Golfland Sunsplash

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Golfland Sunsplash
The Castle at Golfland-Sunsplash.jpg
The Castle at Golfland-Sunsplash
Slogan Arizona's Number One Destination for Family Fun!
Location Mesa, Arizona, USA
Coordinates 33°23′17″N 111°50′15″W / 33.388°N 111.8375°W / 33.388; -111.8375Coordinates: 33°23′17″N 111°50′15″W / 33.388°N 111.8375°W / 33.388; -111.8375
Owner Golfland Entertainment Centers
Opened 1983
Operating season March-Sept for Waterpark, All year for Golfland
Rides
Total 34
Water rides 29
Website Official website

Golfland-Sunsplash is a series of water parks and family amusement centers, with its original location in Mesa, AZ. The park is separated into two separate parks. Golfland operates year-round and features three miniature golf courses, an arcade, a pizza restaurant, a go-cart track, and bumper boats. Sunsplash operates in the summer and features 29 water-based attractions.

The park opened in 1983 and the water park opened in 1986.

Golfland-Sunsplash is operated by Golfland Entertainment Centers. Golfland Entertainment Centers was founded in 1953 and currently operates 7 properties in Arizona and California.

Notable Events

  • In the movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill, Ted, and Napoleon visit a fictional waterpark called Waterloo in San Dimas, CA. The scenes at Waterloo are a cross between establishing shots at San Dimas Raging Waters and shots with the actors at Golfland Sunsplash.

Notable rides and attractions[edit]

  • Thunder Bay is a 450,000 gallon wave pool
  • Splashwater Harbor Slides are the original four tube slides. There are two dark slides and two regular slides.
  • Master Blaster (2002) is a water slide that uses jets to propel riders uphill, similar to a roller coaster.
  • Sidewinder (2005) is a half-pipe style water slide
  • The Cauldron (2008) is a single rider body slide that drops into an open bowl. The first ever bowl slide was built at Golfland in Roseville, CA in 1999
  • Thunder Falls (2010) is a seven-story family raft ride with three high speed drops.
  • The Stormrider (2011) is a four-person behemoth-bowl slide. At nearly 8 stories tall, it is one of the tallest slides in the southwest. The first ever Behemoth Bowl slide was built at Golfland in Roseville, CA in 2004.
  • The Revolution (2012) is a two-person bowl slide with a high speed drop.
  • Double Dare (2014) consists of two parallel racing body slides that start with ProSlide Technology's SkyBox trap door launch system.

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