Insider's Guide to Water Country USA

July 8, 2022

Spend quality time with the family at the friendliest water park in town!

Water Country USA is Virginia's largest water park. With more than 30 water rides, gift shops, and dining options, it's the perfect venue to spend your summer weekend!

Curious to find out more? Know all the details before you go!

Why You Should Go to Water Country USA

Water Country USA remains to be a top attraction in Williamsburg, VA. The massive water park's water slides, lazy river, enormous pools, and exciting water rides make it a top choice for family outings and group day trips.

The water park is known for adding new rides and attractions, but many existing water rides remain all-time favorites. Of course, you can't talk about Water Country USA without mentioning popular rides like the Big Daddy Falls, Vanish Point, Nitro Racer, and Colossal Curl! 

photo credit: Water Country USA via Facebook

Get ready for the slide of your life while you line up at the Vanish Point! It's an epic 75-foot tower with twists and turns down to the water park's enormous pool. 

The Nitro Racer, meanwhile, is a six-lane high-speed racing slide that encourages friendly competition. So grab a foam bodysurfing mat and challenge your friends to a bodysurfing battle! 

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And of course, get ready for the Colossal Curl! Satisfy the thrill-seeker in you with a mega-slide that promises to deliver an action-packed adventure. Swish, swoosh, and splash through the water slide's enclosed mega tubes as you hurtle down to the refreshingly blue waters below!

This water park is not just for the extreme thrill-seekers. The Hubba Hubba Highway is the water park's own version of a lazy river, except it's a bit more fun than what you'd expect. This radical river adventure features 1,500 feet of free-floating fun and surprise geysers that keep you drenched from head to toe.

Williamsburg's epic water park promises more screams and big thrills! Water Country USA recently introduced Aquazoid, a full sensory immersive ride experience that combines pulse-pounding music, dynamic lighting effects, and engaging special effects in an 800-feet fully enclosed twisting tube! The variety of light shows makes each ride different from the last, so feel free to drop and repeat!

photo credit: Water Country USA via Facebook

Tickets to Water Country USA

Whether on spring break or a family vacation, planning a trip to Water Country USA is always a good idea! Grab discount tickets to Water Country USA on Tripster to save up to $94 per person on select ticket types! 

Packages

It's easy to spend an entire day in Water Country USA and still feel like there's much more to explore. Tripster offers multiple-day Water Country USA tickets and bundles, so you have more time to cool off during your vacation. 

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There's more room to customize your vacation package! If you're also considering purchasing Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets, we recommend grabbing Tripster's Fun Card. It gives you unlimited admission to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA until this fall.

Kids playing at Rock 'N Roll Island at Water Country USA - Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

photo credit: Water Country USA via Facebook

When to Go

Families and friends flock to Water Country USA to cool off during summer. The water park also operates on a seasonal schedule. Be sure to check out the calendar for the most up-to-date information about current park hours. The water park is generally open from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Since this water park is a top attraction, especially during the summer, it can get crowded pretty fast. As a result, the water park closes admission when the maximum capacity is reached, so it's essential to book your tickets to Water Country USA in advance.

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If you're anticipating that there will be more crowd than usual and you only have a day to enjoy the water rides, grab Water Country USA's Quick Queue Unlimited. Spend more time having fun and less time waiting in line with unlimited priority access for the whole day on selected rides. 

photo credit: Water Country USA via Facebook

Where to Stay

After the thrills and excitement at Water Country USA, you'll be ready to plop down for a deep slumber!

The Water Country USA Vacation Package from Tripster comes with all the water park tickets you need plus your choice of hotels.

Check out the hotels near the park you can book as part of your package:

Wyndham Garden Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area

Courtyard by Marriott Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area

Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg East (Busch Gardens Area)

Street with a horse and carriage and historical houses on it with large trees in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USAWhere to Eat

Food, beverages, and coolers cannot be brought into Water Country USA. Fortunately, you don't have to go far to fill your appetite! There are multiple food and dining options, from refreshing fruits to delicious sandwiches.

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Boardwalk Southwest Grill, located near Big Daddy Falls, is your go-to for burritos, nachos, and Tex-Mex rice bowls. But, if you're craving sandwiches, paninis, and wraps, Launch Pad is ready to serve you! You'll spot this colorful express cafe near the Nitro Racer water ride.

Transportation and Parking

This thrilling water park is located at 176 Water Country Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185. 

Multiple parking options are available for guests, from 1-day general parking to multi-day parking. 1-Day Preferred Parking is also available for those who want to park close to the water park's main entrance. Parking tickets range from $30 to $55.

Don't forget to ask for a park map at the Welcome Center upon entry! A digital copy of the interactive water park map is also available.

What to Bring

Bring all the essentials! Your favorite swimsuit, water shoes or sandals, goggles, camera, towel, toiletries, sunblock, and a change of clothes. Water Country does not permit guests to bring food and beverages aside from a refillable water bottle, but guests with special dietary needs are exempted.

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You can store your belongings in all-day lockers, which are available for rent. If you want to upgrade, you can also rent a cabana. The cabanas are conveniently located near play areas and popular water rides–take your pick! 

photo credit: Water Country USA via Facebook

Nearby Attractions

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

A visit to Williamsburg's best water and theme parks makes for an unforgettable vacation!

Tickets to Water Country USA do not include admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, but you can grab Tripster's Fun Card to access both.

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If it's your first visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, head straight to where the blast is! Pantheon, the world's faster multi-launch roller coaster, is one of eight world-class coasters that makes Busch Gardens a must-visit for thrill-seekers.

guests on Alpengeist Inverted Roller Coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg virginiaColonial Williamsburg

Discover the city's rich history from costumed interpreters and interactive tours.

Witness reenactments of the everyday life of artisans, shopkeepers, and residents, as well as militia drills, trials, and political meetings that were crucial to the lives of the Williamsburg residents.

Colonial Williamsburg, the "Revolutionary City," is a must-visit for those who wish to experience firsthand the town's pivotal events in history.

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