WaTiki Indoor Water Park Resort

••• Among the attractions at the WaTiki water park is a lazy river. WaTiki Indoor Water Park Resort

Overview:

Note that the resort is planning an expansion that will boost its water park to 70,000 square feet.

The WaTiki boasts tropical themeing and features a bowl ride, a lazy river, some decent body and tube slides, and a whirlpool spa. Like most water parks, it also offers an interactive play center with small slides and a tipping bucket.

The planned expansion would add an Aqualoop, which will release passengers in launch chambers into a 50-foot drop and then send them soaring through a near-vertical inclined loop.

Other additions include The Whizzard, a dual-lane mat racing slide, and Banzai, speed slides that use launch chambers with trap doors.

The resort includes over 250 guest rooms and suites spread between two adjoining hotels: the LaQuinta Inn and Fairfield Inn. In addition to the indoor water park, the resort offers a video arcade and a bar and grille.

While WaTiki was the first indoor water park resort in the area, a second one, Rippin' Rapids Resort is offering competition.

Location and Phone:

Rapid City, South Dakota
877-545-2897

Indoor Water Park Square Footage:

Currently 30,000. Planned expansion would boost it to 70,000.

Admission Policy:

Open to registered hotel guests. Day passes are available for the gerneral public as well.

Directions:

Exit 61 off I90. The water park is at 1314 North Elk Vale Road.

Indoor Water Park Features:

Bowl ride, lazy river, tube slides, body slides, interactive play structure with dump bucket, chidlren's activity pool, whirlpool spa.

Official Web Site:

WaTiki Indoor Water Park Resort