Water Country USA located in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the largest water park in the Mid-Atlantic and has some of the largest water rides in the country. There are more than 30 rides all set in a 1950-1960 surfer theme.
Some of the rides have age and/or height restrictions, but there are rides for visitors of all ages available at the park. The largest ride is the Hubba Hubba Highway. This ride is over 1500 feet long and takes up nearly 3.5 acres. There are more than 30 rides in all. Below are just a few examples of the many rides and attractions in the park.
Big Daddy Falls
This ride sends visitors through 670 feet of flumes, tunnels and twists.
This is the largest family ride within the park. Four person rafts bring guests through dark tunnels and shooting over waterfalls.
This slide allows guests to partake in a little friendly competition to see who can make it to the bottom first. Six guests at a time can compete for first place.
This heated pool is part of the children's play land. Guests will find interactive activities, a bubble area and slides designed with kids in mind.
This is the largest wave pool in the state of Virginia where visitors can ride four foot waves.
Many visitors said that they enjoy the fact that there are attractions geared toward every age group in their family. Others were disappointed at the lines and the crowds. During the hottest months, guests report lines of up to 60 minutes to get on some of the slides. Other visitors who went to the park in July and August reported no wait more than 15 minutes, so it seems the size of the crowd depends on the day of the week and perhaps somewhat on the luck of the draw. Some attractions, such as Hubba Hubba Highway, have no wait, but visitors said they were very crowded.
One visitor from Canada said, "Just spent the entire day at Water Country with my 5 year old and 8 year old. I liked the efficiency of the fingerprint recognition technology that they use at the entrance of the park. Everything was so well organized and clean. I thought we were going during high season...but there were no real line-ups other than 3 of the biggest rides - and then the waits were between 30-45 minutes. The park is neither too small nor too big. Everything is well connected and it's easy to find your way...My kids loved everything. I especially couldn't tear them away from the Hubba Hubba waterway, essentially a stream that gently pushes people though about 1 km of water in a type of racetrack format.''
Within the park there are several dining options. Picnics are allowed only at designated spots in the parking lot. Coolers may not be brought into the park. There are also bathhouses for use by guests and the use of life vests and inner tubes is included in the admission price. Pet care is available in the adjacent Busch Gardens (in the England parking lot). There is a surf shop and a gift shop available as well.
The park is only open from May through September, Check for updated pricing and other information when planning a visit.
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