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Water Park of America Review

July 30, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 107

Hours: Varies by day but usually opens at 10:00 am and stays open until 10:00 pm

Prices: Vary by day but plan on $25 - $30 per person

Location: Bloomington Minnesota

Parking: Free

The Water Park of America can be a special treat for the whole family. This large indoor waterpark has activities for all ages. There are 5 main attractions at the park:

1. Climbing structure for younger kids

2. Wave pool

3. Surfing

4. Lazy River

5. Water Slides

Climbing Structure for Younger Kids

There is a large climbing structure with a zero depth pool for younger kids, though many of the older ones will enjoy the giant bucket that periodically dumps a load of water on top of the play area. This structure also has several water slides for the younger set. I really like these slides because they don't just dump you onto the bottom of the pool, but have a long straight exit area as part of the slide. This cuts down on wear and tear on swimming suits and little bottoms.

Wave Pool at the Water Park of America

There is a large wave pool with a zero depth entrance. The pool does not make huge waves, but is still fun. There are inner tubes available on a first come, first serve basis. The Lazy River also flows through the wave pool.

Surfing At the Water Park of America

The surfing attraction is not always open, but is a lot of fun when it is. Surfers get a shortened 'surfboard' to use and attempt to surf the constant wave. This can be a fun attraction to just watch. Some of the more experienced and athletic surfers are able to actually do tricks. This attraction does have a height and age limit so younger guests are not able to participate.

Lazy River at the Water Park of America

The Lazy River ride requires an inner tube. There are both single and double tubes available and children are allowed to sit in a parents lap.. This slow spin around the perimeter of the park also has several waterfalls that you can ride under for some extra fun.

Water Slides At the Water Park of America

There are several different water slides available in addition to the small ones on the climbing structure. The family or group slide has riders sit in a large round inner tube and go through a toilet bowl shaped area before dropping through a tube. The ride may look scary, but it isn't. There are also two standard water slides that are great for kids and teens. These rides actually go outside of the building through enclosed tubes, which can be fun in the winter time as the temperature changes inside the tubes. There are also two body slides for the older kids and adults to try. These do have height limitations so younger kids are not able to use them.

Other Attractions at the Water Park of America

There is another pool with several additional attractions. Water basketball is available as is a lily pad activity that kids enjoy. You have to walk across a line of floating lilly pads without falling into the water. It is a lot more difficult than it sounds and there is usually a short line of kids waiting to try their luck.

Food at the Water Park of America

The park also has several venues for food, though it is strictly kid friendly food. Pizza, hot dogs, chips, pop and sandwiches are some of the main meals available. There is also a snack bar with ice cream and other treats. The park does allow you to bring in small snacks and beverages, but no glass is allowed.

Bring the whole family and enjoy the day at one of the most popular family attractions in Minneapolis.

Dawn Marcotte has been a resident of the Twin Cities for over 15 years. She enjoys taking her two children to the many museums and attractions available in and around the Minneapolis area. Reviews and tips for this attraction and other Twin Cities attractions are available at.

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