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Review of Wake Nation

Wake Nation
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Fairfield
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Owner description: Wake Nation is a new type of water park (one of only a handful in the entire U.S.) that lets you wakeboard, water ski, and kneeboard WITHOUT the use of a boat. The entire park is designed to provide the ultimate ride experience to both first timers and experienced riders. It’s great for anyone age 5 or older. Just bring your bathing suit as they’ve got everything else you need. The Wake Nation season runs from May through October.
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Their website shows photos and videos of their so-called "water park" that has a trampoline and inflatables on a lake. These photos and video are totally fraudulent. They were taken at some other place. Wake Nation dug a hole in the ground, put some water in it, and they call it a water park. The trampoline doesn't bounce.....and I think that means its not a trampoline. The inflatables were totally slimy and disgusting. And the big pillow thing that you are supposed to jump onto to bounce someone else off of it doesn't work.....basically because they don't have the one end anchored properly to the bottom of the "pond/hole in the ground." Use your money to take your kids someplace clean and fun!!!

7  Thank Connie H
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place for skiing, clean and very well maintained. Always a great place to meet other professionals in the boating industry.

Thank Tricia B
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

anyone that wants to wakeboard should check this out, awesome features to ride on. very friendly staff, mgr. brian was exceptionally nice. very clean

Thank mom1intheworld
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Practice pond didnt help at all with the real thing. I had a terrible time. My mom said it might be fun because it looked like snowboarding and I'm a snowboarder and only to find it was very different. I hated waiting in a line for 30 minutes only to wipeout right at the beginning and have to get back in line just to try and not screw up at the beginning

3  Thank Hunterlax
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Had checked out the website before going and decided this would be a great actvitiy. This was our first visit and we actually paid for a full day including equiptment rental for 3 teens while I was looking forward to watching from the observation area. They attached color braclets to the kids and helped them find their equiptment. Started off in the practice pond and worker Trey was very nice and helpful. Trey gave great advice and was really helped with useful tips. Moved to the main lake and things started to go down hill. Only 6 people can be on the main lake at one time and lines were very long ecspecially for newcomers. The line seem to split into two, those going off the ramp into the lake and those that were very experienced and could jump off a rail into the water. Those that could jump off the rail created a second line essentially cutting into line making others wait longer. I watched and would see those experinced riders cutting in line getting to ride twice, compared with the others that had to wait to ride just once, and at times certain workers (Danielle was one of those) would allow 4 of the more experienced riders that could jump off the rail ride before allowing even 1 rider who waited to use the ramp. I was wondering since they had turnstiles, why didn't they make everyone use them including the experienced riders and friends of the workers? We watched as teens would jump the fence with their own equiptment and get in line at the main lake even WITHOUT a bracelet they too were allowed to ride. Was planning to eat at the Snack Shack (seen on website) but had to leave to get lunch since kitchen was closed. Watch out for the teens that work there and their friends who have skateboards and ride them around the observation deck. They just leave them on the deck when they are not using them so someone could easily trip. Besides the skateboards left unattended, the place seemed clean. Other parents on the obeservaton deck and myself began discussing the line jumping and fence jumping. We concluded it would have been a much better outing, definately less frustrating, if every rider was treated the same way. The wait for the less experience riders ranged from anywhere between 30 - 45 minutes. Wake Nation DID NOT implement a lap limit for the experienced riders. If they used the turnstiles for EVERYONE and implemented a lap limit, I think this could be a great place to spend the day.

13  Thank KoolAidMom
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