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12/14/2011 11:18 am ET

Water Parks In Boston: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

Water parks in Boston, Massachusetts have always offered refreshing fun during the hot days of summer. Indoor water parks in the Boston metropolitan area extend delicious summer water park fun throughout the year. Whether you're looking for zesty water slide fun in July or the joy of wearing flip-flops in November, there's something for every member of the family at the water parks in Boston! As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about the water parks in greater Boston, Massachusetts.

Water Wizz


Featured in Adam Sandler's 2010 movie, "Grown Ups," Water Wizz is composed of a group of water parks owned by Rhode Island-based Water Wizz Co. If guests are longing for a day filled with splashy fun at an old-fashioned water park, Water Wizz will take them back to a simpler time.

For Thrill-Seekers

The Squid Row tube rides give adventurous thrill-seekers the payoff they're looking for. Full of high-speed twists and turns -- and drops -- visitors looking for the most thrilling water park in Boston choose Water Wizz.

Other Slides

The Pirate's Plunge is another wicked fast water slide for thrill-seekers. Try the wave pool for a variety of different waves that make splashing and paddling in the pool lots of fun for all ages. Young children like the Little Neck Beach for lots of kid-friendly slides in just 18 inches of sun-warmed water.

Fast Food

There are many fast food options throughout the park, however, with a daily admission ticket, parkgoers can leave the park to eat at one of the local area restaurants serving Cape Cod food. Those who don't want to dine at a restaurant can pack a large cooler and picnic outside of the park.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Water Wizz.

Address: 3031 Cranberry Highway, East Wareham, MA 02538
Phone: 508-295-3255
Hours: In July through August, the daily hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park is closed for the season after early September.
Price: Unrestricted daily admission: adults, $30; children shorter than 48 inches or seniors older than 65, $15; children 2 and younger, free. Discounted tickets are available for late-day admission after 4 and 5 p.m.

CoCo Key Water Resort


Sudden summer storms have less impact on your day at CoCo Key Water Resort. Splashing in 65,000 square feet of the Key West-themed indoor water park, families can plan a getaway regardless of the weather.

Be Lazy

Most adult guests with small children rave about the Lazy River ride. Guests relax in comfortable tube-like boats that glide around the park's perimeter. During a busy day, prepare to wait about 20 minutes for a Lazy River boat. Each lap is about three to four minutes long. Visitors can relax amidst the sights and sounds of CoCo Key.

Other Attractions

CoCo Key is also home to several water slides for the thrill-seekers in the families. Parents can kick back in Palm Grotto's whirlpool, which also features an outdoor section that is accessible by a swim-through passage, while the younger ones explore Parrot's Perch. CoCo Key is watched over by CoCo, a large, red parrot who walks through the park. CoCo lends an island-friendly presence to the premises.

Food Options

Visitors don't come to CoCo Key for fine dining. Typical water park eateries, ranging from A&W to Pizza Hut, are located around the park. Outside food is prohibited inside, so bringing a packed cooler isn't an option.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at CoCo Key.

Address: 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 866-754-6959
Hours: Summer hours for CoCo Key are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The park is open throughout most of the year. Hours are subject to change without notice, according to the website.
Price: Day passes are typically $32 per person, although many promotional deals are available online.

Other Noteworthy Parks Near Boston

Water Country
Canobie Lake Park
Lake Compounce Park
Quassy Amusement Park
Six Flags New England

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