Epic Waters, an indoor waterpark the size of a football field, is opening in Grand Prairie, Texas this week. Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Epic Waters boasts 80,000 square feet of temperature-controlled water fun for the whole family!
Have you ever wished you could visit a hotel’s waterpark, without having to pay to stay overnight? Well, here’s some great news! Epic Waters, opening this week in Grand Prairie, is now the only year-round waterpark in North Texas that doesn’t require a hotel stay. Billed as a “cruise ship on land,” this amazing facility promises to be a game-changer for family vacations and day trips in Texas!
Epic Waters: The Place to Play, Rain or Shine
Epic Waters has bragging rights as the largest indoor waterpark under a single retractable roof in the United States of America. That means, in the winter, pool-goers enjoy balmy 80-degree temps indoors, and in warmer months, the roof can open to allow some natural heat in.
And, under that impressive roof are two stories of waterpark to explore, including the longest indoor lazy river in Texas, three first-in-the-industry slides, birthday party rooms, a 4,000 square-foot 45-game arcade, a café that serves delicious Poutine, and even a full-service bar.
Epic Waters: Attractions for Tweens and Teens
Taking big kids to play? They will love learning to surf on the FlowRider®, dunking basketballs in the activity pool, trying adventurous waterslides like the Yellowjacket Drop (an enclosed inner tube ride with a “zero gravity” drop) or the Lasso Loop (a free fall AquaLoop slide that is the tallest of its kind in the nation), and swimming in the seasonal outdoor wave pool that will be open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Epic Waters: Attractions for Little Kids
Taking small children to a waterpark can be challenging if there aren’t enough attractions designed for non-swimmers. Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about that at Epic Waters. Rascal’s Round-Up, a 3,000 square-foot waterscape, offers youngsters a zero-depth access shallow pool, sprinklers, and three waterslides. No swimming required, and there are complimentary life jackets available to borrow.
Other small people friendly attractions include the 600′ lazy river with beach entrance, wave pool, and the “swimming hole” activity pool, all of which have no minimum height requirements.
Epic Waters: Attraction Height Requirements
Upon arrival at Epic Waters, your child will be measured and given a wristband based on their height. Here are the various ride requirements:
- Aqua Loop: 48 inches and must weigh between 90-300 lbs.
- Prairie Plunge: 48 inches and must weigh between 90-300 lbs.
- Yellow Jacket Drop: 48 inches
- Texas Twist: 48 inches
- E-Racers: 42 inches
- Aquanaut: 48 inches
- FlowRider: 48 inches to stand up Flowboard and 42 inches to lay down on a body board
If you or your child would like to try the FlowRider, be sure to fill out an electronic waiver upon arrival. There is a kiosk next to the ticket counter.
Epic Waters: Pricing
Tickets are cheaper for Grand Prairie residents and smaller guests:
- Kids ages 3 and under are free at Epic Waters, with the purchase of an adult wristband.
- Under 48″ – $24 (Grand Prairie residents pay $14)
- Over 48″ – $29 (Grand Prairie residents pay $19)
- Spectator (No swimming or participating) – $9 (Grand Prairie residents pay $5)
Parking is free!
Epic Waters: Ways to Save
There will be plenty of discounts and opportunities to save, starting with annual and mini-season passes. Other deals to look for:
- Weekly Specials, including Tiny Tot Tuesdays.
- Discounted admission weeknights after 5 p.m.
- Senior/Military Discounts: Available for active duty/former personnel with valid IDs and guests 55 and up.
- Splash and Stay: Discounts offered to local hotel guests.
- Homeschool/Scouting Days: Discounts plus opportunities to earn patches.
Epic Waters: Part of a Grand Vision
Epic Waters is just one of several state of the art attractions slated for EpicCentral Grand Prairie, a 170-acre development featuring four destinations within walking distance of each other. One of these is PlayGrand Adventures, a free all-ability, ADA-accessible playground that’s expected to open in 2018. Future vision for EpicCentral includes an amphitheater, buskers, artists, concessions, kayaks, paddle boats, and an Extreme X skatepark. Sounds like it is going to be an amazing place that will keep Texas families visiting again and again!
Epic Waters: More Information
2970 Epic Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75052