Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Very fun place for kids, disappointing for adults to pay full price for basically being necessary chaperones on mostly smaller, younger, kid-focused activities and rides.
Parking is $10 for a longer walk, or $15 for a short walk. Given there are no free places to park and walk it’s a bit harsh on the customers you’re already getting a hefty sum from for a day in the park.
Be ready to spend.... or at least have lots of excuses ready because there are stands at every turns to spend on. Hair braiding, face painting, junk food, gifts shops, lemonade, cotton candy.... it’s a long day of telling your kids no.
Dive shows are very entertaining, try and get a shady spot early, closer to the bottom if you’re hoping to get a cooling splash.
The water park area is small, but offers enough for our kids to entertain themselves the few hours the night before we spend the day at the park.
We go as soon as they open and on a week day but are still prepared for some lines on popular rides especially the train.
The food options are plenty, but spread apart, expensive, and most offer only a few options at high prices. The mill stream eatery used to be our preferred choice but the staff are often unprepared and the food room temp, slow, and pricey. Pack a picnic, eat in the tables provided next to the park to save yourself a fortune. Driving to one of the many nearby restaurants would be preferable, however you’re likely to lose your parking spot and probably have to pay another $10 to park.