We saved our Water Country trip for the week we were away in Maine earlier this month. In case you are not familiar with Water Country, the park offers a variety of water-based activities (many huge slides) for all ages and all swim levels. Water Country is located in Portsmouth, NH which is about 25 minutes away from York, Maine (give or take a few minutes for traffic.) Click here for Water Country hours and directions.
We had never been to Water County, yet my friend Kathy and her daughter had been years ago. They loved it then and were thrilled to join us there for the day.
Close to the entrance is the lazy river where the boys experienced a brief bit of relaxation before hitting the different water slides.
The wave pool was a blast. We all went in and I made sure the boys wore the life preservers. I am a chicken when it comes to being over my head, so I wore one too! The waves last for a few minutes, are pretty big and really bob you around. This was my first time in a wave pool.
Here is the first slide that no one in our party would go on. It is called the Geronimo. We watched a few people go down. It literally drops people straight down and it looked like there was the potential to fall out! (I’m sure it’s completely safe, but no thank you, not for me.) Thrill seekers will love this one!
What’s nice about Water Country is that it really has something for all ages. This is the pirate ship area that has small slides and areas for little ones to play in the water. My two were really too big for this area – but they are fans of pirate ships!
And pirates too!
This area was for younger and older kids like James and Ryan 10 and 8. They shot each other with the water guns and were able to use mini-slides that had no lines.
My boys loved the Dragon’s Den slide. This was their favorite and they were able to go down together in a double tube. It was really dark, they went “super fast” then eventually whizzed through a giant spiral where there was this cool dragon that dropped them through the “rock” that the dragon was sitting on. Here is what the slide looked like from my point of view.
Here is a quick video of them spilling out of the Dragon’s Den. Check out their reaction.
This tan slide could accommodate the whole family! I went on this slide with the boys. This was just enough of a thrill ride for me….no Dragon’s Den or Dr. Von’s Tunnel of Terror for me!
They explored the different slides that had fewer people in line. Here they are waiting to go on another tan slide. This line moved rather quickly, while some of the more popular rides like Dr. Von’s Dark Tunnel of Terror had long wait times in huge lines.
Water County – we had some fun!