In this week's poll, we ask if you love riding all the water rides a park has to offer, or if you prefer to stay dry.
This week has seen the opening of Pirate Reef at LEGOLAND California. It cleverly combines a traditional "shoot-the-chutes" flume ride with the "splash battle" concept that has become increasingly popular in recent years.
It seems to be a bit of a craze at the moment to open these water-fight-style attractions, arming guests with cannons so that they can drench each other. I suppose this innate love of water fights is naturally woven into us all, and can only really be fully embraced in our younger years. I mean, any respectable adult would never be seen winding water cannons with all their might, grinning from ear-to-ear. Or would they?
There are water rides, and there are water rides. Some of the more traditional log flume-style attractions or rapids rides can leave you with the exciting anticipation of "will I or won't I get a soaking?". It often makes a difference where you sit in the raft or boat, leading to some heated pre-ride debates. Ripsaw and The Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers are typical of this design.
But the experience can sometimes be quite different. Take Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universal Studios Hollywood or Pluto's Bilge Rat Barges at Islands of Adventure. I can safely say that you stand absolutely no chance of getting off either of these rides without being soaked to the bone. Be prepared to wring out your underwear.
Is it a hot weather thing? Or are you happy to be drenched at any point whether it is scorching or freezing outside? Does it depend who you are with? Friends, yes? Family, including grandma, no?
So, do you love getting thoroughly soaked on water rides? Or perhaps you think aquatic attractions should be left to dedicated water parks? Let us know by voting in our poll below.
Do you love getting soaked at theme parks?
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