It’s always fascinating to see how designers in different countries approach waterparks. Many want to reflect the local culture; some go for a lush tropical look; others opt for whimsical; while still more want to pack as many rides and slides into the space as they possibly can.

But regardless of the vibe they’re going for, it won’t much matter if it doesn’t wow the patrons.

To that end, TripAdvisor has come out with a slide show titled “The Top 25 Waterparks in the World.” These venues were chosen by travelers, and some countries had multiple fan favorites. The United States and Brazil took the lead, with seven and four top waterparks, respectively. Perhaps this feature will give you ideas for improvements at your own facility, or reinforce the feeling that you’re on the right track.

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