Fort Rapids Indoor Water Park Resort is central Ohio's largest indoor water park resort. Fort Rapids is the perfect family fun travel destination where 60,000 square feet of wet and wild fun is waiting for the whole family. Come relax and unwind in one of our guest rooms or family style villa suites, then zip down 12 unique water rides, float in the lazy river, get drenched by the 1,000 gallon tipping bucket and win big at the 5,000 square foot Gold Rush Arcade. And when you're good and hungry, stop by the Branding Iron Grille or Copper Star Saloon for a bite. Here is a great deal for you! Save $50 off Overnight Stays OR $12 off Day Passes!
Fort Rapids Indoor Water Park Resort so many different areas for kids to explore and have fun. This was our second time to the park. Our daughter is tall for her age and was able to do everything alone and made sure we knew it too! She was off and up the steps with her tube so many times, we lost count! I don't know where all that energy came from! Our son, on the other hand is small for his age, so he could not do any of the big slides, but wasn't bummed at all. He had fun with me enjoyed the water basketball!
Kiddie Korral Children's activity area features 2 small slides exiting directly into the pool with a zero depth entry and small interactive play structures. Perfect for the tiniest of greenhorns! Noah loved this area. The was a water toy feature were you open doors to let water go thru a trough and my son was enthralled with it. He played with it for the longest time and multiple times!
Rascal Round Up 40-foot tall interactive water play structure set in the middle of Fort Rapids Waterpark. Children can shoot at their friends with a water cannon or slide down one of 4 slides. Watch out! The tipping bucket will fill and dump over 1,000 gallons of water throughout the hour (you can see the bucket dumping above). You must be 40inches to take a ride down these slides. My son loved that he could ride and play here alone. I walked around with him, or waited at the base of the slides, he loved slip sliding adventure down the all the slides they were excited to try them all. When my daughter needed a brake from the big slides, she came back over to Rascal Round Up to hang with her brother!
Cowboy Creek- 40" Height Requirement The choice is yours! Choose your route and go under the tumble buckets or float over the mini rapids. Hold on tight! As you round the last corner the waves will push you gently to the exit. Unfortunately one area of this was closed while were were here, but we still enjoyed riding the waves!
Activity Pool Always buzzing with fun, this 4 ft. deep pool features 5 basketball hoops, snake and raft floats and the Perilous Promenade. My son and daughter loved this area, they practiced their swimming skills, played basketball and played with other children!
30-person Hot Tub Reserved for our guests 18 years and older.
Ambush Alley and Raging Bull- 48" Height Requirement Tube slides poke out the side of the building and back in, dipping and looping then landing in a splash of water.
Black Out Pass- 48" Height Requirement It will have your head spinning! Enter this slide at the top of the tower, pop outside for a quick turn then enter into the funnel - spinning 'round and 'round until you are shot out into the lazy river. My daughter and spouse did this one! Then my daughter went down the "toliet bowl" on her own after! At the base of each slide is a life guard. I stood by and watched and waited and down came my little lady, but at one point the tube came first and her second. The fast acting guard scooped her up and placed her back into the tube. She wasn't fazed!
Shoot Out Racer- 42" Height Requirement Race your friends to victory! Grab your mat, lay down on your stomach, and away you go, face first. Your ride will take you outside the building for a second and back in, gaining speed for your race downhill.
One aspect we loved was story time! Both nights we hit the lobby for story time which included milk & cookies We got the kids into their PJs each night before heading down! The girl reading the story was sweet, patient and wonderful! Word must of got out, last time we were at the park, there was only a handful of us at story time. The lobby was packed with giggling kids in PJs, patiently waiting!
Other aspects of Fort Rapids is they have a the Branding Iron Grille, a bar, gift. One shop and a cafe in the water park area. We grabbed an order of funnel cake fries and they were amazing. Prices were reasonable at the cafe and restaurant, but since we had a fridge in our room, we just hit a grocery store and picked up lunch food and ate in our room!
The game room was always hopping and the kids had a blast in there trying their luck, playing games and redeeming tickets. In the hallway was a couple of claw machines, which hubby won a Cleveland Browns Bear on the first time! Also a photo booth and a chicken laying egg machine, which laid balls! Of course each kid had to try and get a ball!
The rooms were amazing! We had a dryer, so it was nice to throw the wet suits and towels in there to dry. Beds were comfy, couch pulled out into a bed as well. We had two TVs, eating area, 2 sinks, fridge, coffee pot, microwave, etc. A nice room to come back to after a long day at the park!
We had a blast at Fort Rapids, would we recommend it? YES!!!! Will we be going back? YES!!! You know your kids are having fun when you see the smiles plastered on their faces. My son, got tired half way thru the day and even asked to take a nap! With the weather cooling off, take the family somewhere warm in your own back yard. You enter the water park, feel the heat and forget about the rain or cool temps! Whether you just get a day pass to the water park or make it a mini vacation by staying there, it is well worth the money. We have talked and this will be out go to fall/winter vacation with the kids.
Your kids will love it, you will love it... it is a win, win situation! Just be prepared to be pooped out!
I brought the kid robes, their towels fall off, so they could keep warm and dry!
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