Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Splash fear in its earthy face with today's Groupon: for $13, you get admission (up to a $14 value), one deli meal (a $7 value), and a beach-shop coupon (a $5 value) at Fantasy Lake Water Park in Hope Mills (up to a $26 total value). Children under 2 years old are admitted free of charge with a paying adult. This Groupon expires September 5, 2011.
Fantasy Lake Water Park beckons summer-weather worshipers to the 6-acre lake playground packed with myriad recreation and leisure opportunities both in and around its glistening waters. The aqueous amusement haven boasts Tarzan and trapeze swings for dramatic water entrances, several types of slides, and a kids' area replete with its own version of grown-up water attractions minus the laminated office memos floating around ominously. Included with admission are pedal-boat rides ideal for actively engaging in back and forth physics debates with H2O ripples.
Take to the land to work up an appetite on one of six volleyball courts, then head to The Lakeside Deli Sandwich Shop for a meal that includes a sub (a $3.75 value), bag of chips (a $1.50 value), and a thirst-quenching beverage (a $1.75 value) to enjoy in one of the shaded picnic locations. The Tan Lines Beach Shop bequeaths Groupon purchasers with a $5 coupon and showcases beach-worthy accouterments such as inflatables, sunblock, swimwear, and jewelry pieces perfect for gifting to prom-bound fish.
Fantasy Lake Water Park
White-sand beaches flank a six-acre, manmade, sand-bottom lake at Fantasy Lake Water Park, a family-friendly destination offering attractions both in the water and out. Here, water slides run the gamut from enclosed-tube slides to open slides with foam mats and drop slides that unleash adrenaline by sending bodies free-falling to a splash landing. Visitors can also hit the lake after sliding in on swings, or play games of volleyball or basketball waist deep in the water. Meanwhile, paddle boards and pedal boats (included with admission), carve out a slice of floating serenity, kid-friendly ziplines populate a children’s zone, and the savory scents of barbecue drift from charcoal grills in a picnic area.
5869 Permastone Lake Rd.
Hope Mills, North Carolina 28348Get Directions