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Water World

Editors' Choice – Located minutes north of downtown Denver, Water World was selected as one of America's best waterparks by The Travel Channel. Here you'll find more than 40 attractions on 64 acres making it one of the largest waterparks in America.

Water World has 49 attractions, including water slides, wave pools, and more family tube rides than any other waterpark. There are even a few one-of-a-kind, themed, water rides to be experienced.

Besides water slides, Water World has a 1,000-foot lazy river and two wave pools to cool off in. Thunder Bay is a giant 1.8 million gallon pool with a surface area larger than a football field. Captain Jack's is one of the first wave pools built in America and is filled with a half-million gallons of liquid fun.

A visit here is not complete without a ride on the Mile High Flyer – Colorado's only hydromagnetic Water Coaster. This exciting 950-foot-long raft ride uses linear induction motors to propel riders uphill at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The nearly two-minute ride includes five hills and several tunnels.

Water World is known for offering an incredible waterpark experience at a reasonable price. Parking is free, plus inside the park, there is a wide variety of food and beverage options, all at reasonable prices, but if you prefer to bring your own, picnic lunches are welcome as well!

More About Water World

1800 West 88th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80260

(303) 427-7873

Park website:

  • Currently 3.18 / 5
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Rated: 3.2 out of 5 (44 votes)

Type of park:
Outdoor Waterpark

Park size:
64 acres

Opening year:

Operating season:
Open daily Memorial Day weekend through mid-August, then weekends through Labor Day

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

Admission prices:
2023 Admission Rates

  • General Admission: $49.99
  • Child (under 48"): $44.99
  • Senior (age 60+): $14.99
Prices do not include tax. Children under 40" are admitted free.

Directions & Location

The waterpark is located 15 minutes north of downtown Denver at 88th Avenue and Pecos Street. From I-25 North, exit 84th Avenue, exit 219. From I-25 South, exit Thornton Parkway, exit 220. From US 36 or I-76, exit Pecos Street and proceed north. Highway signs will help guide you to Water World. Parking is free.

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