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“The girls had an ok time but it's not worth it for the value.”

Shining Waters Family Fun Park
Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Cavendish
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore over 30 acres of family fun including Buccaneer Bay, Storybook Land and the Adventure Woods. Take the plunge down one of our four large waterslides or splash around in the Turtle cove children's splashpad. Enjoy live and animated animals in our barn and don't miss the mirror maze, tree house and the Swamp Shack. Canteen facilities and rental barbeques available.
Reviewed November 15, 2012

It is an ok place to go with young kids. My girls were 9 when we went and they had a great time. There aren't many slides and nothing to give teens or adults much of a thrill. Infact I found it quite expensive for such a small water park. Did it once but would not do it again.

There is the water park, a few rides and a small animal petting zoo. I got on the train ride with my girls but boy did I regret it. The ride is extremely hard on the back and I already had a bad back, broke it in a car accident in May. I didn't feel too good after the ride and suffered till the next morning. So if you have a bad back stay away from that ride. Infact if you have a good back and want to keep it that way... stay away from that ride.

There is a restaurant that serves hamburgers, hot-dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries and soft drinks. There is a large deck in the shade to sit and eat or picnic tables in the sun. There is a snack bar in the waterpark area that serves popcorn, cotton candy, hot-dogs, shaved ice, soft-drinks and ice-cream.

So for the three of us it cost me 183$ and so not worth it. It costs as much as LaRonde but you really really cannot compare the two. I don't understand why this place is so expensive, seriously!

1  Thank sunshinefun12
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Adam H, General Manager at Shining Waters Family Fun Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to post all the great pictures of the park.

We regret that your experince at the park was not what you were hoping. We feel that we have a solid mix of over 40 attractions, wet and dry for all ages, but our primary focus is on attractions for ages 2 - 12. Guest feedback is very important to us and we always appreciate suggestions from guests on how to improve and expand the park.

The train ride you've referred to I beleive is the Safari Express roller coaster. It is a classic children's coaster with signage at the ride entrance indicating that persons with back or neck problems should not ride. We will look for ways to make that signage more prominent.

I would like to clarify your point that a single day for 3 people cost $183. Our maximum daily rate for one person this season is $21 tax included, so the total cost for entry for three people should not have been more than $63. As well, guests can always save by purchasing their passes online prior to visiting the park.

Thank-you again for your feedback and all of the great pictures.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

It was a fun place but the activites and slides were too young for our family. Wish we'd known before we paid admission.

2  Thank Yvonne A
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Adam H, General Manager at Shining Waters Family Fun Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Thank-you for your feedback. We're sorry that you found the park a bit too tame for your family. Shining Waters Family Fun Park was designed with a mix of attractions (wet and dry) for all ages, but our primary focus is on family fun for children aged 2 - 12, while our sister attraction Sandspit Amusement Park featured rides and attractions more suited for people aged 6 - 16 years. We try very hard to list and describe the attractions in the park at the front entrance through signage and maps, however we will look at ways to make this more clear in the future.

Thanks again for your feedback.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We bought family week long passes and spent tiem here every day. The kids had a blast. They loved the water slides and magic shows!

Thank dinnisHalifax_NS
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Adam H, General Manager at Shining Waters Family Fun Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Thanks for your feedback!

We really think the weekly passes are a tremendous value, especially for families staying in the Cavendish area. I'm also thrilled to hear that your family liked the live entertainment.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

If in Cavendish for a few days not to bad. Kids will enjoy for sure. They don't have tons of things to do but a fun way to kill an afternoon.

Thank JDTravelCanada
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

There are limited attractions in the park that keep your interest. The waterslides were fun. Kiddie pool is absolutely freezing!! The other attractions don't take very long to get around but short lines at this time of year means that multiple rides are easy.

Thank CatUK78
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