With the heat wave that Cleveland has been experiencing everyone is looking for a way to cool off and there is no better way to do that than to spend some time at the Wildwater Kingdom Water Park in Aurora, Ohio, located just 30 minutes southeast of Cleveland. And there is no better time to visit than this weekend because Wildwater Kingdom is offering two fun, family events for all to enjoy (one on Saturday, July 30 and one on Sunday, July 31).
Wildwater Kingdom Water Park Located on 690 acres that once was home to the Geauga Lake Amusement Park, White Water Kingdom is comprised of a wide variety of water attractions, exciting water rides and a tidal wave pool — and it even has a large picnic area.
Major attractions at Wildwater Kingdom include Splash Landing (a 3-level, 4 story play structure with a 1000 gallon tipping bucket and over 70 water gadgets), Thunder Falls ( Ohio’s tallest water slide featuring 3 enclosed body slides, 4 inner tube slides and a 10-story high watery tube), Tidal Wave Bay ( a 30,000 square foot wave pool that holds 39,000 gallons of water and includes rolling waves and spraying geysers) and Liquid Lightning (a 60 foot tall, 253 foot-long funnel that takes riders spiraling ).
Also be sure to check out Coral Cove (where you can dunk basketballs in one of three hoops and encounter water sprays and floor geysers) and Riptide Run ( a 1100 foot lazy, flowing river where guests on inner tubes can float the course of the river).
This weekend, Wildwater Kingdom is offering a “Dive -in Movie” on Saturday, July 30 where guests can relax in an inner tube in the wave pool and watch the movie, “The Goonies”. The water park reopens at 8:30 p.m. for a party on the wave deck with a live DJ. The movie starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission for the movie is $10.
On Sunday, July 31, visitors can participate in the “Move It Movement” event sponsored by Wildwater Kingdom, the Cartoon Network and Time Warner Cable from noon – 4 p.m. offering activities like a Skate Park Challenge, NBA Fit Shootout and Sony’s Zookeeper Leaping Lions Challenge, all promoting fitness.
Dining options at Whitewater Kingdom include Big Daddy’s, Cabana’s, Happy Harbor Cafe, Coconut Cove, Maui Wowi (Hawaiian smoothies), Tidal Wave Bay Refreshments, Calypso Coolers and the Pizza Pier.
Hours for Whitewater Kingdom are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.( The park reopens for the “Dive-in Movie” event. ) Admission is $29.99 for guests 48 inches and taller in bare feet, $14.99 for guests under 48 inches tall in bare feet and $17.99 for seniors (62+). Parking is $7 per vehicle.
The Wildwater Kingdom Water Park is located at 1060 N. Aurora Rd. in Aurora, Ohio. 330-562-8303.