Have a holiday at hand and trying to decide where to go? If you are short on ideas, why not start with Pirate’s Bay?
For the ignorant, Pirate’s Bay is a cool water park that is located in Baytown. The fun park has scores of rides, amenities and activies that are enjoyable by families as a whole.
Here is some key information on Pirate’s Bay Waterpark to help you get an idea:
Located at 5300 East Road, Baytown, Texas 77520, Pirate’s Bay waterpark lies around 30 minutes away from downtown Houston. The website has detailed directions from the East as well as from the South part of town.
They are open on Mondays through Thursdays from 11am to 7pm, and Fridays through Sundays from 10am to 7pm.
Admission costs are segregated on the basis of height, with the fees for people under the height of 48″ being $15, and those over 48″ being $20. Pirate’s Bay Waterpark also offers a special “afternoon rate” of $10 after 4pm every Monday through Thursday. Discount offers for large groups and season passes are also available.
Pirate’s Bay Waterpark has several attractive features that make it a very enjoyable place for children and adults alike:
– Play Structure: Designed specifically for children, the park’s play structures are used mainly by younger children for play and partying. They are present in shallow water and have features such as small slides and water sprays, etc.
– Wave Pool: Suitable for and enjoyed by all ages, the beach entry wave pool has plenty of big waves and fun music to keep you going, and lots of lifeguards to make sure that you’re safe.
– Lazy River: The 671 feet lazy river is fun to float by in, and is a treat for all ages.
– Crossing Activities: A fun activity that is enjoyed by children and adults alike, these activities involve crossing barrels and ship wheels, among other light and fun “obstacles.”
– Flowrider: A high-speed ride that involves surfing waves by surfing or body boarding, this is a fun activity for older children and adults who need a little adventure. Only those of and above the height of 42 inches are allowed here.
– Body Slides: These are fun, open-and-closed body slides which tend to twist and turn. You need to be at least 42 inches to go on these slides.
– Boomerango: A fun ride for adults who like a little thrill, this high-speed tube ride goes back-and-forth a reverse path. You must be at least 42 inches and above to go on the Boomerango.
– Colorado Drop Slide: One of the highest speed rides at the waterpark, this tube ride has a 40 foot drop. You need be 42 inches and above to be able to go on this.
– Mat Racer: This fun and exciting ride, which has 4 lanes of head-first, side-by-side racing, requires you to be at least 48 inches.
– Space Bowl: This exciting spiral flume ride which spins at speeds of up to 40 mph requires riders to be of at least 48 inches.
– Tube Slides: If you’re a minimum of 48 inches in height, all you need to do is grab an innertube and race down the twin slides.
Pirate’s Bay has several affordable rental amenities. These include:
– Lockers: Lockers available at $5 per locker. You need to pay $15 as deposit, from which you will receive $10 back once you have returned the key.
– Jackets: Life jackets of all sizes are available, as are puddle jumpers and floaties. That said, they have limited stocks of these, and therefore rent them out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
– Tents and pavilions: The park has a lot of area around it which is available for rentals. Tents and pavilions are good for parties involving large groups of people.
Pirates bay is open every year from June to August. During this time, it hosts several special programs that attract several people, children, adults and whole families.
– Wednesday Itty Bitty Beach Parties: Meant specifically for children under the age of 5, these “Itty Bitty Beach Parties” are held every Wednesday mornings from 8am-10am. Admission is free for children under the age of two, and costs $5 for those over that age.
– Thursday Dive In Movies: Pirate’s Bay offers a dive-in movie facility at 8pm every Thursday in the wave pool.
Here are a few tips that you can use to your advantage –
– Finding the park can get a bit tedious. It always pays well to look up the directions before you get into your car. Since there are different two “East Roads” from the one where the water park is actually located, there is s high possibility of the navigation system mixing up the roads.
– Pirate’s Bay Waterpark tends to be very busy on the weekends. Sometimes, even arriving as early as 11am might not work for you. If you’re going there on a weekend, it is best to reach there before the park is scheduled to open.
– Feel free to bring your own food and beverages, as well as an ice chest if you wish. Also feel free to make use of the scores of covered seating and chairs that are present in the waterpark.
– Last but not the least, don’t forget to enjoy yourselves!