Raging Waters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Raging Waters
IndustryWater park
Area served
California, United States
OwnerPalace Entertainment
ParentParques Reunidos

Raging Waters are a chain of four water theme parks in Sacramento, San Dimas, San Jose, California, and Sydney, Australia. The parks are operated by Palace Entertainment and owned by its parent company Parques Reunidos, but they each contain different attractions. The parks are generally closed during the winter months.

Raging Waters Los Angeles[edit]

A play area for young children at Raging Waters San Dimas

Raging Waters Los Angeles opened June 18, 1983, located in Los Angeles County in the city of San Dimas, near SR 57 between Interstate 10 and Interstate 210. Park officials described it as California's largest water park in 2011.[1] The park was formerly known as "Raging Waters San Dimas", but as of 2016, official media was using the name "Raging Waters Los Angeles" for this location.[2] The park was featured in the 1989 movie, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.[3]


"Little Dipper Lagoon", another play area for children, at Raging Waters San Dimas

Aqua Rocket is a coaster-style slide that uses magnetic propulsion to propel a raft up hills.

Amazon Adventure is a quarter-mile-long, 3-foot-deep (0.9 m), tropical river that runs through a section of the park. Riders sit in rafts as the current pulls them around the river route.

Bermuda Triangle consists of three twisting, turning, downward tunnels that recycle more than 2,500 gallons of water a minute and make riders feel like they have entered the Bermuda Triangle.

Bombs Away will open in 2023.[4] It will be two trapdoor slides one with an open free fall drop and the other with an enclosed loop.[5]

Dark Hole is a system of two fiberglass tunnels with a total drop of fifty-two feet. Riders used to sit in a single-person raft identical to the ones used in Amazon River, but as of 2016 riders sit in a two-person raft speeding through the total darkness of the long flumes, the first of its kind in the country. Riders travel at a speed of 26 miles per hour.[4]

Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror is a slide in which riders experience a 40-foot drop into a dark tunnel. Riders will then drop into a small mini-funnel.

Dragon's Den is a slide which debuted in 2004 and is a two-rider tube ride that sends guests plummeting down a steep 45-foot (14 m) tunnel,[4] circling around a 35-foot (11 m) bowl 9-foot (2.7 m) until they fall through a secret tunnel at the bottom. As of 2016, Dragon's Den is ridden as a single-rider with tubes identical to the ones used in Amazon River.

DropOut is a seven-story body slide. Riders plunge at a near free fall, reaching speeds close to 40 miles per hour. Some riders will lift off the slide when coming down. As of 2021 season was closed and removed.[4]

High Extreme at Raging Waters San Dimas, with dining area visible in foreground

Other parks[edit]

View of Raging Waters San Jose

Raging Waters San Jose is located in Lake Cunningham Park in East San Jose, adjacent to Capitol Expressway, Eastridge Mall, Eastridge Transit Center and Reid-Hillview Airport. The park opened to the public in 1985, and is the largest water park in Northern California.[6]

Raging Waters Sydney is located in Greater Western Sydney, and was formerly known as Wet'n'Wild until being acquired in 2018 by Parques Reunidos.

Raging Waters Sacramento water park is located at Cal Expo and was formerly known as Six Flags Waterworld. Palace Entertainment would terminate there lease on November 8th, 2022 "after a careful review of company priorities".

There is a park named Raging Waters in Wildwood, New Jersey, but only the three California Raging Waters parks are owned by Palace Entertainment. Until early 2011, there was also a Raging Waters park in Salt Lake City, Utah, later operated as Seven Peaks Salt Lake.[7] The Raging Waters/Seven Peaks park in Salt Lake City would close down in 2018 with the site being demolished in 2021.[8]


  1. ^ Jauregui, Andres (October 21, 2011). "Water Parks In Southern California: A Huffington Post Travel Guide". Huff Post. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  2. ^ RagingWatersLA (April 8, 2016). "Five weeks until Opening Day! #LiveForSummer with a @RagingWatersLA Season Pass! BUY NOW!". Twitter. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  3. ^ David Allen (August 7, 2010). "This 'Bill and Ted' fact isn't bogus". The San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved August 23, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d "Family & Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Los Angeles - Attractions". Raging Waters Los Angeles. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "RAGING WATERS LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES NEW BOMBS AWAY, SIX-STORY FREE-FALL SLIDES FOR SUMMER 2020 SEASON" (PDF) (Press release). San Dimas, California. August 12, 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 15, 2021. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "Raging Waters San Jose - Attractions". Raging Waters San Jose. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  7. ^ "FAQ". SevenPeaks.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2015. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Nelson, Paul (October 15, 2021). "Demolition begins at abandoned Raging Waters/Seven Peaks water park". KSL. Retrieved July 14, 2022.

External links[edit]