Water Country USA

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Water Country USA
Water Country USA Logo.svg
Slogan "The Wetter the Better!"
Location York County, Virginia, U.S.
Coordinates 37°15′45.1″N 76°38′8.2″W / 37.262528°N 76.635611°W / 37.262528; -76.635611Coordinates: 37°15′45.1″N 76°38′8.2″W / 37.262528°N 76.635611°W / 37.262528; -76.635611
Owner SeaWorld Entertainment
Opened 1984
Operating season May - September
Rides
Total 17

Water Country USA is a water theme park in York County, Virginia, about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. It is the Mid-Atlantic's largest water park, and it offers live entertainment, shops and restaurants, water rides, and other attractions, all of which have a 1950s or 1960s surf theme. It is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, a division of Blackstone Group. The park is just a few miles away from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, with which it shares clientele. Multi-park passes are available, and a parking pass at Water Country USA is valid for same-day entry to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Rides[edit]

  • Aquazoid: Family ride. About 80% enclosed in the dark, had special effects but most were abandoned, and four water curtains while it holds about 5 each "tube". Opened in 1997.
  • Big Daddy Falls: Family ride with a tunnel, water curtain, a "cannon blaster," and two splash pools while it holds about 4-5 people each "tube". Opened in 1995.
  • Hubba-Hubba Highway: Fast-moving action river with interactive water features. Opened in 2003.
  • Jet Scream: Four single-person fast-moving inner-tube slides.
  • Jammin' Juke Box: A 33-foot tall water slide tower located in Rock N' Roll Island that is home to three body slides: "The Hully Gully", "Funky Chicken", and "The Twist". Opened in 2008.
  • Little Bopper: Small children's slide located in Rock N' Roll Island. Opened in 2008.
  • Malibu Pipeline: Two mirror image slides with covered sections and two water curtains. It has single-rider and double-person "tubes". Opened in 1993.
  • Meltdown: Slowest but steepest ride in the park, with a three person tube. Opened in 2000.
  • Nitro Racer: This ride uses six slide lanes to allow guests to race face first on plastic/foam mats to race your family and friends on a hot day! Opened in 1998.
  • Rampage: A toboggan slide which drops riders 75 feet at a 60 degree angle.
  • Surfer's Bay: Virginia's largest wave-pool, offering four-foot waves.
  • Wild Thang: Two person inner tube ride through open/covered sections and three water curtains.
  • Vanish Point: A 75 ft tall tower with 2 body slides that are at a near vertical angle, and 2 slides with a Skybox launch (The floor drops out from under you). Opened in 2011.
  • Colossal Curl: Family ride. This all-new slide will be the first of its kind in North America. The new ride will start out with a Tornado 24', and you will then go through twists and turns that will shoot you up a TornadoWave. This concept by ProSlide to have 2 features in 1 ride is called WorldALLEY. Colossal Curl will feature 4-person clover tubes, and the slide will be 552 feet long according to the park's website. Set to open in 2014

Defunct Rides[edit]

  • Atomic Breakers: A series of slides and splash pools. Closed and removed 2007.
  • Lemon Drop: 2 short Yellow body flumes which dropped into a deep (10 ft) section of the Adventure Isle pool. Closed and removed in 2008.
  • Peppermint Twist: Two steep purple-colored body slides take riders through a 180 degree curve. This ride closed following the 2007 season. The tower, however, remains intact and is used as the tower for the new Jammin' Jukebox body slides.
  • Volleyball Courts: Several beach volleyball courts that took up the space where Hubba Hubba Highway is now, and before that were located across from Jet Scream where the lockers are. (Catering was where the restrooms are.)
  • Little Twister: A small pink children's water slide in the Adventure Isle area. Moved adjacent to the Jammin' Juke Box slide tower in the 2008 season with the change to Rock 'n' Roll Island. Renamed "Little Bopper."

Shows[edit]

  • AQUABATICS!: Experience an all-new dive show that will amaze guests with powerful displays of athleticism, featuring diving athletes, acrobatic tumblers, rhythmic gymnasts, and the return of the fan favorite The High Dive!

Attractions[edit]

  • Rock N' Roll Island: A rock and roll themed area featuring music from the 1950s and ‘60s. The area features a water obstacle course surrounded by a 700-foot lazy river, as well as the Jammin' Jukebox
  • Cow-A-Bunga: A heated water playland for children under 54", offering water slides, fountains and waterfalls.
  • H20-UFO: Slides and fountains in an area set aside for patrons under 56".
  • Kritter Korral: Play equipment and miniature slides for the park's smallest guest. Reserved for children under 50".

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