There is nothing more refreshing than being at a waterpark on a hot summer day. In Portsmouth, New Hampshire there is a water park called Water Country. The park opened in 1984 by the Samuels family until Festival Fun Parks bought out the family in 2000. Palace Entertainment now owns the water park which contains many slides, waves, rivers, and swimming pools for all ages.
The newest ride to the park is Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror. It will open this season. In a two person tube, you will sit face to face and take a 40 foot plunge through a twisting totally dark tunnel. During the ride you will experience a tornado funnel that will make your head spin. It is the first ride like this in New England. Another thrilling experience is the Double Geronimo which is a body slide. You fly down a 58 foot slide that is nearly vertical.
A gentler experience could include the Giant Wave Pool. It is New England’s largest wave pool containing 700,000 gallons of water. The adventure river allows you to float for ¼ of a mile through waterfalls, fountains and caves. In addition, there is an Activity Pool where
for the whole family can relax for open swim.
The schedule for Water Country begins in early June and ends on Labor Day. The park opens at 10:30 am and closes at either 5:00 pm or 6:30 pm depending on the day. Check weather as the park may alter its hours. It is usually open if raining but severe weather may close the park. The single day tickets prices are $37.99 for 48” and taller, $25.99 under 48”, $25.99 for 65 and older. Children under 2 years are free. Season passes are available for $65.99. The contact information is www.watercountry.com on the web or call 1-603-427-1111.