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Review of Wild River Country

Wild River Country
Ranked #25 of 97 things to do in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Right now WRC is posting a special on GROUPON for a one-day $15 admission price until July 2nd. This is a great deal for an all day visit. A few tips since we've been getting season passes for the past 6 years...Pack a cooler with food & drinks and bring a blanket to sit in shade and have lunch outside of park if you don't want to spend extra $$ inside for ok food. You get a hand stamp when you leave the park and can come back in. NO coolers, food, or beverages allowed inside. They do have a picnic area with tables in front of park so you can sit & have lunch. If you have a baby, or stroller, they will allow you the necessary beverages and food :-) leaver your valuables in the car or pay extra $ to get a locker. Don't wear jewelry or fancy gear. It's a water park so you'll be in the water. Bring TONS of sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours. The sun will leave your skin burned; especially for tots & children. Wear socks or aqua shoes- toe shoes-. The pavement will burn your feet! However, some slides will have you remove your footwear before going down the slide (+ hat & sun glasses). Secure a shaded place for your items..and don't be surprise if you hog 5 chairs and your kids are not using them, that someone will move your towels to the side. There are not enough chairs for every person so only save those that you'll need. Keep an eye on your child(ren) -- the park is big and your little can get lost or drown. The wave pool can be dangerous for little ones and those that do not know how to swim. Ask for a lift vest! Stay closer to the end of the pool once the waves start because the current will knock you off your feet and several kids will go under if you don't hold their hand. It's fun but a littel scary if you're not prepared. Yes, they do have life guards that are wonderful but they are not babysitters. You are responsible for your kids..Two sides to the waterpark -- shaded play area for the babies & tots is straight ahead into the park. A fun area for kids under 5 to play. Right side is the wave pool & ok lazy river. Some of those slides are great for kids... let the life guard know at the top if your kid can't swim and usually the other life guard will 'catch' them at the end of the tunnel. They can't wear life jackets on the slides. Left side of park has most of the slides. Use the white or yellow tubes & double check signs before hauling your tube up the hill to make sure you have the right one...the blue tubes are for the wave pool only & you have to have a wrist band to use those (extra $$). MILITARY gets in FREE with ID. You can also get a reduce rate for mil spouses & dependents. Also, after 3:00pm the daily rate is cut in half. For first timers, double check your GPS...not a lot of signs pointing to the right direction (WRC) off the freeway. On a hot day it's the best time to go & cool off. Still open if it rains....lightening - everyone out of pool-usually wait an hour until it stops & if not, you get refund.
Half Off Water-Park Outing in North Little Rock
Water slides are a metaphor for life; the ride is always fun, no matter how many wedgies it gives you. Treat yourself to a life-affirming water-wedgie with this Groupon.
$15 for an All-Day Water-Park Outing ($29.99 Value)
All-day admission grants...$15 for an All-Day Water-Park Outing ($29.99 Value)
All-day admission grants visitors access to the park's 13 exhilarating attractions, picnic area, volleyball court, and covered seating areas.

Wild River Country
Surrounded by lush, green trees and grassy areas for lounging, Wild River Country overflows with 13 watery attractions such as the Cyclone, which sends groups of four tubing down a slippery slide for a big splash at the end. After getting the water and Poseidon's bickering out of their ears from the wave pool or the rip-roaring Accelerator, parents and kids can grab a bite to eat at the Cookhouse Grill and enjoy it at the picnic area. The Tad Pool lets the little ones splash and play, and the Lazy River lets tubers linger in the sun for a relaxed float while the Pipeline slings threesomes zooming bobsled-like down the slide in a raft. Family-oriented, and safe for all ages, the water park doesn't allow smoking or alcohol in the facility and offers clean restrooms and showers.

7  Thank annevt30
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

This water park was below average compared to others we've experienced. It is small yet crowded. Especially the bathrooms/changing area. Lots college or high school aged girls toting toddlers around. Lines seemed to take longer than necessary. The place was a bit run down; we decided not to eat there because of this. Not everyone was wearing bathing attire. Several had on white shorts or white shirts and underwear; and when they were wet, well....it wasn't a pretty sight. Almost everyone sported visible tats.

5  Thank BlessedinTN
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

This water park was so much fun. I loved going down all of the water slides. My brother and sister loved it too. My mom liked it but got very tired after awhile. I guess it is more of a teenage thing. I thought the raft slides were better than the body slides, but I liked them all. The wave pool was pretty fun. The lazy river was just as it is titled, lazy. It was very slow, but sometimes it provided a nice break. Our favorite rides were the Accelerator (very fast), the Pipeline (better on a two man raft), the Cyclone (make sure to hold on!), and Vertigo (usually entered water head first).
We went after three o'clock for reduced admission, and it was still plenty of time. We took took snacks in but did not visit any of the food outlets, thanks to prior reviews.

1  Thank mkdock
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

The park is small but pretty cheap so it's priced about right. The other reviews gave a good description of the rides. The one that deserves repeating is the lazy river: small slow and dirty.

2  Thank Beaker18
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We purchased discount tickets from our hotel, the HI Express in Maumelle. There was not any signage as you came off of I-40 to direct you to the water park so at first, we went the wrong way - you need to go west. Plenty of parking and no lines going in. We were able to find plenty of chair options within 30 min of the opening of the park. The website said no coolers, but I would advise bringing in water bottles or mugs that you could put water in and bring some snacks. We ate lunch at the snack bar and had burgers and they were very good. The slides were all great except it was a little exhausting to carry the tubes uphill to the top of the slides. Later in the day, the concrete walkways were SO hot that we felt like we were burning the skin off the bottoms of our feet. I would advise taking some cheap flip flops so you can take then off and hold when you go down the slides. If you think you are going to want to wear your sunglasses, you might consider a cord to keep them around your neck. (They want you to remove sunglasses and footwear when you go down the slides.) There was not a huge crowd the day we went and it was 100 degrees so that was a pleasant surprise. Plenty of people to keep it open, but not overcrowded. Loved the wave pool and lazy river!!!

3  Thank Cebu1
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