One of the things I love about living in Southern California is that even in the midst of June Gloom, we can spend the day in Palm Springs soaking up the sun’s rays and enjoying a refreshing swim at Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs. wet ‘n Wild is the only water park in Palm Springs, and with temperatures soaring this summer, it is the place to cool off!
Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs Water Park
Located in Palm Springs, this 16-acre water park features water slides and attractions for the whole family. The park was designed to reflect Southern California’s beaches during the 1950’s, and attractions are named as such including Tidal Wave Tower, Sunset River, Pipeline Point, and Riptide Reef.
Rides and Attractions
Whether your are 3 or 33, there are plenty of aquatic attractions to keep you cool this summer.
- Sunset River: My kids’ favorite place to lounge the day away is in the lazy river. This 600 foot long lazy river is best enjoyed with an inner tube (provided by the water park).
- Riptide Reef: Looking for a bit of adventure? Catch a wave at Riptide Reef, which features an 800,000 gallon wave pool.
- Gremmie Lagoon: Smaller tots will enjoy two pint-sized slides and a splash pool specifically designed for kids under 48 inches
- Kahuna’s Beach House: This 4-story aquatic funhouse includes water slides, hose jets, water curtains, and a 1,000 gallon dropping bucket, perfect for the whole family.
- Surf Rider: Grab the whole family for this 60-foot plunge in an open raft. 60 foot Multi-rider open raft ride.
- Pacific Spin: The whole family will be screaming as you are propelled down a 132 foot long tunnel that drops 60 feet into a 70 foot funnel!
- Sea Snake
- Pipeline Point: The “point” features three slides including an open body slide, an open tube slide, and an enclosed body slide.
- Tidal Wave Tower: Defy gravity as you slide 7-stories down these speed slides.
- Flowrider: Surf’s up with this simulated surfing machine! Learn how to catch the perfect wave.
The very best way to enjoy any waterpark is with a cabana. Even if you love the sun, it is incredibly beneficial to have a shady space to seek reprieve. This is particularly true in Palm Springs where temperatures can easily sore above 100. Wet ‘n Wild offers two types of cabanas including the Grand Vista Cabana which can accommodate 12 guests and the Regular Cabana which can accommodate 8 guests. Inner tubes and food service is included in the cost, however, admission, tickets, parking, lockers, food/drinks, and gratuity are not included in the price.
Where to Eat
Wet ‘n Wild offers a variety of dining venues onsite. Enjoy burgers and hot dogs at Big Surf, pizza and chicken strips at Island Pizza, and grilled items at Sunset Grill. The Beach Bar offers a full-service bar. Families can also cool off with frozen treats at Italian Ice and Dippin Dots.
Waterpark essentials include a swimsuit/rash guard, swimsuit cover-up, towel, hat, sunglasses, water shoes (the ground can get VERY hot), sunscreen, waterproof phone case, and swim goggles. If you happen to forget any of these items, you can pick them up at the Wipeout Surf Shop or the Surf Shack.
The day we visited Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs was my son’s birthday. Families can celebrate birthdays at Wet ‘n Wild with their exclusive package. It includes park admission for 10, use of the Birthday Zone for 1 1/2 hours, 2 large pizzas (cheese or pepperoni), 2 canned soft drinks per guest, paper plates, plastic cutlery, napkins, and a 1-day parking voucher. Maximum guest count is 20. Additional guests and food can be added to this package.
Wet n’ Wild Hours, Tickets and Season Passes
The best prices for admission to Wet ‘n Wild can be found online! A one-day, any day ticket purchased 3 days in advance is $36.99. Weekday admissions purchased 3 days in advance online are priced at $33.99. You can also opt for their season pass which includes unlimited visits throughout the season, in-park savings, and “bring-a-friend” for free all for just $64.99.
Wet n’ Wild Palm Springs is located at 1500 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92264. Hours vary during the summer.
For additional information visit WetNWildPalmSprings.com.