A waterpark in the winter? You bet! While the rest of DFW is weathering the cold, trade your sweater for a swimsuit and set sail on a voyage filled with fun at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark. This 80,000-square foot “cruise ship on land” is the largest indoor waterpark in the nation and has something for everyone in your group, from the munchkins to the Grinches. Make a splash this winter with my five epic reasons to visit this one-of-a-kind waterpark.
It’s easy to spend all day in Epic Waters. After all, there’s enough attractions to keep the kiddos entertained, and enough food options to alleviate any need to leave for lunch. Plus, with free parking and uber-convenient prices, you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy the day with your whole crew. Day passes start at $34 for visitors over 4 feet tall and $29 for those under 4 feet, and season passes are available at great prices, too. Plus, kiddos 3 and under get in free!
Epic Waters is home to the Lasso Loop, a Texas-sized slide that’s the nation’s tallest indoor Aqualoop. Thrill seekers, if you’re looking to experience the excitement with a friend or family member, try the Aquanaut or Yellowjacket Drop—two inner tube extravaganzas that’ll make you want to get back in line immediately after it’s over.
While the thrill-seekers are enjoying one of Epic Waters’ adventure rides, the kiddos should head over to Rascal’s Round Up. This aquatic fort boasts plenty of slides, geysers and sprinklers, plus a 300-gallon tipping bucket. Meanwhile, parents can float, relax and shoot some poolside hoops in the nearby Swimming Hole. That’s a wintertime win-win if I’ve ever heard one!
4. RIO GRAND
Epic Waters is home to the Rio Grand, the longest indoor lazy river in Texas. After you slide down the TexasTwist, you can enjoy a lazy afternoon wading down this mega-sized, aptly named Lazy River. There’s nothing more relaxing than that (although sipping on a signature cocktail in one of their private cabanas comes pretty close).
Epic Waters is perfect for wintertime because it’s a lovely 85-degrees year-round! It’s a park for all seasons, and like a cruise ship, it has enough attractions to keep you and your loved ones entertained for hours and hours. They even have an arcade! According to general manager Michael Hays, visitors from across the country have already started checking this epic waterpark off their bucket list.
“A group from New York heard about us, so they came down to Texas to see us,” he says. “A family from Seattle also heard, so they visited during spring break. Whether you’re new to waterparks, or a waterpark enthusiast, you’ll find something here for you.”
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