The water park has bars, restaurants, pools, saunas and a bubble bath.
Cost: 100 UAH for children, 120 UAH for an adult weekday, 120-140, respectively, weekends and holidays.
8. Blue Bay, Simeiz
Water Park "Blue Bay" - the only water park in the Crimea working on sea water, located in the picturesque village of Simeiz, at the foot of Mount Cat.
The Blue Bay can offer everything you need for a quality and memorable vacation: pools (Large, Small, Round, Cascade, Children) with crystal clear sea water, water slides "Kamikaze", "Virage", "Tobogan", "Boa", "Multiplast", "Serpentine", a complex of water slides and attractions for children. Also in the territory of the water park there is a cafe, a pizzeria "Celentano", a water bar, a shopping gallery, a beach accessories store, a bank branch, a currency exchange office, left-luggage offices, showers, changing rooms, toilets, a first-aid post, a hotel and a parking for cars. And all this near the sea and the beautiful scenery of the South Coast. At the water park there is a mini-hotel.
Cost: 300 UAH for adults, 190 UAH for children (10: 00-18: 00), 50% discount for residents of the South Coast.
9. Water world (Sudak)
The water park covers an area of 20,000 sq.m. A variety of water attractions guarantees an unforgettable experience of unusual slopes; piquancy of light overloads acceptable for people of any age; the feeling of "free flight" almost vertically - for extreme people; children's pool and slides - for small visitors.
For those who do not like extreme sports and prefer a relaxing holiday - a river with a countercurrent, hydromassages, entertainment pools with an area of 1875 sq.m. with cascades, water curtains, fountains and geysers.
The territory adjacent to the pools is intended for the most comfortable rest of visitors: shadow tents, sun umbrellas, sun loungers are installed.
One of the most picturesque places in the water park is “Zeleny Ostrov” with an area of 300 sq.m. where relaxation in the shade of trees is a particular pleasure. Day and night discos with water music fountains on the dance floor, powerful sound and light installations will delight lovers of dancing.
For a complete and comfortable rest of visitors, the Aquapar, Pizzeria "Celentano", retail outlets, a left-luggage office, safes for valuables, changing rooms, toilets, showers, a first-aid post, and a guarded parking lot for private vehicles are provided for visitors to the water park.
Cost: 290 ogre adults, 170 UAH children for a children's complex (10: 00-17: 00), for residents of the South Coast a discount.
10. "Almond Grove", Alushta
Outdoor water park, working in the summer.
The water park is located on the roof of its own hotel. It covers an area of 2 hectares.
The water park includes 6 pools, 14 water slides, 4 platforms for descent from the hills, solarium, VIP-zone. As well as waterfalls, fountains, a jacuzzi, canals with a stream and other attractions. On the territory there is a Dolphin studio bar, a Vitaminny café for children, fast food, left-luggage offices, safes for valuables, locker rooms, showers, toilets, a first-aid post.
Cost: 310 UAH for adults, 270-290 UAH for children (10: 00-17: 00).
11. "Zurbagan", Sevastopol
The water park has 15 different slides, 7 pools with modern water purification systems, many comfortable and well-appointed recreation areas, several cozy cafes, photo shops and other entertainment and health programs. A fountain up to 15 m high, hydromassage, waterfalls, showers of various modifications, located along the perimeter - all this complements the central pool with a diameter of 30 m.
The pools are filled with fresh water, which passes a complex cleaning system through modern powerful specialized systems made in Italy and Germany.
Under the canopy of cozy "tents" there are cafes for adults and children with menus for every taste. It is possible to leave vehicles in a paid parking lot, choose souvenirs and other goods from a wide range of offered goods, use the services of a photo studio.
Cost: 285 UAH for adults, 200 UAH for children (10: 00-18: 00)
12. "Banana Republic Aquaparkos", Evpatoria
Waterpark "Banana Republic" is an ultramodern water entertainment complex, on the territory of which there are 8 pools and 25 different water attractions. For the convenience of vacationers, the water park was built in such a way that it could be seen even from the Crimean mountains. The complex is located in close proximity to the Simferopol-Yevpatoriya highway, on the seashore. This place is remarkable in that it is equally convenient to get here from Sevastopol, Nikolaevka, Simferopol, Sak, Yevpatoriya.
At the same time in the territory of the water park, the total area of which is 40,000 square meters. m, more than 2500 people can relax. For this, all conditions are created. Firstly, a shadow zone is organized, and secondly, comfortable and compact sun loungers are installed. For greater comfort in the territory of the water park, lawns are broken, exotic trees and shrubs are planted, which, combined with waterfalls, create the feeling of being in an oasis. Exotic atmosphere of the park is given by copies of sculptures from the Polynesian Easter Island, the fountain "Three Indians" and the fountain "Star". Waterpark "Banana Republic" - is an amazing variety of attractions. The adult entertainment venue is represented by a large Caribbean swimming pool with two cocktail bars on the water and a hydromassage that combines active and relaxing relaxation. From far away you can see the highest attractions in Ukraine, "Red Pepper" and "Blue Fog", the height of which exceeds 21 m. (Seven-story building). Also, you should definitely visit "Itita Spit", "Hydrotube", "Tabagan", "Black Hole", "Slide for Rafts", "Cyclone" and "Multifom".
Cost: 320 UAH for adults, 210 UAH for children in height, all day.
13. Waterpark Beach, Lviv
Water Park "BEACH" is the first complex in Lviv that combines entertainment, sports and wellness. The total area of this complex is 13.5 thousand m?, Of which 8.5 thousand m? It occupies a water park and a fitness center.
in the entertainment zone of the “BEACH” water park there are 9 extreme slides of different lengths and difficulty levels, a children's pool, where for the youngest visitors to the “BEACH” water park there is a special children's zone with a slide, a “swimming snake” and a “mushroom”; entertainment pools, a counter-current pool and the largest 50-meter pool in the Western region.
Visitors to the “BEACH” water park have a great opportunity to improve their health in a Roman steam room and a jacuzzi (a modern Roman steam room and a jacuzzi will relieve you of fatigue and fill the sea with positive energy), as well as relax in the Tropic and Hawaii bars in the wet zone.
Cost: 95 UAH for adults, 75 UAH for children all day.
14. Aquarius (Nikolaev)
For water purification in the water park, a European purification system is used, in just 3 hours a full cycle of water replacement takes place, the temperature of which is constantly maintained - in the adult pool + 27C, in the children's pool + 32C. In the pool of the water park, classes for children on recreational swimming are held: I + MOTHER “GOLOVASTIKI” (classes for children aged 9 months to 3 years), “DOLPHINS” (classes for children aged 3 to 6 years), “Frogs” (swimming lessons for children aged 7 years), “ GOLDEN FISH ”(teaching children of primary school age and swimming sport mode), "cabin boy" (training school age children Sports swimming techniques). 4 classes in such groups cost from 52 UAH. up to 92 UAH. Wellness swimming for adult visitors (92 UAH for 4 classes), water aerobics (80 UAH for 4 classes), hydromassage (included in the cost of visiting the pool) is also held. Of course, there is a cafe-bar on the territory where visitors can have a bite or quench their thirst. The water park complex includes a gym, sauna.
Cost: 40 UAH for adults, 25 UAH for children for 2 hours.
15. Limpopo, Ternopil
Waterpark "Limpopo", which is an integral part of the whole hotel entertainment and health complex "Alligator", is open to visitors all year round, is the largest water park in western Ukraine. The water park covers an area of 4200 square meters, at the same time can accommodate and accommodate 400 people. There are 6 pools on the territory with a total volume of about 1,500 cubic meters, the design of which takes into account the needs of both young visitors and adults - the depth varies from 1.9 meters to 20 centimeters. For young visitors, a separate corner with two pools, wonderful bright rides, is thought out fountains. Without leaving the complex, visitors can relax in the spa-zone, which is equipped with various types of hydro- and air massage. Taking into account the fact that this is not just a water park, but the whole entertainment and leisure industry on the Alligator’s territory there are: a Turkish bath, a beauty parlor, gyms, a restaurant, a cocktail bar, a bowling club, billiards hall, a disco, a gym hall, conference room, car wash, guarded parking.
Cost: 10-20 UAH per hour.
16. Aquasfera (Donetsk)
The water park of Donetsk became the winner of the competition for the best houses and structures built and put into operation in 2012 in Ukraine.
The water park includes several slides, which have no analogues in the CIS. In particular, it is a "dead loop", "Master Blaster" and three slides intertwined among themselves. Builders argue that there are no analogues of the dome in the world - having a diameter of 85 meters and a height of 25 meters, in the summer, four segments of the dome will move apart through one.
Cost: 300 g pH adult, 200 UAH children of everyday life.