Water Country USA
From its massive wave pool to its lazy river, high-octane waterslides (including the new Riptide Race double slide) to Virginia’s first water coaster, Water Country USA is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most popular family destinations—especially when summer’s peak heat arrives. And with its resort-like atmosphere—including an array of shops and dining destinations ranging from burrito restaurants and burger joints to beer bars—Water Country USA has just as much to offer grown-ups as young visitors. For a seamless experience, you can purchase your tickets online before your visit.
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Things to know before you go
No outside food and drink are permitted, and smoking and vaping are prohibited at Water Country USA.
For an easy payment process, purchase a cashless wristband that can be used throughout the park.
To easily navigate the park, download the free Water Country USA app, which includes an interactive map, live ride wait times, and more.
Select areas of Water Country USA are accessible to wheelchair users, and mobility devices can be reserved a day in advance.
Proper swim gear is required for entry, and loose-fitting coverups, water shoes, and embellished suits may not be permitted on specific rides.
How to get there
Water Country USA is located just east of central Williamsburg, Virginia, at 176 Water Country Pkwy. The park is easily accessed by car, and paid parking is offered on-site; if coming from nearby hubs like Norfolk, Newport News, or Richmond, travel via I-64. Williamsburg is also served by Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses, and the park is just a quick taxi trip from the station.
When to get there
Water Country USA is open seasonally, typically from mid-May through mid-September. Hours vary, but it is usually open from morning until early evening, with hours extended during the summer peak. Note that the park can be very crowded during weekends; try visiting on a weekday earlier or later in the season for a calmer experience.
Water Country USA’s companion theme park, Busch Gardens, is just 10 minutes away. Admission packages make it possible to visit both parks; at Busch Gardens, visitors can take advantage of more than two dozen roller coasters and rides, kids’ play areas, and more.
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