August 15, 2004
It was a weekday, and though we did not arrive at opening time (10am), we did manage to find lounge chairs for all of us. Half an hour or so later, they were pretty well all spoken for, so it is probably a good idea to get there early if you want to stake out a spot.
The park itself was compact—you could pretty well see the whole thing from anywhere in the park. There was a good-size wave pool that had the waves going at regular intervals, a lazy river, two flume slides, two speed slides, a tube slide, and a multi-passenger slide. My kids got a kick out of the one that spits you out like a flushing toilet. Little kids got their own area with splash pool, sand box, swings, and mini slides.
Lines were quite manageable, and we were able to go on several slides more than once. The flow could have been managed differently, but maybe they were short staffed—one girl looked pretty grumpy—perhaps she was asked to do more than she was used to.
Food was served at two separate areas—one served hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, onions rings, and sandwiches—not cheap but greasy. The other place served pizza. There was a bar, slushy stand, and a stand that sold these funky ice-cream treats—it was like a bowl full of frozen ball bearings.
This is definitely a good place to spend a hot summer day.
From journal The White Mountains