Summer season is in full swing. But rather than cranking the AC, a great way to cool off and chill out is to head straight to a water park. With heart-racing rides for the thrill-seekers, calm pools for the kiddies, and entertainment, it’s a day the whole family can enjoy. So Yahoo Travel waded through all the water parks and found the best of the bunch — those with the fastest rides, the tallest water slides, the highest-ranked roller coasters, the most kid-friendly, and even one that mimics a tropical island retreat. 

Here are the top parks making a splash this summer.