As the temperatures start to sizzle, a day at Water World (8801 N. Pecos St.) in Federal Heights is one of the best (and most fun) ways to cool off. Since opening in 1979 with the first two water slides in Colorado, the water park now boasts more than 50 water adventures.
For 2018, they’re introducing a new attraction, Glacier Run. In fact, they feature the largest variety of attractions in America. (Did you know the park has been rated as one of America’s top ten water parks by the Travel Channel?)
As one of America’s largest family water parks, the watery wonderland is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver on 70+ landscaped acres. However, the cost can create big waves in a budget, especially for families.
Here are 15 ways you can make a big splash at the park without causing your budget to sink. Dive in for more details…
Tickets are valid for unlimited use of its attractions all-day. The park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. Regular admission prices are as follows: Heights 48″ & above are $41.99; heights 40″ to 47″ are $36.99; and heights under 40″ are FREE. Seniors (60+) can splash around for $10.99.
Important: Coupons are not valid with any other coupon; senior, mid-day or resident admission; or any other discount or repurchased ticket. One coupon per person, unless noted otherwise.
Early Bird Season Special — Through June 14, get a one-day admission ticket for $20. The offer is only available online. The discounted ticket is only valid from May 26 to June 14.
Military Appreciation Days — From May 26 to 28, active or retired U.S. Military personal receive FREE admission with proper ID, available at Guest Services only. The offer does not apply to spouses or dependents. No rainchecks issued and ticket must be used on date of issue.
Father’s Day Special — Dad gets in FREE on Father’s Day, June 17, when accompanied by a guest purchasing an admission at the Water World ticket window. Purchased ticket must be full-priced. (Free Dad ticket must be issued before entering the park.)
Splash Passes — If you splash often at the park, your best value is to get a season pass, including a Value Splash Pass, Preferred Splash Pass or Elite Splash Pass. Prices range from $59.99 to $159.99, depending on height and pass. Each pass offers different benefits — click here to review and compare perks.
After Hours Beach Party — Get extra fun and extra value during the park’s After Hours Beach Parties. The party is only $15, when you visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you’re already visiting the park, add the evening event to any regular admission ticket for only $5. The event is not available every day, but on select dates. Check here for 2018 dates.
Pharoah’s Feast — Leave the cooler at home and enjoy the private (and shaded!) Pharaoh’s Feast All You Care To Eat Dining. The feast features an expended menu and all-day sodas throughout the park for one-low price. Enter as many times as you like, during your same-day visit. For children (40″ to 47″), the cost is $13.99; for adults (48″+) it’s $15.99; and children under 40″ are FREE, when accompanied by a paying adult — one child per paying adult. The special dining area is open from June 9 to August 12. Review the menu here.
King Soopers — The grocery store sells discounted general admission tickets — a savings of $5 for each ticket. Plus, King Soopers is the only place to purchase a Family 4-Pack: Four admissions (for any guest 40″ or taller), a 16″ pizza and four drinks for $149.96 (plus tax and service fee) — just $37.49 per person.
The pack offers a savings of more than $55. Finally, visitors with King Soopers tickets can go directly to the entry turnstiles. No need to stop by the ticket window.
Mountain Dew — Bring a specially-marked Mountain Dew to the team at bag check and get a coupon for $8 off. One can equals one coupon.
Subway — Pick up coupon at participating locations for $8 off.
Water World’s 2-Day Fun Pack — Splash around for two days for $59.98 (plus tax) for any guest 40″ or taller — a savings of $24. The second visit must be used by the same-guest within 14 days of the initial visit. Buy online or at the park.
Online Special — Save $5 when you purchase a child or general admission ticket online. For delivery, choose from print-at-home, mail order or pick them up at the park. To get the savings, use promo code SAVE$5NOW at check-out.
Military Discount — Most Colorado and Cheyenne, WY military bases sell discounted Water World tickets. (Contact your base for pricing information.) Tickets may be taken directly to the entry turnstiles. Military discounts are not available at the front gate.
Hyland Hills Resident Admission — Water World is owned and operated by the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District. Residents of the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District or the City of Westminster (with a valid recreation ID card) receive reduced admission. (There are new rules in place for 2017.) For current information, click here.
Pack your own lunch — Even though Water World sells food and beverages, you can keep your expenses to a minimum by bringing your own picnic into the park. All beverage containers must be factory-sealed. (No glass or alcohol permitted.)
Assuming you’ve used a coupon or discount promo to get in the park, bringing your family’s own snacks and drinks creates a true tidal wave of savings.
Parking — Unlike some other popular summer attractions in town, Water World offers FREE parking. That means more entertainment dollars back in your pocket to spend on souvenirs or food and drink.