Wild Island Water Park — Sparks, Nevada

John–12

Wild Island Water Park is close to Reno, Nevada.  It is one of the best water parks in the state. They have a bunch of slides and pools in the area.  They have thirteen slides including the little kids slides.  When I went I rode all the slides but two – the Blackwidow and the Viper. The Viper is an almost straight down slide; it is also a body slide.  Black Widow is a tube slide, and it is close in style to the Viper – it goes striaght down then straight then down again.  My favorite slide is the Scorpion.  It looks like a giant skate ramp.  It seems scary at first, but then it is really fun.  They also have a wave pool and a lazy river.  If you are under 48 inches then in the wave pool you need to wear a life vest.  You can also buy tubes for slides.  Some rides have double tubes so you can use a two tuber with a friend.  The lazy river makes a lap around an island.  Half way through the river there is a mushroom shaped fountain.  The wave pool is a rectangular pool, and it gets deeper as you get closer to the wave mechanisim.  It gets up to eight feet deep, and it gets deeper too when the waves get going.  I recomend that you come right when it opens at 11:00 so that it not packed, but if you go later in the day it is really, really packed.  It cost $26.50 for people over 48 inches, $21.50 for kids under 48 inches, seniors citizens (60 +) are 9.00, and 3 and under are free.  They often run specials and have coupons available in area stores.  We went on a Tuesday and they had a “Two for Tuesday” special that saved our family about $15.00.

Hadley – 10

In Nevada they have a bunch of water parks, but Wild Island is the best.  Wild Island is located near Reno, Nevada.  They have a bunch of water slides my favorite is the Scorpion; it has a u type shape.  You have to use a tube for this ride and must be 42 inches tall.  The other 2 slides I rode were the Dragon’s Eye and the Dragon’s Tail.  First, the Dragon’s Eye has a toliet bowl hole in the middle, so you have to use a tube and be 48 inches tall. But, on the Dragon’s Tail you don’t use a tube; it is a body slide, and you have to be 42 inches tall.  The 2 slides I did not ride were the Black Widow.  It is a tube slide which you have to be 48 inches tall to do.  The Red Viper is the worst ride (I think).  It is a complete drop and is a body side which you have to be 48 inches tall to ride. That is why I love to go to Wild Island.

Barnett — 7

Wild Island is a water park in Sparks, Nevada – which is really next to Reno, Nevada.  They have a ton of water slides.  I started in the Little Kiddie Lagoon Pool.  There are three slides here.  You can have a tube on one of them, but you don’t have to use a tube if you don’t want to.  The other two slides are body slides.  They are too small for a tube.  The water is very shallow – like only a few inches deep.  Babies and small kids would like this area.  Next, I went to Hurricane Cove.  It is like a playground with water.  There is a bucket on top, when it gets full, it splashes down on you.  My brothers and I all liked this area.  It is mainly for kids 10 and under.  I was tall enough to ride the Scorpion.  It looks like a scary slide from the top.  You need to use a tube for this ride.  This slide sends you down a steep hill, then you slide back and forth until you stop.  I was also tall enough to ride the Dragon’s Tail slide.  You have to be 42 inches tall to ride this.  It is a body slide.  You can only go one person at a time.  It is fun and a little bit scary.  Next, I went in the lazy river.  It has a mushroom waterfall in the middle that sprays water out on you.  You can be in a tube in the lazy river if you want to.  I didn’t use a tube, but I just swam through the water.  Finally, I went in the wave pool.  Kids that are under 48 inches tall have to wear a life jacket.  You can borrow one from them, they have a bunch of them, and they don’t cost anything to borrow.  I didn’t do the other slides because you have to be 48 inches to ride them.  I am not big enough to do them.  My favorite thing was the Scorpion slide.  It was fun to slide up and down – if I were heavier I would have gone up higher and it would have been more fun.  I did not like that there was not a hot tube there.  They need a hot tub for the kids to go into.  There is a hot tub, but it is only for older people.  It is near a bar for adults – not for kids.  I liked the water park and you will too.

 

The Scorpion Waterslide

 

Lots of Slides to Choose From

 

The Wave Pool

 

Water Playground

 

Little Kids Slides

 

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