The long-anticipated reunion of Marco and Polo turned sour when the two realized that, astrologically speaking, they were tragically incompatible. Look beyond the horoscopes and enjoy watery fun with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one general-admission ticket to Splashway Waterpark in Sheridan (up to a $19.95 value). Tickets for splashers shorter than 32 inches can be purchased at the park gate for $5.95 or online for $4.95. This deal expires with the conclusion of the 2011 season, which ends on Sunday, September 18.
Swimmers can cool off in style while plunging into Splashway Waterpark's sundry aquatic attractions. Youngsters can equip themselves with some reliable flotation—tubes and life vests keep paddlers of all sizes afloat—and ship off into the shifting tides of the wave pool or take a twisting glide down the Tropical Storm, a slide with more turns than a corn maze. All regions of the park are monitored by certified lifeguards, so visitors can be twice as relaxed as they meander through the lazy waters of Mystery River. Recent additions include a gravity-affirming triumvirate of 40-foot slides and the pirate-accent-inducing Kids of the Caribbean playground. Splashway Waterpark allows guests to bring ice chests and picnic coolers into the park (no glass or alcoholic beverages) and provides a supplementary on-site snackery at the Flamingo Cafe. Likewise, changing facilities are open to all guests, as are video-monitored lockers ($4/day).
A variety of water slides can be found at Splashway Waterpark, a seasonal outdoor playground that boasts water-fueled attractions for toddlers, older kids, and adults. Sometimes the rides relax, as when visitors drift down the lazy river on waterproof water beds, but sometimes they raise pulses instead, as on the nearly straight drop of Pirate's Plunge, the new full zipline course, 30,000 square foot wave wave pool, and the Tubular Tornado and Ray's Racers.
From May to September visitors can enjoy the park's attractions, which were designed to entertain families with kids of any age. When energy wanes, two onsite cafés pile plates with all-American fare such as burgers, pizza, and nachos. The truly exhausted can lounge in the new lagoon pool or turn in for the night at the park's RV and tent camp, or the new cabins or cottages.