Can you believe the summer season has finally begun? Since Matt works full time and I’m busy running the family business taking an extend vacations are a challenge. Therefore, this summer we are planning several mini adventures throughout Southern California, for the kids.
As a family, we love spending hot summer days cooling down at a water park. This year, we were invited to Raging Waters, and we had a blast. Raging Waters Los Angeles is California’s largest waterpark and this year was Joy’s first time at the park so we took a few extra precautions to have a stress free day that we thought we would share with you.
Here is Mom’s Guide to Raging Water with a Toddler
Tip 1) Come prepared
The park is locating in San Dimas where the 10, 210 and 57 freeways meet, and its tends to be a bit hotter there than the coastal area. So we recommend you bringing.
– Water Bottle – the night before we put about 12 oz water bottle in the freezer before we went to bed. In the morning they weren’t frozen through. Although you can’t bring these into the park, there is an area to the left of the park entrance for storing coolers or you can store them in the car so that the kids will have a nice cold drink at the end of the day.
Other items to bring include:
- Snacks (To keep in the cooler in your car or the park has a designated area where you can rent a locker to keep it in. )
- Flip Flops are a MUST
Tip 2) Amazon Adventure aka Lazy River
The main entrance to the lazy river tends to get crowded, and it can be a bit of a challenge to obtain an inner tube, which can be a bit frustrating if you have a toddler with you. However there are 3 entrances into the lazy river, and out of the three location we discovered one that has less traffic, and it’s much easier to get an innertube.
Here’s what you do.
First – Toddlers are required to wear life jackets in the lazy rivers. You can find the life jackets right across from the main entrance of Amazon Adventure (Lazy River).
Next – Turn back around and follow the path highlighted in red in the map above. It may feel like you are backtracking and losing time, but you really are not. On our trip, this entrance only had few people at it each time we passed by it, and we were able to snag inner tubes quickly for each of our kids. Plus this entrance is the closest exit to the food area and toddler zone.
Tip 3) Toddler Zone Kiddie Kingdom and Little Dipper
Matt and I loved this section of the park because it offers so much for little people todo. This area includes several slides that are perfect for little ones who are fearless. On our visit, Joy wanted to Joy wanted to explore corner ever. On our next visit, we plan on renting one of the cabanas that
Tip 4) Dinning Out
To my surprise, they have a great food court with some of our favorite restaurants, such as Pink’s, Carl’s Jr, Yogurtland and it was quite affordable. Therefore, if you want to treat the kids to a full day, I highly recommend bringing a bit more cash.
Tip 5) Older Siblings
Our kids are 18, 16 and 3 there several fun attractions that are right across from the toddler area there is Splash Island Adventure, and Volcano Fantasea and some amazing rides that will keep everyone busy.
There is summer fun waiting for you at Ragging Waters
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