Altitude H2O, Lake Grapevine

Altitude H2O on Lake Grapevine, a terrific inflatable obstacle course waterpark opened this weekend, and we were there to check it out!  We had a blast!

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After getting our wristbands, we were fitted with lifejackets.  To the grimace of my youngest, I tightened his lifejacket. I explained as I pulled it tight, and he objected that they had already tightened it, that there is tight and there is “Mommy Tight”!

Everyone must wear their lifejackets.  You cannot bring your own.

They have boxes available for shoes, phones, sunglasses, etc.

Be sure to apply sunscreen before you go.

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After a very short safety discussion, which included not to push each other off and ABSOLUTELY NO SWIMMING UNDER THE FLOATS, we were on our way!  It felt like a 5K as everyone began running out to be first on the course!

We were able to walk out quite a ways, but we did have to swim the final few feet before reaching the course!

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Each session last 45 minutes.

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The course is challenging, and so much fun!  I quickly realized what “sea legs” means, because the floats are floats, and they move and bounce, which is part of the fun!

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If and when you fall off, or jump off, there are handy steps to climb back up!

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And it’s slippery, too, especially the wetter it gets!  It’s just so much fun!

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After a couple of attempts, my husband made it up!  Falling back down is half the fun!

While the majority of the participants were kids, there were a lot of adults, too!  It’s really fun for everyone!

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While it took me almost the full 45 minutes to make it around the entire course twice, my youngest was running around it like a champ!  A wet champ!

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We loved the slide!

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There is something about having a camera that just attracts people to you.  This guy kept asking me to take his picture doing flips!

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That’s my oldest hovering over the water!  You can jump in anywhere off the obstacles, and you can do flips, but no diving.

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My daughter jumping off.  The water is about 6′ deep at the start and a little more than 8′ deep here.

After my first time around, I decided to hang out and get some pictures in the water!  It’s a workout!

The entire course is roped off so that boats, kayaks, etc. cannot come in.

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My son showing off for me.

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There are several lifeguards and I felt comfortable with my teens and 10-year-old there.

My 10 year old wants to come back out with friends, and I’d be comfortable with them on the course without me.

The youngest they can come out is 6, and I’m not sure I’d allow any younger than 8-10 without an adult accompanying them!

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Some boys were doing flips on the trampoline!

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We were barefoot.  So were MOST of the participants.  Some of the lifeguards said water shoes give you a little more grip, but most preferred bare feet.

I never felt the course was hot on my feet.

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Make sure anything you bring it tied on.  I have a float on my Ricoh Waterproof camera, in case I dropped it.

Now that I have these pictures, when we go again I’d not bring it.  It’s hard to run and climb when you’re holding a camera or phone.  While I love my pictures, I would have enjoyed the experience more with 2 free hands!

If you wear sunglasses, be sure to have a float strap!  I like these Chums off Amazon, click HERE to see them.

I am an Amazon Affiliate, so I make a small commission if you purchase.  It’s small, so I’m really just suggesting you need to not lose your sunglasses!

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That’s my 10 year olds feet up in the air!  Falling is a very big, fun part of this experience!

When the 45 minutes were up, EVERYONE has to leave the water, even if you paid for a double session.

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After we finished, we checked out these cool, motorized boards!  They are for rent daily at the beach!

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We made an entire day of it, bringing a tent and setting up on the beach. I love how close the parking is to the beach.

There is a $5/car fee to enter the park.  It is good dawn to dusk, and you can come and go.

Wear water shoes in the water and on the beach.  There were many sharp rocks.

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There are shaded tables a little further down, too!

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And a neat playground!

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Know Before You Go

There is a $5/car fee to enter Meadowmere Park.

Bring your cooler, but leave alcohol and glass at home!

Things to do in Grapevine

Play

DFW Surf offers Wakesurfing classes and camps, where you can learn to surf behind a boat!  They also rent kayaks and paddleboards!  Click HERE to read more!

The Night Watchman Ghost Tour in Historic Downtown Grapevine is fun and family-friendly!  Click HERE for more information!

Take an excursion on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to the Fort Worth Stockyards, and spend time exploring the Stockyards before heading back! Click HERE to read more!

Eat

We grabbed some burgers and onion rings at Bottle Cap Alley on our way!  Click HERE to visit their website for menu and location!

Stay

Great Wolf Lodge is an experience on it’s own! Click HERE to read more!


Altitude H2O

3000 Meadowmere Park, Grapevine

Click HERE to visit their website.


Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun!

Michelle

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