|Address:||11413 E Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93619, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 11AM–7PM 11AM–6PM|
We arrived around 10:37 AM on a Saturday and the place was already packed and the lines very long. Portable bathrooms were available at the entrance and 3 additional bathrooms within the park of which one was closed. The place is very disorganized and does not have proper staff for how many individuals are coming through the gate. There needs to be greeters at the gate so that you can get a little instructions/directions if you are new to the park. We had a little one in diapers but they have no changing table in the restrooms for babies. One of restrooms were closed yet the staff did not know this and were directing individuals to it. Many of the Cabanas do not offer much shade. I recommend the Caribbean Cabanas as they seem to have the most shade available and are located between the kiddies area and the larger slides. The Rental of the Cabanas need to be located at the front gate or rented when you purchase your ticket. The Cabanas were no more than what you would see many vendors use at a street fair with a light screen, really no privacy and little shade. We rented one double tube, but having to carry the tube all over the place soon grew tiresome as well as the lines were too long, so the tube was only used once. I prefer the use of tubes right at the sites where you can use them and they be included in the already high daily price to the park. I would think that having everyone carry around a tube all day would also be a high liability. It seems like the best price is the season pass. Seems like they need to increase the price of the season pass and add the tubes as part of the service. But locate the tubes close to the events where they are used.
Whats not to like?! OK, Im a VERY frugal old goat and wish it was less dollars but all in all it was ENJOYABLE! My knees and back are a bit worn and Im not much on the longer dark tube runs but I did some with my pre-teen Kids and we all loved it. Assertive but pleasant staff. Clean considering the volume of people, hot pavement seems to be at a minimum. Food was better than a major destination and bunches less expensive (Better value that seeing a film in theater). Beer and wine for responsible 21+! Green areas well maintained. I do wish they had DG on top of soil in picnic areas but not a big deal as I saw/felt little dirt in pools (Hey! This is Fresno Co. We love our soil!). We enjoyed it so much were buying passes for next season. I know Owner Bob Waterston Professionally and he does good work in and out of his Park. It shows. I dont know what the whiners posting anything less than 4* "imagined" they were rooked on but some people just like to complain, I guess. "Try it, youll like it!" Next year "The Black Hole"!! PS theyre fine with outside food and drink and do a pretty good security check for whatever could constitute a risk. Little/No Riff-Raff. Full representation of ethnicities, ages and singles, couples and families. All polite and friendly... even TEENAGERS! Also there are a few BBQs and I saw another family with their own. Friday nights they show a film on a huge-screen in stereo sound and Saturdays they have a pyrotechnics show. We saw "Up" sitting in the "Wave Pool". Neato! "J"
This is a decent water park. Its probably the best if youre looking for something close by in the Fresno/Clovis area. The pools seem to be kept fairly clean, which is nice, though many of the attractions have seen some extremely visible wear and tear over the years. The paint is extremely faded and chipping on nearly everything, theres a few broken boards on some of the railings, etc. There also arent very intuitive designated waiting systems, and the lines can get confusing, especially near the Vortex and Kalaidoslide area, where the waiting areas to attain an inner tube are extremely unclear (Im not even sure if there is a designated waiting area for those attractions). Also, the amount of attractions available if youre going with a group adults, or taking a group of older kids, is underwhelming, and I think the price of admission is fairly steep given the fact that you can visit every attraction they offer multiple times within less than two hours, because there really should be more for the asking price of $35. That being said, it still is a fun day out. Ages ranged between 4-12 will probably get the most excitement out of a visit here. Older kids and adults will have a good time, too, so long as youre satisfied with visiting the same ride multiple times, since theres only about four or five rides that cater to and older demograph, but its mainly a fun day out for kids.
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Went on 6/6/09 with my son who is 46 inches tall. Adventure Bay is closed. No one could tell me when it would open -- next week?next month? next year? One would think this would have been fixed BEFORE the park opened for the season. Only other area for kids his size is the Blue Wave/Buccaneer Landing. Wave machine stopped working at 4:30 p.m. for no reason. Big kids dominated the pirate ship even though there was no other water area for the little kids open (except mini-slides). There were 2 other things open for kids 48 inches and below if child passes swim test. My son passed, but I was told that there was no way to verify he passed other than a wrist band (the kind you have to cut off) so he would have to take the swim test again EVERY time we come if he wanted to go on any other attractions unless he wanted to wear the wristband forever. That is ridiculous. Bought season passes, but doubt I will be back. Lockers & tubes very expensive to rent -- they gouge you once you get in after paying the high admission price. Should be included for the high admission price. Very badly managed. I give 2 stars only because the lifeguards were fairly diligent. Most of the non-water recreational stuff you can do for free at other places.
Most disappointing day. Was not told the wave pool was broke and not making waves for the day. The kiddie area closed at 3:15 for the day. When asked life guard why was told "we just do". I wish this was pisted on the website. There was SO MANY PEOPLE just standing in the non-wave pool you could not move. So many kids in the orca pool and 2 life guards doing nothing and little ones being bullied, kids blocking exits at deep end and kids having to tread water. Orca pool slides with kids sliding and landing on other kids a lot! Still nothing from life guards! With the kiddie island closed Orca pool overloaded. I know this doesnt mean anything to management. But to those who plan to visit just be aware and be safe . They just let tooooo many people in and it ruins everyones fun. Very disappointing for our family. But others may enjoy it
Where do I start? Over priced tickets for entry. Having to pay 10$ to rent an inner tube, then only able to use it on one ride. The wave pool was disgusting, from people walking their muddy flip flops in and out all day, water had hair in also. Staff were rude and impatient. All mens and female toilets were blocked, also there is no where in the changing areas to hang your wet clothes when getting changed. Lack of rides. Also we felt we were treated differently because we were white. Every line we joined, every food stall and every ride. Rude. Never going again. If your thinking about it I wouldnt bother. Also I notice they only respond to positive feedback on here. Ha! What a joke.