Rapids Water Park was founded in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 1979. Originally the site occupied only 4 acres and had 4 water slides, it has expanded to become one of the largest water parks in Florida.
The park now occupies 25 acres and has approximately 400,000 visitors each year. There are three categories of rides, broken down into Biggest Rides, such as Big Thunder and Raging Rapids, Coolest Rides, such as Baby Blue and Pirates Plunge, and Wettest Rides, including Lazy River and Barefootin’ Bay. There are a total of 36 water rides or water features.
The park has been used in films and music videos. The movie Donnie Brasco has a scene with a water slide from Rapids Water Park, and rap singer Trina shot her music video for Pull Over, at the park. Jersey Shore producers were turned down when they requested to film at the park.