16 of the coolest slides from around the world

Playgrounds are a staple in every child's life. They provide endless hours of fun and spark friendships. When it comes to playground favorites, the jungle-gym and the swings are definitely up there, but children are always willing to wait in line for the main attraction: the slide. Wether you're plummeting down at top speed or seeing how many people you can fit on the slide at once, the opportunities are endless.

Slides aren't just for kids - adults have fond memories of their playground favorite as well. Revisit your childhood or get some vacation ideas for your next trip from the slideshow below!

Check out the coolest slides from around the world:

Incredible Slides around the world
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Incredible Slides around the world
SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 19: (CHINA OUT) A giant slide is seen inside a shopping mall on April 19, 2016 in Shanghai, China. The 18.9-meter-tall, 54-meter-long slide at a shopping mall trail opened to VIP customers. It takes about 16 second to slide down from the top on the fifth floor. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Sharks Swimming in Pool at Base of Mayan Temple Water Slide
Children play in Marx Engels Platz on an East Berlin shopping precinct roof built during the Communist DDR-era. The youngsters use the sloping architecture to slide down to the ground, and a drain. On the roof?s surface has been left the marks of many dirty shoes and scribbled graffiti. The kids are to grow up as free westerners in the newly reformed Germany, after the falloff the Berlin Wall in November 1989. This picture was taken in a few months after that event when the former DDR had been wiped off the modern-day maps. Marx-Engels-Forum was a public park in the central Mitte district of Berlin. It was named for Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of The Communist Manifesto of 1848 and regarded as founders of the Communist movement. The park was created by authorities of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1986 (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)
Asia, Japan, Kanto Region, Tokyo, Nerima, Aerial view of Toshimaen amusement park and water park. (Photo by: JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images)
New playground in Nordheide, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
A woman and child slide down a water slide at Cultus Lake Water Park in British Columbia.
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 16: Selina, 3, plays on a slide in a giant shoe in Barbie's bedroom at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Abandoned slide below dark clouds, Polarizing filter is used
Besucher-Kinder beim Rutschen auf Spielplatz, Freizeitpark 'Astrid Lindgrens Welt', Vimmerby, Smaland, Schweden, Europa, Vergnügungspark, Lindgren, Autorin, Reise, (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
French children play on an unusual playground structure. (Photo by Paul Almasy/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Octopus play structure at park in Japan
Water park slides.
LONDON - OCTOBER 09: Visitors slide down artist Carsten Holler's installation entitled 'Test Site' at The Tate Modern on October 9, 2006 in London. The work, for the Unilever Series, consists of five gigantic tubes which spiral from different levels of the gallery into the Turbine Hall. the largest tube is 55.5 metres long and has a gradient of 30 degrees. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Qingdao Beach, Shangdong Province, China
BANGKOK, THAILAND - JULY 28: A Thai mother and child go down an icy slide at Harbin Ice Wonderland on July 28, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the last year, two new indoor cold weather venues, Snow Town and Harbin Ice Wonderland, have opened in Bangkok offering many Thais their first opportunity to visit a frozen, wintry landscape. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)

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