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“Always, always, ALWAYS BRING YOUR OWN FOOD!!!!”
Review of Waterville USA

Waterville USA
Ranked #10 of 50 things to do in Gulf Shores
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We have visited Waterville numerous times over the years and even though we always complain about the lack of concession windows being open, AND the price of the food/drinks, they never listen. Our solution the last couple of years? BRING A COOLER!

We bring a large cooler filled with sandwiches, drinks, water, Go-gurts, etc. and a shopping bag filled with chips and cookies. We leave the cooler in the back of the SUV and everyone comes out at lunchtime to eat. It's tailgating ... without the grill. We even bring chairs to be comfortable. We make sure we get there early enough to get a good parking space near the building so it's convenient, even if we just come out to grab some water.

Given the price of their food and the long wait to get it (why have 10 Concession windows if you're only going to utilize two?????), it's TOTALLY worth it to bring your own food/drinks.

The park is a lot of fun but not big enough to rationalize paying $30 a person. Can you say Big Kahuna (in Destin)? Now THERE is a park worth $30!

Lastly, all they seem to hire here is obnoxious teens that are forever chatting each other up as opposed to actually being useful. Oh well, I guess management will continue turning a blind eye to this until a small child drowns or someone falls off a giant waterslide.

5  Thank treadburner
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Ok this was not my choice, but I have kids (10 & 13) who love the water so this was a must do. Turns out it was one of the best days we had! For one price you get access to the waterpark, arcade & roller coaster & go karts all day long. They have a few food choices too -try the chicken basket -best $ value! Waterslides range from mild to extreme & you can ride solo or up to 3 per tube, or relax in the lazy river or wave pool. Even grandparents can come watch for a lower spectators price. Even I enjoyed this ( and I'm 39 yrs old overweight & out of shape haha) !!!!

2  Thank martinbeachbabies
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

small, like most any other water park but smaller, price is a little high for such a small park, an okay place to let older kids (teens) go for the day while parents do something alone

Thank sharon m
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Waterville has a great area for young children and it appears to be clean. The staff is friendly and nice. The lazy river had a lot of debris. The price is a little high, but what makes it worse is that you can't use your pass on the rides at the amusement park after the water part closes. It should be good for all areas from opening to closing!

1  Thank ConnieH35
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

took my granddaughter whom has down sydrome and never in my life have i seen a place out cast her like the employees at waterville. they let a 14 year old boy push her down two steps and the lifeguard laught when she fell and got hurt. she is only 4 . will never go there again and do not recomend it to anyone. this is the worse place u can go too.

9  Thank debrag525
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