Last week my family had the opportunity to review Cowabunga Bay Water Park in Draper. We chose to go on a Thursday, thinking it might be a little less crowded that day, minimizing the time spent in lines. Plus, on Thursdays admission is only $9.99 after 3:00!
Thankfully, there was no line at the entrance to the park, which was super nice, since it was 100+ outside and we were all eager to get in the water to cool off. Even though we didn’t arrive till 2 pm, we were quickly able to find a nice shaded spot on the grass for our family. Later in the day, we moved to shaded chairs in the Kids Cove. I loved that there was TONS of shade available, and I’m pleased to report that no one in our family got sunburned!
Cowabunga Bay is most noticeable for its water slides. They have FIVE big slides, 3 medium slides, and 2 little double slides for toddlers. Being 8 months pregnant, I didn’t attempt them, but my slide-loving husband tested all of them! I’ll give you his full report in a couple days.
My 7-year-old daughter also rode 4 of them and felt pretty cool to be riding the big kids slides, and even my 5-year-old daughter was comfortable on 2 of them by herself. Our 2-year-old son went down with Daddy on two of the shorter slides, but preferred to watch and cheer on his sisters to getting splashed in the face himself.
We also spent a lot of time floating the Lazy River. I loved that we never spent more than a couple minutes waiting for a tube to use. We also really liked that we didn’t need to spend any additional money to rent the tubes, which are only used in the river and not on any of the slides.
The river is full of fun items that shower you with cool spray to help you stay nice and cool while you relax in the river.
Our favorite place at the park was the Kids Cove. My 2- and 5-year-olds couldn’t get enough of the little double slide. There’s also a medium-sized slide that Daddy could take the kids down, or my 7-year-old could ride by herself. The water was only about a foot or so deep, and the area is small enough that I could plop myself down in the shade in the water and keep an eye on all my kids at the same time while Dad went to ride the big boy slides.
Of course the Big Splash, a giant bucket that repeatedly fills with water and dumps water all over anyone standing underneath it, was also a big hit. My kids would always turn to look when the bell rang, indicating it was getting ready to tip over, and squeal with delight as the water spilled even when they weren’t anywhere near it.
And I can’t forget to mention the food! We ate lunch before we left, so we weren’t incredibly hungry, but did need a snack. I got a bucket of fries that were delicious (and came with free fry sauce!) and a huge Cowabunga Bay 44-oz refillable mug for us all to share.
Make sure to check out Cowabunga Bay’s Facebook Page and website for more information about this super fun park! Want to save some money at the park? They have given us a code to get you $7 off an adult day pass (which will make the adult pass even cheaper than the kids pass – so just buy an adult pass for you and for the kiddos). Just use code usscowa when you purchase your passes HERE.
Now on to the giveaway! We have 4 ALL DAY passes to Cowabunga bay for one lucky Utah Sweet Savings reader. To enter comment below. Tell us what you do to beat the heat. Then make sure to head on over to Cowabunga Bay’s Facebook Page. Like the page and make sure to tell them thanks for the great giveaway over at Utah Sweet Savings.
After you comment here and like their Facebook page make sure to enter on the rafflecopter below to make it all official. There are other ways to enter so do as many as you can to get the best chance at winning. See you at Cowabunga Bay!
Disclaimer: I was given passes to Cowabunga Bay to review the park. All opinions are my own.