Virginia is a haven for water park lovers! If you are planning a vacation to this area, why not visit the following water parks rated as some of the best in the country:
Atlantis Water park in Centreville
This is a municipal water park situated in Bull Run Regional Park. This park is fun for the entire family with its multitude of waterslides, interactive water play grounds and pools. Its main attraction is water play feature that is topped by a 500-gallon dumping water-bucket. The park also features a Splash Pad with showers, sprayers and water cannons, providing hours of great wet fun! For children aged six and under, there is a Wading Pool which features an octopus-shaped kid-friendly water slide. Apart from water-related activities, the park also contains picnic pavilions, a sunning deck and Neptune Café which serves drinks, snacks and food.
Great Waves in Alexandria
This is a 20-acre water park located in Northern Virginia and is maintained by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority System. This water park features water slides, large wave pools, water-play structures and great food. The main attraction is a 475,000 gallon pool with man-made waves that can go as high as four feet! For true thrill seekers, Great Waves also features 3 flume body slides that start from a height of four stories including twin-speed slides. For small children, the park’s Minnow Bay features three water attractions. A shallow pool with many fountains is an ideal place parents and toddlers. The lagoon area is a wide tandem-slide and the Splash Pad is a water play area with tipping buckets, water jets and sprayers. Great Waves also has batting cages, a mini golf course, pavilion for events and picnic shelters.
Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg
Located at Bear Track Landing, this 55,000 sq-ft indoor water park also features a large indoor entertainment venue. In the water park, there are six pools, eight waterslides and a four-storey interactive play feature called Fort Mackenzie. This play structure has a 1,000 gallon tipping water-bucket and 60 water effects. In total, this water park has 300,000 gallons of water that is heated to eighty four degrees. Other park features include a family flume, children’s leisure pool, and lazy river. Visitors can also find accommodations here including a 301 ensuite guest rooms, indoor entertainment area, food court, and restaurant and banquet space. Great Wolf Lodge is an optimum place for family fun!
Massanutten Water park in McGaheysville
This water park is an indoor and seasonal outdoor park. It is a part of Massanutten Resort and features many attractions for the whole family. In the indoor portion, the water park is located around a multi storey water fortress called the Meltdown. For those who enjoy body boarding, the Pipeline is the only Flow Rider in Virginia. This area has thousands of gallons of water moving beneath the boarder every minute, making it feel like an endless sheet-wave. There are also three tube slides and two body slides. For very small children, the park also features the Frog Pond. It is water that is 12 inches deep with a Frog Slide.