Great day! Record heat day but lots of shade and picnic tables and lawn chairs and not too crowded on a Monday with minimal line-ups. Three kids loved better than Calypso and all wore water shoes but most paths had asphalt walkways covered in green indoor/outdoor carpeting as I was bare feet no problem. Lots of lifeguard staff but they seem young. Lots of lockers and bathrooms and food was fine - hotdogs and fries and pop and chips. Love that we are allowed to bring in cooler and water unlike Toronto's Wonderland. Calypso has one main kiddie area and therefore one adult stuck there away from rest of family but here at parc aquatique: there are several areas for young kids mixed in with older kid rides such as teacups and planes while older kids on dragon and viking and many rides they can ride together. Unfortunately not all rides opened at park opening so if you planned to go in a certain order to gradually work up to the thrill rides - you may be disappointed. We started with lazy river and then had to wait for the manic river to open (signs confusing as park site calls it Manic and map and online call it Manicouagan). kids loved Manic and we rode manic 4 times and then twice again later as I felt seasick - feels like whitewater tubing in a circle! NO lines for viking or dragon maybe because extra $6 per person per ride. LOVED that we could do viking and dragon in bathing suits and didn't need to change. Viking is like Ridge Runner alpine coaster at Blue Mountain with almost the same size track length up (460m viking and 475m for ridge runner) and both 1085m track length down but viking is slightly slower at 35kph instead of 42kph. My 6yr old loved the Tandem and rode it endlessly then she was ready for the torrents over and over again. Next we did the Riviere Rouge and Riviere du Nord and the Niagara with no problem for age 6, 11 & 12 - pitch black tunnel. They all loved the super wave pool and barrel which was nice and cool but the pool spa was too warm on such a hot day. My 6 yr old was not interested in the mini splash, train, bumper boat, nor children's island but really enjoyed the twisters - the only tubeless rides. Almost all rides are tandem which is great for families. My husband and my 11 & 12 yr old took ski lift up to Riviere Grands Remous and Riviere Grandes Cascades and walked back down without doing ride as it didn't look safe to them. I did the Colorade with my 11 yr old and would never again - too rough, too scary, lifted off boat continuously, would fly off if didn't hold on tight! Slammed into wall of water over and over again - felt like drowning as waves hit us over and over. Very scary.