Visiting water parks in VA – Massanutten Water Park

The Pipeline FlowRider at Massanutten waterparks in VA
Share Button

We have been to several water parks in VA over the years and I think we have finally found our favorite. We were invited to visit the Massanutten Indoor/Outdoor Water Park in Virginia during our Spring Break staycation. This water park is the best overall water park for families with children of all ages. Here’s why:

Massanutten Waterpark is a greta place for families to have fun together

Why Massanutten may be the Best of the Water Parks in VA

1. The Pipeline Flowrider – Who doesn’t want to experience the thrill of surfing? We have been to other water parks before and the kids have always been too intimidated to give the flowrider a try. But for some reason the Pipeline Flowrider did not seem quite as intimidating. That is mostly because the staff is so amazing!

The Pipeline FlowRider at Massanutten waterparks in VA

2. The staff rocks! I was really impressed with the staff, especially the lifeguards running the flowrider. They gave clear easy follow instructions which really took the fear our of the ride. It also led to some first timers and younger kids being able to pull off some really neat tricks during their ride. After seeing the first staff member’s energy and enthusiasm as she was instructing the riders I was disappointed when the staff switched before it was our turn. I am a cynic and thought she must be the fluke employee who is always employee of the month. But much to my happy surprise ALL of the staff member were just as helpful and enthusiastic. Their instruction and energy really made this a special experience for our family. Even our 4 yr old had a blast on the flowrider.

3. The perfect size…Massanutten WaterPark is the perfect size. It is smaller than several other water parks in VA but in my opinion this is a great feature! We had a 9 year old and 10 year olds with us at the waterpark and we were able to comfortably let them go ride the water slides while we supervised the younger kids in our group. They were able to check in with us frequently and we could easily find them. This also means that everything is closer making frequent trips to the bathroom with the younger kids much easier.

4. Large designated eating area At most water parks in VA you are not allowed to take food or drinks into the water play area, so you need to eat in the cafeteria area. The problem with this situation is that it is a catch 22, you have to eat in this area but you can’t because there are not enough places to sit. It was really nice to be able to get our food and then go sit down at a table and eat it.

5. The arcade So in my family the earning quarters to spend in the arcade as a reward for doing extra chores is a huge motivator so I love it when we know we are going somewhere that has an arcade. Yeah, yeah so what is so great about an arcade other than my ingenious plan to get my children to do a little extra house work? Well, let me tell you why the arcade at Massanutten is particularly great. Inevitably someone is going to get tired of being at the water park while everyone else wants to keep riding the slides so you can use it entertain those who are done sliding. You can also visit the arcade in the event that an area of the water park has to be temporarily closed for any of a variety of reasons.

Massanutten Water Park

Some tips for enjoying Massanutten Water Park:

  • Pack your own towels, towels are NOT provided for you!
  • Get there as early as you can so you can find a set of chairs together to use for the day
  • Rent a locker. The lockers are very close by so you can easily access you money, wallet, or other valuables if you need them while knowing they are safe.
  • Don’t forget your goggles!
  • Pack your change of clothes in a ziplock bag. This keeps you clothes dry and also gives you a bag to carry your wet suit home in.

Tips for visiting Water Parks in VA

Frogglez

Water Park Packing List

Share Button

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below

Rachelle Jones - 4 years ago Reply

This sounds like a perfect place to take the kids this summer!

Travel Star - 4 years ago Reply

This is a great place I didn’t realize it was so close to DC

belinda bell - 4 years ago Reply

this waterpark sounds great, if I make it there i’m going to try it

Lisa Coomer Queen - 4 years ago Reply

This sounds like a nice waterpark. I will have to take my grandchildren there on a weekend trip. Thanks!

susan byrne - 4 years ago Reply

Fun!

Alina - 4 years ago Reply

Thanks for the review about this water park. Our family goes to several throughout the year, but we have never gone to this one. It’s definitely going on our list for this coming summer.

Sara - 4 years ago Reply

That water park looks real fun

Kim Hampton - 4 years ago Reply

Looks really cool. If I’m ever down that way I will check it out.

carmen - 4 years ago Reply

Although we haven’t been to a waterpark since we were younger and our kids were smaller, this definitely looks like fun for kids. If we have a chance to visit, we would take our grandkids.

Crystal Wall - 4 years ago Reply

Great water park, thanks for sharing. I am in WV and we have been to several VA water parks (Water Country USA) and enjoy them very much but this one looks fantastic! We are going to look into it. Thanks again!
~CRYSTAL

lisa - 4 years ago Reply

I had no idea that we had this park in Va. Where is it located? It sounds like fun.

Sean - 4 years ago Reply

This sounds like such a great and fun place to go to with the kids. I love that they have the surf pipeline and that the staff is amazing. It’s great hearing about companies with great customer service.

Dale Hunsberger - 4 years ago Reply

Looks like a great place to take my grandkids if I was financially Abel.

linda moore - 4 years ago Reply

This sounds like so much fun!. My grandkids would love this. Well who doesn’t like a water park. Thank you for the post.

Sandra L Hying McFadden - 4 years ago Reply

I am not big on water parks, but will go if the grandchildren want to go. I live near Wisconsin Dells, WI and it can be very pricy to take a weekend trip to the area so the kids can enjoy the water parks.

Rhonda - 4 years ago Reply

love it!

Dana truitt - 4 years ago Reply

OMGoodness that water park looks like so much fun and it’s not super expensive count me and my family in!!!!

Ann H - 4 years ago Reply

Thank you for the info. 🙂

Michele Ash - 4 years ago Reply

WOW! Thanks so much for the Terrific Review on Visiting water parks in VA – Massanutten Water Park! This park sounds like a really nice one! When you are taking several children to a Water Park, it’s nice that it is small so that you can always find them and know where they are! Most Water Parks are so huge and your kids may take off and you might not see them for the entire day! Depending on how old the kids are, it’s generally ok if they are older to take off and have fun, but I always make sure they check in at a certain time at a certain place. I really enjoyed reading your review! Thanks so much for sharing your terrific review, the pictures, and all the information you provided with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

Kellie Murray - 4 years ago Reply

OMGosh this looks so fun!!! They tore down our amusement park/water park several years ago (Astroworld/Waterworld) and I soooo miss riding roller coasters and going to the water park.

Alina - 4 years ago Reply

How fun does this park look?!?!? I love the tips you provided as in bring your towels since they aren’t provided and separating clothes in zip bags.

lisa - 4 years ago Reply

I wish the kids were still young. Water parks are fun for the whole family.

Dana Morin - 4 years ago Reply

WOW looks like a lot of fun! I haven’t been to a water park in years!

denise low - 4 years ago Reply

Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the information.

Debbie Welchert - 4 years ago Reply

What a great way to spend the day. I know my family would just love it.

Michele Ash - 4 years ago Reply

Thanks so much for the Terrific Review on Visiting water parks in VA – Massanutten Water Park! This park sounds like a really nice one! When you are taking several children to a Water Park, it’s nice that it is small so that you can always find them and know where they are! Most Water Parks are so huge and your kids may take off and you might not see them for the entire day! Depending on how old the kids are, it’s generally ok if they are older to take off and have fun, but I always make sure they check in at a certain time at a certain place (usually for Lunch or Dinner). I really enjoyed reading your review! Thanks so much for sharing your terrific review, the pictures, and all the information you provided with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

Sonja Samples - 4 years ago Reply

This looks like a blast. A great place to go for vacation! 🙂

Marla Jones - 4 years ago Reply

Looks Amazing! Wish we had one

Holly Thomas - 4 years ago Reply

This looks like fun.

lisa - 4 years ago Reply

I like the photo with the rainbow in the background. It’s been years since I’ve been to a water park. I used to love the slides.

denise low - 4 years ago Reply

Thank you for the information. I would love to take my grandkids there someday

belinda bell - 4 years ago Reply

I would love to visit this waterpark

Michele Ash - 4 years ago Reply

I’m so sorry for saying the same thing all the time, however, Mom Does Reviews is having a giveaway and every day has us visiting the same reviews to comment on. This will probably be until the end of the giveaway! I’m truly sorry if it’s bothering you! I appreciate your patience!
Thanks so much for the Terrific Review on Visiting water parks in VA – Massanutten Water Park! This park sounds like a really nice one! When you are taking several children to a Water Park, it’s nice that it is small so that you can always find them and know where they are! Most Water Parks are so huge and your kids may take off and you might not see them for the entire day! Depending on how old the kids are, it’s generally ok if they are older to take off and have fun, but I always make sure they check in at a certain time at a certain place (usually for Lunch or Dinner). I really enjoyed reading your review! Thanks so much for sharing your terrific review, the pictures, and all the information you provided with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

lisa - 4 years ago Reply

I have never been to an indoor water park. That would be nice to go when the weather’s cold.

Vidya Khan - 4 years ago Reply

makes me want to go vacation in VA.

Kim Hampton - 4 years ago Reply

If I’m ever in Virginia I will check it out!

Michele Ash - 4 years ago Reply

Thanks for the Terrific Review on Visiting Water Parks in VA! I really enjoyed reading your review! I, myself, love smaller Water Parks because it’s easier to keep an eye on your children! I’ve been to some huge water parks and the older kids just take off! I always tell them to meet up with us at a certain time, which is usually lunch or dinner! They are really good at listening too. If we’re still going to stay for a while, they take off again, and once again, they are given a time and place to meet! We haven’t been to a water park in years! We haven’t been able to afford to take a vacation in years! Thanks so much for sharing your terrific review, the pictures, and all the personal and professional information on Visiting Water Parks in VA with all of us! Thanks so much! Michele 🙂

Michele Ash - 4 years ago Reply

Thanks for the Terrific Review on Visiting water parks in VA – Massanutten Water Park! This park sounds like a really nice one! When you are taking several children to a Water Park, it’s nice that it is small so that you can always find them and know where they are! Most Water Parks are so big and your kids may take off and you might not see them for the entire day! Depending on how old the kids are, it’s generally ok if they are older to take off and have fun, but I always make sure they check in at a certain time at a certain place, usually for Lunch or Dinner. Thanks so much for sharing your terrific review, the pictures, and all the information you provided with all of us! I honestly appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

lisa - 4 years ago Reply

That sounds like a nice family day trip that the family can all enjoy. Or better yet, if it’s a bit of a drive, plan a weekend get away.

Gina H. - 4 years ago Reply

That looks so fun, wish I lived closer.

lisa - 4 years ago Reply

I think we may be an hour or two away. I haven’t been to the mountains in quite a while.

lisa - 4 years ago Reply

There is actually quite a bit to see and do in Virginia.I guess when you like in a state, you often overlook that.

Michele Ash - 4 years ago Reply

MAN! Thanks so much for the Fantastic Review on Visiting water parks in VA – Massanutten Water Park! This park sounds like a really Great one! When you are taking several children to a Water Park, it’s nice to have it small so that you can always find them and know where they are! Most Water Parks are so large and your kids may take off and you may not see them for the entire day! Depending on how old the kids are, it’s pretty much ok if they are older to take off and have fun, but we always make sure they check in at a certain time at a certain place. I really enjoyed reading your review! Thanks so much for sharing your terrific review, the pictures, and all the personal and professional information you provided all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks so much! Michele 🙂

Leave a Reply: