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“Family Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wild Waves Theme Park

Wild Waves Theme Park
36201 Enchanted Parkway, Federal Way, WA 98003
+1 253-661-8000
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Federal Way
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: Wild Waves Theme Park offers 70 acres of rides, slides, shows, and attractions. Enjoy TWO parks in ONE place for ONE price at Washington's Only Water and Theme Park!
Vancouver, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Went here with my family and took my son for his first time. I personally like the water area more than the amusement park part of the whole area. The lines can get long, but they do well in making sure everyone gets through fast. The food here is expensive like most amusement parks, but if you pack a cooler of food you're good to go since they let you in and out until about maybe a half hour before closing. I recommend taking at least a day or two to explore the whole place and enjoy it. You can get lockers to hold your belongings as well. They rent out tubes so you don't have to wait for them either. All in all it's a fun place for the family to try out. The roller-coasters are fun, although the Wild Thing bangs your head a bit too much and after a certain time they run it two times in a row.

Visited August 2014
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“Lack of Integrity and Honesty. Horrible Company.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

 I have loved the wild waves since I was a child. We would drive up with a car full from Portland to the spend the whole day playing at the closest water park. I have many great memories. I am sad to say that things have changed and wild waves does not hold that high regard for me anymore. My husband and I had decided to take our daughter for her 8th bday this year. We had a group of 12 that caravaned up from Portland. We were having a great time until my husband broken his 2 front teeth being catapulted at the bottom of the Konga slides. It happened in instant. And he was flat on his face with a fat lip and busted teeth. Wild waves has liability insurance for these situations and yet they don't want to be liable. My daughter's memorable birthday turned out to be a horrid memory and has cost us thousands of dollars. The dentist were unable to save the teeth and he needs implants. It has been a horrid experience and wild waves has turned out to not to be the stand up decent company I thought they were.

Visited August 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Fright Fest - great for Kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just returned from the Fright Fest with my seven year old daughter. It was perfect for her. She's a tad under 48" so lo'ts of rides were off limits for her, but so many cute kids ride to offer, that she was really happy. Lot's of fun for Pappa as well. Even the "haunted" house passed well. The actors inside do a go job, and can startle the unprepared. Most waiting times were extremely reasonable. The only ride with a longish wait was the haunted house, but we left that for the end. Staff were friendly and helpful. Restrooms mostly ok. Had some fries, but besides that we brought our own - arrived early, and parked near the gate so was easy to fetch food. Place is probably suitable for young teens. Anyone a bit older will probably expect a bigger bang. Wild Waves is more of an amusement park with basic rides, and not a theme park. Adults coming on their own might be frustrated since the really good rides are few with long lines. Enjoy!

Visited October 2014
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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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“Odd mix of water park and amusements - not sure it works”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wild Waves is a mix of water park and amusement park, however I am not really convinced the combination works here.

The water park areas appeared well used (indeed were incredibly busy), but you also had guests in swimming costumes riding the roller coasters and leaving the seats all wet...not ideal really.

The wooden coaster (Timberhawk) isn't bad at all, but the Wild Thing looping coaster was rough..and to make matters worse, despite the park being crowded and the coaster having a long queue, they were sending the Wild Thing trains around twice...why? I can understand it if it was quiet, but there were long queues as it was.

Some of the park was very pretty, wooded, and nicely themed, but other parts were rather bland open concrete and lacking shelter from the sun. The park does a reduced price ticket during the afternoon, so make sure you time your arrival for maximum saving.

Overall the park was ok, but a few things let it down.

Visited August 2014
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“Just OK and expensive ($40)”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Overcrowded. You'll be treated to views of the parking lot and the I-5 freeway.

Long wait. $10 extra for parking. Lockers cost extra as well.

Slides are in need of repair. "Zooma Falls" was leaking water all over the place and on top of overhead lighting (unsafe?). Wave pool doesnt really have any real waves. The deep end was roped off so essentially there was no deep end of pool. This place is paved with jagged asphalt making it difficult to walk between water slides. Hint, carry your slippers with you or wear reef walker shoes. Get there as soon as the park opens to maximize water slides. Between 1:30PM and 6PM we were only able to ride slides 4 times. You'll probably better off at your local community pool.

Lots of life guards to keep people safe.
Ample parking.

Visited September 2014
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