by wanderer 2005
June 20, 2005
The Sunsplash side is a great way to cool off in the 110°F Arizona sun. There are five inner-tube waterslides to get you wet. Try the two blackout tubes, The Tornado or The Hurricane. SCARY! There are two bonzai speed slides, which thrust you down at over 25 miles per hour into an awaiting lagoon. The Thunderbay wave pool is a 450,000-gallon rolling wave-maker to surf on. There’s an 800-foot endless river to float down and a kiddie play area for the little ones. The Master Blaster sends you flying both uphill and downhill by shooting strong jets of water at your inner tube.
There are also locker facilities (bring a safety pin so you don't lose your key), a food court, and plenty of restrooms.
On the Golfland side, there are three different miniature 18-hole golf courses, a bumper-boat lagoon, three 250-foot-long Dragon Tail body slides requiring no inner tube, The Fastcar Raceway, and King Bens Playland, which has over 200 video games and a pizza parlor. Its feature attraction, The Fastcar Races, allows you to challenge a partner while winding around the made-up streets. The entire park has a King Arthur theme throughout the grounds and attractions. Try your hand at Lazer Knights, the laser tag arena that will keep you on your toes!
The water park is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 10am until 9pm, and the golf side is open from 10am until midnight on the weekends. The park is open to all ages.
A word to the wise - wear shower shoes. The pavement is HOT and shower shoes won't get lost like sandals. See www.mesa.golfland.com for park info and pricing.
From journal Desert Oasis