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National Waterpark Day

Get ready to make a splash on National Waterpark Day! With thrilling rides, relaxing pools, and endless fun, it's the perfect way to beat the heat this summer!
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Get ready to make a splash on NATIONAL WATERPARK DAY, occurring on July 28! This fun-filled day celebrates the adventurous spirit of waterparks and their ability to bring joy and excitement to people of all ages. The first modern waterpark was built in Texas in the 1940s, but the concept of water-based amusement dates back to ancient civilizations. Today, there are countless waterparks around the world, offering thrilling rides, lazy rivers, and refreshing pools for everyone to enjoy. So grab your sunscreen and get ready for a day of non-stop fun at your favorite waterpark!

History of National Waterpark Day

National Waterpark Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Modern Waterpark</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first modern waterpark, called Lake Dolores Waterpark, was built in Texas, marking a new form of recreational activity in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expansion of Waterparks</div><div class='timeline-text'>The concept and the enthusiasm for waterparks spread from Texas to other areas in the US during the 1960s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Waterpark industry boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>A sudden surge in the building of waterparks in the late 70s led to the robust growth of the industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World’s Largest Indoor Waterpark</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World's Largest Indoor Waterpark, World Waterpark, was opened at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>The early 2000s marked the rapid expansion of waterparks throughout the world in places like Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Waterpark Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday was officially established to celebrate the joy and excitement that waterparks bring to people of all ages.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Waterpark Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a waterpark trip</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends or family and plan a fun day at the waterpark. Look for deals and discounts to make the trip more budget-friendly.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a DIY water slide</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have a backyard, get creative and build your own water slide using plastic sheets, tarps, and sprinklers. It's a fun and cost-effective way to celebrate National Waterpark Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a waterpark-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a waterpark-themed party! Decorate with beach balls, pool noodles, and other fun water toys. Serve up some summer snacks and drinks to complete the theme.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a nearby lake or beach</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're lucky enough to live near a lake or beach, take advantage of it and spend the day swimming, boating, and soaking up the sun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out different water slides</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have multiple waterparks in your area, make a day out of trying out different water slides and rides. You can even rate them and see which one is your favorite!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Waterpark Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a fun way to cool off during the summer</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Waterpark Day falls in the heat of summertime, making it the perfect excuse to head to your local waterpark and beat the heat. With thrilling rides, refreshing pools, and plenty of shady spots to relax, waterparks are a great place to escape from the scorching sun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day to unleash your inner child</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who says waterparks are just for kids? National Waterpark Day is the perfect time for adults to let loose and have some carefree fun. Whether you're racing down slides or floating along lazy rivers, there's something undeniably joyful about spending a day at a waterpark.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It creates lasting memories with friends and family</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Waterparks are a great bonding experience for friends and family. Spending a day at the waterpark, trying out different rides and laughing together, creates memories that will last a lifetime. National Waterpark Day is the perfect time to make some unforgettable moments with your loved ones.</p></div></div>

5 Wet and Wild Facts for Waterpark Day

National Waterpark Day FAQs

When is National Waterpark Day?

National Waterpark Day is celebrated on July 28 every year. In 2024 National Waterpark Day will occur on a Sunday.

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