This summer is going to be the BEST. SUMMER. EVER! We just know it. The kiddos are counting down the days until Camp Grandma and Grandpa and are ready to head to Pittsburgh. On their calendar is a first for them, a 67-acre waterpark along the Monongahela River by the name of Sandcastle. July 22nd is their big day to discover the fifteen water slides, swimming pools and other attractions like a wave pool, lazy river, mushroom pool and two children’s areas. It is the event following the annual trip to Kennywood!
The park has a total of fifteen water slides including three speed slides. My kiddos aren’t sure which they will try first:
The Blue Tubaluba, Sandcastle’s first dual rider, enclosed slide. The blue partly translucent slides let riders experience the water thrills of misters, waterfalls, and total darkness along two 450- foot long slides before landing in a 4 foot deep pool.
Cliffhangers. After hiking 45 steps to the start, they’ll glide down parallel slides and enjoy three sky ponds along the adventure until sliding into the final landing pool.
Lightning Express a 60-feet high slide, featuring two double dip slide channels and one free-fall slide. Each body slide chute is 250-feet long. Brave thrill seekers will enjoy THE MONSTER, a free-fall slide, starting 85-feet above the finish, with a gradual slope glide of 25-feet, that drops to a steep 60-feet, hitting speeds up to 25 miles per hour! Each slide finishes in a 4-inch deep braking lane of water.
Enjoy a thrilling tubing experience on Tubers Towers, where riders on single tubes glide down an over 400-foot long slide to a splash landing in 4-feet of water.
The extreme action slide, Boardwalk Blasters where you race down two 25-foot long slides to a soaking surprise ending – a 7-foot free fall into a 12-foot deep landing pool!
Sandcastle’s newest, Dragon’s Den, the breathtaking answer to those on a quest for maximum thrills. You’ll catapult through mysterious darkness and then plummet into the mist-shrouded abyss of the dragon…only to vanish from sight! You won’t believe it until you encounter it face to face.
Thunder Run‘s 400-foot long tube slides are a great place to start your sliding experience at Sandcastle! Single riders begin their descent 50-feet above the Boardwalk before twisting, turning, banking, and splashing their way to a 4-foot deep landing pool.
When they’re ready to take a break from relaxing and tubing, Sandcastle offers dining options for every appetite and diet. From small bites, casual dining, and sweets and treats, there’s something for the whole family.
There’s going to be a lot of ground to cover.
There is no doubt that Sandcastle is one of the best places to go in Pennsylvania for water park fun! Start planning your next Sandcastle trip, and take advantage of the discount on One Day Tickets now through July 30. Tickets include admission into Sandcastle Water Park and are good for any day during the regular 2015 operating season.