Our family visits OBX each year for vacation and we are super excited for our family trip this year because H2OBX opened for their first season! They have 30 rides, slides and other fun water related attractions as well as resort-style amenities. My kids LOVE water parks so we surprised them this year and spent our first day at at H2OBX!
I love that H2OBX has a plethora of chairs throughout the park. It makes it a lot easier to keep an eye out on the kids and soak up some sun at the same time! To make your trip even more relaxing, they offer private cabanas(either the standard cabana that fits up to 8 people or the deluxe which can fit up to 12 people) as an add on as well as lockers that you can rent at several locations throughout the park!
Of course both of my kids loved the wave pool. I dont know what it is about those things, but they could swim in it all day! Another favorite of theirs is the lazy river. H2OBX's lazy river is known as Teach's Tides Adventure River Relax and is 1,000 feet of a relaxing ride while floating over a gentle current.
Kaleigh is my daredevil so of course she had to ride the Paradise PlungeGo! It is a 9-story free-fall slide where she was dropped from the launch capsule, 90 feet up, and she did a near free-fall before being launched into a 360-degree horizontal translucent enclosed loop! Whew!!
We always enjoying riding together as a family so the Rogue WaveCatch was our favorite raft ride of the day!
What I love about H2OBX is the variety of food options they have! From wraps, pizzas, BBQ and burgers to chicken tenders, sandwiches, nachos and fish tacos, they have something for everyone! And lets not forget the amazing desserts including funnel cakes, icecream and shakes as well as draft beers(12 on tap including local craft brews!) wine and specialty drinks! We settled on chicken tenders with fries, nachos and icecream! :)
Below is a map of the park to give you a better idea on what they have! We had such a fun time and I think it may become another thing we add to the bucket list for our yearly vacation at OBX!
Ready to purchase tickets??! Head on over:
8526 Caratoke Hwy
Powells Point, NC 27966
Phone (252) 491-3000
Wood and steel intertwine into twisting barrel roll drops, dynamic inversions and gravity-defying weightlessness on Kings Dominion’s newest hybrid roller coaster – Twisted Timbers – slated to open in the spring of 2018.
Twisted Timbers is an innovative hybrid coaster that uses the latest technology to combine wood supports with a steel track to give riders an exhilarating experience with maneuvers previously unimaginable on a traditional wooden coaster. The coaster is designed by Rocky Mountain Construction of Idaho, a company renowned for reimagining wooden coasters. Features of the ride include:
Twisted Timbers will be located in the Candy Apple Grove section of the park and is themed to an abandoned apple orchard on the edge of town. The story behind the coaster is that an unknown force – supernatural or natural– destroyed the harvest years ago and froze the orchard in time; now the strictly “off-limits” orchard has reopened for tours, with the twisted ride as its highlight.
Also new in 2018 is WinterFest, an immersive holiday experience in which the park will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with uniquely themed areas, multitudes of Christmas trees, millions of lights, ice-skating, entertainment, food, crafts and hands-on activities. A nightly tree lighting ceremony will kick off each evening of the imaginative holiday event. The park’s fountain on International Street will be transformed into Snowflake Lake, an area where guests can enjoy ice skating in the shadow of the iconic Eiffel Tower; the tower will be converted into a 300-foot Christmas tree complete with a state-of-the-art light show as snow falls over the midway.
Winterfest visitors will be able to enjoy holiday-themed live entertainment in more than a dozen shows like Cool Yule Christmas, Jingle Jazz, and a special production of Snoopy’s Ice Show. Classic Peanuts™ characters along with special Winterfest entertainers like Jack Frost, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Candy Cane will meet and interact with guests. Kids can help elves mail letters to Santa at the North Pole Post Office, and decorate cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen. Shoppers may select unique holiday gifts at Crafter’s Corner, featuring handmade goods from some of Virginia’s best crafters. Throughout the event, guests will be able to enjoy dozens of the park’s rides and attractions.
“2018 is going to be an amazing year for our guests,” said Gary Chadwick, vice president and general manager, Kings Dominion. “Twisted Timbers raises the bar for Kings Dominion’s high thrill level, and adrenaline junkies everywhere will crave experiencing its astonishing twists and revolutions over and over again. This, added to the immersive Winterfest seasonal event, will let our guests experience the park in an entirely different way, creating new family traditions. These investments demonstrate our continued commitment to position Kings Dominion as a dynamic world class destination.”
Guests may enjoy unlimited rides on Twisted Timbers as well as admission to WinterFest with the purchase of a 2018 Gold Season Pass, available now at the lowest price of the season, or a free Kings Dominion Pre-K Pass that provides children between three and five years of age with complimentary admission all season long. Gold season passholders receive unlimited access to Kings Dominion and its Soak City water park; entry to special events like Halloween Haunt, The Great Pumpkin Fest and Winterfest; free parking and exclusive discounts; and one free visit to the park in 2017. Special pricing ends October 29, 2017.
Hello there! My name is Ashley and I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. I am also a wife and mother and LOVE event planning! I enjoy discovering new restaurants, visiting local breweries and exploring RVA while hosting monthly Girls Night Out events. You can usually catch me with my laptop and a cup of coffee!