Yes, it’s still Winter in Texas, and we’re running around outside in swim suits! Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is such a fun way to play, all year long!
Thanks to Epic Waters for inviting us out for a day of fun! While our tickets were complimentary, I was not financially compensated for this post, and as always, all opinions are my own.
Epic Waters opened in January, 2018 and it’s been a huge success! An enormous waterpark, open year round, with a retractable roof, great slides and so much more! It also has an Epic location, right off President George Bush Turnpike, across the street from Ikea, and next door to the brand new and quite amazing Epic Recreation Center, unlike any Rec Center I’ve ever seen before! For more information on the Epic, click HERE!
While it was a little chilly outside, it’s kept nice and toasty inside for swimmers! There are lots of fun play spots for all ages, too!
Rascal’s Roundup is intended for children under 42″ or 5 years of age and below, and includes slides, water cannons, geysers and a big bucket that tips out water to thrilled kids below!
Children 3 and below are FREE with a paid adult admission.
An exception is Tiny Tot Time: A fun opportunity for tiny guests to enjoy exclusive play (no big kids allowed!) in Rascal’s Round-Up! First child $10, each subsequent child $5, parents get in free. Tiny Tot time is every Monday, from 8-10am. As times change, be sure to verify with their calendar before you go. Click HERE to visit the calendar.
There were plenty of things to do by the pool, and my son quickly jumped into a game of water basketball. It was nice just to sit and watch him play, too!
While goggles are allowed, face mask are not.
The only outside attraction is the wave pool, which was closed during our visit in January. It will be open during the summer months, with the exception of the Polar Plunge in February!
But I headed for the lazy river as soon as I could! This fun river, which isn’t all that lazy, is named the Rio Grande, and is touted as the largest indoor lazy river in the state. As I cruised around the park in it, I loved everything about it!
Tubes are provided free of charge for the lazy river. Outside floats are not allowed.
Life jackets are allowed, and you can bring your own or use one of theirs.
While I wanted to just lay back and relax in the river, my kids wanted to explore the slides! Epic Waters has 3 very unique slides, and my kids love them!
We raced along on the E-racers, fun racing slides!
But the most fun was the Lasso Loop, a body slide that drops you quickly enough that it then shoots you back up in a loop! We absolutely loved it! It has a 48 in. height requirement and 99 lb. weight requirement, which my 70 lb. son fell short of, even after grabbing a slice of pizza just to pack on a few extra pounds before he tried again!
The Yellowjacket Drop was probably my favorite, with thrills and a backwards drop!
Epic Waters has a maximum capacity limit, so it’s always suggested to buy your tickets online in advance, as they do sell out quickly, especially on holidays!
While the park was not at capacity on our visit, we have been there on capacity days, which is only 1,500, and while the lines were a little longer, we still had a great time!
Twilight Swim (4pm to close) and Family Fun Fridays are discounted and available on select days! Click HERE to visit their calendar for more information.
My oldest loved the Flow Rider! There are plenty of chairs nearby so I was able to sit back and relax while he went over and over!
The line wasn’t long on our visit, but many of the riders come with their own boards, so they are good and it’s fun to watch their tricks!
I loved that the lifeguards took the time to really show the younger kids how to ride, and encouraged them to try a few tricks once they got the hang of it!
Epic Waters provided us with a cabana, which was a fun place to hang out and eat during our day at the waterpark!
Outside food and drinks are not permitted, however you can come and go with your wristband, so you could just bring an ice chest and leave it in your car.
While there are concession stands, they also have a menu you can order from, and they have adults drinks as well. I think during our day we tried a little something of everything on the menu, but I loved the hot dog with brisket on top!
We also did a little shopping in the gift shop, and the kids loved playing in the arcade!
Epic Waters also host birthday parties, and other special events! They have a fun party rooms over the waterpark, perfect for a celebration! Click HERE for more information.
Things To Do in Grand Prairie
Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax offers exhibits from the unusual to the weird, and kids just love it! Click HERE for more information.
Nottingham Bees lets you suit up in a protective gear and tour their apiary! You can hold a honey frame and learn about these interesting insects! Click HERE for more information.
The Oasis is one of the only a handful of waterfront restaurants in North Texas, and we always enjoy a visit. It’s especially nice to see the lights of Prairie Lights across the lake! The kids will love feeding the ducks and fish! Click HERE for more information
2970 Epic Place, Grand Prairie
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