Waterparks are wonderful escapes during the hot summer months. Your children can spend hours hitting exciting water slides, floating down lazy river rides or playing in forts or playgrounds equipped with all sorts of water features. The one problem is that they can be a bit pricey. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can save money while still getting the most from your outings if you just do your homework and go prepared.
Make a List
Want to save money on your next waterpark outing? Then you should be like Santa Claus and make a list and check it twice. If you don't, you could leave an important essential, such as suntan lotion, back home. Of course, they will probably sell that item at the waterpark, but be prepared to pay significantly more. At the very least your list should include:
Optional, but recommended:
If you are driving to the waterpark, you may want to:
Read the Waterpark's Website's FAQs
The websites of most waterparks will contain important information that could save you a lot of money in the long run. For example, many waterparks do not allow their guests to go on their slides if they are wearing bathing suits that have zippers, rivets or any other hard metal or plastic pieces. Some parks also recommend that you don't wear neoprene on their slides. If you do wear a bathing suit that has exposed metal or hard plastic, you may be asked to change your suit or buy a new bathing suit -- which will probably be marked up substantially. The other option would be sitting out the day watching others have fun.
Most parks also suggest that their female guests wear one-piece bathing suits if they are planning on riding any big or fast slides. That is mainly for modesty reasons. If you don't follow this advice, you could end up flashing your private parts to the rest of the park, which could end up being very embarrassing and may cause you to need a new bathing suit. So if you don't want to waste money on swimwear, make sure to choose your suit carefully before leaving the house.
Look for Deals
It's not unusual for waterparks to offer deals on their admission tickets, so check out the park's website for any deals before heading to the park. In addition:
A day at the waterpark is a great way to bond with your family. And with a little planning and research, you can do make the outing more affordable.Share