05/21/2015 11:31 am ET Updated May 20, 2016

Top 10 Wild Water Park Attractions in the US

Summer is coming, and whether you live in the eternally sun-soaked Southwest, the seasonally challenging Northeast or anywhere in between, one thing is certain: it's about to get HOT. But no need to fret. We have just the thing to cool you down. Water parks offer countless ways to chill out while having fun in the sun. Sure, the refreshing feel of the water will lower your body temperature. But so will the adrenaline rush.

From vertical drops down dizzying heights and white-knuckle inducing water coasters to video game inspired slides and surfing simulators,'s top 10 wild water park attractions will whet your appetite for summer adventure.

Top 10 wild water park attractions in the U.S.