Visit Wildwater Kingdom for a SOAK-tacular Day {Aurora, Ohio}

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Last summer I was pregnant with Lilah and didn’t want to do much of anything besides sit in air conditioning.  This summer it seems my kiddos and I are constantly on the go doing as many fun activities as possible.  We are truly trying to enjoy every warm and sunny day in Ohio as possible.  And so when we received an invitation to check out Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora, Ohio we jumped at the chance.  Since my hubby was scheduled to work that day I decided it would be fun to make it a girls day and invited two of my very good friends along with their children to join us.  Our crew, three moms with a total of seven munchkins, were ready for a day of fun!

Wildwater Kingdom Entrance

There is a slide or attraction for everyone in the family to enjoy regardless of their age or thrill level and we were ready to experience them all… well, most of them.  After lathering the kids up from head to toe in sunscreen our first stop was Splash Landing.  And let me tell ya – you WILL get splashed.  There are geysers and water cannons all over the place which surprised me more than once, hehe.  Plus a giant bucket which drops 1,000 gallons of water every couple minutes and four stories of water slides in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Wildwater Kingdom Splash Landing

All of the kids in our group had a blast in this area and would have gladly stayed there all day.  The big kids loved climbing high into the structure to enjoy the taller water slides while the younger munchkins loved the smaller slides which still delivered big splashes.  Eventually we convinced them to check out another attraction.

Wildwater Kingdom Splash Landing Collage

On our way we passed by Thunder Falls where after climbing a 100 foot tower guests can plunge down one of three enclosed body slides or four inner tube slides including Ohio’s tallest water slide.  There is a height requirement of at least 48″ in bare feet and since our tallest kiddo was just under that mark us moms decided to save this attraction for next year so we can enjoy it with them.  In addition to these slides there is also Liquid Lightening where four thrill seekers can climb into a raft together and take the 60 foot plunge down an enclosed slide into an enormous funnel with a finish that will leave them soaked.  Liquid Lightening also has the same height requirement of 48″ in bare feet so I am hoping I can convince Alleigh to join me next year!

Wildwater Kingdom Thunder Falls

After watching the slides for a few minutes we made our way over to Riptide Run – an 1,100 foot long lazy river.  After all of the kids put on life jackets (a requirement for guests under 48″) we grabbed some inner tubes and began drifting down the river which was anything but lazy.  Around every twist and turn there was some sort of water feature ready to splash us which the kiddos loved and even Lilah seemed to enjoy.  Our group ended up making three laps around Riptide Run and if it was just us moms I think we might have spent the entire day kicked back in our inner tubes.

Wildwater Kingdom Riptide Run

Since we wanted to try out as many attractions as possible our next stop was Coral Cove.  This was a large pool area full of fun activities like water cannons, floating turtles, and even basketball hoops.  While the big kids had fun exploring the cove our younger trio had fun splashing in the water geysers.

Wildwater Kingdom Coral Cove

After a quick stop to reapply sunscreen it was time to check out Tidal Wave Bay – a 390,000 gallon wave pool.  While my two friends, Angela and Allie, played with the kiddos in the waves Lilah and I found a comfy beach chair so that she could nurse while I soaked up some sun.

Wildwater Kingdom Tidal Wave Bay

By this point all of our tummies were rumbling so it was time for some dinner.  There are quite a few options through out the park including Big Daddy’s, Happy Harbor Cafe, and Pizza Pier.  It’s probably a bit obvious that we  went for the pizza.  Some of us chose fries for a side while others went with a salad.  I personally had a slice of pepperoni pizza with a salad and coke to drink.  It was absolutely delicious and filled me up.  If you prefer to bring your own food it is important to note that you can not bring it inside the park, but there are pavilions outside for guests to use.

WIldwater Kingdom Food

Once everyone had refueled we finished off the day with some more fun at Splash Landing which was the kids favorite attraction.  About twenty minutes before closing time we rounded all the kids up and headed to the bath house which included showers, changing stalls, and bathrooms to dry off before heading home.  It is safe to say that Willow was not thrilled that it was time to leave and all of the kids were already asking when we could return.

Wildwater Kingdom

I told them hopefully soon!  All three of us moms had absolutely no complaints about our entire day at Wildwater Kingdom.  The park was very clean and well maintained.  All of the employees we came in contact with were very courteous and kind.  The food was delicious.  The attractions were a blast.  Wildwater Kingdom definitely gets Mama Harper’s approval.  If you are ever in Northeast Ohio and looking to have a splashing good time be sure to check out Wildwater Kingdom.

Thank you to Wildwater Kingdom for providing complimentary passes and food vouchers to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

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28 Responses to Visit Wildwater Kingdom for a SOAK-tacular Day {Aurora, Ohio}

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My kids love water parks! This place would be a huge hit with them.

  2. Jennifer says:

    That looks like a blast! There’s nothing more fun than a day at the water park.

  3. Dawn says:

    Wildwater Kingdom sounds like a great water park. There’s nothing more fun than hanging out as a family and swooping down water slides.

  4. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This place makes me wish it were closer! Water parks are some of my family’s favorite adventures.

  5. Jeanette says:

    Our family are big waterpark people! I LOVE them! Fun and keeps you cool. If this was closer to me then I would be all over it! Thanks for the post!

  6. Debbie says:

    Oh I bet that was a fun time! I’ll take the lazy river anyday and avoid those crazy twisty slides!

  7. Danielle says:

    This place looks so much fun! My son would love it! I’m pregnant this summer and right now our water fun doesn’t go much further than water balloons and lounging in the pool. Hopefully next summer we can hit up some water parks as a family.

  8. Sabrina says:

    Aww that looks like such a fun day! We love water parks too!

  9. Marcie W. says:

    Looks like a great time! We recently visited our local water park as a family for the first time and it was a huge success. I still can not believe my girls went on a giant slide that is more than six stories tall.

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  10. Nicole B says:

    Wildwater Kingdom looks like a lot of fun. I see some happy kids in the photos!

  11. Shauna says:

    Now this looks like a great place to go. All of my kids would have a blast! May have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Wow this place looks amazing! My kids would never want to leave! Lots of fun!

  13. Tammy Roy says:

    This looks like an amazing water park. My kids love to go to our local amusement park. It has rides and a huge water park. It is a great way to stay cool in the summer.

  14. Liz Mays says:

    What an awesome place to cool off and have fun! Those slides are crazy!

  15. Jody Smith says:

    This place looks like a lot of fun, and they really seem to have a variety of activities for all ages. MY kids would go crazy at this place!

  16. Krista says:

    This is a place my daughter would love to visit. Looks like a lot of fun!

  17. Meagan says:

    My family loves water parks! Looks like there so much to do for all ages!

  18. That looks so much fun! I’m not even a kid and I want to go. LOL

  19. That looks like a ton of fun! We have something similar here in Sacramento and the kids always look forward to going every year.

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