Louisiana is a hot state especially during the summer. It is natural for residents and visitors to want to cool off from the 100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures that can rage during the months of June through August. The Blue Bayou Water Park in Baton Rouge is one place everyone can cool down. The park is set on 80 acres of land off of the interstate 10. The water park is part of Dixie Landin' which is an amusement park. Dixie Landin' has 26 rides, 10 games and a great deal more.
At Dixie Landin' the top attraction is the Ragin' Cajun. This is a giant steel roller coaster with a few loops to make it more exciting. The coaster takes riders up 14 stories before dropping them back down. The Splinter is another ride. This one is a water ride called the flume ride. It drops 26 and 50 feet during the ride. The Giant Wheel as part of the park drops riders 90 feet. From this ride one can see the entire park and all its rides.
The water park and amusement park does have a children's section so that they can have fun as well. In the children's section there is a Delta Crop Dusters bi plane ride. This ride allows kids to sit in a smaller version of the plane riding up and down. Gasoline Alley lets mom and dad drive around in a Model T with their children. The Grand Carousel is a particular favorite for most children, according to the park.
There are a number of other rides at the park as well as water fun. In fact there are 20 water attractions. The High Water Slide is a 7 story serpentine like slide. Then there is the twin 8 story speed slide. The Mad Moccasin water slide twists and turns, placing swimmers in the dark at certain intervals before dumping them in a large pool. Conja is the largest in line water slide in North America. There is also the new slide called racers. It is booked as the largest and tallest slide in the world.
For individuals who do not want slides, pools are available. The pools allow visitors to sun bathe, swim, or enjoy a bit of surfing. The tidal wave pool lets swimmers ride the waves.
The water park does have food located throughout the park. The Sweet Magnolia offers ice cream, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and several favorites. Dixie Dilly has hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, and other meal items. Other places are the Frozen Cafe, Dippin' Dots, and Fresh Lemonade. The park pretty much has something for everyone, not only in food but also for rides.
The park has events during the summer months. These events are often bands or popular teenage singers. For 2009 Raven Symone, Lonestar, and Colbie Caillat will be at the park. Each year there will be someone else for concert events. The concerts start at 7pm. Ticket prices for the park are $27.95 for children and $34.95 for adults.