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“Fun summer with Calypso season passes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calypso Water Park

Calypso Water Park
2015 Calypso Street | Limoges, Ontario K0A 2M0, Canada
613-443-9995
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Ranked #292 of 3,615 things to do in Ontario
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Owner description: About 22 miles / 35 km east of Ottawa Ontario.
Ottawa, Canada
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“Fun summer with Calypso season passes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We, Mom, 11 and 8 year old boys, live in Ottawa and had gone once a year for the last couple of years, but decided to buy season passes this year, including parking pass. It was great. Calypso was perfect for summer sun and water play. In total, we went 4 or 5 times, always on the weekend.

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-go early if you can, we normally arrived just as the gates opened and other than the first time when we had to get our photos taken, we were able to go through the security pretty quickly.

-showed up in your bathing suits and sunscreen already applied.

-once inside, pick a “home base” to drop your stuff; they offer lots and lots of picnic tables with umbrellas or lounge chairs. I felt safe enough leaving our towels, food and bags, but no valuables or electronics; left those in the car

-you can bring food and non-alcoholic drinks with you, I normally did this and then just offered the boys a treat or ice cream from the park.

-do the slides and rides with line-ups first since the wait times get long as the day goes on and the kids’ play area, wave pool and rivers can handle the crowds.

-on several occasions the staff seemed friendly, but clueless about customer service. I’m sure this is the first summer job for most of these kids and it shows. There was no “hussle” in any of them to act energetically or provide rapid service.

-just past the entrance we often stopped to get my youngest a life jacket. Remember to bring a piece of ID or $40 for a deposit.

-take something to read while lying in the sun recovering from the slides and wave pool.

Go with the right expectations and have fun. My boys had a blast all summer. I highly recommend the season pass and will likely do it again next summer. There was no pressure to stay all day to get our moneys worth and we could arrive later in the day if we had something else in the morning.

Sad that the summer has come to an end and the park is now closed. I was hoping it would be open at least on the weekend for a while longer, oh well.

Visited August 2013
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brownsburg chatham quebec
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“Very Fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We loved it, there are many rides for all family members, the park is very clean ! Love the MONEY AT MY FINGER TIPS, its free and wonderfull to use ! The only complaint i have to say is that 5 out of 120 life gaurds should not be working !! We will be going again for sure !!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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“Family Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Calypso Water Park was amazing, lots for all of the kids to do, young and old. Plenty of slides and the wave pool was cool. Lots of food and drink and reasonably priced. Had a blast.

Visited August 2013
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New Liskeard
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“nice day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

i will start by saying that getting in the park and buying tickets is very very slow. this is a Canada's wonderland style process,,,several lanes of traffic,,bus lanes,,etc. also buying tickets and then renting a locker was another slow process,,,it was an hour before we were actually in the park and heading for the first ride. (we went on a sunny day midweek). but once you are in the park it is really good, the water was warm, the food prices were good, lots of places to picnic and you can bring your own food and drinks into park. the lazy river and the congo river ride were well done,,the congo ride is Disney all the way,,very well done. be ready to wait in line as some of the wait times are Disney as well. this a water lovers waterpark,,it is set-up to soak you at every turn. we are looking forward to going back next year, but be prepared it is a big day.

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa
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“New and improved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Hadn't been back since they added the new rides. This is a great summer attraction with lots of variety for young and old. Great way to have some fun and a splash on a hot summer day!

Visited August 2013
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