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The park is now open! The Mid-Atlantic's largest water park is a wet and wild choice for a gnarly family vacation getaway.
Voted one of America's best water parks by the Travel Channel, it's the sister park of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which is just down the road.
Some people like to plan a vacation combining both parks, some prefer just to get wet. Whatever your choice, you'll love the park's '50's & '60's "Kowabunga" surf theme, 35 "super-soakin'" water rides and slides, and 82 degree heated pools on cooler days.
The park is open the beginning of May through the first week in September. I've listed the full summer hours and operating schedule below.
New for 2014 - "Colossal Curl" - A mega slide that promises to give the words "hang ten" a whole new meaning. Another relatively new ride is "Vanish Point," a 75-foot tower with two wave paths, including a 300 foot speed slide where you drop straight down. Look below for an official You Tube video of the upcoming slide.
Here's just a sample of the other rides:
Ready to get wet? There's more...
For the little kiddies, there's Cow-A-Bunga (heated water playland with water slides, fountains and waterfalls, H20-UFO (super slides and fountains), and Kritter Korral (a playground and mini slides for the littles tykes).
Water Country USA has admission prices comparable to most other big-name theme parks. If you're just going for the day, the admission facts are fairly simple.
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Here's the park's hours and operating schedule (note-- on operating days, the park always opens at 10 am):
Opening day - Saturday, May 17
During May 18, 23, 27-30, park hours are 10 am - 5 pm.
Open May 30, 10 am to 6 pm
Open May 24-26, 10 am - 7 pm
The park is open every day during June.
Open June 2-6, 10 am to 5 pm daily
Open June 1, 9-12 10 am to 6 pm daily
Open June 7-8 and 13, 16-19, 23-26, 10 am to 7 pm daily
Open June 14-15, 20-21, 27-30, 10 am to 8 pm daily
The park is open every day from 10 am to 8 pm during July.
The park is open every day in August.
Open Aug. 1-10, 10 am to 8 pm daily
Open Aug. 11-24 and 30-31, 10 am to 7 pm daily
Open Aug. 25-29, 10 am to 6 pm daily
The park is only open three days in September.
Open September 1, 10 am to 6 pm
Closed for the season September 2.
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Jul 20, 14 09:40 PM
After flying to 40 countries I thought I'd learned it all about air travel. But as I sat on the plane last night returning from a trip to the West coast I suddenly realized three things I'll do next time I fly.
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Jul 01, 14 03:36 PM
Just four days left until July 4th-- do you have your fireworks show planned yet?
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