Of the several water parks known in the Sacramento area, two stand out as the most popular: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California, and Raging Waters in Sacramento, California.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom- Vallejo, California
The animals. They have exotic animals on display and interactive animal shows. In the Manta Ray Bay, anyone can stop to pet the manta rays swimming in their pool. They have regular educational and interactive shows with the dolphins, sea lions, birds, and tigers. Along with this, visitors can pay $15 to ride an elephant. Their animal collection also includes walruses, a sloth, lions, wolves and sharks among a few others.
The water rides. The most popular water ride in the park is Monsoon Falls, which will have you soaked and plummeting down a waterfall. Some of their other water attractions include the Splash Water Oasis and Splish Splash Zone, a maze of water fountains spurting up from the ground. In addition, the Tsunami Soaker is another favorite. And finally, the White Water Safari is in the top rankings. To compliment the water rides, there is also an impressive collection of roller coasters, but you can expect to stand in line for a considerable amount of time before boarding.
The park hours and general information. This park has several places to eat within, a favorite among the locals is Panda Express, although you can expect to pay about twice what you regularly would inside the park. Hours are typically 10:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. on week days, 10:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Sundays. A general admission ticket price is $57.99, but season passes and group and online discounts are available. In general, the park has an upbeat atmosphere. It is located in a nice neighborhood with a beautiful landscape. Public transportation is available to and from the parking lots. Day parking passes cost $20. All in all, locals love the friendly, outgoing nature of the park.
Raging Waters-Sacramento, California
The water rides. This park in renowned for its huge collection of water slides. The most popular include the Cliffhanger, Dragons Den, Great White and Hurricane Bay Slide. Guests can expect adrenaline pumping drops and fun all day long. Kiddie slides are also available in the park.
Ticket prices and general information. General admission tickets cost $31.99 each, season passes are available as well. This park is located in a busy neighborhood with many places surrounding to eat. It is a family friendly place with much entertainment for a hot day. Park hours are generally 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. on weekends. Day parking costs $10 and handicapped parking spaces are available. This park has a very inviting, spirited atmosphere with a family friendly attitude. The park has rides for all ages and special events for birthday celebrations. Locals love the variety of water slides and convenient location.