We arrived at the opening of the park...10:00a.m. which was perfect! Today was a special price day of $10.13 per/person admission because the radio station 101.3 was there today and if you mentioned them, you got the special price. Thank goodness I did because the lady taking our money was really paying attention to what I was saying. I guess if you don't say the right words you will be paying the regular $29.99 per person.....NO THANK YOU! We had a blast today...please don't get me wrong...but we did not have a $29.99 day...plus parking was $7.00, plus to get a small locker you pay $13.00 and then get $5.00 of it back when you return your key..so all in all the day came to $30.00 admission + $7.00 parking + $8.00 for locker + $15.00 in gas = $60.00 total for 5 hours at Wild Waters (We brought our lunch from home). That is for the discount price. WE HAD A GREAT TIME! However...I must keep things in perspective and adding up every penny and what was spent makes it REAL and plus I will know for next time. We were able to hit all the slides before the crowd arrived at noon. This was a huge bonus! With this being Steven's 1st time it gave us an opportunity to "test the waters" (ha ha..no pun intended..but it was good) Steven did awesome. And let me add that the life guards were everywhere in the park and ready to assist. Steven went down every slide (minus the "Gator" which you have to be 48 in...everything else is 42 in and he just makes it). Steven made us so very proud. He went down the the "Hurricane" which you sit on a tube by yourself and go town this 3-4 story wrap around type slide. He did great! He loved the "Kiddie" area because this gave him an opportunity to swim without assistance. There were three to four lifeguards in the kiddie area who were watching the kids like they were a bomb about to explode. If you wanted, you could request a life guard be ready for your little swimmer and they would be at the bottom of the slide ready to catch them. We were SO IMPRESSED with this. Because we had not been there for a while, we had a lot of questions and because there were SOOOO many lifeguards around the park it was easy to find one and ask. Steven loved the wave pool and did not want to leave. He was in a life jacket for this one, but continuously wanted to go in the deep end for the waves. Mom attempted this, but Steven did not understand that mom does not have legs that are 12 feet long so we quickly came in and hung out on "shore". Steven even went down the "Silver Bullet", but because our son is so light, he had to push himself ALL THE WAY DOWN (one of the fastest slides at Wild Waters). Steven got to the point where he stood up on the slide to get to the big drop and even when he did get to the drop, he still had to push himself in the pool at the end of the slide. I was dying laughing. The process of going down the slides was daddy 1st, then Steven, then me. This way Steve could either be ready to catch Steven, or he would be telling the lifeguard to "get ready" for Steven all at the same time I was at the top of the slide getting Steven ready and having him listen to the lifeguard tell him when it was his turn to go. THIS WAS AN AWESOME 1st visit. Is the park a little old...well yes...but we knew that going in...does it need a little TLC? Yep...but even with all that the slides were great, the lifeguards did an OUTSTANDING job...and we ALL had a great time...I would have to say that today was a great day....Thank you God!
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