We visited Water Country in Williamsburg a couple of weeks ago and the kids had a BLAST!! We spent 7 hours there and I honestly think they could have stayed 7 more! We don't have passes to theme parks so this was a treat for them this summer! We went for the first time last year and I knew we would be back...I'm not sure if that is because Jay and I had such a good time or the kids...it took us bribing them with ice cream to get out of the lazy river(which they had probably been in for close to an hour!) Ha!
The first ride you see when you walk into the park is the Colossal Curl. This ride is my favorite by far! I can't remember the last time I got butterflies, but this definitely did it for me! It was also slightly scary watching how high we went up in the funnel and hoping my kids were holding on tight(that's the mom in me!)
I love that they have several water playgrounds for little ones and plenty of places to relax!(See above photo.) My son Carter and his friend wanted to play in the kiddie area for a bit and although they are probably a bit big for that play place, they had fun nonetheless!
During our 7 hour adventure, we were able to ride every single ride! The lines move relatively fast and most of the time you are wet from the last ride so it's never really hot!
They have several places to snack or eat a meal at throughout the park. My kiddos ate a burger and chicken strips with fries and I got a made-to-order Tex-Mex salad bowl! They also have subs, wraps, pizza, hot dogs, icecream, funnel cakes, nachos, a candy shop, you name it! And an added bonus.....wine and draft beer! To make things easier, we did the Quick Pay cashless wristband which lets you make purchases without having to carry your purse around!
My kids love the wave so that occupied them for a while so I could enjoy some sunshine! And if sunbathing isnt your thing, they offer private cabanas! Seating was a bit hard to find at the wave pool, so it may be wise to reserve either a lounger or a cabana for the day!
I think the best thing about Water Country is that it is just three miles from Busch Gardens and they do offer passes/tickets for both parks! AND they are close to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown so you can make a whole weekend out of it if you would like or just go for the day...the hour drive is not bad at all!
They have an abundance of water slides and it is fun for kids of all ages! Below is a map of the park to give you a better idea on
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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!