WaterWorks

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WaterWorks
WaterWorks logo.png
Location Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, United States
Coordinates 37°50′10.2″N 77°26′33.3″W / 37.836167°N 77.442583°W / 37.836167; -77.442583Coordinates: 37°50′10.2″N 77°26′33.3″W / 37.836167°N 77.442583°W / 37.836167; -77.442583
Owner Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Opened 1992
Previous names Hurricane Reef
Operating season May — September
Area 20-acre (81,000 m2)
Pools 3 pools
Website Official website

WaterWorks is a water park owned by Cedar Fair, located at the back of Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia. It is included with the admission to the park.

History[edit]

WaterWorks in 2007, showing the new Tornado.jpg

When it debuted in 1992, it was originally named Hurricane Reef. In 1999, an expansion occurred to the water park and the attractions received new names and park was changed to WaterWorks.

It has two sections, the Northside which was formerly known as Hurricane Reef, and Southside which is the newer section of WaterWorks. The rides that WaterWorks had as Hurricane Reef in the mid-1990s are all located in front of the Rebel Yell roller coaster; the newer rides are behind the Rebel Yell and are accessible by walking under the Rebel Yell on a walkway between Baja Bends and Shoot the Curl.

WaterWorks was also the name of the water parks at Kings Island and Carowinds before they were re-themed as Boomerang Bay.

Slides and attractions[edit]

Name Year Opened Description Height Requirement Rating[1]
Aqua Blast Spring, 2015 Aqua Blast will send riders twisting and spiraling through an enclosed chute featuring four intense 360-degree loops across 449 feet of slide before they’re dropped out into a pool of water.
Baja Bends A twisting fiberglass water slide which descends into a 42" deep splash pool. Over 48" 4
Big Wave Bay A 650,000 gallon wave pool, with giant 4-foot waves. Less than 42" must be accompanied by a responsible person. Between 42 & 48" must wear a life jacket 3
FreeStylin' An inner tube ride in which the guests experience a variety of curves and drops before splashing in a 42" deep splash pool. Over 40", between 40" & 48" must wear a life jacket 3
Lazy Rider A 1/4-mile lazy river that meanders through waterfalls and geysers. Less than 42" must be accompanied by a responsible person. Between 42 & 48" must wear a life jacket. 2
Lil' Barefoot Beach A pool for little kids Under 54" 1
Paradise Plunge Spring, 2015 On Paradise Plunge, thrill-seekers will step into one of three chambers and wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet, sending them in a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of loops and s-curves in a translucent flume.
Pipeline Peak Four totally enclosed slides. Night Slider and Power Plunge are body slides beginning at the top of a 77 feet (23 m) platform. Rip Slide and Turbo Twister are inner tube slides starting from a 45 feet (14 m) platform. Over 48"
Shoot the Curl A 32-inch diameter fully enclosed speed slide. Over 48" 3
Surf City Splash House A giant water powered play house featuring more than 50 water-filled attractions that parents and kids can enjoy together, including a swinging bridge, water slides and the 40-foot-high bucket that tips a boatload of water every few minutes. Over 48" 4
Thunder Falls Spring, 2015 A wet and wild adventure will await guests on Thunder Falls as they climb into a single or double raft before being launched down a series of intense drops and turns.
Tidal Wave Bay A wave pool Less than 42" must be accompanied by a responsible person. Between 42 & 48" must wear a life jacket 3
Tornado A 65 feet (20 m) tall ProSlide Tornado slide. Over 48" 5
Zoom Flume Four riders at a time climb aboard the raft and “zoom” down the curving and tilting raging water path. Over 42" 4

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ratings assigned per Kings Dominion's own system, where "1" is the least intense and "5" is the most. See "Guest Assistance Guide". Kings Dominion.  for more specific details.

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