There are lots -- and lots! -- of new slides, rides, and all kinds of other attractions debuting at water parks this season. But parks really seem fond of AquaLoops, the diabolical slides that start with a launch capsule and release riders from a trap door into an enclosed tube with a seriously overbanked curve. Its designers describe the loops as "near-vertical." They may not send riders upside down, but they do, um, throw them for a loop. Find out which U.S. parks have AquaLoops as well as all of the other major new water park attractions on their way in About.com's annual Slide Guide.
Photo: AquaLoop water slides. WhiteWater.