It’s Summertime in Geek Alabama territory! So what do most people do to cool off other than being inside an air-condensed building? Well, they head to the water! Water parks are very popular with people in the south, and in NE Alabama / NW Georgia, there are plenty of water parks you can choose from. So here is a list of water parks that are within a few hours drive!
Spring Valley Beach – Blountsville Alabama
Spring Valley Beach is a family owned and operated water park located in Blountsville, Alabama. Spring Valley Beach is a charming, one-of-a-kind, family-owned water park; it is the only water park in the southeast where you can bring your own picnic basket or grill to the park, provides free suntan lotion, and offers free parking. The park features the 360 Rush which delivers the ultimate in extreme slide technology with a high-energy twist to signature ride attractions that will put a smile on any rider’s face. Many other rides for the entire family are also offered!
To learn more about Spring Valley go to: http://www.springvalleybeach.com
Point Mallard Park – Decatur Alabama
Point Mallard Park has many features such as a water park, ice rink, golf course, strike zone, bike trail, and an amphitheatre. The water park is home to America’s first wave pool! And the park also features a Lazy River, Kids Area, Pro Bowl Slide, Towering Sky Pond Speed Slide, Three Flume Tube Rides, Olympic Pool, and a Sandy Beach with complimentary beach loungers. The park offers half price admission on Monday-Thursday.
To learn more about Point Mallard go to: http://pointmallardpark.com
Southern Adventures – Huntsville Alabama
Southern Adventures is a family-oriented water and amusement park offering year-round wholesome entertainment for all ages. The amusement park side offers an arcade room, go-karts, carnival rides, mini golf, batting cages, mini roller coaster, bumper cars, and a climbing wall. The water park side features a large pool and many slides. It’s the perfect amusement park for the family.
To learn more about Southern Adventures go to: http://www.southern-adventures.com
Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park – Lakeview Georgia
Lake Winne is a very popular amusement park in the Chattanooga Metro. Lake Winnepesaukah is recognized as one of the top 10 family amusement parks and has been around for over 85 years. The amusement park offers many rides with some being around since the 1920’s! Starting this year, the SoakYa Water Park is now open. The park offers a lazy river, eight water slides and a high-speed water slide! Lake Winnie is one of the oldest amusement parks in the country!
To learn more about Lake Winnepesaukah go to: http://www.lakewinnie.com
Splash Adventure Water Park – Bessemer Alabama
This former amusement park transformed into a water park. This park features the Wipeout Adventure Course which is the world’s first 360° interactive water-based obstacle course, the course sends guests through a series of ropes, towers, and bridges where they control a variety of geysers and sprays. The park also features the Mist-ical Maze Water attraction which is 4,600 square feet and has plenty of unexpected showers, spouts and downpours. The park also features the Acapulco Drop, Splashdown, Neptune’s Plunge and more!
To learn more about Splash Adventure go to: http://www.splashadventurewaterpark.com/
Six Flags White Water – Marietta Georgia
One of the biggest water parks in the southeast is Six Flags White Water. The newest ride for 2013 is the Typhoon Twister which sends you and three of your friends barreling down a 5-story drop and whirling around a 67-foot wide bowl before ending up in the splash pool below. Another popular ride is The Cliffhanger which sends riders plummeting nine nerve-numbing stories at a harrowing high-speed on one of the tallest free-falls on earth. Six Flags White Water has many rides for the entire family.
To learn more about White Water go to: http://www.sixflags.com/whiteWater/index.aspx
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