Adding water results in less floury biscuits, larger foam dinosaurs, and slides that won't give a shirtless cousin friction burn. Douse yourself in smooth-moving good times with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a day pass (up to a $24.95 value), meal combo (a $5.95 value), parking (a $5 value), and tube rental (a $5 value) at Seven Peaks Salt Lake (formerly known as Raging Waters) or Seven Peaks Provo (up to a $40.90 total value).
Within Seven Peaks' Salt Lake water kingdom, hydrosplorers can cascade down 11 water slides, frolic in the frothy spumes of the giant wave pools, or lounge in rubber donuts winding through lazy rivers. Plummet off the Cliffhanger, a quick curvy slide that ends with a sudden 5-foot drop into a crystalline pool followed by a frenzied hunt for the sandwich you accidentally rode down with. Thunder Gorge’s 70-foot-high tower sends riders plunging headfirst down a vertical shaft and flying over a hill into a second drop for a total 244-foot fall at more than 30 mph. Miniature water wanderers bob through Toucan Spring, a kids’ activity pool filled with trickling jets, shrunken slides, and migratory birds.
The Provo location's hydro playground scoffs at summer heat with more than 10 unique slides and relaxing, shade-dealing cabanas. Dropping more than six stories in 4.5 seconds, riders of the Speed Breaker and Free Fall experience the sensation of plummeting without taking skydiving lessons or poking holes in a hang glider. Escape the water in the park's carnival area, where strongman games and winnable prizes lure contestants from the water's soothing embrace, or decamp to the sand-volleyball courts for a rousing game or an ill-fated sand castle. After emerging from a sojourn atop the included inner tube, park guests can snack on a meal combo, with a choice of a hamburger or hot dog with chips and a drink.
Seven Peaks Fun Center
Seven Peaks' multiple locales thrill guests with attractions ranging from water slides to go-karts and mini golf. At Seven Peaks Waterpark Provo, the aquatically inclined can cascade down water slides, seesaw around the mammoth half-pipe tube ride, or ride the crests of the 400,000-gallon wave pool. Guests can scan the attractions at Seven Peaks Waterpark Salt Lake City, such as unique water slides and the Amazon River, then plummet off the Cliffhanger, a curvy slide that ends with a sudden 5-foot drop into a pool. The Lehi location houses an assortment of waterless excursions, including mini golf, go-karts, amusement park rides, and more.
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