A couple weekends ago, we planned a trip to Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora. We had a great time going down the water slides, relaxing in the lazy river and splashing in the wave pool.
All About Wildwater Kingdom Outdoor Water Park
When we first arrived at the park we dropped off our towels and bags on some lounge chairs. As someone who sunburns easily, I appreciated that there were some lounge chairs located in shaded areas.
Then we headed to the water slides. The park has both tube slides and body slides.
Tip: Get to the park early if you want to avoid long lines on the water slides. As the day went on the lines got longer and longer
In addition to the single rider slides, there was also a family slide that 4 people can ride at the same time.
After many trips down the slides we decided to relax in the lazy river.
We really liked how the lazy river wound around the majority of the park and through many waterfalls and dumping buckets.
Tip: There is also a section of the lazy river that travels under a bridge walkway. At the top of the walkway there are dumping buckets that you can control. It's fun to dump water on unsuspecting people floating down the river. 🙂
Kids Water Play Area
After a few times around the lazy river, we went to the kids water playground.
The water play area was huge and made up of many different levels, platforms, bridges, walk ways, waterfalls, squirt guns, slides and wading pools.
The highlight of the water playground was the HUGE bucket of water at the very top. Every 4-5 minutes a bell would ring and all the kids would run underneath it. Then the bucket would tip and dump 1,000 gallons of water down onto the kids.
The Wave Pool
I have fond memories of visiting Geauga Lake as a child and one of my favorite spots was the wave pool.
Because of that, it was especially fun for me to enjoy the waves with my kids.
Tip: Even if your kids are good swimmers, consider having them wear a life jacket (they are provided at the entry of The Wave). Because the waves are unpredictable, the life jackets will keep the kids safe and allow you to relax when they are in the water.
Food and Snacks at Wildwater Kingdom
During our visit, we ended up eating lunch at the park. The meals (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Tenders, Club Sandwich) included a main entree, fries and a drink and cost approximately $12 each.
If you are planning to pack your own food and snacks be aware that you are not allowed to bring it into the park. That being said, there are picnic tables by the parking lot and you can leave to eat and then reenter the water park.
Tip: Bottles of water are permitted in the park, so be sure to bring some with you. There are drinking fountains located near each restroom where you can refill them.
Wildwater Kingdom Admission Rates
Daily Admission Rates – Daily passes are also available and are good for the entire day of purchase. Daily Pass Details
Tip: Get a discount on daily admission price by purchasing your tickets online
Season Passes – If you plan to visit more than once during the summer, consider buying a season pass as it will likely be a less expensive option. Season Pass Details
Tip: Because Wildwater Kingdom is part of the Cedar Fair Parks you can also get a Platinum Season Pass that includes admission to Cedar Point and other Cedar Fair parks.
Parking Fees – $10 per car
Wildwater Kingdom Outdoor Water Park Features & Amenities
- 17-acre water park located in Aurora Ohio (Geauga Lake)
- Tube Water Slides – Four inner tube slides
- Body Water Slides – Three enclosed body slides
- 4 Person Water Slide – Perfect for families that want to ride together
- Lazy River – 1,100 foot long lazy river that winds around the park. You can float in the provided inner tubes or swim without them
- Wave Pool – 390,000 wave pool. Life jackets available
- Kids Water Play Area – Four stories of fun including platforms, bridges, slides, water walls, dumping buckets, squirt guns and more.
- Swimming Pool – Floating objects, basketball hoop, whirlpool, squirt guns and more.
- Lounge Chairs – Both in the shade and in the sun
- Cabana Rentals
- A variety of food and beverages available for purchase
1100 Squires Rd, Aurora, OH 44202
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