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Top Tips for a Perfect Day at Water Country USA

April 10, 2019
Everything you need to know to enjoy Virginia's largest water park!

Whether you’re here for pulse-racing thrills on our mega-slide or a relaxing afternoon floating along our lazy river, Water Country USA is the perfect destination for a fun day in the sun. Here are our top tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your day at Virginia’s largest water park.

Enjoy your day at Water Country USA

Our most important tip is to stay safe!

Drink plenty of water throughout the day—water cups are available throughout the park and bottled water is sold at most dining locations. And be sure to apply sunscreen at 30 SPF or higher.

Book in advance

You can avoid stress on the day of your visit by booking your tickets, parking, and any upgrades beforehand.

Enjoy your day at Water Country USA

Purchase an all-day locker at locations throughout the park

Don’t stress about keeping your belongings safe while you ride!

Eat smart

We offer plenty of dining options for you to choose from at Water Country USA, but if you'd rather bring your own meals we have picnic areas available outside the park next to the entrance/exit plaza. Remember to have your hand stamped for re-admittance! See our FAQs for more information on bringing your own meals.

Enjoy your day at Water Country USA

Swimsuit up!

We recommend appropriate swimwear and flip flops or water shoes for your day at the park. Remember that athletic shorts and loose clothing are not allowed on most of our attractions! For more information on swimwear, check out our FAQs.

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Pack a towel

If you can, bring your own towel! But if you forget, you can purchase towels at our gift shops.

Find shade

There is complimentary seating in shady areas throughout the park. Alternatively, you can rent a cabana. Not only do they guarantee a place to relax, they come with a meal, locker, and two bottles of water per guest. You can also rent a lounger—including a meal and a locker. We recommend reserving ahead of time before they run out.

Enjoy your day at Water Country USA

Grab some souvenirs to help remember your visit

Shop in Wipeout Gifts for popular brands such as Guy Harvey, Billabong, Roxy, etc. Members receive a discount for a great savings opportunity!

Enjoy your day at Water Country USA

Use the billboard maps located throughout the park

Unfortunately, we do not provide paper maps at Water Country USA as they don’t cooperate very well with water! Our billboard maps also include height requirements so our guests can see which of our attractions are available to them. We recommend taking a look at our online map before you arrive to get an idea of which of our attractions you won't want to miss out on!

Leave the cash in the car!

Take advantage of our waterproof Quick Pay Cashless Wristbands for your purchases at the park. It's more convenient and it's free! Check out our FAQs to learn more.

Enjoy your day at Water Country USA

Follow these tips to enjoy your visit to Water Country USA! And don’t miss your chance to experience our newest attraction, Cutback Water Coaster. Catch you out on the waves!

Cutback Water Coaster