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New cabanas add to view for Raging Rivers visitors

ragingrivers2017GRAFTON — Gates will open Saturday for the 28th summer season at Raging Rivers WaterPark.

The 28-acre park along the Great River Road in Grafton opens at 10:30 a.m.

The park features six distinctly different slides (Cascade Body Flumes, Runaway Rafts, Shark Slide Flume and Swirlpools), two areas specifically dedicated to little ones (Itty Bitty Surf City and Tree House Harbor), an endless river, large wavepool, rentable cabanas and party areas.

“Creating an environment to make summer memories is what we specialize in and we are eager to welcome families and friends for the best season of the year,” said Donna Morgan, general manager of Raging Rivers WaterPark. “With something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s getting thrills from one of our many slides or relaxing in one of our cabanas, the park is a great place for those looking for a weekend getaway or an afternoon visit.”

While lounge chairs can be found throughout the park, visitors can take advantage of premium lounge areas known as “Paradise Cabanas,” “Riverview Cabanas” and the newly added “Creek Side Cabanas.” The Paradise and Riverview Cabanas are located on the hillside overlooking the wavepool with the ability to hold up to 10 people per cabana, while two new Creek Side Cabanas are located on the lower level. One of these is a little larger, holding up to 15 people and can be rented separately or with the adjacent smaller one to accommodate even larger groups.

Cabanas are available for all-day rental with a nominal fee and serve as private, fully covered retreats for guests looking to relax and unwind complete with a discount in the gift shop, an included locker, a souvenir collapsible cooler with water and a special menu during your visit.

Raging Rivers will be open to celebrate the start of summer, Memorial Day weekend, May 27 through the 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The waterpark will open daily starting June 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be open until 7 p.m. starting Saturday, July 1. On Aug. 1 through Aug. 21, Raging Rivers will return to its 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. schedule. The park reopens for one last splash of summer on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, as well as on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 and 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $20.95 for guests under 48 inches tall and senior citizens ages 60 and older, $24.95 for guests over 48 inches tall and free for children under the age of 2. Guests can enjoy an afternoon deal when they arrive after 3 p.m. by saving $5 on the price of each ticket. Details about individual season passes, cabana rentals, company partnership discounts and other packages can be found or by calling the waterpark at (618) 786-2345.

PHOTO: One of the many cabanas available for rent while at Raging Rivers.


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