Water World

Water World in Denver
A young surfer takes a ride in one of the giant wave pools at Water World. | Ishrona / flickr.com

Staff writer

Water World, one of America’s largest family water parks, features 25 rides and 12 other water attractions surrounding a central food court. It sits on 64 acres in the Federal Heights suburb just north of Denver.

The park opened in 1979 with Colorado’s first water slides and boasts the most family tube rides in the country, plus giant wave pools, whitewater rapids and speed slides.

The Voyage to the Center of the Earth ride, one of the most popular, takes raft riders into a manmade cave with a channel that twists, turns and drops as lighted animatronic dinosaurs loom from the sides.

Another popular attraction is Lazy River, which takes raft riders on a slow trip through the park along a a 1,000-foot channel. Mile High Flyer, called the first hydromagnetic watercoaster in the Rockies, gets a thrill rating of “high.”

There is an area for young children called Wally World and one for the next older age group with a circus theme called the Big Top Family Fun Zone.

The park generally is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Water World
1800 W. 89th Ave.
Denver, CO 80260
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(303) 650-7644