Wet ‘N Wild Water Park in Greensboro, North Carolina

I’ve gotten a little spoiled when it comes to water parks. While many kids may go their entire childhood, I was very early in life introduced to one of the better waterparks I’ve been to. Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park has long been a staple among attractions in Greensboro, North Carolina. My first visit was almost 20 years ago, and so at that time, it was a mini Disney World to me and my friends. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been so I would be curious to hear other’s take on how the water park now stacks up to others.

Living near Greensboro, North Carolina, going to Emerald Pointe Water Park was the climax of our summer each year. Yeah there was the Greensboro Bats minor league baseball team, museums and other attractions in Greensboro for children, yet the water park was king. It’s always been great for parents because they can drop their kids off for hours, unlike a children’s museum, where these days, you’re doing good if it holds their attention for an hour.

Greensboro’s Emerald Pointe Water Park really is your full-service water park. Like I said, I’m spoiled, because I hear people refer to water parks that only have a couple slides and a lazy river. I’m sorry, but that’s just not a water park. At Emerald Pointe you get the full gamut. The Greensoboro park’s list of rides and slides include a lazy river, huge tidal wave pool, double barrel slide, three enclosed water slides, half-pipe slide, several pools, runaway raft ride and a pipeline that can get you to 40 mph in your raft. These are just a few of the Greensboro water park’s highlights, although there are many more rides.

If you’re a local, you may consider getting one of their season passes. Currently, the Super Saver pass is 54.99 and gives you unlimited admission Sunday through Friday and after 4 pm on Saturday. You may want to call or check Emerald Pointe’s website closer to the summer to get information on rates for single tickets.