Review

Water Country Portsmouth NH (Return Visit) Review

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Water Country is located at 2300 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth NH 03801 and is New England’s largest outdoor water park with water slides, rides, pools, wave pool, and kiddie rides – all located on 26 acres! This is definitely a park that my entire family can enjoy!

 

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Attractions include Thunder Falls and Wild Canyon; Triple Giant Slides; Double Dive Boggan; Shoot and Screamer; Dragon’s Den; Black Hole and Warp 8; Double Geronimo; Racing Rapids and The Plunge; Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror; Activity Pool; Adventure River; Giant Wave Pool; Giant Wave Pool and a Whirl Pool.

 

Kiddie Attractions include: Bubble Bay; Ollie Octopus; Pirate’s Pool and Lagoon; and the Tahiti Tree House

 

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At Water Country you can even reserve Cabanas (all different price ranges) to make your family even more comfortable all day long. There are locker rentals, tube rentals and life jackets available.

 

Season passes are available for less than the price of two general admission tickets plus there is also a premium season pass available which includes so many other extras – well worth the slightly higher cost.

 

Preferred parking is $15 per day and general parking is $5. You may choose to bring your own lunch to Water Country, but please no glass, alcohol or BBQ equipment. All bags and coolers will be searched upon entry. Water Country also has excellent snack bars and satellite stations serving Pizza, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Fingers and Sandwiches, Fried Dough, Sausage and Steak Subs, Fries, Ice Cream, Dippin’ Dots (the ice cream of the future!) and lots of other goodies.

 

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We had the ability to go to Water Country yesterday and check it out for ourselves – twice technically.  See about our first visit here.   That wasn’t the most successful visit due to weather so we are trying again.

We purchased a cabana for this visit.  It is such a relief to have a “place” to go and regroup every now and then that is away from the major crowds. We chose a Queen size cabana which is designed for 4-6 people.  We didn’t know it but this particular one had that little additional section to the right so it really was the space of a cabana and a half.  Perfectly fine by us…

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To get into the cabana you must have a cabana bracelet – that means that thousands of people cannot just walk by your space – the traffic is pretty limited in that section. There is a host of the cabana section who insures that everyone who enters that section has a wrist band and she also makes rounds to check periodically to see if you need anything.

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 The second wristband is for the tubes we rented. It allows us to not have to carry the tubes everywhere we go. If we just return them when we are doing something like eating – then we can request another one when we are ready to go back to tubing.

This is our second attempt at Water Country and guess what?!…

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I don’t need to tell you that I am apparently quite the jinx.  When you see the photos that follow you will see just how gorgeous a day it was – and then, the cloud that follows Athena settled in.  I actually don’t know if they had to close the park this time, I suspect not.  But as soon as it started pouring we booked out.  We didn’t need a repeat of the previous week.  We had already spent about four hours there this time though so we still had a great time for a decent period of time.

The park is huge. There is an upper section with slides, wave pool, river etc… then when you circle around, down the back side there are many more slides of all different varieties, kiddie sections, more cabanas, and a sprinkler type with the large buckets. There is a section for groups, parties, many food options, restrooms, tube rentals, locker rentals and more.

Here are some photos from our time before the storm…  You can see more photos in my previous post.

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3 Comments

  • Kelly

    Wow, that looks like such a fun place to visit. I like that you can rent cabanas. That would be fun. I like having a place to leave all the excess bags/clothing etc.

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