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Water Park Open Dates 2023:

May 18, 19,  25, 26, 27

June 1st & 2nd

June 6th open daily thru Mon. August 26th

Aug 31st – Sept 2nd (Labor Day Weekend)

Sept. 7th Last Day

Waterpark hours 11am-6pm 

Summer Season Hours:
Late May – Late August
Sunday-Thursday 10am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday 10am – 12 Midnight
Sunday 10am – 11pm
Waterpark 11am – 6pm

11:30am – 6:30pm
(Everyday in Season)
12:00pm – 6:30pm
(Off Season Sat. & Sun. Only)



11:30am – 6:30 pm
(Everyday in Season)
12:00pm – 6:30pm
(Off Season Sat. & Sun. Only)

Peak Season Dry Park Hours:
Mon-Thu 10am-11pm
Fri & Sat 10am-12 Midnight
Sunday 12pm – 11:00pm

Off Season Hours:
Early September-Early June
Mon-Thu 10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat 10am – 12 Midnight
Sun 12pm – 10pm

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve 10:00am – 6:00pm
Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas

Location Map


From Carolina Beach / Kure Beach:
15 minutes from Snow’s Cut Bridge. North on College Road, turn right onto Oleander Drive (US 76) – one mile on the right.

From I-40: (1-40 becomes Rt. 132 / College Road) to left on Oleander Drive (US 76) – one mile on the right.

From US 74: Follow US 74 to US 76 and proceed east across College Road (Hwy 132) – one mile on the right.

From Brunswick County: Follow US 76 (signs to Wrightsville Beach) / Oleander Drive – located 1 mile on the right past College Road intersection.

From Jacksonville / Topsail Beaches: Follow Hwy 17 South to US 76 (Rt. 17 Business) – located 4 miles from intersection on the left.

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  • Wilmington’s own Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park is the coolest place to escape the heat of a Carolina summer. Jungle Rapids is committed to supplying several exciting activities for children of all ages. Come out and enjoy family fun at our Water Park, Grand Prix go kart track, 18 hole Jungle Golf course, Indoor Climbing Wall, Kids Jungle indoor playground, Alien Invaders Laser Tag arena, and huge Arcade stocked with tons of your favorite gaming titles.

    In addition to activities, we also provide a plethora of food, treats, and drinks in our full service restaurant The Big Splash Cafe. Big Splash hours are 11:30am-6:00pm year round on Saturdays & Sundays as well everyday of the Water Park season (June 9 thru Late August).


    While Jungle Rapids is committed to entertaining families from all over the country, we view the safety of our employees and patrons as our top priority. We go to great lengths to only provide safe attractions for your patronage and we carefully establish rules and guidelines to insure the safety of you and your family. We do not bend any safety rules in the name of customer service. Age, height, and weight, restrictions are set with the specific purpose of maintaining a safe environment for your loved ones and the loved ones of others. When visiting our park we ask that anyone under the age of (16) be supervised by a parent, responsible adult, or care giver. As the responsible supervisor of any children you might accompany, we ask that you become familiar with the child’s swimming abilities before entering the Wave-pool. Any child under 48 inches in height is required to wear a life jacket. We have a good number of life jackets, but cannot guarantee that a busy day will not empty our inventory. Feel free to bring a personal life jacket for your child to insure he/she does not have to wait for the next one available. Other rules to be aware of while enjoying the water park are No headfirst sliding, No diving, and absolutely No running. There are rules and guidelines for dry or non-Water Park attractions as well. These rules will be explained clearly before the beginning of any activity, we simply ask for your attention while the rules are explained and your compliance as you participate.

    Rain-check Policy

    We do not offer any refunds! In the event that we have a thunder, lighting, or other such inclement weather (We do not close for rain) we will shut down all water attractions for up to 1 hour. At the conclusion of that hour we will re-open the park if it safe to do so or we will issue a rain-check to anyone who has been in the Water Park for (3) hours or less. Water Park rain checks are valid for (1) year from the date printed on the ticket and can redeemed for an all day visit on any day the Water Park is open. Anyone with a 4:00 pm wristband will be issued a rain check that will also be valid for (1) year, but can only be redeemed at 4:00pm on any day the Water Park is open the public.Outdoor dry activities such as Jungle Golf, Grand Prix Go Karts, and The Sky Tower may also close due to inclement weather. In these cases the manager on duty will immediately issue rain-checks that are valid for up to (30) days from the date printed on ticket.


    Do you offer group discounts for large groups?

    Yes! We offer discounts for groups of 25 or more. Advanced reservations are required and for more information please call (910) 791-0666 or check out our group sales page

    If I just want to go into the water park to watch, Do I have to purchase a wristband?”
    Yes, everyone in the water park is required to have purchased a wristband. We will however make special case exceptions for elderly patrons, as well as for those with disabilities. Ask for the manager on duty if you or someone in your party requires any special accommodations.

    Do I have to purchase a wristband at the park or do I purchase individual ride tickets?”
    Our water park requires wristbands for all patrons and our dry activities require individual tickets, both of which can be purchased at the front desk.

    If I cannot use all my tickets, can I use them on a future date?”
    Tickets purchased in house are for the day of sale only, but in emergency situations or bad weather we will issue rain-checks. Unused online tickets do not expire and can be used at any point in the future. Jungle Rapids does not offer refunds.

    If I purchase a Best Buy pass, Do I have to use both dry activities on that same day?
    Yes, we ask that all activities on your Best Buy wristband be completed by 8:00 pm.

    Can I participate in dry activities without a shirt or without shoes?
    No. Due to safety concerns all participants must wear some type of shoe (Climbing wall requires closed toed shoes). Dry shirts are also recommended for all dry activities.

    If it rains on my visit, can I get a refund?
    WE DO NOT GIVE ANY REFUNDS. Some dry attractions may close due to rain and or when lightning is in the area (Exam. Go Karts or Jungle Golf). If your dry activity closes as a result of poor weather we will issue you a 30 day rain-check immediately or allow you to trade your outdoor activity for something indoors such as Laser Tag, The Arcade, or The Climbing wall.If the Water park closes due to thunder or lightning we will wait (1) hour before we issue rain-checks (Many storms come through and pass in 15 to 30 minutes). If we cannot re-open within one hour, we will issue water park rain-checks to all patrons who have been in the water park for less than (3) hours. These water park rain-checks will be valid for one full year from the date issued.

    Can I drop off my children?
    NO! Jungle Rapids requires that all children under the age of (16) be accompanied by an adult.

    Can we leave the park and come back?
    Yes, Just keep your waterpark wristband or Kids jungle stickers on while you are away and you can return to either attraction anytime that day.

    Can we rent towels at the Water park?
    No, we ask that you bring your own towels.

    Can we bring outside food or coolers in to the park?
    No, coolers or outside food are not allowed in Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park. Our Big Splash Cafe offers a wide variety of on site food concessions. We do however offer a small picnic area located in our parking lot, feel free to use this area to consume bag lunches and other outside food.

    Do you provide floatation devices at the water park?
    Yes, We have hundreds of tubes and mats available at no additional charge to you.

    Do you provide Life Jackets?
    Jungle Rapids provides Life Jackets for all children under 48 height who will be playing in the wave pool.

    What are the dates the Waterpark will be open?

    Check top of this page for Waterpark hours.