Water Country USA in Williamsburg, VA

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


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.


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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

201 Reviews
Constance Moser
Bethlehem, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Worth the money"
August 2019 NEW
Tripster saved me $80 for tickets. With 40 water slides $35 for a 6 and 7 year old was awesome. The grandchildren loved the wave pool. I made them wear life vests. We all had a great time.
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Tip: All the big rides you had to be 48 inches.

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Matthew Diggs
Middletown, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great water fun!"
August 2019 NEW
Long waits in. Would be great if you were told how long the waits are. Like a sign updating lwaitimg times. Knowing that can maximize everyone's time.
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Tip: Long waits. Wear flip flops. Dont go in bare feet

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Eric Maynard
1 Review
August 2019 NEW
Food was not good, wanted 11.50 for a beer. Lines for rides were about hr long and one was closed
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Terkessha Chatman
Nashville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Mini family day trip"
August 2019 NEW
Great water park!!!!! My family and I love this water park. It is great for the whole family!!! The lazy river is just what the doctor order! This park is worth the 2 1/2 hours drive.
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Tip: Wear water shoes.....ground really hot!!!

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Sandy Tedrick
Clear Spring, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"First Time"
July 2019 NEW
This was our first family trip to Water Country and we enjoyed every moment. My husband and I surprised our 2 adult children for the day and we will definitely be going back again.
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Tip: Definitely purchase water shoes to wear in and out of the water!

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Dominique Hammond
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Water country usa"
July 2019
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
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
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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chicago, Illinois
"Long waits. Not worth the high price"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 22, 2019 NEW
This would have been ok if our grandchildren did not have to wait 20 minutes or more for an attraction.There were not a lot of things that our 8 year old could do alone and mostly he gave up because of the long waits. We got there when it opened and had to wait in a slow line to get in even though we had bought our tickets in advance. Also, the "rides" for young children were minimal and boring. Food was expensive.
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Frederick, Maryland
"Fun in the sun. "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2019 NEW
Going to a water park is all the things that everyone wrote about in other reviews. You’re subject to weather, crowds, lines, high cost food, screaming kids, too much skin, etc. Water Country is all these things at times, So I’ll focus on a few other things. The park is fun. Teens and parents can have a good time together and enjoy cooling off on a very hot day. If on a bit of a budget, keep a cooler in the car and eat a picnic early or late so you can be in the park when others are eating. Reentering parking is allowed if you keep your receipt for those who may want a mid afternoon nap or lunch elsewhere. Security: There are day lockers for rent for up to $25/day, which has one disadvantage of having to return to that spot whenever you want your things. Amazon has dry bags on a lanyard which are recommended to put a card and, if you must, your phone in. You can trust mankind and leave everything in a bag unattended (as we did successfully) but it is hit or miss if there’s a thief around. I’d suggest no phones and a little cash in a bag or use a locker. They are multi open and re-lock all day. Sun safety. There was really bad burns on some people. Set your watch on a timer. 80 minutes and reapply. It will extend your fun on the next day and help with your health. The only complaint I have was cleanliness. They aren’t bad, but also aren’t quite up to par yet. The kids complained the park smelled. The bathrooms were ok, so obviously there is cleaning going on. The pavement is super hot with long stretches that aren’t shaded, and there are no misters to cool people or feet with. Buy cheap flip flops before coming. In summary, we really enjoyed ourselves and laughed as a family all evening. Recommended.
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Bristol, Connecticut
"Not My Cup Of Tea"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
When: August 10th thru 14th. Visited Watercountry August 11th My son loves water parks, so we bought this vacation package through BG and decided to visit watercountry usa on sunday because it was supposed to be hot and no rain. Pros: We love love love the hubba bubba highway. It was so much fun I think we went around a total of 12 times across the day. The wave pool was pretty cool besides being way overcrowded. The food wasn't bad for waterpark food. Free water cups everywhere that fountain drinks were served. Cons: Overcrowding. It was sooooo busy. Like hundreds of people in the wave pool, super long lines, very anxiety ridden. Some of the family rides are either 2 or 4 people which put a huge damper on our 3 person family vacation. Someone had to sit out most rides. Please update this policy or change the way the tubes work. *****wear watershoes. the bathrooms are gross because water and heat don't always mix and people are gross.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
"Pretty good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Great for young kids, lots of kid areas. Lots of family rides, get there early to avoid long rides and heat. Go on the big/popular rides early especially the new cutback water coaster. Don’t get tricked that the single rider line is way shorter because if only has 5 people in it rather than like a hundred in the other, because it took us an hour because they would not let you go unless the group in front of you did not weigh enough or if they did and it was only two people most of time they did not want anybody else to go with them. Also, it is not the best idea to just go for half a day because a lot of the rides did not open until like 12:00. They were also short staffed.... but overall a fun time, a good value for your money. But if you even live a few hours away It is a better Idea to get a membership/season pass.
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"You are at the mercy of the weather and long lines."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019 NEW
Unfortunately this was our second family trip to this park that was ruined by bad weather. Certainly that is the risk you take when you go to a water park in the summer. However there were other issues that were present as well. The first trip we had rented two cabanas online, and when we got there they had mistakenly allowed other people who had rented one at the gate into the wrong section (which were the ones we had already rented). It took forever to wait for a manager and for them to move the other people to where they belonged (around two hours to get it sorted out). A short time later, it started storming and continued for the rest of the day and they closed the park. So most of our brief time there was dedicated to sorting out the problems with the cabanas. We returned at a later date (we avoided cabanas this time) and spent the vast majority of the time standing in line. We went during the week and we were there as soon as the park opened and the lines were still super long. We only did two of the bigger water slides before the park was closed for bad weather again. According to their policy online, rainy day tickets are not available for complimentary tickets, which was what we had (from our previous rained out trip). Considering we live four hours away, it is simply not worth it to ever try again. Another weird thing was the first aid stand. My son cut his finger open on a piece of metal, and got a pretty gross gash. We don't make a big deal out of little scrapes and cuts, but it was a pretty good size cut and blood was dripping off his finger, so we went to the first aid place. The only thing they offered was a band aid. We asked if we could disinfect it or something, and they shrugged and told us we could go rinse it at the bathroom if we wanted to. I didn't expect hospital level care, but you better hope you don't have any injuries there, because all they give you is band-aids and bathroom water. Where we are from, there is usually basic first aid supplies, like hydrogen peroxide or anti bacterial ointment and such (maybe requirements are different in VA...?). Overall, with the trip we just went on (the original had other problems), the main problem was just the lines keeping you from really getting to enjoy yourself, and the weather cutting the day even shorter. However, for little kids who don't have to wait in the lines for the bigger slides, it would probably be more fun since there are several neat kid pools. Otherwise, being at the mercy of the weather makes it too much of a headache to bother if you are coming from out of town.
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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.