Raging Waters Los Angeles in San Dimas is the place to be if you’re looking to stay cool this summer. My family and I had such a great time at Raging Waters and the kids can’t stop talking about how much fun they had! As predicted, we will have to make another trip as it lived up to its name of being the largest waterpark in California. There is so much to do and a wide range of attractions for all ages.
If you haven’t been to Raging Waters before, you’re missing out! We have always wanted to go but never made it until now and trust me when I say, it’s a must! We reserved a cabana to facilitate our stay since we have a 15-month old and a three year old son. The cabana gave us access to our own private shaded area for the entire day.
I would suggest booking online so when you arrive you can choose which area of the park you’d like to be near. Arrive as soon as the park opens for the best selection of cabana rentals. We loved the convenience of being able to venture out to the rides and attractions, have lunch, or take a break and our private cabana (with all our stuff) was waiting for us. However, it is not necessary to rent a cabana, there are many areas to lay out beach chairs or towels as you explore the park.
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After we all got settled in our cabana near Splash Island Adventure, the kiddos were ready to have some FUN! Micah, my 15-month old daughter, loved exploring this kid-friendly area on her own. My son, Nico, is a little thrill seeker and wanted to try his hand on some water slides too, just like the big kids. Splash Island Adventure and Kid’s Kingdom was perfect for my littles as they got to splash around and enjoy some water slides that were made just for little kids in mind! Although we could have spent the entire day in this area, the older kids wanted to enjoy some of the thrilling rides and slides Raging Waters is known for.
Because we knew we’d be occupied having so much fun, we decided to break for lunch. When you’re ready for a break, Raging Waters Los Angeles offers tons of great places to eat such as, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Carl’s Jr., and much more. When we were ready to order, a server was assigned to our cabana. We were able to conveniently order our choice of food while we relaxed and waited all while being out of the sun, which was the best part.
There are so many fun attractions Raging Waters has to offer so we wanted to try as much as time permitted. We started at Wave Cove which is their wave pool. Wave Cove is in a beach-like setting which my older girls loved because they could chase three-foot waves every 12 minutes without the added sand in your swimsuit.
We wanted to try a variety of tube slides and body slides. So we started off at Ragin’ Racer which is definitely not your ordinary water slide. With eight lanes of head-first, side-by-side racing it sure brought out the speed demon in each of us and not to mention made my heart race too.
A family favorite was the Thunder Rapids, it is a 550-foot-long, 14-foot-wide flume propelling a five-person raft. We loved Thunder Rapids because it was the only one my three year old son could ride with us and join the older kids. (Minimum Height: 36″). Make sure to hold on tight because it does have sharp turns.
Grab a partner and enter the Dark Hole and Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror as you scream your way through total darkness. But that’s not all, experience a breathtaking 40-ft drop and soar to dizzying heights on back-to-back vertical banks and complete a pair of hi-speed 360 degree spins. It literally took my breath away.
Raging Waters let out the thrill seeker in my timid 11 year old when she surprised us all by daring the plunge down Drop Out. A seven story drop that reaches nearly 40 miles per hour in just four seconds.
There is no better way to spend the summer and beat this heat wave than by being submerged in water at the wave pool or cooling off on one of their many amazing rides and slides. So grab your sunblock and head over to Raging Waters and take advantage of this amazing Raging Waters discount code: LatinaMomsOCSblog17. Enjoy all the action packed fun that California’s largest waterpark has to offer!
Raging Waters Los Angeles Tips
I have a few suggestions that will help you and your family have an enjoyable visit at Raging Waters San Dimas:
- DO NOT FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN! Although there are shaded areas at Raging Waters, you’re not going to be under the shade all day. Be sure to apply water resistant sunscreen several times throughout the day and wear a t-shirt to help avoid sunburns. Sunscreen is also available for purchase at the gift shop.
- Strollers and wagons are allowed. We usually take our wagon (everywhere) because it’s much easier to carry around. Plus we can carry more needed items, if we choose and my kiddos can sit or nap in it too!
- To maximize your enjoyment, arrive early. Park opens at 10:00 AM on all operating days. Get there early enough to snag a lounge chair under an umbrella which are provided throughout the park. The park also provides plenty of natural shade, but you are welcome to bring your own chair.
- If you choose to rent a cabana, book online and the earlier you arrive the better selection you will have for the cabana rental.
- Lockers are available to rent and are located in 3 main areas, upper pavilion, surf deck restrooms, and lower pavilion restrooms. Large locker rental $20/day; Standard locker rental $15/day; Regular locker rentals $12/day.
- Spend more time having fun and less time waiting in line when you purchase the H2Go Pass.The H2Go Pass is perfect for parents who want a little more time relaxing. Passes can be purchased online or at the H2Go Booth, located in the main plaza at the Front Gate. H2Go Passes are available every operating day; however, they are limited. When they’re gone…They’re GONE. Prices may vary.
- Bring your own towels. There is no towel service at Raging Waters.
- A waterproof phone case, I purchased mine for less than $5 at Walmart and it worked amazing! I was able to take photos and capture some priceless moments of my kiddos in action.
- Water shoes and sandals are not allowed on rides, but bring them along anyway because the ground is hot.
- Mats & tubes are provided at NO ADDITIONAL cost or rental fee for all slides that require a tube.
- Free life jackets are available throughout the park at no charge. When in doubt wear a life jacket!
Visit the Raging Waters LA website for more information, and be sure to get your Raging Waters LA season pass! Unlimited visits all summer for as little as 2 easy payments of $35! Online only.
About Raging Waters Los Angeles
Raging Waters Los Angeles is California’s largest waterpark! This 60-acre park has been recognized by USA Today as a “Top 10 Water Park” and is home top more than 50 world-class rides, slides, and attractions for all ages to enjoy, including Aqua Rocket the state’s only hydromagnetic water coaster! Open mid-May through September.
Address: 111 Raging Waters Drive San Dimas, CA 91773
Parking fee: Regular parking is $15 and Premium parking is $20, cash only.
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