If your 2018 is set to be a year of thrill-seeking and wanderlust, look no further.

There’s nothing better on a really hot summer’s day than cooling off at a waterpark.

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We found out the best waterslides in destinations all over the world that you should be trying next summer.

1. Slides at Citta del Mare Hotel Village, Sicily

 

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What could be more refreshing than sliding into the sea?

The slides here run down a Sicilian cliff face into the sea for a truly exhilarating experience.

There are also pools where you can gaze across the azure waters if you want to relax instead.

2. Shark Attack at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

 

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Grab a tube alone or bring a friend along for the ride as you slide through a shark-filled lagoon.

The glass-sided slide first takes you down the Tower of Neptune before travelling through the hotel aquarium’s shark enclosure.

If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of swimming with the predators, this is the slide for you.

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3. Tower of Power at Siam Park, Tenerife

 

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This waterpark was voted best in the world by the TripAdvisor awards for a reason.

Ride Tower of Power for unbelievable speeds down a near vertical drop, finishing through a huge aquarium of sharks and rays.

4. Tropical Cyclone at Center Parcs, Longleat

 

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This interactive experience features projections, lights and sounds.

Pick a theme from thunder, underwater, coral reef or waterfalls before sliding down 142 metres of twists and turns and being tipped into the splash pool below by a giant cone.

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5.Summit Plummet at Walt Disney World, Florida

 

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Based on a ski jump in Walt Disney World’s Blizzard Beach, dare to try this ride and you’ll plummet 12 storeys in seconds.

Riders have been known to reach speeds of 50 or even 60 mph, and you can check your speed on the speedometer.

6. Black Hole at Bad1 Water Park, Germany

For a fantastical experience like no other, head to this waterpark in Germany.

A cascade of LEDs line the inside of this slide, making for an other-worldly trip into the pool below.

7. Insano at Beach Park, Brazil

 

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A slide so fast it’s over in five seconds.

Thrill-seekers flock to this waterpark for the views of the Atlantic Ocean at the top of the 14-storey-tall slide, which aren’t enjoyed for long.

Riders can reach speeds of 65 mph.

Where are your favourite waterslides? Let us know in the Comments section below.