Best Water Park Phoenix 2013 - Wet 'n' Wild
4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
Glendale, AZ 85310
This place is better than SeaWorld, if you prefer looking at human creatures and tattoos wild enough to shame a school of clownfish. Yet beyond the people-watching experience is a water park that would should make any desert city proud. The many waterslides are first-rate, with at least three — Raging River, Tornado, and especially Mammoth Falls — providing more than our daily recommended intake of adrenaline. We won't soon forget Mammoth Falls, which propels a four-seater raft off a cliff so steep that we weren't sure it would stay upright. Then, after the raft shot up the wall on the other side, we got to experience that lovely "I'm gonna die!" feeling for the second time in less than 30 seconds. Screams of delight (with a dash of terror) all around. Our younger kid, who felt comfortable only on the tamest slides, had a great time in the wave pool and Wet 'n' Wild Jr., a multi-level children's section with ramps and bridges, spraying jets and bucket-loads of water that periodically fall on the heads of the unsuspecting. Just don't expect all this for cheap. Price: $38.99 for adults, $29.99 for kids. (Better deals exist for frequent visitors.) Still, it's the best water bill you'll ever pay.