Water Country USA in Williamsburg, VA

176 Water Country ParkwayWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Virginia

Overview

Virginia’s largest water park, Water Country USA near the Busch Gardens theme park offers state-of-the-art water rides and resort-style amenities in an ideal Williamsburg location. Guests to the 43-acre park can enjoy a number of attractions, including a free-floating river ride, a high-energy water playground, a relaxing wave pool, winding water slides, exciting tube rides and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • Features more than 30 water rides for unlimited thrills.
  • Tickets are only valid for the current season.
  • Parking is $17 per car.
  • Free life vests are available for guests who require them.
  • Outside food is not permitted inside the water park.

Description

from Water Country USA
Grab your suit and jump into the coolest kind of summertime fun—Water Country USA, Virginia's largest water park, just minutes from Busch Gardens.

Water Country USA is a flashback to the surfin' safari days of the '50s and '60s with splish-splashin' slides, a way-out wave pool, kid-friendly pay areas and hours of fun in the summer sun.

More than 30 water rides and attractions, all sorts of live entertainment and hoppin' restaurants, make a trip to Water Country USA—a day that's ready to rock your socks off.

Cutback Water Coaster - Coming in 2019 to Water Country USA. Blast uphill, rush down steep hills and around high-speed turns on this high thrill slide on Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster.

Note: Park closing times vary throughout the year, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Williamsburg Customer Reviews

196 Reviews
Dominique Hammond
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Water country usa"
July 2019 NEW
Website worked great and tickets got to my email fast
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Tip: Website works great and tickets get to fast

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Shaylin Crim
Berryville, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"June 2019"
June 2019 NEW
Great trip
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Tip: Wear water shoes

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Aman Solanki
Aldie, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Really good!"
June 2019 NEW
Water Country USA was a blast! The weather was perfect and we found the rides to be very fun! The people are nice and there was absolutely no wait at any rides. The only thing was that they had 2 rides closed and the lazy river current was slower than usual, likely due to the fact that there were few people there on a school/work weekday. It was overall an amazing time!
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Tip: Lockers can add up- pack light! Bring sunscreen and water.

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Shalenna Hayes
Newport News, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Exciting Family Trip"
June 2019 NEW
We enjoyed our water country trip it was my fiancé first time going and she enjoyed every moment from the rides to the wave pool and the funnel cake tripster is a great affordable website to get the tickets from ! This is also a exciting place for my son as well .
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Megan W.
Coudersport, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Pricey, but tons of fun!"
June 2019 NEW
My 6 yr. old son and I went for a few hours on a Friday and it was so much fun! The longest we waited in any line was about 10 minutes. The kids pizza meal that we bought was pricey and not very tasty, but I guess I don't expect much from amusement park food. My son loved the thrills and I enjoyed the rides as well. Overall, a really great day. Parking ($17), lockers($15), and food($25) all added to the cost of the trip though...
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Tip: Wear your water shoes, the walkways get hot!!

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Neeraj Badaya
Morrisville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best deal !!"
June 2019
Got the best deal from Tripster and had a great time in Park
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Tip: Best trip

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Shirley Holt
Gaston, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Rained out!"
June 2019
Perfect day to go.. overcast.. goat a few great hours in before it was shutdown because of the rain.. no long lines.. exciting rides!
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Tip: Pick your day wisely!

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Williamsburg Customer
Manassas, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun day with my granddaughter; we rode the big funnel water ride over and over!"
September 2018
The staff were definitely friendly and welcoming at every place we went in the park. Courteous, clean and plenty of space for everyone. The lazy river and wave pool were awesome too!
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Tip: Definitely have water shoes and be prepared for a lot of walking!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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MoFan1
Media, Pennsylvania
"Parking and Pedestrian Safety is HORRIBLE!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2019 NEW
This review is specific to arrival and getting to the Park entrance. We were there on Monday, July 15th. Our group had five families including 10 adults and 4 young children in three cars. We thought that parking and parking lot pedestrian safety at Busch Gardens the prior day was horrible! Traffic control in the parking lot was a mishmash of cars circling in both directions due to too many cars being directed into an already full lot. Vehicles were traveling in both directions with vehicles pulling / backing into spots.There was no rhyme or reason to traffic flow! There were acres of available parking spaces. Meanwhile families / couples where trying to exit their vehicles, unload a stroller or cooler, organize their passes, etc prior to heading to the park, keeping children out of way of passing / turning cars while this was happening. Very frustrating! While the Park is nice, going into it can be stressful! If you are reading this review and planning on visiting the Park, particularly with children but no less for yourself, please be careful in parking, and be aware of your safety as a pedestrian!!!
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Olivia G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
"Amazing water park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2019 NEW
Went to this water park today for the very first time and I must say it was incredible. The rides were amazing, the layout of the park was beautiful and all the staff were lovely. Even my dad loved it. I recommend this park as it has rides for everything.
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Brenda D
Lebanon
"Enjoyable and exciting water park rides"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2019 NEW
Me and my family we had a great time.The rides were excellent and the food was great lots of varieties of everything from food, fruits,desserts and etc. I would strongly recommend this water park I hope my review was helpful and convincing I was there July 2019 I will definitely come back
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855dawna
Fargo, North Dakota
"Great day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 12, 2019 NEW
We took advantage of an online special so we felt 27$ a person was a good deal for our family. Park opened at 10am and we were there till close at 7pm. Parking is a little spendy at 17$. We headed straight back to the wave pool to find some shaded spots with lounge chairs. If you have little kids, the kid areas like cow a bunga, etc seemed to have plenty of shaded seating as well that didn't fill up as fast. Lots of great rides that our kids ages 5-13 all enjoyed. Many of the rides worked for our whole family with my 5 year old wearing a lifejacket. There are not paper maps but they do have permanent park layout maps in various locations. Yes the cement gets extremely hot, you need flip flops or water shoes. Rides have spots to put your belongings and we didn't lose anything while we were there. The rules seemed much more relaxed than their website alluded to. People had on goggles and sunglasses on many rides. Some carried their phones in waterproof cases. My daughter did have to remove string bracelets off on vantage point. Don't miss colossal curl, that was a favorite right at the park entrance. Great way to spend a hot summer day!
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davidlQ4386QX
Wilmington, Delaware
"Cool in the 97 Degree Heat"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 11, 2019 NEW
It was 97 degrees out the day we went, so it was probably a lot more crowded than a typical weekday in July. Despite the heat, I didn't feel like it was that hot throughout the day. The park is sufficiently covered that riders waiting in line are pretty well protected in most rides. And obviously, staying wet or moderately wet throughout the day helps. There are lots of options for all ages. My sons are 40" and 46", so they were restricted from some rides, of course. I would highly recommend the Hubba Hubba Highway. It's not a 'lazy' river in that the current is pretty strong. Everyone is encouraged to wear a life vest and relax in the 3 ft. (3.5?) deep water. There are intermittent bursts of water that made the journey more enjoyable (I'll let you figure this one out yourself). There was a 2-day deal on the website, so grab it. 2 days for $55.50 or 3 days for $60.50 (still available till 7/14).
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water Country USA

Do Water Country USA tickets expire?
Yes, they are only valid for the season.

Is smoking allowed at Water Country USA?
Country USA is committed to a safe and friendly environment. Therefore we have provided designated smoking stations throughout the park. All indoor areas will remain smoke-free environments. Outdoor smoking stations are designated in guest areas by smoking urns, benches and "Designated Smoking Area" signs, which are situated near most restrooms. These signs are marked on the park maps.

What options are available if I want to bring my pet to the park?
Pet care is provided in the England Parking Lot for an additional fee. Pets are not allowed inside the park. The facility is ventilated but not temperature-controlled. Pets will be offered fresh water, but it is the owner's responsibility to bring food and feed their pet. Trained service animals are welcome at Water Country USA.

Are coolers or picnic baskets allowed inside Water Country USA?
Picnic baskets and coolers are not allowed inside the park. (Exception: Baby food and medicine are permitted, but not in glass containers.) Guests are not allowed to bring food or flavored drinks into the park. We do allow each guest to bring one water bottle (plastic).

Can I rent a stroller or wheelchair at Water Country USA?
Strollers, Wheelchairs & Electric Carts are available for a nominal fee. You must be 18 years of age to rent electric carts and wheelchairs.

How much does it cost to park at Water Country USA?
General Parking: $17
Preferred Parking: $20-$30
Multi-Day Parking: $45 Valid up to 7 consecutive days

Are life vests available at Water Country USA?
The water park does provide free life vests to guests, in a variety of sizes. Guests are also allowed to bring their own.

What is the required attire at the water park?
Guests may wear swimsuits or shorts, and T-shirts on rides. Thong bathing suits are not permitted and T-Shirts may not be worn on Body Flumes rides. Aqua socks are allowed on rides and in pool areas.

What happens if it rains?
Water Country remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks rides and attractions may be temporarily affected.  Refunds and rain checks will not be issued due to inclement weather.

What kind of security should I expect at Water Country USA?
The security procedures are designed to keep our guests, Team Members, and animals safe. Please note the following tips and reminders from the Security Team:

  • All bags, backpacks, and packages are subject to inspection prior to entering the park.
  • The following items are not permitted to be brought into Water Country USA: weapons, glass bottles, cans, any other type of sharp object, large hard or soft coolers and any hazardous items or materials.
  • Please leave any unnecessary articles locked in your vehicle to expedite your entry into the park.
What kind of items can I bring on a ride?
Loose articles are not permitted in the ride queue lines or on our major attractions. This includes but is not limited to, bags and purses, cameras, cell phones, hats, keys, and wallets. Items must be safely secured in a sealed pocket, a waist pack, left in a locker or with a non-rider.

Can I take pictures while on a Water Country USA ride?

No. Due to the nature and dynamics of all rides and the potential for injury, the following items are not permitted on any ride:
  • Unsecured cameras or video cameras of any size 
  • Head harnesses
  • Selfie sticks
Can I rent a locker at Water Country USA?
Yes. All-day lockers are available for rent for an additional fee.

Is a First Aid Station available at the waterpark?
Yes. The First Aid Station is located near Launch Pad Express Cafe. Mobile first aid units are also available.