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Address: 1000 Sandcastle Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15120
Phone Number: +1 412-462-6666
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Description: Sandcastle is Pittsburgh's favorite destination for refreshing water fun...
Sandcastle is Pittsburgh's favorite destination for refreshing water fun! Open since 1989, this park spans 60-acres and offers over a dozen different water slides with varying speeds and angles of descent for thrill seekers of all levels. If you prefer to stay dry, take a leisurely stroll on the Boardwalk where you can enjoy food and games. From company outings to birthday celebrations, Sandcastle creates occasions everyone will remember with private VIP cabanas to tents for larger gatherings and plentiful food options with our professional service staff. With attractions like Thunder Run, Lazy River, and Wet Willie's Water Works for children, Sandcastle has something for everyone!
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Good slides but not many open

While traveling thru the Pittsburgh area we decided to stop here. We knew this would not even be close to the Wisconsin Dells, we decided to spend some time here anyway. In a nut... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Wheeling, Illinois
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Wheeling, Illinois
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

While traveling thru the Pittsburgh area we decided to stop here. We knew this would not even be close to the Wisconsin Dells, we decided to spend some time here anyway. In a nut shell: the slides are good, when they are open. We went on a Sunday, and about half of the slides were closed due to lack of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Hot day, average crowd but lines were long... Why? Because lazy river was closed, and from what I was told, several employees went back to college. I guess the added expense of hiring 5-6 seasonal part time employees for the last two weeks cuts into their margin...disappointing and for a hefty price since 2 10 year olds are charged as... More 

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Melissa K, Manager at Sandcastle Water Park, responded to this review

Sandcastle welcomes our guests comments and concerns. We apologize for your frustration yesterday, but as the summer season draws closer to ending, many of our team members return to school or participate in band camps, sporting practices, etc. While we make every effort to have as much open as possible, some attractions and food stands may be closed for portions... More 

Oakmont, PA
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What started as a day to take family members to a park I remember from many years ago as a really cool attraction , ended with we will never return to SandCastle again. Very disappointed in my visit to Sancastle yesterday starting with the preferred parking which was double the price of regular parking. Once we paid it was not... More 

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Melissa K, Manager at Sandcastle Water Park, responded to this review

Sandcastle values our guests comments and concerns. We apologize that your experience was not a favorable one. I have passed your review on to our management team. We also encourage you to please contact us directly to discuss your experience. If you choose to do so, please call 412-462-6666 x 0 to be connected to our guest relations department. I... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sandcastle is a great local waterpark in Pittsburgh PA. It is a nice getaway for a day in the sun. I have two young boys aged 10 and 7 who are basically FISH and can't live without being in the water all summer. These are the things I love about this water park. 1) It is affordable. You can buy... More 

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Melissa K, Manager at Sandcastle Water Park, responded to this review

Sandcastle welcomes our guests comments and concerns. We have passed your review on to our management team. We apologize that your experience was not a favorable one and we encourage you to call and discuss your experience with us, so we can assist you further. Please call us at 412-462-6666 x 0. We actually do allow food into Sandcastle that... More 

Amsterdam
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Several fun slides, great place for a warm, sunny day. Feels like a rip-off as they charge extra for parking, lockers etc. etc. and the shower / change rooms are disgusting!! Great fun, but don't look behind the scenes...

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Huntington, Indiana
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Be sure to look online for deals on tickets. Went on a Monday afternoon and was really surprised how busy it was. Lines weren't too long though. We rode everything 2 or 3 times in 4 hours and spent ample time at the wave pool. There wasn't any tube rides for kids under 48" but the kids zone (Wet Willies?)... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Sandcastle is fun for a summer afternoon, probably longer if you have kids with you. Save a few bucks by buying your tickets in advance, online. Be prepared to pay to park -- don't do the $12 "preferred", the $6 spots aren't that much further away. Lockers are kind of pricy and small, so don't take more than you need... More 

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Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Going on a hot, sunny Saturday in July isn't always the best idea, but you get a chance to really see how well something operates when at full capacity. PARKING: $6 and it's just a short walk. No need to buy the preferred parking. If you're a Costco member, noticed people walking from their lot. ADMISSION: Very disorganized. One line... More 

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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

And I've had so many things stolen from there. It's crazy. Someone stole my flip flops from underneath my stroller. Yeah, rent a locker, blah blah blah, but seriously I need my flip flops to get around. I had to go to the gift shop to buy new ones and the cashier said it happens constantly. My other complaint is... More 

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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fun day in the sun. Be prepared to pay for parking. Got a cabana by wet willys kids splash pool.. Cabana not worth it when there are plenty of seating everywhere. Beware of the geese poop around waster front and lazy river.

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