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If you are looking for something fun to do this summer for you and your family, consider heading to a water park! Make sure to take full advantage of a day in the warm summer sun! Below is a list of the top water parks to visit in New York this season.
The great thing about water parks is they have attractions for everyone. If you prefer to float along the lazy river, or slip and slide down fast thrill-seeking rides, these parks have you covered! Usually, they have amazing play areas for toddlers to spend their time playing away and enjoying some water fun!
Roseland Waterpark – opening Friday, June 25, 2021
250 Eastern Boulevard
Canandaigua, New York 14424
This is the largest water park in the Finger Lakes Region! It has 56 acres of pure aquatic fun for you to explore. They do offer free parking, concessions, certified lifeguards to watch over, and more. One of the most thrilling rides is The Cliff, it drops riders 65 feet, and you get up to a speed of 30 mph! They also have a huge area for little kids to play in, wave pools, a lazy river, and many more slides and attractions. You can even buy water balloons and volleyball.
Zoom Flume – opening Friday, June 25, 2021
20 Shady Glen Rd,
East Durham, NY 12423
Each ride shows the height requirement needed to be able to ride on them! These slides are not for the faint! Gravity Gorge, is the world’s largest water park zip line! It extends almost 800 feet long and is over 100 feet high. You will have an adrenaline rush for sure once you get off. They also have many slides of all kids, activities for kids, lounging areas and more.
Enchanted Forest Water Safari – opening Friday, June 18, 2021, with 3 new rides
3183 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
This is an amusement park and water park combined. You can choose from more than 50 rides and attractions. They truly have attractions for every age group, from little kids to adults. You can even take your kids to see storybook-themed characters, a circus, and so much more. This is a highly rated park to visit this year.
Pier 51 Playground at Hudson River Park
Hudson River Greenway
New York, NY 10014
This is a perfect place to take little kids to play in the water. They have fun water activities for little kids to splash in.
Splish Splash Calverton
2549 Splish Splash Drive
Calverton, NY 11933
This water park has it all, tube, body and coaster slides, lazy river, kids activity area, and so much more. Hop on the Bootleggers run; a four-person raft goes uphill and flies like a roller coaster through the slide! There are many one-of-a-kind water attractions in this 96-acre park.
Thunder Island – opening Friday, June 25, 2021
21 Wilcox Rd
Fulton, NY 13069
This park is truly a fun place to visit for the day, keep busy, and have fun. Climb up to the 42-foot tower and slide down the Thunder Rush slide for a thrilling experience. You can choose from many water slides, and they have fun rides for the kids.
Cascades Indoor Water Park
2177 Clute Road
Cortland, NY 13045
This is an indoor water park with perfect 84-degree weather all year round! This is a great place to visit when the weather outside isn’t cooperating! They do recommend calling ahead to ensure they have room, as they can reach their capacity pretty easily.
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
89 Six Flags Drive
Queensbury, NY 12804
Splash around at the Six Flags water park! This is such a beautiful place, and your kids will absolutely love it. You can spend your day playing, and then relaxing in a room that you rent! They have an onsite arcade, interactive gaming systems, and more. With the indoor water park, your kids can spend hours splashing around and going down water slides.
Palm Island Indoor Waterpark
8250 Park Road
Batavia, NY 14020
This is another indoor water park for you to enjoy on the days when the weather isn’t wanting to cooperate! You can let your kids play with the interactive water activities, shoot water basketball hoops, and more. Nice little area to play around in!
Seabreeze Amusement Park
4600 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14622
This is an amusement park and water park. So you have the option to do one or the other. Helix is a trendy water ride, where you plunge thru four stories of pitch-black tunnels. Then you fly into a gigantic bowl, where you ride through a high-speed path! The soak zone is a great place to play in the water, and they have mini slides for kids and more.
16 Old Route 9 W
Fishkill, NY 12524
This is a great place to take the family for a day out. They have the Shipwreck Lagoon, and it is a pirate-themed area where the little ones can play with water activities. They have a monster pool if you want to hit some waves and so so much more.
Splashtown, Six Flags Darien Lake – opening Friday, June 25, 2021
9993 Allegheny Road
Corfu, NY 14036
Whether you take a plunge down the Brain Drain, race down the RipCurl, relax on Flotation Station or watch the kiddos explore Hook’s Lagoon, there is something for everyone at Darien Lake’s Waterpark, Splashtown! We have easily spent the entire day at just the waterpark.
I hope that you can find one or more of these waterparks to stop and visit this summer! Nothing beats a day in the water, splashing down slides, floating along the lazy river, and more. Plus, the little kids will really enjoy getting out and playing.