Fun for the whole family can be found at this fun park that includes Grand Prix go-karts, laser tag areas, the largest indoor ... More
Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
Fun for the whole family can be found at this fun park that includes Grand Prix go-karts, laser tag areas, the largest indoor playground in Wilmington, an 18 hole miniature golf course, a climbing wall, and a waterpark that includes a lazy river, a million gallon wavepool, waterslides, and a children's pool.
I am just up from Florida visiting family, among them a 13-year-old girl. It is a hot day, and I would look forward to a water park day out. I am not expecting a Disney-like atmosphere with several rides or water things to do, buyt a lazy river ride would go far in my book, considering all I want is a cool and relaxing venue. I have read the reviews, most of which condemn this place as the fifth circle from Hell, but considering the short trip from Wilmington NC, I wouldn't mind peeking at it from outside the not-so-pearly gates to gauge the worth of value for my hard-earned dollars. After taking the 15-minute trek over today, I will add my thoughts to this stream of collective consciousness in order to provide a viable and honest assesment for reference by other potential patrons.
Ok first, why would you bring a kid with special needs to a water park?? They are not going to do anything, so it's just a waist of money...
And your other kids are not going to do anything because they're not even 2. They are just going to pee in the water.
Your better off just going to the beach.
Besides the 19.95 is for the arcade too. It's not just for the water park.
I was just there and I had an amazing time.
Just go ride the go-karts or something. You don't need the water park, it sucks. There are like 5 rides and your done with them in an hour and a half with not alot of crowding.
I like this place, just go there with a good attitude and your friends and you'll have a good time!
Yes, this place is overpriced, or at least the waterpark is. I know that you can go to other waterparks and for a little bit more have many more and for some better slides to go on. If you are use to fancy, and large water parks you will probably find this one lame. We had a fun time riding the go carts and playing laser tag. We have been before and played putt-putt and rocked climb. There is nothing special here or fancy but we had a good time. The slides at the park may not be real large, scary and wild but I had no problem going with my children. The slides were just high enough and wild enough to have a fun time but not too scary for Mom or too difficult to make it up to the top. The half pipe looks like a chiropracters dream, I was not stupid enough to go on that, I didnt want wiplash, but the kids liked it. The toliet bowl slide is the tallest and the funniest but the longest wait. We went on a weekday so it was almost like having the park to ourselves in the afternoon, even the morning was light on the crowd. My biggest dislikes: #1- was the no coolers inside the park. But you can leave and come back. We packed a lunch and ate in our car. You will need water while swimming and if you are smart you can figure out how to sneek this in. Otherwise you will spend $2 a bottle. #2 was the outside bathrooms. They were so discusting! It reeked of a dookie diaper smell, no ventalation, just awfull. The inside one was better but not by much. #3 was that the showers were outside and only sent you a mist. #4 was that the lazy river and wave pool water depth was too shallow. I am not sure why but the water did not come up to the depth mark in either pool. #5 It smelled bad in the area near the food court I think it is the carpet, it must be moldy with all the wetness on it all the time. The arcade had some fun games, we especially liked the simulated roller coaster ride, that was awsome! Air hockey, motorcycles and pin ball. It is medium in size as arcades go, and can get real crowded I am sure, but was not while we were there. The staff was friendly and helpful. The last time we went was three years ago and it is still the same although I dont remember the water being that shallow. It was a great family time we could do everything together! This is what made it enjoyable. If you want bigger, better and more thrill you will have to go to Myrtle Beach, Emerald point or Water country.
This was a great weekend getaway for my family (me, my husband and a 5yr old and an 8yr. old). There was enough for them to do and be entertained. Bigger kids might not enjoy as much but for our family it was perfect. The price was a little high but after 90minutes there a thunderstorm came through and we were given a raincheck for the next day. The raincheck had us feeling like we got our money's worth. I would recommend it for families with smaller children and if it doesn't take a lot of traveling to get here. It is not like Watercountry but we had a great time!
this place seems more concerned with making money above all else! I spent my entire time there in the over-priced cafe. reason for that because i went to take pictures of my kids and husband in the waterpark seeing as i am not a water person. i went fully clothed (jeans, shirt, socks, and sneakers) and was not allowed in without a wristband. i refused to pay $30 just to sit in the heat and watch my family. i guess they wanted to charge me for the use of the sun and to see their "very" small "waterpark" if it can be described as that since it's so small. i was willing to compromise and pay half but yet again the greed of this place took over and they refused. so i do not know if my family enjoyed it or not because i couldn't capture the memories myself...i do admit it is stated on the website but i failed to look at the website or their bad reviews
im glad i did my researched my plans i am a college studen ton spring break an da group of us wanted a place to blow our money at but have fun and im glad i read all the reviews they all see m to say the exact samething so that means the good ones are coming from the owner! Geesh what a rip off!
We have had our daughter's birthday there for 3 years now, and it has been a great experience everytime! My daughter is 5, and not only do the little kids have a great time but the adults have just as much fun! People are crazy if they complain about this place, they are just complainers!
Seriously, I dont wanna sound like I'm a hard to please individual, but our family has been to several (around 4 or 5) waterparks, and Jungle Rapids was "hands down" the worst. Especially for the money, which alone probably encourages alot of the negative reviews this place gets.
We had no idea, just how big or small the place was, until we got through the gate. When I paid the $119.00 for me, my husband and 2 little girls (under 10) to get in, I figured this was going to be one of the better or perhaps the best of all waterparks we've visited.
Theres a large arcade, nearly as big as the waterpark itself...(extra money)
Putt-putt golf...(extra money)
Go-cart track....(extra money)
Wall climbing, lazer tag and a broken down "drop-zone" ride...all (extra money)
Basically you pay $30 a person or child (over 4ft) for access to a waterpark, the size of a grocery store parking lot. That same $30 will get you admission to Kings Dominion or Carowinds amusement parks, which both have waterparks as well. Emerald Pointe in Greensboro, isnt much of a waterpark, for the $30 price, but you could fit Jungle Rapids in a small corner of Emerald Pointe.
They have (no, Im not kidding) "only" 3 waterslides, and the most laughable wave pool you could ever imagine.
The $7 rental lockers are just big enough to squeeze a small purse and beach towel in. We all ate one hotdog, order of fries and (no refill) drink, each, for a jaw dropping $24 I believe. These were the same hotdogs you see at gas stations for 50 cents each (except no chilli, slaw or onions) Unlike all other waterparks, you are NOT allowed to bring in coolers or even snacks, so you are forced to pay the high prices for cheap tasting food.
The only benefit in visiting this place, is there were no wait lines on the 3 slides. Basically the place was empty, and another visitor remarked, that was probably the result of others knowing better than to visit more than once. Sadly I cannot think of one thing besides a decent child's pool, to mention. My daughter and her friend were ready to ditch the waterpark and hit the arcade 45 mins after we got there (another $30 we had to fork out)
I do realize that some neg reviews you read on places, are blown out of proportion, but trust me...I have no reason at all for mine, except to save you and other familys money. The neg reviews you read here on Jungle Rapids are true. In all honestly, I cannot envision anyone paying more than $15 (and thats pushing it) to get into this trap. Theres a reason the place is blocked of its view from mthe parking lot. I doubt many would pay the price ahead of time, if they could see it 1st. Bottom line..."dont even think about it"!!!
I have taken my three grand daughters to jungle rapids inside play area since they were a couple years old. Today I took all three of them as usual. I was told the nine year old could not play in there.. I felt that was so wrong since I then had to take the 3 and 5 yr olds out of the play area crying. So for all of you who have several children or granchildren just know if one of them is over 8 you will not be able to take them as a family to play in there. My 5 yr old wanted to have her birthday party there in february but now that I know her sister and other children who are over 8 would not be allowed to play she will no longer be having her party there. The now 9 yr old had her 5th birthday party there---it's very expensive.
I feel they will lose alot of money in the future by not allowing families with a child over 8 yrs to play there. they will lose alot of money to birthday parties also.
I am very disappointed we were made to leave because of the age of 1 child. it wasn't crowded, she isn't a whale! I think they should have let the children play on this cold rainy day and let us know in the futre not to come there if the nine year old was with us.
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