Take a million gallons of water, a sunny Florida day and plenty of families having fun, and you must be at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Waterpark in Collier County. This wonderful Wet-n-Wild style theme park has all types of water fun. Enjoy jet fountains, a Lazy River ride and a choice of five challenging water slides for shooting down and splashing into the pool.
This Naples waterpark is located on Livingston Road, within easy access from Naples or Fort Myers via the I-75. It offers a very affordable day out with discounted admissions for children, seniors and locals with a valid Florida Driving License showing a Collier County address.
Five Great Flumes to Ride at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Waterpark
From the top of the five water slides you get an idea of just how many water-based activities are going on in this great family-friendly attraction. Look down from the 38-foot high tower to see dozens of pale blue rubber rings carrying visitors along the gentle Sunny’s River.
The fastest water flume is the Sting Ray which carries daredevils down the totally enclosed water chute in a 7-second drop which seems to last a whole lot longer. The largest ride is the Sea Lion, which jettisons riders on inner tubes from the slide to the Lazy River where you can leisurely catch your breath before the next trip. Sunny’s River meanders along for 1,250 feet and is up to 10 feet wide in places. By varying your course, the gentle ride can take up to 15 minutes to complete. However, you probably won’t escape a dousing from the buckets of water and the soaker areas which keep the excitement high as you drift by.
Four Pools for All Ages and Abilities
Turtle Cove is the main area for young visitors with plenty of fun activities to keep them on the move. Designed for children aged 5 to 12, there are turtle-shaped green lily pads for “frogs” to hop across, and a mesh rope above for those with less-than-perfect balance. There are water cascades, a huge fountain and watch out for those water pistols armed by bandits looking for easy targets to drench! What’s nice about this pool is it is truly family-friendly at a depth of three-and-a-half feet to make sure that water fun is also safe.
Youngsters that need shallower water can wallow and play in the Tadpole Pool, supervised by adults who will have just as much fun as their offspring. There’s a foam slide, water dumping buckets, a water worm and plenty of floating animals to climb on and play with. This is the perfect play area for the 0-6 year olds.
If you prefer a quieter place to cool off, the Family Falls is a less hectic place for beginner swimmers or those who want to relax in a serene environment. This family pool is for all ages and is four feet deep.
Those wanting to swim laps can do just that in the dedicated Lap Pool, while Olympic diving wannabes can perfect their diving skills off the diving boards into the 14-foot deep diving well.
All that fun is sure to work up an appetite, so make time to head for the concessions stands and Snack Shack. Cool off in a different way with frozen ices, chilled drinks and enjoy some tasty hot snacks before round two!