Want to beat the scorching Phoenix heat? Embark on water slide adventure at Wet ‘n’ Wild.
Experience the thrill of the Tornado, a massive funnel filled with raging water; Mammoth Falls, a ride dozens of feet up a near-vertical wall; Maximum Velocity, top choice for speed freaks; and more.
Families can enjoy the Monsoon Bay wave pool, Crazy Cactus Roaring River and other less adrenaline-packed rides. Kids on their own can visit the Boogie Board Beach, Soak ‘Em Playground and Wet ‘N’ Wild Jr.
On Thursdays and Fridays, stick around for Dive ‘n’ Movies at the wave pool when you can watch a family-friendly movie on the big screen while cooling off in the water.
Location: 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale
Operating Hours (Summer): Sunday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Note: Starting in August, only open Friday to Sunday.)
Cost: $39.99 (weekday) or $42.99 (weekend) for everyone 42 inches and taller; $29.99 (weekday) or $32.99 (weekend) for those under 42 inches and seniors (62+); Children 2 and under are free. Save $8 on general admission if you order online. Parking is $8.
– Justin Ferris, Phoenix.org