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When is National Waterpark Day?

National Waterpark Day occurs on July 28th.

What is National Waterpark Day?

Splish-splash your way through the hottest time of the year. At the height of summer, National Waterpark Day calls us to cool off in the nation’s waterparks.

The end of July beckons us to the poolside, to the wave pool, to the eighty-foot tall slides mounted on steel towers. Waterparks have something for everyone, thrill-seekers and lazy vacationers alike. Roller coasters are fine for most people, but waterparks specialize in cooling off.

Many waterparks are all-in-one resorts, complete with spas and hotels. Even smaller parks offer plenty of amenities though. So don’t wait too late. Start making plans to arrive at your next waterpark on National Waterpark Day.

Fun facts about National Waterpark Day!

Wisconsin Dells calls itself the waterpark capital of the world.

Many Japanese waterparks don’t allow visitors with tattoos because ink is associated with Japanese organized crime.

Public pools are gross, and waterparks are breeding grounds for bacteria.

The tallest waterslide used to be at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, the 168-foot tall Verruckt slide. When 10-year old rider died in 2016, the slide was shut down.

The first (and largest) indoor waterpark was built in 1985. It’s the World Waterpark in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

How to celebrate National Waterpark Day:

Cool down at the nearest waterpark, or travel across country to a major water attraction.

Be safe in the sun. Use sunscreen, and wear a hat while you’re not in the pool.

What’s the hashtag for National Waterpark Day?

Use #NationalWaterparkDay on social media to share your waterpark destination.