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.
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. Swim shirts or t-shirts may be worn on most attractions.
Single riders may participate on the majority of our attractions. We offer single rider queuing at the Mile High Flyer. For Ragin' Colorado River, Double Dare, Voyage to the Center of the Earth, The Storm and Lost River of the Pharaohs, single riders are not permitted unless they pair themselves with other guests.
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).
Because of the active nature of our attractions, personal flotation devices, including children's water wings, are not allowed in any of the attractions. Lifejackets are available for use at any Guest Service or most Tube Exchange locations (at no cost). You may also bring your own U.S. Coast Guard Approved lifejackets. Snorkels are not permitted. 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.
Water World is a smoke-free environment. For our guests who smoke, we have two designated smoking locations (new for 2017). The first is located inside the park near the restrooms at RingMaster Desserts (at the Big Top) and the second is a covered smoking area is located directly outside of our entry plaza. For the location outside our entry plaza, guests will need to present today's ticket stub and obtain a re-entry handstamp at the designated turnstile. Water World does hereby prohibit the possession, consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, transportation, or growing of marijuana on or in any and all real property and facilities which it owns or operates.
Yes! Please present today's ticket stub (one for each guest) at the designated turnstiles to receive a handstamp. When you re-enter the park, proceed to the designated turnstiles and present both your valid ticket stub and re-entry stamp.
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.
No. NEVER purchase tickets from Craigslist, street vendors or any unauthorized source. If a ticket price or offer seems to good to be true, it probably is and that ticket likely won't work for park entry. Please note that unauthorized or unlawful resale or attempted resale of any ticket will result in seizure and cancellation without compensation. This includes complimentary tickets. If you purchase a ticket from an unauthorized source, that ticket will not be honored nor will any refunds or compensation be provided to you. If using a Print at Home ticket, you will be required to present the credit card used for the purchase at the entry turnstiles up entry. Want to be sure your ticket is valid? Purchase your tickets ONLY from the Water World Ticket Windows, official Water World websites or our offical partners.
In addition to food purchases, we recommend that you rent a locker for your valuables (and keep the key or wristband with you). We also offer optional Personal Tube Rentals and our Tube Valet Service. Please click here for more information.
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Yes, we heat the water. Average water temperature is 77-80 degrees. This varies based on evening temperatures and current weather conditions.
No, but we do sell them in our gift shop. Average price is $8-$16.
No. The average cost of a meal is $9. We also offer Pharaoh's Feast All Day Buffet for $15.99 + tax.
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.
Yes for both questions. Please click here to view complete weather and operating information.
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!
Yes, limited/basic WiFi access is available in select areas of the park. Service is available in all cabanas, around Cowabunga Beach, Thunder Bay and at The Big Top.
Each pregnancy is different and guidelines vary based on the guest’s physical condition and length of pregnancy. We strongly urge all pregnant guests to consult their physician regarding appropriate activity. As with all guests, we suggest you both read all attraction signage and observe the attraction before deciding to ride. Lower impact attractions include Captain Jack’s Wave Pool, Lazy River and the Warming Pool. Our Family Tube attractions may also appropriate but again, please observe the attraction before deciding to participate. Guest Services is happy to assist you with attraction descriptions.
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