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.
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Expensive but I enjoyed the rides, especially the wave pool. Changing was kind of awkward because the changing rooms and bathrooms were filled so its best if you are changed beforehand. Also be sure you bring sunscreen and flip flops because the floor hurts after walking on it for a while and buying some there will most likely take a pretty penny of yours and you'll be needing that for when you a locker for your belongings, or when you get hungry. Inflatable items also cost to rent so be prepared for that, unless if its a ride like the lazy river where tubes are provided to borrow for the ride.
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!
Bought the skip the lines pass this past season and I dont think i will ever not buy it when coming ever again. They offer discounted tickets to locals if you show your community ID badge. It's like 12 bucks for locals half day 1pm to close. Can't beat that. Fast pass was 70 i believe.