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Water World, Federal Heights

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#3 of 17 in Theme Parks in Colorado
Experience wacky slides, massive wave pools, and family-friendly games at Water World. The park spans 27 hectares (67 acres), making it one of the United States' largest water theme parks and providing plenty of room for its 49 attractions. Easy-going types can float down the lazy river while thrill-seekers should opt for some of the roller-coaster style slides. Many will be familiar with "Voyage to the Center of the Earth," the park's most famous slide, which features an animatronic T. rex and lasts more than five minutes. Take advantage of one of the dining options, including pizza, burritos, and classic all-American fare, or pack a cooler to save a few dollars. It's a good idea to bring sandals, as the textured floor can be rough on bare feet. To visit Water World on your holiday in Federal Heights, and find out what else Federal Heights has to offer, use our Federal Heights trip itinerary planner.
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  • went there on a hot summer day w my 5 year old who is very tall so thankfully he could ride all of the rides at 48 inches. wish we had water shoes for all of the walking. there are some rides you have...  more »
  • Fun water park. Make sure you bring water shoes!!! Get there early and stay all day. Very clean, nice water park.  more »
  • We go to WaterWorld at least once a summer and we always enjoy our visit. Lots of slides and rides for all ages. Lines can sometimes be long on the newer rides but we always have enough time to ride e...  more »
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  • Just read a travel magazine and you'll know that this is the greatest water park in the United States. Hands down. Nothing but good times to be had here. Way overpriced! But worth it none the less. Just make sure you go on a nice sunny day. They do offer rain checks if the weather is not that great the day you decide to go. I've been going to Water World since I was 13 years old
  • Way overpriced. My BIGGEST issue was the Pharaohs Feast. Dollar store quality bagged food served by surly teens who can't be bothered to make sure it's even heated properly. Buffet was A JOKE. "Leave the cooler at home and enjoy a delicious family picnic." For 34 bucks my boyfriend and I could have gotten better quality out of McDonald's or a food truck. IT IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY. Everything under the food lamp was dried out. The buns were stale. I'm not picky when it comes to food but it kills me that they have the audacity to call any of that delicious at 17$ per person. Robbery, and we won't do it again. We bought our tickets online and were given the option to pick them up at the park, and upon arrival were sent to stand for over an hour in a line while people who bought at the gates got to go right in. I guess that's what we get for planning ahead. The rides are fun, even if the lines are heinous for almost everything.
  • Water world is an outstanding location for family fun, a good time, and a great weekend or summer day. We usually bring food and drinks in with us (no open drinks) as the food is bad and overpriced (to be expected). The rides are great and if you go during the week don't expect to wait too long for rides. The weekends can be busy with long lines, but a happy overall feeling with the number of people. Overall good place and location close to Denver and Boulder, but bring your own food and drinks.
  • I can't begin to describe my disappointment in this park. We arrived at 1015 and stood in line, a short line, for 45 minutes just to purchase tickets to enter the park. There was no explanation for why it took so long. The first ride we went on was the voyage to the center of the earth, another hour long line with a half mile trek carrying our tube. I watched every video I could find on this ride to ensure it wad appropriate for my kids and my husband, who suffers from PTSD. The video provided on the parks website shows a low key float through a robot dinosaur exhibit. The ride itself was mainly pitch black with drops throughout. It was not "low" thrill level. We walked away with two crying children and a shaken dad. Now it's almost 1pm and the day feels shot. We purchased the pharaohs feast, by far the biggest waste of money I've ever seen. It was 70 dollars for four of us to eat!! The fresh fruit was canned pineapple and some beat up oranges. The meat selections were sad. The salad was the best thing and it was out of a bag. We spent what little was left of our day at a very dangerous wave pool where the lifeguards were paying more attention to blowing the whistle at each other than watching the water. I will not return. We spent almost 300 dollars and would have had much more fun at the neighborhood pool. Try pirate's cove!! It's much more family friendly and the lifeguards are wonderful and attentive.
  • It is simply one of the best water parks in the country. They have something for everyone ranging from the really little kids all the way to extreme thrill-seekers. Park is laid out very nicely, tons of places to stash your stuff including coolers. And it really is ok to bring in your own food too! Strongly recommended!

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