Best Water Park: Zoombezi Bay

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
10101 Riverside Dr., Powell, 614-724-3600,

As if the Roaring Rapids, Barracuda Bay, Katoomba Lagoon and nine other attractions weren't enough, now they're adding more rides to the lineup at Zoombezi Bay, the water park that is part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium juggernaut of family fun.

New this year (the season just opened on May 21 and runs through Sept. 5) is the Anaconda Falls (enclosed tunnel and zero-gravity drops) and the Python Plunge (for all your uphill waterslide needs). All we sunburned, waterlogged grownups can say is they better leave Croctail Island alone for all our adult-beverage needs.

Runners-up: CoCo Key Water Resort, Fort Rapids Water Park Resort