Disclosure: I am partnering with Water World. All opinions are my own.
I grew up just minutes from Water World and since my mom worked in the same city she was able to get tickets pretty much every summer. Jeremy and I had not been to Water World since moving back to home from college meaning we have never taken the kids. Now that they are swimming on their own we decided we had to head back to one of our favorite water parks in Colorado.
Jeremy’s parents came out for a little summer visit and we decided to add a trip to Water World to our agenda. As we prepared for this trip to Water World we were not really sure how to prepare as the park itself has grown so much since the last time we visited. The day we planned for ended up being 103 degrees…abnormally HOT for Colorado. Due to the heat and expected crowds I decided to rent a cabana for us to have some dedicated shade and storage for our things. It was perfect and we had a great day in the heat.
Reasons To Make Water World Colorado Your Summer Tradition
Beat The Heat.
Like I said, we went to Water World on the hottest day of the summer…it broke records it was so hot but the whole time we were there we were totally comfortable. Sure there was a lot of people there but we never felt overheated or too crowded. Water World is huge and because of this, you will always find some water to cool off in with your family. It really is a perfect activity to enjoy on a hot summer day.
Fun For The Whole Family.
Water World prides themselves on the 67 acres of fun. Seriously people, this is a large water park. For our experience we had 3 generations and everyone in our party was happy and having a ton of fun. What was great about Water World was that Teagan could ride the same rides as Jude. With Jude being so tall we find that Teagan gets left out at carnivals or other parks due to her being smaller. While we did not spend the whole day there, we were there from 9:30am until 3:30pm. That entire time the kids and adults were entertained. We had so much fun and a ton of memories made.
Water World has something for everyone — wave pools, family tube rides, thrill rides, a lazy river, and more. There’s three separate Children’s Play Adventures, including the all new Big Top Family Fun Zone for the little ones. If rides aren’t your thing, you can relax on a lawn chair by one of the pools, or rent a Cabana or Bungalow for more of a private setting.
Jude and Teagan are not the best swimmers yet so we did spend most of the time right next to them. Kids seem to be separated from family due to so many electronics available so finding ways to enjoy some local family time for a day is really important to us. For an entire day, the electronics were put away and we enjoyed some fun in the sun and water. The kids are already asking if we can make another trip to Water World before school starts. We might have to because I loved it too.
It was so fun to go back to this water park that I grew up enjoying and seeing the great additions but also those attractions that I have so many fun memories from. It was pretty special to share this time with the kids.
It is not surprising that theme parks and water parks are expensive but what I love about Water World Colorado is that there is ALWAYS free parking and you can bring in your own food and drinks. What a great way to save some money. For our trip we brought in our own food and drinks but then let the kids have a dessert before we left for the day. It was a great way to end our stay at Water World.
While the admission tickets can be a bit pricey you can usually find some coupons or discounts for those tickets.
After our fun family trip to Water World this summer I know that we will be adding Water World to our summer traditions. I cannot wait to spend another day of fun in the sun with the whole family. America’s Biggest. America’s Best.
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About Water World Colorado
Water World, one of America’s largest family water parks, is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver, Colorado, on 64 beautifully landscaped acres. Since they opened in 1979 with the first two water slides in the state of Colorado, they now boast over 46 water adventures, and have been rated as one of America’s top ten water parks by the Travel Channel.
They feature the largest variety of attractions (50) in America, from Wally World for the tots, to Voyage to the Center of the Earth, the ultimate family water adventure. Water World has more family tube rides than any other park in America. Thrill rides are in abundance also, like the Red Line speed slide. Plenty of picnic areas are available, from covered pavilions to beautifully landscaped grass areas. They feature 3 separate Children’s Play Adventures, including the all new Big Top Family Fun Zone. Two new attractions debuted in 2012 including Colorado’s only magnetic water coaster (The Mile High Flyer)! Our interactive slide adventure, Warp Speed opened in 2015 and in 2016 Cowabunga Beach (our newest boarding experience) and Turtle Bay (our newest wave pool just for the little ones) opened!
Picnics are welcome at Water World and the parking is free. Water World offers a wide variety of food and beverage choices at a very reasonable cost. They feature a large variety of food,, from the classic burger to mouth watering pizza. And you can top off that delicious meal with some of the best dessert items in the west, including their delicious funnel cakes! They also offer a fully stocked gift shop for all those items you must have, from very affordable swim wear, to souvenir items!
Water World operating season is generally from the last weekend in May through Labor Day, with some school days excepted during the early and late parts of the summer season.
There is still time to plan your family trip to Water World so get on that! Visit the Water World Colorado website for more information and ideas for your plan.
We love going to Water World too! My fave is the Lazy River, I could hang out there all day. The kids would prefer the action in the wave pool and of course… the slides! I just wish the summer were longer so we could go more.