Oklahoma City's White Water Bay

White Water Bay Oklahoma City
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When the summer heat arrives, there's no better way to beat the heat in Oklahoma City than at White Water Bay amusement water park.  

White Water opened in 1981 and was owned and operated for some time by Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc. before being sold in early 2007 to CNL Lifestyle Properties. Since 2011, the park has been managed by former owners Kieran Burke and Gary Story.

White Water Bay features over 25 acres of water fun including rides, slides and pools.

From the thrills of the 6-story-tall Mega-Wedgie slide and Big Kahuna tube ride to the leisure of floating in Castaway Creek, the park has something for everyone.

Location:

White Water Bay is located on Reno Avenue, just off I-40. Exit I-40 onto Meridian and go north to Reno. The park entrance is on Reno between Meridian and Portland, west of I-44.

Hours of Operation:

The White Water Bay season begins in May. Check the official online calendar to confirm park hours, but in general, White Water is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. most days in June and July, until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. In August, the hours get shorter as closing time becomes 6 p.m. for much of the month.

Admission:

Note: Admission and Season Pass Prices change throughout the year.

If purchased online, general admission to the park is $26.99 per person for everyone 48 inches or taller, $22.99 for those under 48 inches. Children 2 and under are admitted free, and parking costs $6.



For group package information, call the ticket office at (405) 478-2412, ext. 214.

Season Passes:

White Water Bay Season Passes are double park, meaning they allow entrance to White Water and Frontier City. They cost $69.99 and can be purchased online. Note that this price typically increases after a late spring promotional period.

Season parking passes can be purchased for $29.99

Rides and Attractions:

White Water Bay has everything from the thrilling to the leisurely. If you want to make your heart race, try:

  • Mega-Wedgie: 277-foot speed slide from 6 stories high
  • Acapulco Cliff Dive: Another speed slide from 65-feet high
  • Bermuda Triangle: 3 twisting adventure slides
  • Cannonball Falls: 2 slides that shoot you into the water from 8-feet up
  • Big Kahuna: 4-person family tube ride
  • Cannon Bowl: Double tube slide with a 41-foot drop and a corkscrew exit
  • Pipeline Wave: Two tube riders sit face to face and cruise through tunnels on a 201-foot course

If you're looking more for leisure or adventure, try:

  • Castaway Creek: Take a simple, leisurely float
  • Shipwreck Island: Activity pool with plenty of play options
  • Keelhaul Falls: Shallow water tube ride moving from one pool to another
  • Wave Pool: Free-swimming wave action

Dive-In Movies:

With "Dive In Movies," a different film is shown on a big screen at the wave pool each Friday evening during July. It's free with park admission, and here is the 2017 schedule. If you have little ones, keep in mind that at least a couple of the movies are rated PG-13.

  • 6/30 - Sing
  • 7/7 - The Jungle Book
  • 7/14 - Zootopia
  • 7/21 - Captain America: Civil War
  • 7/28 - Finding Dory

To Eat or Buy:

If you get hungry while swimming, White Water offers several food options. From burgers, hot dogs, pizza and combo meals at the cafe to tacos and ice cream throughout the park, you can take your pick.

There's also a shop near the main entrance that sells towels, sunscreen, t-shirts, toys, cameras and more.

To Note:

Certified life guards are on duty and stationed throughout the park, and life jackets are available at no cost upon request. Lockers and tubes are available for rent.

Rules:

White Water requires swimsuits on all rides and attractions but doesn't allow cutoffs, thongs, denim or anything with metal brads or buttons.

Pets, radios and outside food/drink are not allowed into the park, and smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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