My son-in-law and I took my two oldest grandchildren (girl 7.5 yrs old, boy 9.5 yrs old) to this water park last week and spent a wonderful 6 hour day there. We went on EVERY ride a number of times. I was delighted to find that the rides are exhilarating, but not too fast.
It is a small park, but that was one of its attractions; I could not have done more walking. It is clean, and the cabana made for a great place to eat and relax in the shade. Ours was not on the beach, which I preferred, because it was a bit more secluded. Jessica was our waitress, and she was terrific. She was able to put our order right in, and we never had to wait on line for food. We got there shortly after 10, and I gather that there are nine left if you arrive later.
Do not miss the Humunga Half-Pipe and the Bullet Bowl if you like thrills. They were my favorites. My granddaughter and I also loved the Lazy River. We did it many times, with and without the tubes.
The food was better than I expected from the reviews. I had a garden salad with grilled chicken, which was a great healthy choice. The kids loved Nathan's offerings best. It is costly though, so next time I would pack a picnic lunch and eat it outside the park. We brought lots of water bottles in with us, and that satisfied our thirst.
My only negative is that it is expensive. My son-in-law said it amounted to a $300 day, because of all the food, meals and snacks, the kids ate. However, speaking to people on line, I was told that the larger parks are twice as expensive to get into, and if you bring your lunch you will save a ton.
We traveled about an hour and fifteen minutes to get there from Southern CT (Rowayton), and I would say it was totally worth it. The cost does prohibit more than one visit a summer, but I would love to go again next year.
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