Tidal Wave

Where: Knott's Soak City Waterpark -- Palm Springs, CA -- Add to mybook

For purists who like their vertical slides without a lot of gimmicky bells and whistles, there's Tidal Wave at Knott's Soak City in Palm Springs. Two seven-story speed slides hug the perimeter of the park where the ballsy go on display for all passersby to marvel at. If they blink, they'll miss you. But the sliders? They never forget...

Big Perk: Tidal Wave often has the shortest line in the park, so if you like gravity-defying thrills -- without a wait -- this one'll help you get on with it.

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