About Water World:
Water World has been cooling off Denver for decades with water slides galore. The theme park boasts 49 water attractions, making it one of the nation's largest water parks. Water World, which opened in 1979, sits on 64 acres of land in a suburb north of Denver.
Water World's wave pool, Thunder Bay, crests to popularity at the park with 1.8 million gallons of water. The Lazy River also meanders through the park with 1,000 feet of water, creating a relaxing ride for all ages.
Water World also has an area for young children called Wally World. Toddlers are required to wear swim diapers while they splash around. There are also a few rides for children only that adults are not allowed on, which may be a relief to harried parents.
The theme park is arranged into seven areas: Big Top, Calypso Cove, North Shore, River Country, South Beach, West Coast Adventure and Wild Isle. The popular wave pool is located in the South Beach area, while Wally World occupies the North Shore.
Lockers are available for an additional charge, but parking is provided for free. Food and drink can also be brought into Water World, which has covered picnic pavilions for guests. Bring your own towels or be prepared to purchase them at the gift shop. And don't forget the sunscreen, of course!
Hours and Admission:
Hours for 2014:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Water World is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Admission for 2014:
Adult tickets are $40.99, children (47" and under) tickets are $35.99, and senior tickets are $9.99.
Children shorter than 40" tall are admitted free. Admission prices are reduced after 1:45 p.m.
Directions and Address:
From Denver: Take I-25 North and exit at 84th Ave. Turn west on 84th Ave. and continue to Pecos Street. Turn right on Pecos St. to 88th Ave. At 88th Ave., turn left into the Water World parking lot.
From Boulder: Take 36 East and exit at Pecos Street. Proceed north on Pecos St. to 88th Ave. Turn left into the Water World parking lot.
W. 88th Ave. & Pecos St.
Federal Heights, CO 80260
Other Important Info:
- Picnic lunches may be brought into Water World, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed.
- Tube rental costs $5 per inner tube in 2014, and many rides require tubes.
- Swimsuits are de rigueur, although thong bikinis are not allowed.
- Dogs are not allowed into Water World, with an exception made for service animals.
- Residents of Hyland Hills or Westminster can receive discounted admission.
- Splash Passes, which allow unlimited admission for one year, start at $119.99 for general admission in 2014.