Ray's Splash Planet, Charlotte

Ray's Splash Planet is a Mecklenburg County, North Carolina funded water park located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The aquatic facility is operated by the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation department. Ray's Splash Planet is considered one of the largest indoor water parks in both of the Carolinas and is the largest water park in Charlotte, North Carolina, with over 29,000 square feet of space and using over 117,000 gallons of water at 87 degrees. The water is cleaned and sanitized through the use of chlorine, filtration and an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation system. There are multiple attractions including the Blue Comet, a three story figure 8 slide, and other family friendly attractions like the Orbiter, Saturation Station, the Vortex, Meteor Showers, Moon Beach and the Sea of Tranquility. The water park also features a fitness center and gymnasium shared with the Irwin Academic Center, an educational center of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system. The first floor of the facility includes the pool area, locker rooms, birthday party classrooms and concessions stand. The second story includes the fitness center with an aerobics/dance studio. Access to the indoor gymnasium is also located on the second floor. Ray's Splash Planet is located on North Sycamore Street near Johnson & Wales University and is just off Interstate 77 in North Carolina in the Third Ward section of Uptown Charlotte. The water park opened on October 15, 2002 with help from Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation's partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Major competitors are Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina and Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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  • We've been here a couple of times for birthday parties, both guest and throwing, as well as just to hang out. It's a great county resource for the kids to play and safely get wet.  more »
  • The only reason this place was too much for me is the smell of chlorine. It is overbearing. We went for a birthday party and it was so short. Not worth it to me.  more »
  • This is a really nice indoor water park, tucked into a corner of uptown Charlotte. It’s very family-friendly, and quite affordable.  more »
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  • Neatest place ever. My 2 year loved it. Very safe as well.
  • Some Monday's they have $3 total cost for you and toddler. It is so fun. Bring a hat to keep water off your toddler's face. Free life jackets. Bring a swim diaper. This facility is inside so a great year round place. Quite expensive if going not during toddler time.
  • We had a great time! This is not a huge waterpark like you might find at a resort, but it's the perfect size for an afternoon of fun. There's a big area for smaller children, with 3 different slides and other fun splashing activities. All ages will enjoy the whirlpool and lazy river, and those over 48" will enjoy a 3-story slide. The lifeguards do a great job keeping everything orderly and the pool area is very clean.
  • I have taken my children there for almost every "toddler meet and greet" day. It's a great way to save some money and, for the most part, avoid having lots of big kids around. The people working the front desk are always nice and friendly. In contrast, I think to be a lifeguard at Ray's you are not allowed to smile AT ALL. And, you are definitely your kids best lifeguard! I definitely recommend going here. Your kids will love it and look forward to going back!
  • Great place for the kids. A lot of life guards really watching what's going on. Birthday parties are timed through out the day (limited rooms). It was great for my 5 year old.
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