WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort

WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort

WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort
3.5
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Newly renovated as of May 2022, WaTiki Indoor Waterpark is a totally tubular place for birthday parties, family reunions, or a splashin' good time. Grab your friends and family and come "slide in" to WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort! Guests and visitors are invited to enjoy over 30,000 square feet of pools and water-slides. The waterpark is open year-round and is conveniently located right off I-90 on Elk Vale Road at Exit 61. WaTiki is connected to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Home 2 Suites by Hilton which means we can accommodate every one in your pool party! We have an arcade, Starbucks, Sliders Bar and Grill, and Perkin's Restaurant all connected indoors to our waterpark! See you guys soon!
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3.5
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Suicu
Wantagh, NY171 contributions
We visited this water park several times during our 5 day visit. It was connected to our hotel with no need to go outside. Prices are about $22 per person but less if you are a hotel guest. The hot tub is free for hotel guests but you need a bracelet. Afterwards we did see coupons for one free admission when you buy three.

Our boys are older at 15 and 18 but they enjoyed it. There were three water slides for older kids. We enjoyed the lazy river and the hot tub. They have a bar but we didn’t order from it. They also have an arcade and a limited menu such as pizza but we didn’t try either one.

They do not have lifeguards and expect parents to mind their own children. The staff were friendly and the park was clean. They provided plenty of towels. I would have liked the hot tub better if it was adults only.
Written August 21, 2020
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Hello, Suicu. Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience with us and we hope you are able to return again soon.
Written August 27, 2020
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WyoScout
Buffalo, WY53 contributions
Family
This place is WAY too small to accommodate the guests of all the hotels associated with it. Couldn't even find a single chair to sit on much rather a table! And it is so very loud.

Passes are $24/day/person. That doesn't include use of a towel, which is another $8.
Written July 30, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We do our best to accommodate seating for all visitors and will continue to make adjustments to our seating availability for guests. We hope you had a tubular time (outside of your seating concerns) and would love to see you again.
Written August 2, 2022
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Tarah A
3 contributions
Family
We stayed at the connecting Home 2 Suites for our South Dakota family trip. We had no idea it was there until we pulled into the parking lot and our kids squealed in delight. We ended up with some extra time one evening and decided to let them go. $18 a person as a hotel guest. It’s a little expensive but they enjoyed it. I find most indoor water parks a bit gross just because they are hot and humid and a little slimy. This one was that as well though not terribly gross. Not sure how much the “guards” are actually doing so I’d watch young ones closely.
Written July 24, 2020
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Georgea T
Watford City, ND337 contributions
Family
Watiki used to be a fun place but it has gone downhill fast! It has become very apparent that the current management is not qualified to do their job. The staff has not been properly trained. The lack of motivation is more that abundant. The water conditions are horrible. The water is not properly treated and very cloudy. The Pool area that is supposed to be warm is now cold. Free towel use is no longer available. You must either bring your own, bring one from the hotel if staying, or purchase a small paper thin cloth from Watiki for $8. The price to get in is not worth it when you can't find a table to sit at, no towels, no floats. There was a giant pile of inner tubes that were deflated, but very very few tubes for use. People were waiting for a very long time to get a tube. Watiki is very very small and has 5 hotels connected to it, so it gets extremely crowded. For the price of admission I would expect more cleaning, better trained staff, and the proper equipment for guests to enjoy their visit. The robot of management will respond to this review with the exact same response as every other negative review. Read through them. It's laughable but sad. Management shows a lack of concern. Watiki management doesn't care if you enjoy your visit or if you've had a horrible time. As long as they get their admission price paid they are happy. Save yourself the disappointment and expense and do not go to Watiki. You'll thank me later.
Written October 17, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We certainly do care about your concerns and will pass your recommendations to the management team here at WaTiki Waterpark. We apologize for your experience during your time with us and we hope you are able to return again soon to give us another chance.
Written October 18, 2021
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Katie
Sheridan, WY255 contributions
We stayed at the La Quinta and when we booked, waterpark prices were advertised at $12 per person if you are staying at the hotel. We were informed that this was out-of-season prices and it would be $20 per person. We decided to go anyway. It was so crowded that you could hardly move around. The kids area had almost no lifeguard supervisor. The lazy river wasn't strong enough to move you so you had to push yourself around if you wanted to do it. There isn't even a good pool area. It's overpriced and no fun. We would have rather had a regular pool.
Written July 28, 2021
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Hello. Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience with us and we hope you are able to return again soon to give us another chance.
Written August 7, 2021
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MK in the STL
Weldon Spring, MO222 contributions
My wife, 3 boys, and I recently enjoyed an afternoon at Watiki Water Park. We were greatly impressed! I never expected a place like this to be in a place like Rapid City!

We stayed at Residence Inn and all hotel guests do get discounted admission to the water park and free use of the hot tub anytime within hours.

My boys had an absolute blast. They loved the 3 big water slides the best and even my 3 year old liked those better than the kiddie ones in the kiddie area. They especially liked the water basketball court.

Adults can really enjoy this place with the large water slides and also adult beverages are allowed in the hot tub and the main seating area. So you don't have to go far to enjoy the slides and also food and drinks.

I didn't interact with any staff personally. But it seemed everyone is well trained and very much enjoy what they do.

If you're in Rapid City or the Black Hills and have kids, I highly recommend Watiki. We had a great time and really nothing to give any demerits about!
Written June 28, 2020
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Guide457520
Thornton, CO4 contributions
While this place is family friendly, you should know the almost $20 per person ticket includes a one story climbing structure w/water features and a few slides, 2 larger water slides, a toilet bowl slide, a lazy river, an overhead net to hang from, balancing 'lilly pads' kids try to jump on (injury central) and water basketball - that's it. There is absolutely no swimming area. My young teens were bored after about 45 minutes. There's also a "hot tub" that's not very warm, I'm sure because it has to be kid-friendly. It was uncomfortably packed and kids were jumping in from the side; not relaxing at all. The staff didn't seem to care/monitor. Towels were not readily available. Visit a local public pool instead. You also can't bring in your own food, drinks and the attached good establishment (Sliders) is mediocre at best.
Written July 2, 2021
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Hello. Thank you for your review. We apologize for your experience during your time with us. We hope you are able to return again soon to give us another chance.
Written August 7, 2021
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Tripletmomkrisashhun
Overton, NV18 contributions
Family
Not enough floats. Lifeguards we’re not regulating lines or floats. People cutting lines to get floats. People not giving up the floats for the next in line . Was also an example of how crappy people are these days. Teenagers cutting the lines, adults being jerks. Was a great example of how American privilege is making places crappy and makes me miss the days of when people were kind and waited their turn. People setting bad examples for kids. You would think lifeguards wouldn’t have to to regulate floats and people waiting in line but middle America is as bad as city America now. The employees looked miserable and didn’t care so they are either not paid well or are treated like crap. Staff was no help.
Written December 27, 2021
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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Tripletmomkrisashhun! Our team strives to provide a welcoming, safe and secure environment for our Guests. We will be certain to address these concerns with our team members and hope your next WaTiki Waterpark experience is excellent.
Written April 13, 2022
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Daniel F
1 contribution
Family
We went to the Watiki water park today Saturday, May 21st. The water park has been nicely repainted/remodeled though the prices are ridiculously overpriced. They charged me $16.50 as a parent to hang out at the water park while my kids were swimming. It was a one day swim trip (don’t know what the rates are if staying at the hotel. It costs $30 a child to swim. Wouldn’t advise anyone going due to ridiculously high fees. Also their are currently 4 hotels that share the water park and is to congested. Save your money and go to Evans Plunge in Hot Springs, SD for half the amount and kids will enjoy better for isn’t over crowded. Highly disappointed
Written May 21, 2022
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Thank you for your time in leaving us a review and sharing your experience. We do try to maintain rates that are reasonable for families to enjoy the park and offer extended hours for all day fun.
Written July 22, 2022
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brandyd320
Cheyenne, WY87 contributions
Great experience for our family, however I would caution, as others have, to avoid New Year's Eve. It was so crowded. The staff was doing their best but honestly, could not keep up with the amount of people attending that specific event. And if some of the people attending had some form of common sense and decency, it wouldn't have been bad either, but a lot were just disrespectful and did not care about anyone else's experience in relation to their fun. - but again, those people had nothing to do with the operation of Watiki! We spent several days there prior to our NYE experience and it was absolutely great! Fun time for the kids and adults! So much to do and take part in between the pool, the arcades, the restaurants and all the connected hotels.The Rapid City area is so family friendly, Watiki just adds more to the area! Definitely a fun experience and much cheaper than other hotel / waterpark combos! Even though you are paying for the pool separately than the room, the hotel rates more than compensate for the additional pool charges. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Written September 10, 2020
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience with us and we hope you are able to return again soon!
Written August 7, 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM


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