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SplashDown Park - Tsawwassen
I can't remember the last time I had so much fun as when Mom and Dad took
us to SplashDown Park. I tried every single waterslide, except for
Black Death. Dad said I was too young, but really I think he was
too afraid to go on with me. Dad or Mom went on all the slides with
me, but sometimes I left them behind. I can still hear Dad yelling,
"Hey, wait for me!" My favourite was the river rafting. You
actually get to ride down the slide in a inner tube. Mom said she
liked the Corkscrew best, because it had just the right amount of excitement
for her. Dad picked a scarier one called the Whippersnapper.
Jen started off on the babyslides, but it wasn't long before she graduated
to some faster ones. There's plenty of slides to pick from--13 in
all. Then when you find yourself feeling cold, you can warm up in
the hot tub. Or, if you're bored of water, you can play basketball
and video games.
I saw people of all ages at Splashdown Park. Although I noticed people
who had babies brought sun umbrellas, because there wasn't enough shade
to go around.
Dad used his credit card to pay for our entrance fee to Splashdown, so
it must have cost a lot. I know me and Jen were $12.95 each, because
we're between 4 and 10 years of age. Dad said he and Mom were each
$6 more than us. I think kids 3 and under are free and senior citizens
pay the same amount as Jen and I. Dad was ticked off when he
found out that Splashdown Park accepts Entertainment coupons. As
usual, our Entertainment book was at home.
I could spend a whole week at Splashdown Park, and never get bored.
They have slides for everybody, so you don't have to leave early because
someone isn't having fun. Dad said it's built on 13 acres of land,
so there's plenty of room to spread out.
The day we went to Splashdown it was boiling hot. By the time we
got there all the shady spots were gone. Mom couldn't get over
how many people were there. She said it looked like a picture from
a Richard Scary book. Mom also told me not to go in the swimming
pool anymore, because people were using it to clean their muddy feet off
in. Dad got a little grossed out by the slime on some of the stairways.
He said they needed to power wash it. Boy, what a fuss budget!
The part I didn't like was waiting in line. Sometimes it seemed like
ages before we got to go down.
Free parking. Splashdown Park is located just before the Ferry Terminal
in Tsawwassen (4775 Nulelum Way, Tsawwassen). If you want to find out more about it call (604) 943-2251.
Other waterslides in the Greater Vancouver area: Cultus
Lake Waterpark, and
Trans Canada Waterslides
- Bridal Falls. Website: www.splashdownpark.ca
Tsawwassen area of Delta
Splashdown Park opens at the beginning of June and runs all summer long.
I don't know if I learned anything from going to Splashdown, except that
waterslides are FUN!
Fun for the adult?:
I think Dad could have stayed at Splashdown until closing time. Mom
finally had to put her foot down and say, "one more turn" because he wouldn't
stop. I bet Mom would have liked it more if there wasn't so much
dirt in the pool.