For more than 35 years, Rapids Water Park has been one of the best places to go in Florida for exciting water slides. It's an ideal spot for family fun just outside West Palm Beach.
The enormous park is known for its many water slides – there are 35 in all, from those best suited to adrenaline junkies to some more family-friendly slides and rides. The park calls its most thrilling rides its “Biggest” attractions, including rafting through a Tornado slide in complete darkness. Another features six slide lanes, excellent for racing.
Other attractions are designed for all ages, including several that are specifically meant to be kid-friendly. There is a large wave pool, a lazy river, kid-sized slides, and obstacle courses in which guests need to walk on floating objects to cross pools.
Lockers are available for rent, and 10x10 cabanas with comfortable seating, a TV, and a private locker can also be rented in advance of your visit. If you forget anything – towel, flip flops, sunscreen – there's a shop at the park where you can buy them. The only flotation devices allowed in the park's pools are those approved by the US Coast Guard, and there are life jackets available for use at no charge.