Rapids Waterpark is a family-oriented water and theme park located in West Palm Beach, Florida. The park grounds cover approximately 25 acres and include a varied and generous selection of attractions including 29 different water slides. Rapids Waterpark has been in business over 30 years and prides itself on being a fun-filled, family-appropriate destination capable of providing a full day of fun and excitement for park goers of all ages.
The rides and attractions at Rapids range in intensity from wild and thrilling, to mild, to extra mild and geared especially toward young children, the better to offer something that appeals to everyone. Rides that fall into the thrill ride category are among the most popular and include Big Thunder, the largest water ride in all of Florida; Raging Rapids, an exhilarating water slide-based attraction full of twists and turns for up to four riders; the Superbowls; and the Pirate's Plunge, a wild water slide that includes a heart-stopping 7-story drop as part of the fun.
The mild rides are built to be appropriate and entertaining for the entire family from young to old. Some of the most popular include the following. The dancing fountains are a beautiful and delightful way for the entire family to beat the heat together. The Lazy River is a relaxing jaunt down a quarter-mile river that includes elements such as shooting canons, cascading waterfalls, an aquatic rainforest, and a fountain island. The Water Flumes are a series of exciting slides and tunnels that measure over 1600 feet altogether.
Last but not least, the children's attractions were created to be safe and fun for even the park's littlest visitors. These include the Tadpool, a wading pool especially for toddlers that includes a water slide and plenty of floating swamp animals; the Splish Splash Lagoon, an interactive play area full of slides, cannons, forts, and even shipwrecks; and Alligator Alley, and exciting chasm populated by creatures such as alligators and dragons where you can test your skills and play with friends.
When it comes to food, Rapids Waterpark features several options. Outside food and drink is not permitted within the park, but there are two full-service food courts located within that offer standard fair options such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, chicken, nachos, and more. There are also shaded picnic areas provided for the convenience and pleasure of park goers. Cold treats like ice cream and sno-cones can be obtained via stands as well.
Rapids Waterpark is also host to special events and happenings throughout their open season. Although the actual nature of the events is subject to much change from year to year, past events have included concerts, radio station events, culinary fairs, raffles, cartoon character meet and greets, and contests. Holiday-specific events are also often part of the mix and have included Easter egg hunts on Easter weekend and special rate events for mothers on Mother's Day. Those interested in a current list of events are encouraged to contact the park directly or visit their website for further information.
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