Top 8 Waterparks Making a Splash in 2014

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During the season of swimsuits, there’s more to look forward to than simply visiting pools and beaches. Checking out one of the many waterparks is another great way to enjoy the summer sun. With a bunch of great new waterparks and attractions popping up in 2014, you’ll be screaming and splashing all summer long. “These mild to wild additions include everything from a sublime float-through oasis, to highly themed indoor and outdoor resorts, to a high-speed drop taller than Niagara Falls,” Dave Parfitt writes in a USA Today article.

1. Verrückt Meg-a-Blaster, Schlitterbahn Kansas City, Kansas

Have you been dying to find a new water attraction that has a ton of thrills and super high speeds? You are in luck. The Verrückt Meg-a-Blaster is 17 stories high (taller than Niagara Falls) and is steeper than any ski slope. You will plummet at speeds of 65 mph while riding in a four-person raft. Caution: this is not for the faint of heart. The name Verrückt means insane in German, and you are required to wear a seatbelt. The first public ride takes place May 23 on the park’s opening day.

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