Water Country

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Not to be confused with Water Country USA.
Water Country
Slogan Have Some Fun!
Location Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Coordinates 43°02′10″N 70°46′54″W / 43.03611°N 70.78167°W / 43.03611; -70.78167Coordinates: 43°02′10″N 70°46′54″W / 43.03611°N 70.78167°W / 43.03611; -70.78167
Owner Parques Reunidos
Opened 1984
Website http://www.watercountry.com/

Water Country, touted as being "New England's Largest, Cleanest, Safest, and Friendliest Waterpark", is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. It opened in 1984 and was owned by the Samuels family until they were bought out by Festival Fun Parks in 2000. The park is now owned by Palace Entertainment and has a number of slides and swimming pools that range for all ages.

The park is not affiliated with Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks-owned Water Country USA, a Virginia water park which also opened in 1984.

Attractions[edit]

  • Adventure River - a lazy river-type attraction
  • Black Hole and Warp 8 - two one- and two-person tube slides
  • Double Dive Boggan - two head-first, single-rider mat slides
  • Double Geronimo - two steep, high-speed body slides
  • Dragon's Den - a two-person toilet bowl-type attraction
  • Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel Of Terror - a two-person face to face plunge through darkness
  • Giant Wave Pool
  • Ollie Octopus - a kid-only water playground area
  • Pirates' Lagoon - a kid-only water playground area
  • Racing Rapids and The Plunge - two slow and refreshing, yet reasonably long one-person tube slides
  • Shoot and Screamer - two short, but thrilling one- and two-person tube slides
  • Tahiti Tree House - a large, family-oriented water playground area
  • Thunder Falls and Wild Canyon - two four-passenger family raft slides
  • Triple Giant Slides (also called the Twister Slides) - three refreshing family body slides
  • Whirlpool

Water Country is one of the few amusement parks in the US to allow and encourage its guests to bring picnic lunches into the park. A number of large picnic areas are available for free at various points throughout the park so guests can eat without having to leave. Alcoholic beverages and smoking, however, are strictly prohibited in the park, as are glass containers. Water Country's mascot was a polar bear named Patches, but Patches was given to Water Country's sister park, Lake Compounce in Connecticut. Water Country no longer has a mascot, but now operates with a surfing theme.

Jingle[edit]

Their commercial's jingle has remained the same since the park opened in 1984. The melody is reminiscent of Mungo Jerry's 1970 hit "In the Summertime". It was composed by Tom Roussell in 1985 while working for Kevin Tracey Productions and later re-recorded when the original 10 year license expired.

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