This title introduces readers to Water Parks. A short history of water parks is included as are the components of effective water park design such as drop, curve, gravity, friction, and lubrication, and safety features. Notable water parks from around the world are examined including Noah's Ark, World Waterpark, Aldeia das Aguas Park Resort, Tropical Islands, and Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach. Elements of a waterpark are highlighted, such as waterslides, wave pools, water coasters, surfing simulators, and water catapults. Xtreme facts provide additional information on this exciting sport. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company, a division of ABDO.