Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs opens March 15th for the 2014 season.
Great place for a hot day! It gets very crowded during the summer, but I still think it's a great way to cool the kids down. They close kind of early though (around 5 or 6 pm I think) so you don't really get to hang out for very long. My kids love this place though and beg to go every summer. I could care less for it though, but they seem to enjoy it a lot.
Museums and movie stars aside, here’s why kids flock to Palm Springs. The park is an immaculately clean twenty-one-acre fantasy playground where cool water reigns supreme. There is amusement for kids of all ages, from Kahuna’s Beach House and the tranquil Sunset River inner-tube ride to more than eighteen other water slides ranging from simple to simply outrageous. The Sea Snake slide is a case in point. Those who dare coast in inner tubes along a 54-inch-wide, 450-foot-long slide that at certain points takes riders through total darkness and down a 50-foot drop—yikes! Plus there is stand-up surfing and body boarding. The three-man inner-tube ride is fast and furious!
The most surprising attraction—and arguably the most fun—is California’s largest wave-action pool (800,000 gallons), a broad expanse of water that starts out calm but churns away every fifteen minutes to be a sort of Malibu-in-the-desert. Actually, giant fans create the artificial tide, but it feels like the genuine article. New in 2006 is Pacific Spin, a four-person raft ride that blasts down a 132-foot-long tunnel, and then drops into another 75-foot, six-story tunnel.
Open daily mid-March through Labor Day and weekends only through September. Call for specific hours and promotions.
It's a fantastic water park, and the previous reviewer gets it right, take plenty of sunscreen and patience, especially on crowded days. You also have to bring some cash, because (sadly) they won't allow you to bring any food or drink (except bottled water) into the park. What we do: Eat a hearty brunch at 10:30, show up "full" at 11:00, and enjoy the park all afternoon, maybe get a snack around 3:00. Otherwise, you will be buying $10 below average hamburgers. They do "soak" you at Soak City, but as for family fun, it's a blast. You can also rent a "cabana" for $95 a day, which is a nice splurge. This allows for securing your belongings a little better, plus servers take orders for food. We go every year at Spring Break, and are always glad we took the plunge!
The day my daughter and I went it was very hot and waiting in line for our turn was a bit uncomfortable. Bring lots of sunscreen and a little patience! The water fun house is always an all ages kids perferred area. I think my favorite part of the park was the tube ride. Just sit back, float and relax!