We went to Rapids last year August and went back this July. We got there around 930am and used the $10 parking lot. This year no coolers food or drink were allowed in so we left our small cooler in the car. The down side was that there were very limited food options in the park open at that hour until around 11.
Our two children 5 and 7 had a great time, they loved the lazy river, the wave pool, and the slides.
I thought the park employees were much more safety conscious this year. Twice there was rain and all rides shut down for about 1 hour. This was fine with us as we had food breaks in between.
This park is a great deal and a great option for a family day out.
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