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The Wave Waterpark

The park celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019. Located in the city of Vista, east of Carlsbad and Oceanside is The Wave Waterpark. This North San Diego County waterpark has a variety of waterslides, pools and attractions.

Here you'll find a Flow Rider simulated wave machine for body boarding, four open and enclosed tube slides, one body slide, a continuous lazy river for tubing and competition pool for lap swimming and fun. For youngsters Rippity's Rainforest is the park's newest area just for kids under 48 inches.

More About The Wave Waterpark

161 Rec Drive
Vista, CA 92083

(760) 940-9283

Park website:

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Rated: 4.3 out of 5 (8 votes)

Type of park:
Outdoor Waterpark

Opening year:

Operating season:
Reopened June 19, 2021. Open weekends only through Labor Day.

Operating dates are subject to change. Always contact the park to verify days and hours before visiting.

Admission prices:
2021 Admission Rates

  • General Admission: $22.95
  • Child (under 42"): $17.95
  • Senior (age 60+): $13.95
  • Military (w/ID): $13.95
  • Spectator*: $20.95
Children 2 and under are admitted free. Discount admission is offered 2 hours prior to closing.

*Spectators receive a $4.00 deposit returned upon park exit.

Directions & Location

From I-5 take 78 East to the Vista Village Drive exit and turn left. Turn right on Wave Drive and the park will be on your right.

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