Epic Waters, which just opened in January 2018, is located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (in Grand Prairie, TX). It is easily accessible from north or central Texas. There are a lot of things that make it epic (more on that below), but arguably the best thing about Epic Waters is that you can enjoy it year-round. The 80,000 square-foot indoor waterpark has a retractable roof and a climate-controlled interior, meaning you can be comfortable in it whether it’s the blazing humidity of summer, or the golf ball-sized hailstorms of winter in Texas.
Want to check it out yourself? This summer the waterpark is running a Twilight Swim special for $14 from 5:00 pm to close Sunday through Thursday. There are also extra perks for Annual Pass holders, like weekend Early Bird Admission (avoid the lines for the big rides!). Oh, and parking and tubes are free with admission to Epic Waters! See all the details on admission here.
What really makes Epic Waters epic are the rides! There are lots of big ones for the more adventurous members of your group, but also plenty of things for little kids to enjoy. We stopped at the children’s area first, which is basically an aquatic fort with geysers, a giant tipping bucket (my oldest and I wanted to get soaked by that one first thing!), and child-friendly slides.
The next thing the kiddos wanted to try was Epic Waters’ surfing simulator, FlowRider®. Both littles and adults were having a blast with this one. You have a choice to body board or surf.
Feeling a bit more adventurous, my oldest and I decided to try Yellowjacket Drop, an enclosed slide that inner tubers serpentine thru to an open drop that sends you high up onto a wall before dropping back down. What a rush! But just the right amount of rush that it didn’t freak out my 8-year-old.
The most epic ride I saw at Epic Waters (which I was too chicken to try… this time at least) is LassoLoop. LassoLoop is the tallest indoor Aqualoop in the country. Riders on this body slide start by dropping with enough speed and momentum to be sent up a hill and around a loop!!
And if this wasn’t enough, the fun doesn’t stop in the water at Epic Waters. They have an awesome 4,000 square foot arcade, delicious food options (we had pizza, nachos, burgers, and ice cream when we went, and that’s not even half of it), and an option to rent a cabana. I highly recommend a cabana if you go with a group, as you can securely leave items, have a reserved spot to come back to and rest, and a server to check on you and keep you stocked on food and libations.
Since it’s fun and comfortable any time of year, Epic Waters is also a great choice for birthday parties and other groups events. They also just launched a new platinum party package for those wanting to throw a VIP bash. It’s called the Ultimate Epic Birthday Party, and it includes full-day admission with swag, food and beverage, a dedicated host, an all-day air-conditioned private party room, and more. Plus, you can add on a theme (like luau, superhero, princess, etc. – you know how I like my party themes!).
Our family will definitely be back to Epic Waters. Not only was it a lot of fun, but the fact that it’s an indoor waterpark means that we can enjoy it any time of year, rain or blazing shine. Put it on your Texas summer bucket list, and I promise, you’ll want to come back again and again throughout the year.