Water slides are like active volcanoes—both melt away T-shirts, propel fluids down super-steep slopes, and have a lot of screaming nubile women thrown down them. Leisurely lounge or ride the tidal-waved slides with today's Groupon: for $39, you get the Utah County Pass of All Passes, which includes a one-year admission pass to Seven Peaks Water Park, a one-year admission pass to Trafalga Fun Center, and general admission to all Orem Owlz minor-league baseball games and Utah Flash NBA Development League games (up to a $109.95 value).
Seven Peaks Water Park is an aqueous play land that encourages guests to cascade down 16 waterslides, frolic in the frothy spumes of the 500,000 gallon wave pool, or lounge in a rubber donut through the quarter-mile lazy river. Other attractions include a dinosaur-themed kids area and a slew of shade-sustaining cabanas, and holders of the Pass of All Passes can replenish energy by consuming food for a 3% discount.
Trafalga Fun Center's Orem and Lehi locations dry soggy-shirted guests in a cool breeze during convertible go-kart rides, a violent wind created by swinging a baseball bat in a batting cage (Orem location only), and with wind resistance on the Rush-Coaster, which worms in and out of Mt. Rushmore's nine presidents. Guests can also find out what many scientists believe the future will look like in the laser-tag arena (only at the Lehi center).
The Orem Owlz, a rookie affiliate of the Los Angeles of Anaheim, swings bats and juggles balls at Brent Brown Ballpark. The team has a long history of success dating back to 2004, when it won the Pioneer League championship. The Utah Flash, a minor-league basketball team, plays its games at the McKay Events Center/UCCU Center, where fans can see leapers leap, shooters shoot, and mascots mascot.
Though Seven Peaks Water Park offers discounted pricing as low as $49.95 online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Seven Peaks Resort
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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