Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park, Destin

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Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park Reviews
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  • The water park was pretty good. Not all that clean. Was a fun day out. Would recommend getting a reserved table as you get someone to bring you food and drinks and comes with a locker.  more »
  • Big Kahunas from the outside looks like the best park ever. To children, it is a great time and a fun place to be. Once you are there and start to look around, its not the most well maintained place. ...  more »
  • My family of four are from Panama City, Florida and wanted a vacation away from home. This was our first visit at Big Kahuna's and we fell in love with it, the water park part anyways.  more »
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  • This water park has been around for a while. My mother took me here as a kid. I just took my nephew here. There are a lot of slides, two lazy Rivers (one with a wave machine) and a couple of general swimming areas. Be prepared as tickets are not cheap, and you will have to pay for parking on top of the tickets. There is no outside food or drink allowed into the park, but there are picnic tables located in the parking lot of you decide to pack a picnic lunch. There are lockers for rent ($11 a day I think). You use a credit card to rent the locker, and program a code. You can enter and exit the locker as much as you like at no extra charge. There are plenty of areas for sun bathing or shade throughout the park. The are food options in the park, but I didn't try anything there. There are a lot of life guards, and the staff was generally friendly. If you are just going to watch your kids have a good time, there is a dry ticket option that isn't advertised. They will charge you full price on the way in, and refund $15 when you leave if you are dry. There is something for all ages from toddler to adult here. My nephew had a blast, and so did I.
  • Fantastic day at Big Kahuna's just like always. Wonderful courteous staff. Fun slides and a great lazy river. The food isn't half bad either. We always get the season pass even if we're there for a day because it's such a great deal.
  • Pros: Good Adult Rides. Clean. Good Discount for Fathers Day. Good Location. Easy parking. Military Discounts. Cons: Not sufficient shade...need more umbrellas. Some rides you get stuck in whirlpools and lifeguards just sit and look at u (Shipwreck in Panama City Lifeguards help you to make it more enjoyable). Only serve junkfood. Overall a fun day. We will be back.
  • This is my 3rd time coming this week and the season passes are super cheap when you upgrade them. The service is a little slow but I don't mind the wait. On the jumanji ride. The stairs shake when you walk and so does the platform but other than that the rides are great food is great. And I just love this place!
  • We have been purchasing season passes for several years now, mostly because of all of the perks. Well, BK decided to change that policy this year and not offer any extras with the season pass. My husband purchased our season passes during the Black Friday sale against my wishes. Now we come to find out that, if we had waited to purchase our passes on May 15, they are now offering extra perks including free parking and friend passes. HOWEVER, they will not honor these extras for anyone that purchased their pass before May 15! So we are being punished for purchasing our tickets in advance! The only reason I gave them two starts is because my girls enjoy the park. Something is NOT right with this! ALL season passholders should receive the same perks regardless of purchase date!

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