This family-friendly water park is Virginia’s largest and boasts plenty of thrilling, relaxing and kid-friendly water rides and attractions.
One of the Top 10 Water Parks in the U.S.
When the temperature rises, there’s no better place to cool down than Water Country USA in Williamsburg. Located just a few miles away from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, one of the country’s best theme parks, Water Country USA was recently named one of the Top 10 Water Parks in the United States by TripAdvisor. This family-friendly water park is Virginia’s largest and boasts plenty of thrilling, relaxing and kid-friendly water rides and attractions.
Water Country USA Rides, Slides and Play Areas
Water Country USA has over 15 different water rides, slides and play areas located within the massive park. Each ride and attraction is given a thrill level that lets you know the intensity of the ride.
Water Country has three attractions that are ranked as “low thrill,” and they are all kid-friendly play areas. Cow-A-Bunga, Kritter Korral and H2O UFO are perfect for children of all ages and swim levels.
Cow-A-Bunga, a cow-themed play area, features a splash zone, three small water slides and a shallow heated pool. This is the perfect place for parents to play with their little ones.
Kritter Korral gives kids a little more room to explore. Boasting fountains, water slides and splash zones, children will have a blast in the two-foot-deep pool.
H2O UFO is Water Country’s largest water playground for children. Both kids and parents can make a splash down the water slides and get soaked at the waterfall.
Most of the medium-thrill rides require a minimum height of 42 inches. There is also a play area, lazy river and a wave pool.
Aquazoid and Big Daddy Falls are two of the park’s four-person inner tube rides with a medium-thrill level.
Aquazoid twists and turns riders along an 863-foot-long enclosed flume before splashing them down into zero-depth entry pool. Aquazoid is the only medium-thrill ride with a minimum height requirement of 48 inches.
Big Daddy Falls recreates the adrenaline rush of whitewater rafting. Instead of river rapids, you’ll face 670 feet of flumes and tunnels that take you along the ride’s tunnels, drops, curves and cannon blasters.
Jet Scream, Malibu Pipeline and Wild Thang are perfect for double riders, meaning twice the fun. All three are flume rides that are between 400–500 feet long, with a minimum height of 42 inches.
Enjoy some friendly competition as you race on Nitro Racer. Bodysurf down a 320-foot high-speed slide. It’s an exhilarating four-second ride with five people next to you.
For some more relaxing fun, visit Hubba Hubba Highway, Rock ‘N’ Roll Island and Surfer’s Bay.
Hubba Hubba Highway is an exciting river that offers free-floating fun. Much more than a lazy river, float 1,500 feet down the river as geysers spray riders with water. This attraction has no line and you can float as long as you want.
If you’re looking for a traditional lazy river, you can find it and another water slides and attractions at Rock ‘N’ Roll Island. This massive play area features an 11,000-square-foot activity pool, 736-foot-long lazy river, 600 feet of thrilling water slides and a kid-friendly corkscrew slide.
Those looking to catch a wave can head to Surfer’s Bay, Virginia’s largest wave pool. The 23,000-square-foot pool begins with a zero-depth entry and deepens to eight feet. Every 10 minutes, four-foot waves transform the pool into an ocean.
Water Country boasts four high-thrill water slides, including a new water coaster. These have a minimum height requirement of 48 inches.
Opening for the 2019 season, Cutback Water Coaster will be a top-of-the-line water coaster in the nation. The thrilling ride is set to be Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster and the only RocketBLAST® on the East Coast.
Colossal Curl, Water Country’s mega-slide, combines your favorite parts of a water slide. Glide along the walls of the tunnel then ride over and under open and enclosed tubes until you splash down into the pool.
Hold on tight to your toboggan as you race down the Rampage water slide. The slide takes you down a 60-degree angle and sliding across a 120-foot pool.
Thrill seekers who aren’t afraid of heights won’t want to miss a ride on Vanish Point. This 75-foot slide gives riders two option: have the floor drop from beneath you or zoom down a 300-foot speed slide. Each choice is perfect for an aquatic adrenaline rush.
Dining at Water Country USA
When you need a break from all of the fun in the water, refuel with some summertime favorites. Water Country has three dining options throughout the park with different menu options.
Order burritos, nachos and other Tex-Mex dishes at Boardwalk Southwest Grill near Big Daddy Falls. This is also the park’s allergy-friendly location.
Enjoy all-American favorites, including burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders and salads, at The Catalina Grille Diner near Wipeout Gifts & Apparel. Finish your meal with a slice of cake before you leave.
For lighter fare, such as subs, paninis and wraps, head to Launch Pad Express Café near Nitro Racer. You can also grab a fruit cup, yogurt or salad for later.
Water Country USA Dining Deals
Save money by purchasing one of the all-day dining deals, allowing you to eat at Water Country all day long.
Purchasing Tickets to Water Country USA
Single- or multi-day tickets to Water Country USA can be purchased online. Buying online offers a discount depending on which ticket you buy.
Single-day tickets purchased online cost $44.99, two-day tickets cost $79.99 and three-day tickets cost $89.99.
Water Country USA Fun Card
Fun Cards are available for purchase for $59.99. This grants visitors access to the water park all season long. Fun Cards can be purchased online.
Water Country USA Membership
Two types of membership plans are available for Water Country USA.
Basic Membership is valid for 12 months, including blackout dates. Members receive access to members-only events, monthly rewards, discounts within the park, discounted tickets and more. Basic Membership costs $69.99.
Unlimited Membership gives members unlimited admission to the park for 12 months. Members receive access to members-only events, monthly rewards, discounts within the park, two free guest tickets, free parking and more. Unlimited Membership costs $89.99.
More Information about Water Country USA
Wheelchairs, strollers and electric scooters are available to rent when you visit Water Country USA. Rentals require a one-day advance reservation made online.
Water Country USA is located at 176 Water Country Parkway in Williamsburg. The water park is open from late May to early September. Visit WaterCountryUSA.com to view park calendar and hours.
Directions to Water Country USA
From I-64 East and West, Water Country USA is off Exit 242 B to VA-199 E. Make a right on Water Country Parkway to reach the park’s entrance.
Water Country USA Height Requirement
If you are riding with someone who is under the height requirement, they can still enjoy the water slide with someone who meets all of the slide’s requirements and is older than 14. Riders shorter than 42-inches tall are recommended to wear a life vest.
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