There's something for the whole family at Splish Splash Water Park in Calverton, Long Island, New York. From their kiddie attractions to their wave pools to New York State's only water coaster, Bootlegger's Run, the park brims with exciting, thrilling water-themed rides that will keep you cool during the hot weather.
But in addition to all the excitement, there's a way to save some cash on a family outing to the venue.
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) offers a package deal that includes your ride, a shuttle bus, and water park admission, with a savings of up to 27 percent on the regular price. The LIRR Splish Splash Package price is $63.75 for each adult and $50 for each child, ages 4 through 11. That translates into an $11 savings for each adults and 7 per child on admission to the theme park.
Purchase the package with cash, a personal check or credit card at any open LIRR ticket office. You can also purchase them at LIRR full-service gray or blue ticket machines. Select the Deals & Getaways button on the first screen. Then choose LI Getaways and then you select the package. Both the blue and the gray LIRR machines accept debit and credit cards, and the gray machines will also accept cash.
After purchasing your package tickets, you will then take the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to the Ronkonkoma Station.
From there, you'll board an air conditioned North Fork Express Bus to Splish Splash Water Park. This is a special summer getaway package, and it's available on weekends, on weekends and also on holidays through the beginning of September. For more information on the North Fork Express Bus, you can call (631) 588-7433 or visit www.northforkexpress.com.
For more information, please go to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) website at www.mta.info/lirr and then click on their Deals & Getaways. On that page, just click on "Long Island Getaways" to see a list of interesting tours and packages. This includes the Splish Splash package deal.
You can board a train to Ronkonkoma from Penn Stations, Atlantic Terminal (Brooklyn), Woodside, Kew Gardens or Forest Hills. There is also a train from Jamaica. On Long Island, New York, trains to Ronkonkoma leave from Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood and Central Islip.
Note that rail tickets are valid for 60 days from the date of sale. They are refundable for up to 60 days from the date of sale and subject to a $10 refund processing fee per transaction.
To get travel information on the LIRR, please visit their schedules page and type in the name of the station you are leaving from and the approximate time that you will be traveling. Or you may also call 511 and say, "LIRR."