Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are Water World's operating hours?
A: Water World is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., weather permitting. Our season is traditionally from Memorial Day to Labor Day and we are closed some school days at the end of our season. For our complete schedule, please click here.
Q:What should I wear? Dress Code and Footwear?
A: Proper swimming attire is required. Cutoff shorts are accepted, only if there are no rivets on the shorts. Thong bikinis are not allowed. Any guest wearing clothing that is offensive, such as clothing with profanity, will be asked to change, or leave the park. Guests are encouraged to wear water-appropriate footwear (such as flip-flops or watershoes) during their visit. We do not allow footwear to be worn on any fiberglass sliding attraction (guest may hold footwear or leave at bottom of attraction). All other attractions allow footwear to be worn.
Q: What does "rotating attractions/services" mean?
A: Many of our summer staff are still in school during these days, so we are not able to operate all of the attractions. Click here to go to our hours page for details on dates, attractions and more.
Q: Are swim diapers required on tots?
A: Yes, swim diapers are required for diaper dependent guests.. Swim diapers may be purchased at the gift shop for a minimal fee (less than $1).
Q: What can I bring in to Water World?
A: Because of the active nature of our attractions, personal flotation devices, including children's water wings, are not allowed in any of the attractions. Picnics are welcome, however, no glass containers or alcoholic beverages are permitted. All beverage containers must be factory sealed. Umbrellas/Tents/personal shade structures/BBQ grills are not permitted for safety reasons. Only service animals assisting the disabled are permitted.
Q: Do I need to pay admission if I'm not going to swim?
A: Yes, all guests are required to pay admission to get into the park. There is no way to separate or regulate those who are not using the attractions. Some chaperone allowances are made for special groups. Guest Services offers a 30 minute sneak-a-peak. See Guest Services for details.
Q: Are there any additional fees once I get in to Water World?
A: In addition to food purchases, we recommend that you rent a locker for your valuables. We also offer optional Tube Rentals and our Tube Valet Service. Please click here for more information.
Q: Where can I find information for guests who are disabled or have special needs?
A: Please click here for additional information.
Q: Is the water heated?
A: Yes, we heat the water. Average water temperature is 77-80 degrees. This varies based on evening temperatures and current weather conditions.
Q: Do you rent towels?
A: No, but we do sell them in our gift shop. Average price is $6-$12.
Q: Is the food at Water World expensive?
A: No. The average cost of a meal is $9. We also offer Pharaoh's Feast All Day Buffet for $13.99 + tax.
Q: Do you have lifeguards on duty?
A: Yes. We have certified lifeguards on all of our attractions. Water World's 300 lifeguards are certified by the National Aquatic Safety Company (NASCO) which was founded in 1974 and provides lifeguard training and certification to a large percentage of the country's lifeguards. They have a notable record of safety and lifeguard training. NASCO has certified tens of thousands of lifeguards, and is continually putting research into their programs and teaching methods so that they can continue to be a leader in aquatic safety.
Q: Does Water World offer rainchecks in case of inclement weather and do you ever not open for the day due to inclement weather?
A:Yes for both questions. Please click here to view complete weather and operating information.
Q: Lost Parents?
A: We know when visiting with small children, you might be concerned about getting separated during the excitement of your visit. Before leaving the car, establish rules about holding hands or how far ahead or behind a child can walk. Discuss how to find each other if you somehow get separated. We suggest meeting at a landmark such at the Light House or the "Big Elephants" at the Big Top. Our uniformed team members and Guest Services are always happy to assist as well!
Q: Is WiFi available?
A: Yes, complimentary WiFi access is available in select areas of the park. Service is available in all cabanas, around the Captain Jack and Thunder Bay Wave Pools and at The Big Top.
Q: I received a mid-day raincheck--can I upgrade it to a full-day ticket?
A: Yes! Click here to learn more
Q: Do you have a quick video to learn more about the park?
A: Yes! Click here to watch a Comcast video highlighting Water World (a new YouTube window will open)