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“Guaranteed to pass out before they leave the parking lot!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Waterpark

Island Waterpark
6099 W. Barstow Ave., Fresno, CA 93723
559 277-6800
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Ranked #12 of 21 Attractions in Fresno
Type: Water Parks
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Guaranteed to pass out before they leave the parking lot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Excellent day for the family with kids of all sizes. Small kids will love the shallow pools and the broken fire hydrants.. Bigger kids will love the large slides... And the grown ups will enjoy a day where all the kids are busy!
They have those cabanas for rentals if you wish, or there is plenty of shade and picnic tables right next to the cabanas for free! You can bring your own alcohol/drinks but not in glass containers. So improvise take plenty of food/snacks as the kids will burn everything!
Guaranteed to pass out before they leave the parking lot! Speaking of parking lot..there is $3 parking fee (another thing..if you visit their site of Facebook they have a 10% off coupon...

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Fresno, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Yahoooooo!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Took the extended family. Do yourself a favor and break with $40 for a cabana. They come with chairs and personal service for kind of crappy but actually alchohol containing margaritas. The kids and I all had a great dayd. We'll be back next summer.

Visited August 2012
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Central Valley, CA
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fun family day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Went with large group, kids from 2-18. Everyone had a great time. Park was very clean. Atmosphere was far better than i expected. Food counter was out of many options, including many of the healthy items.

Visited August 2012
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Bakersfield, California
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Island Waterpark is a nice, cool way to spend a hot summer day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Neither of my two daughters ages 14 and 9 had ever been to a water park until I took them to Hurrican Harbor last week. It was not the best water park experience, and I didn't want my children to think all water parks had the same standards, so I took them to Island Watetpark.

Island Waterpark differed greatly from Hurricane Harbor, and was a much better experience.

The park is well organized with a foot friendly layout to avoid tired feet from too much walking.
Park staff were all very friendly and helpful. All the employees appeared to be genuinely happy. I found the water condition to be clean, cool and refreshing. The park grounds were also free from litter and well kept, with a nice decor. Rides were fun -- with very little wait time -- as a dozen people ahead of you in line was considered a long line. My girls had time to ride every ride at least once, some multiple times. Prices are very reasonable! Tube, locker and weekday cabana rental shouldn't cost more than $50.00 for the day. Cabanas are nice and plentiful, but not necessary to enjoy your day. Shaded tables were everywhere for people to sit, relax and store belongings. There was a good selection of reasonably priced food. My younger daughter and I had a grilled cheese on texas toast, and shared a garlic-cheese fires for $14.00 and were satisfied. Drinks are the absolute best deal for any park. We bought 4 souvenir cups that had free refills the day of purchase ($1.00 refills for rest of season) for only $20.00.

If you want to spend a nice day with your family at a water park for a reasonable price, I suggest you try this park. I know I will be making the 2 hour drive from Bakersfield to Fresno to enjoy this park again.

Visited August 2012
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