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“Labor Day let down” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Raging Waves Waterpark

Raging Waves Waterpark
4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, IL 60560
630-882-6575
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Yorkville
Type: Water Parks
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Owner description: Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, located on more than 40 acres in Yorkville, Ill., 45 minutes west of the Chicago loop. Every summer, nearly 300,000 people visit the Aussie-themed, family-friendly waterpark, which features 18 water slides, a separate kiddie pool area, a wave pool, a lazy river, 20 private cabanas, and more. Open in 2008, Raging Waves was named by USA Today as a top summer destination.
Aurora, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Labor Day let down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Took my son and a friend on labor day to this waterpark. After paying a pretty hefty fee to get into the water park I discovered that there were very few "free" tubes to ride on. Many patrons were standing at the end of the water rides hoping to grab a Tube that some other patron finally decided to give up. I had to spend an extra $30 to get the "special" wristband that allowed me to use Rental tubes. The rides are fun but it is obvious that this place is trying to get every last buck out of its patrons.

Visited September 2012
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Yorkville, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Half-day and Full-day options..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This water park is pretty new to the area. It is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends. It is extremely popular and, as all water parks, can become very crowded. The grounds are laid out nice with a lot of parking areas, shaded and not shaded areas, picnic areas and you really get to have some of your own space here at this park. It is expected with any water park to have the long lines for the most popular rides, this happens here as well. They have a really nice smaller children's area as well. Plenty of staff to help out and keep watch on everything and the concessions are there but pretty pricy. Recommended to bring your own water and snacks.

Visited July 2012
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Joliet, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun for the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I took a group of teenagers for the day. Got there early and played hard all day. We usually go once a year as it is pricey but well worth it.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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“great fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I really enjoy the wave pool. The park was clean and the staff was polite. The rides were scary fun!! an the lines moved pretty fast.

Visited August 2012
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chicago
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Summer fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This past summer my family had season passes to Raging Waves water park. It proved to be a great summer activity. The park is big enough that things are evenly spaced but no so big that you can't do it all. I have three kids (11, 4, 2) and there are activities for all of them to do. The children's area was great for my little ones. The wave pool was a general hangout spot. No matter how crowded it was were were always able to get a decent spot on the lounge chairs. They do not allow any outside food or drink which makes it a bit more expensive. So we would pack a cooler and sometimes eat at a picnic bench by the parking lot. Overall I would recommend this park and if possible a season pass.

Visited August 2012
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