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Oklahoma City's White Water Bay Profile

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Oklahoma City's White Water Bay Profile© Adam Knapp, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
Oklahoma City's White Water Bay Profile© Adam Knapp, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

In Short:

Oklahoma City's White Water Bay is the premiere amusement park for outdoor fun in the water around the metro area. White Water opened in 1981 and was owned and operated for some time by Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc. before being sold in early 2007 to CNL Lifestyle Properties. Beginning in 2011, the park will be managed by former owners Kieran Burke and Gary Story.

White Water Bay features over 25 acres of water fun including rides, slides and pools. From the thrills of the 6-story-tall Mega-Wedgie slide and Big Kahuna tube ride to the leisure of floating in Castaway Creek, the park has something for everyone.

Location:

White Water Bay is located on Reno Avenue, just off I-40. Exit I-40 onto Meridian and go north to Reno. The park entrance is on Reno between Meridian and Portland, west of I-44.

Get a detailed map with directions to White Water Bay.

Hours of Operation:

The White Water Bay season begins on May 18, 2013. Check the official online calendar to confirm park hours, but in general, White Water is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. most days in June and July, until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. In August, the hours get shorter as closing time becomes 6 p.m. for much of the month.

Admission:

Note: The following information is correct as of May 2013, but Admission and Season Pass Prices change throughout the year.

If purchased online, general admission to the park is $26.99 per person for everyone 48 inches or taller, $22.99 for those under 48 inches. Children 2 and under are free, and parking costs $6.

For group package information, call the ticket office at (405) 478-2412, ext. 214.

Season Passes:

White Water Bay Season Passes are double park, meaning they allow entrance to White Water and Frontier City. They cost $69.99 and can be purchased online. Note that this price typically increases after a late spring promotional period.

Season parking passes can be purchased for $29.99

Rides and Attractions:

White Water Bay has everything from the thrilling to the leisurely. If you want to make your heart race, try:

  • Mega-Wedgie: 277-foot speed slide from 6 stories high
  • Acapulco Cliff Dive: Another speed slide from 65-feet high
  • Bermuda Triangle: 3 twisting adventure slides
  • Cannonball Falls: 2 slides that shoot you into the water from 8-feet up
  • Big Kahuna: 4-person family tube ride
  • Cannon Bowl: (New in 2013) Double tube slide with a 41-foot drop and a corkscrew exit
  • Pipeline Wave: (New in 2013) Two tube riders sit face to face and cruise through tunnels on a 201-foot course

 

If you're looking more for leisure or adventure, try:

  • Castaway Creek: Take a simple, leisurely float
  • Shipwreck Island: Activity pool with plenty of play options
  • Keelhaul Falls: Shallow water tube ride moving from one pool to another
  • Wave Pool: Free-swimming wave action

 

To Eat or Buy:

If you get hungry while swimming, White Water offers several food options. From burgers, hot dogs, pizza and combo meals at the cafe to tacos and ice cream throughout the park, you can take your pick.

There's also a shop near the main entrance that sells towels, sunscreen, t-shirts, toys, cameras and more.

To Note:

Certified life guards are on duty and stationed throughout the park, and life jackets are available at no cost upon request. Lockers and tubes are available for rent.

Rules:

White Water requires swimsuits on all rides and attractions but doesn't allow cutoffs, thongs, denim or anything with metal brads or buttons.

Pets, radios and outside food/drink are not allowed into the park, and smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

  • Residence Inn
    4361 West Reno Avenue
    Less than 1 mile from White Water Bay
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  • Best Western
    4300 SW 3rd Street
    Less than 1 mile from White Water Bay
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  • Comfort Suites
    4220 I-40 West Service Rd
    Less than 1 mile from White Water Bay
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  • Courtyard Oklahoma City Airport
    4301 Highline Boulevard
    Less than 1 mile from White Water Bay
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  • Days Inn
    504 S Meridian
    Less than 1 mile from White Water Bay
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