Mesa Golfland and Sunsplash waterpark is an amusement park, arcade, miniature golf and waterpark all rolled in one.
We went on a family vacation to AZ. I was born there and have never been back so we decided to take the kids and go. It was so hot there is was unbearable somedays, more dry heat then anything not used to it. So I got on the computer and found this waterpark. The kids and I had a blast in the lazy river, the wave pool, and of coure the kiddie pools and slides. This is a more expensive place so be sure to bring a cooler with water and leave your expensive stuff in the car or hotel. We had a blast.
After tax, I paid almost $50 for my son and myself to get. Then $10 for a double raft rental (you get $2 back), $12 for a locker (you get $6 back), $13 for an underwater camera (figured why not? those pictures could be fun!), almost $20 on lunch for the both of us, and a scoop of ice cream for each of us at the end of the day ($6).
But... we had such an amazing time. I went with another single mom and her son, who is about my son's age and it was a blast.
You set up your own spot on lounge chairs, a picinic bench, or wherever, with your towels (and cooler if you want - but you can only bring in water and the do check). So we brought LOTS of water rather than having to buy it in the park.
At first, I didn't think there was a lot to do... there's a lazy river (so nice and relaxing), a wave pool (always fun), 5 or 6 big water slides, and a kiddie play area, which included small slides for the kids, a regular pool, and a "lily pad jump" which many of the kids couldn't stay on. Also, the parking lot isn't very big but we had no trouble finding parking spots - and this is in the middle of summer.
However, we stayed for 6 hours and weren't bored at all. The lines for the slides weren't very long and the wait was always very short. Lifeguards are everywhere. My son is SO excited to go again.