West Palm Beach Point of Interest: Rapids Waterpark
Rapids Water Park encompasses 30 acres along I-95 in Riviera Beach, Florida, the United States. The park has 42 slides and attractions, including a wave pool with six-foot waves, two seven-story speed slides, and a quarter-mile lazy river. Children and toddlers can also enjoy the slides. The water park was built in 1979 on a 4-acre plot of land and features four water slides. Since then, it’s expanded to 30 acres and now includes 35 slides as well as other water-themed activities. For $2.2 million, the park purchased 2.2 acres to the north in 2009.
Rapper Trina, a Miami native, filmed her music video for “Pull Over” at the Park in 2000. After requesting to film in the park for an episode of MTV’s Jersey Shore, they were refused access in 2009. Racecar driver Danica Patrick was a special guest during the 30th anniversary celebration at Rapids Water Park in 2009. The water park scene from Donnie Brasco takes place at the facility.
Some of the most exhilarating rides are as follows:
Storm – Dark ProSlide Tornado with a funnel at the end. Storm-like. The 18-meter diameter and 17-meter length of the funnel are open.
Black Thunder – A ProSlide Tornado slide that takes place entirely in the dark. Due to safety concerns, the ride has lately been restricted to a maximum of two riders per tube.
Rapids of Rage – A raft slide for four people.
Ride the Riptide Raftin’ – A five-person raft down a slide.
8-second dual-trapdoor water slide with a 7-story plunge called Brain Drain.
The following rides and attractions are suitable for visitors of all ages:
Baby Blue – a slide for just one rider.
Big Red – a raft for one or two people.
Body Blasters: Two dark, 1,000-foot-long (300-meter) slides.
Old Yellar – The park’s first four open-air water slides. Single-rider.
Pirate’s Plunge has two speed slides and Tubin’ Tornadoes has two single- or double-rider raft dark slides.
The following rides and locations are ideal for children and families:
Criss Crossing: Alligator Alley is a scaled-down version of it.
A 25,000 square-foot wave pool, Big Surf (2,300 m2).
Criss-Crossing: Guests can attempt to leap over utilizing slick, floaty items and a net suspended above their heads.
FlowRider – a continuous wave pool with a speed limit of 35 mph.
You can get about the park on the lazy river, which is also a ride.
Two racing slides, as well as dark slides, make up Splash Hill’s eight slides.
There are three family slides and swimming pools at Splish Splash Lagoon.
There are three slides and a huge pineapple tipping bucket at the water play structure BareFootin’ Bay.