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Sandcastle Water Park

1000 Sandcastle Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15120
+1 412-462-6666
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Ranked #70 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Water Parks
Owner description: Sandcastle is Pittsburgh's favorite destination for refreshing water fun! Open since 1989, this park spans 60-acres and offers over a dozen different... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Buy your tickets at the Giant to get discount admission. Lines weren't too long, had a lot of fun with friends and kids. The water smells very musty though and it was quite cloudy in the wave pool, yuck! Waited 30 min in line for Tony's Pizza and they told me I would have to wait for pepperoni. They only... More

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I am a season pass holder at Sandcastle water park in Homestead, PA. Myself and my two boys purchased season passes a few weeks ago. Today, an unfortunate event occurred while at the water park. Someone went into our bag and stole our belongings. In addition to my wallet, the person also took our (mine and both of my boys)... More

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

We are sorry to hear about your experience at Sandcastle yesterday. We do recommend that all guests use a locker to secure their valuables or leave them in their locked vehicle. With that being said, the team member you spoke with was misinformed and we will in fact replace your pass for free due to the situation. Please visit guest... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I lived in pittsburgh all my life and just recently have been able to come back and enjoy sandcastle now that my kids are old enough to enjoy the rides. I never felt that it was worth the money for small children when they couldn't enjoy the slides. Everyone had a great time. The biggest drawback is the food lines.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

haven't been here in 30? years and now i brought my family. We had a great time riding the water slides and hanging out in the lazy river which is nice and long like lazy rivers should be. Food prices are pretty steep--recommend bringing your own snacks and drinks like we did. Get there at opening to avoid lines or... More

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Amity, Pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I took our 3 kids here on, Friday, July 11th. The park the entire day wasn't overly crowded, which was nice! Getting there once you arrive into the town of "Homestead" is hard! Sandcastle needs clearer signs on how to get INTO the parking lot. Admission is totally overpriced for the park size. We rented a medium... More

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

Jill, Thank you for your review. I want to take a few minutes and address some of your concerns. I have passed your comments on to our food and beverage managers. We do have sprinklers located along the boardwalk and strongly suggest footwear to be worn as well. Sandcastle works to keep admission prices affordable and has many options located... More

Wheeling, West Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They are there for your safety. My daughter got kicked in the face and the lifeguard (I don't know her name but she had beautiful tattoos and was very professional) and immediately she provided care comparable to a nurse; asking if she had hit her head or felt dizzy or needed water, and held her head and actually knew how... More

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

Marcia, Thank you for your review. We will pass your positive feedback along to our aquatics department. We hope to see you and your family again soon. More

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went to Sandcastle today for the first time in years. The service we received was the absolute worst I ever had. We went to purchase a drink and were told they were out of cups at that location. What?!! (Having one of the people standing around doing nothing go get more would have been a great solution to that... More

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

Hi Jenny, Thank you for your review. If you have the Ride and Slide season pass, the souvenir cup does come with the pass. We ran out of cups for a few days, but took down any names of guests who did not receive them during that time so that we could get them the cup as soon as they... More

Appalachian Mountains, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Sandcastle is a nice park located on the restored waterfront of Pittsburgh. What was once steel mills and industry of all sorts is now a pleasant water park with rides and slides for all ages and abilities. There are a lot of larger slides, which the teens seem to love, but my favorite parts of the park are all on... More

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

JG, Thank you for your review. We appreciate our guests comments and will pass them along to the team. Hope you and your family visit us again soon! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The wave pool ropes have been moved about 20 feet away from the deep end and into the shallow end thereby making the wave pool almost a baby pool... barely suitable for anyone over 12 years old. We were told today that this is a permanent change due to lack of lifeguards. HIRE MORE LIFEGUARDS AND PUT THE ROPES BACK.... More

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Pittsburgh, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My family have been season pass holders since 2007. Especially over the last two years we've noticed a decline in the environment at Sandcastle. Lifeguards are unfriendly, the food choices are extremely limited, the park is crowded and rather rowdy. It seems they may be trying to maintain the low cost of season passes by selling more volume, and this... More

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