Epic Waters is an 80,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor waterpark under a curved, UV-protected retractable roof. It features innovative waterslides including three first-of-their-kind in the industry. Click for more.
Thrill seekers can take a ride on the Lasso Loop (the nation’s tallest indoor Aqualoop body slide); Yellowjacket Drop, a combination Boomerango and Constrictor tube ride; and Aquanaut, the first double-rider Aquasphere inner tube ride.
1. Lasso Loop
New to the waterpark scene, this year-round indoor attraction has made waves in family travel media. The 80,000-square-foot park features an incredible variety of attractions within its glass-enclosed walls and curved roof.
Three of the attractions are ‘firsts of their kind’ in the waterpark industry. The first is the Lasso Loop AquaLoop body slide. Other thrills include the Yellow Jacket Drop, a combination boomerang and constrictor tube ride, and the Aquanaut, an Aquasphere inner tube slide with double riders.
There is also Rio Grande, the longest indoor lazy river in Texas that periodically surges with a wave. Kids can float along this river while their parents relax. There’s even a 4,000-square-foot arcade, lots of food choices, and a full bar. Cabanas are available for rent if you’d like to be extra comfy.
2. Yellow Jacket Drop
With an incredible 80,000 square feet of splashing, sliding, floating, and surfing this waterpark is sure to keep you cool and entertained year-round. It’s one of the largest indoor waterparks in North America and features three first-of-its-kind attractions.
These include the nation’s tallest indoor Aqualoop body slide, Yellow Jacket Drop; a combination Boomerango and Constrictor tube ride; and the first indoor double-rider Aquasphere inner tube ride called Aquanaut.
The waterpark also boasts a four-lane racing mat slide, FlowRider continuous wave machine for boogie boarding; one of the longest indoor lazy rivers in Texas called the Rio Grande; and an outdoor Wave Pool during the warmer months.
The park offers a full food menu including sandwiches, chicken, pizza, burgers, and more at Hungry Wave Cafe. You can bring outside food and drinks but lockers are available for a nominal fee. A great place to also visit is Lynn Creek Park.
3. Rio Grande Lazy River
The Rio Grande lazy river takes a break from high-adrenaline slides to offer the younger members of your family some time to float, play, and relax. The Rio Grande is also home to the FlowRider, an indoor surf simulator where visitors can try their hand at boogie boarding in a continuous wave.
The park’s OpenAire structure allows light and fresh air into the 80,000-square-foot waterpark, creating a comfortable space that still feels like an outdoor experience. The park features 11 waterslides, a 650-foot lazy river, mat racer slides, a FlowRider surf simulator, and an arcade. Children 3 years and younger are admitted free. The park is available for private events, birthday parties, and group visits year-round. It is located off of the President George Bush Turnpike and Arkansas Lane in Grand Prairie.
4. Rascal’s Round Up
With 11 attractions this waterpark is a thrill-seeker’s dream. It is the largest indoor water park under a single retractable roof and boasts three North American first-of-its-kind slides.
Thrill seekers can test their courage at the Yellow Jacket Drop or the Prairie Plunge enclosed body slide. And for those with younger kids, there is Rascal’s Round-Up, a huge fort filled with pint-size slides, geysers, and sprinklers!
This area also includes the pool and a 300-gallon tipping bucket that drenches everyone within reach! This is a great way to keep the little ones entertained while parents can relax in the seating area. You’ll also find the Mini Melt cart and the Hungry Wave cafe along this walkway which is nicknamed “Main Street.” Cabanas are available to rent along the main walkway if you want a private spot with access to the arcade and changing rooms.
5. Swimming Hole
With 11 thrilling waterslides and a giant retractable roof, Epic Waters is the largest indoor waterpark of its kind in North America. The community-driven park also features a four-lane mat racer, FlowRider continuous wave machine for boogie boarding, a multi-level play structure, an outdoor wave pool, and more. It offers private rentals, birthday parties, and events year-round.
Kids will love Rascal’s Round-Up, an aquatic fort that sends kids on inner tube slides, sprinklers, and geysers. They’ll also love the 300-gallon tipping bucket that drenches anyone within reach.
For those who prefer a more relaxed pool environment, the Swimming Hole is perfect for family fun. Challenge friends to a game of water basketball or just soak up the sun in this calmer section of the waterpark. Continue reading the next article.