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“Nice park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Knight's Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure

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Knight's Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure
1700 Knights Recreation Drive, Springfield, IL 62711
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Ranked #2 of 5 activities in Springfield
Type: Water Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Clean, inexpensive in comparison to many waterparks and they have a lot of specials which makes it even less expensive. Can get a return tag for a second day at a discount price. Lifeguards did a good job of patrolling the water. The wait time for the slides was usually less than 5 minutes which is great. Nice area for small children. Husband would have liked to have a couple of beers in the heat but they don't have alcohol which is not a deal breaker. Would definitely go back.

Visited July 2013
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Clinton, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice place for Central IL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I took my 9 year old niece to Knight's Action park and she had a blast. Even though it was a hot saturday in July, the lines were still pretty short. There were six slides that she could go on, and she was able to go on each of them multiple times. The intensity of each slide varied, and overall they were comparable to slides you would find at Holiday World or Six Flags, just not as many of them. We had discounted tickets, and I do think the prices are a little high, but that seems to be common with amusement parks. When you factor in that you don't have to drive to St. Louis or Chicago, pay for parking, and you can bring your own food, the price is still much cheaper than the larger parks. One thing I didn't like about the waterpark was the wave pool. Once you get past 2 ft 8 in, you must be in a tube. And the deepest point is only 5 feet. I've been to several other waterparks and I've never heard of being forced to be in a tube at any depth. If you can't swim in it, that kind of takes the fun away. Also, I thought the bathrooms were a little dirty, and I wish they had actual changing rooms like other parks have. After the waterpark closed we did the rides in the dry park. I thought $3 per ticket was a bit much to charge for a ferris wheel and paratrooper ride, but everyone had fun at the batting cages and driving range. The miniature golf is a pretty standard course, and everyone had fun with that as well. Overall, we had a great time, and plan to go back again next year.

Visited July 2013
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Central Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Love Knights Action Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Our family loves going to Knights Action Park! Soo much better than the Six Flags water parks! The tubes are free and plentiful at KAP and I love their lazy river and wave pool. Check their web site for discount days or go after 3pm. Never had a bad time here, so Idk what the complaints are about. The water park is great, but the Action Park is a little lame.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“JUNK!!! DON'T GO HERE EVER! IT'S CROOKED”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I recently went here with my school from Chicago. First of all, IT WAS EXPENSIVE!!! I gave the rude women behind the counter $10. They gave me 4 tickets! FOUR!!! I then proceeded to the mini-golf side of the complex. It was completely drenched from the rain we received that day. IT WAS DIRTY and the putters were in HORRIBLE CONDITION (Tape and paint on them). I continued to play, but we had to skip many holes. After returning our putters and balls, we went to the 2 RIDES that were there. The LINES WERE LONG and the Ferris wheel operator CHEATED PEOPLE by giving them a TWO TURN RIDE. The other ride had an EVEN LONGER LINE because the operator gave a FIVE MINUTE RIDE!!! They wouldn't let us do the go karts because it WAS WET!! REALLY?!?! So, I only got to do the mini golf. Of course I was mad, so I walked into the main building and I asked for a full refund. They rudely said NO and I looked around and THERE WAS NOT A NO REFUND SIGN!!!!!! I tried again with the second lady, but she also replied NO! After trying to make a deal again, I resorted to ASKING PEOPLE IF THEY WOULD BUY MY TICKETS! No one bought them and I realized I WASTED $10 DOLLARS! I called the manager after returning home and HE WAS YELLING AT ME BECAUSE I WAS SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR MINI GOLFING... This wasn't my fault- it was HIS staff- BUT he still was YELLING AT ME!!! I even saw a sign that said mini golf WAS FREE!!!

I WILL NEVER SPEND A DIME HERE AGAIN!!!

Visited May 2013
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Petersburg, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Kids' Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Finally took my granddaughters to Knight's and they had a ball. Coupons are available at several places, maybe online too. Allow plenty of time and let the kids wear themselves out playing in water!

Visited July 2012
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