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Zanstabar

Water-parks in Winter

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Hi Everyone!

I have a friend coming from overseas soon and he wants to try out the local theme parks, and a part of that would be Wet 'n' Wild and Whitewater world. Unfortunately, I've never been to one of the water parks during winter, and I was wondering if you guys would be able to shine a light on what it's like. Is it heated? What are queues like?

Anything would be of help!

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Queues are usually pretty short. It is a good time of year to go, if you can survive the freezing water of some rides.

At both parks, I believe the only water that is heated is in the wave pools and kids area. The rest are usually pretty cold. However some rides stay heated due to the tunnels, resulting any heat to stay inside the tunnels making the water warm. Rides such as the black hole, constrictor, river rapids and wedgie are usually pretty warm. It is mainly the wind that gets you when you are going up the towers (particularly the mach 5 tower). I always found the tornado and green room to have freezing water, for some reason, but that could just be me. So if you go, prepare to be cold at times, unless you wear a wet suit.

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Been lots of time in Winter.

Calypso Beach is always shut but no big loss.

Slides are quite rideable but where the cold gets you is when you get out and move to the next one, especially the stairs so take a towel to dry off straight after the slide.

Our best solution was when we had a non-rider who was prepared to climb each ride and collect towels we had wrapped in while transiting.

If you have someone fit and keen enough to climb up and down that is a good way to go!

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I'm not sure they'd allow wetsuits? wouldn't it affect friction on the body slides? (aqualoop especially) but i find if you keep moving around (and not much waiting around) - and especially if you take a towel (take several and swap them out as they get too wet) and dry off after each slide - and you'll be fine.

Be prepared for it to be cold though.

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I'd gladly wear my wetsuit in winter if the parks were open over here. Most slides in WA you have a mat or tube so no issue with friction

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jddc7

Posted Today, 11:30 AM

I'd gladly wear my wetsuit in winter if the parks were open over here. Most slides in WA you have a mat or tube so no issue with friction

The two parks I went to yesterday were open and whilst Outback Splash closed today, The Great Escape is apparently open every weekend.

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I always found the tornado and green room to have freezing water, for some reason, but that could just be me. So if you go, prepare to be cold at times, unless you wear a wet suit.

I agree, the tornado's water never seems to be heated... fortunately, I prefer it not to be heated because it really gives you the impression that you're in the middle of the storm

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