From Our Editors
In pirate lore, those who walked the plank seldom did so with a smile on their faces. At Edina Aquatic Center, guests can't help but grin as they meet the same fate, Rather than plunging into choppy seas, though, they grab onto a bar and trapeze off of the board, gliding down a cable line suspended over a pool before dropping gently into 6.5 feet of cool water. Named the Shipwreck Express, the zipline anchors the center's kid-friendly watery attractions along with two towering slides, a playground surrounded by shallow water and misting geysers, and a surf simulator. In addition to its fun attractions, the center caters to practicing swimmers and divers with an Olympic-sized pool divided into lanes and a diving well with 1- and 3-meter diving boards.