Water World, one of America's largest family water parks, is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver, Colorado, on 64 beautifully landscaped acres.Â Â Since we opened in 1979 with the first two water slides in the state of Colorado, we now boast over 46 water adventures, and have been rated as one of America's top ten water parks by the Travel Channel.
The park is big, but it feels like they start nickel-and-dimeing you as soon as you walk through the gates. For the price of entry, you'd think that the experience would be all inclusive, but even a locker to store your things will have you reaching for you wallet. Do you want a seat with a canopy to block the sun? Better reach for your wallet. I couldn't even find a changing room to get into my swim suit, I had to change in a dirty bathroom stall. All the big attraction rides have you hauling a 20 pound raft up a mile long hill unless you shell out more cash for the premium pass, and those rich jerks will be cutting line in front of you the whole day. A majority of the things to do here are water slides, and the river rides involving riding on inner tubes or rafts form point a to point b. There are no pools where you can just float and relax. There is a big wave pool, but I wish there was a quiet spa area where I could just soak and pass time. Everything at water world is designed to keep people on the move, no wading allowed, just an endless hike from ride to ride, hauling rafts up hills all day until you're too tired to take it any more. I don't think I will be returning any time soon
This is my happy place. It is a large water park with a lot of different slides and pools. The larger rides, that can fit a family, may have long waits, but are fun. The smaller single person slides are normally quick and the wave pools are fun. They have rides and attractions for all ages, and they do a good job of expanding their offering across interests and age groups. It had been a few years since I had been here, and will be making this wonderful place a more regular trip.
This water park is very clean and friendly. Parking was free and had plenty of open parking spaces available. They have lockers available too. You purchase the locker coins from the front gate attendant for $1. The afternoon half day prices are much more affordable and totally worth it! Although I saw a few toddlers and babies around the park, I recommend being at least 42" tall to enjoy all the slides and rides. Also we did a lot of walking and I strongly recommend wearing water shoes. We will definitely be back for more fun in the sun!
Christy K New
This place was awesome. Clean friendly great food options. Happiness everywhere we went. Went on a Thursday so lines were very reasonable. Price is very reasonable for all the fun you can have. LOTS of picnic areas. Can rent cabanas if you want your own spot.Lots of shady areas to find your own spot. Can bring your own cooler. My only complain is they need more loungers at the wave pool. (Maybe there is a limit???) We got there early and still missed out. I would bring in my own lawn chair and then lots of places to sit. It was such a fun fun day. My grandkids and they had a blast. Very reasonably priced. THANKS for an awesome experience!!!!!!!!
Nice park, but not all that many options. I love this place, but it can get a little boring. The season pass isn't very worth it. There just aren't enough rides to keep coming back again without it feeling extremely repetitive. But if you haven't been before, you have to go, so much fun. The waits aren't even that bad compared to some other water parks.