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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is parking free?

Park is complimentary in the surface lot for all guests. Secure, heated underground parking is available for an additional cost at the hotel front desk.

Can I bring in my own food?

No, due to a Bloomington city health code we cannot allow any outside food/beverage inside the water park. Any guests found with outside food/beverage will be asked to pack it up and bring it back outside. Birthday parties may NOT bring birthday cake into the park.

Do you provide towels?

Towels are available to our guests in the towel stand located next to First Aid; limited to one towel per guest at a time. Used towels may be exchanged for a new one at the towel stand.

However, you can help us help the environment! The Water Park of America encourages our guests to conserve by bringing a towel for each guest during your next visit. Groups are required to bring towels for each event. If you have a more detailed question about the towel policy for group events, please contact the Group Sales Manager.

Do you have changing rooms and lockers?

Yes, changing rooms are provided complimentary. Lockers are available at in two sizes for $10 and $15 per locker, per day rental fee. Credit Cards are the only form of payment that Water Park of America accepts for locker rentals. We suggest one locker per three people. Heavy coats, backpacks, and other bulky items take up a lot of space in the locker. If at all possible, please keep bulky items at home or in the car. The Water Park of America does not assume liability for items left unattended in the water park; this includes unattended gifts left on birthday party tables.

Does my child need a water park pass?

All persons entering the water park must pay the daily admission fee with the exception of children 11 months and under. Children 11 months and younger will receive a complimentary Child's Admission and must be accompanied by an adult.

I'm attending as a chaperone, do I need a water park pass?

All persons entering the water park must pay the daily admission fee, however a discounted "Spectator Admission" is available every date the water park is open. The only exception to the admission fee requirement is for children 11 months and under. Children 11 months and younger will receive a complimentary Child's Admission and must be accompanied by an adult. For birthday parties, any extra people beyond the 8 included in the standard birthday party package must purchase a wristband, or have it added to the order for the birthday party. All guests entering the park must purchase a wristband in some way, shape, or form.

What is the Assumption of Risk Waiver?

There is a certain level of risk of personal injury involved in participation of some activities in the water park. We require that our guests sign this document acknowledging that they understand and accept these risks prior to entry into the water park.

Is there a difference in price for children vs. adults?

Children 11 months and under receive complimentary admission with a paid adult. Admission pricing is the same for everyone else, ages 12 months and older.

What is the admission price?

Admission prices vary daily, and by type of admission. Standard types of admission include:
Full Day Admission: Valid from open until close
Half Day (AM) Admission: Valid from open until 4pm
Half Day (PM) Admission: Valid from 4pm until close
Spectator "Dry Pass" Admission: Valid for the same hours as other passes purchased for that date
Note: Half Day AM & PM passes may not be available on every date the water park is open. Water park days and hours of operation also vary, and are influenced by school schedules and holidays.

What is the air/water temperature?

Both are kept around 85 degrees, year round, with the air temperature usually one degree higher than the water. It's always sunny and warm inside Water Park of America, no matter what Minnesota weather decides to throw at us!

Where is the hotel front desk?

The hotel lobby is located on the south side of the building. The front desk is located to the right as you enter through the building from the south. The Radisson Bloomington Hotel and Water Park of America are located inside the same building at: 1700 American Blvd. E Bloomington, MN 55425. The Water Park of America lobby is located on the east side of the building. The water park ticketing and will-call desks are located straight ahead on the right as you enter the building from the east.

What should I do if I lose someone from my group?

Go directly to the first aid station in the water park, located between Camp Many Point and the towel room so that we can assist you in locating your missing person or group.

What is the deepest point of water in the park?

5 ft. in the wave pool when the waves are turned off, and 7 ft. at the highest peak of the waves when they are turned on.

Do you have life jackets?

Yes, they are located in the towel room free of charge. See a Pool Attendant during your visit for more details.

Can I bring my own flotation device?

Only if it is Coast Guard approved. Arm floaties, inflatable rings, noodles and most one-piece life jacket/suits are not Coast Guard approved and are not allowed in the park.

Do you sell food or beverages in the water park?

Yes, guests have access to Camp Many Point which serves typical food such as pizza, sandwiches, chicken, salads, fruit, and various drinks (including beer for guests 21 years of age or older). Guests also have access to the Sleepy Eye Café, which serves coffee, ice cream, donuts, muffins and various other snacks.

Where can I buy alcohol?

Alcohol is available to guests 21 years of age and older in the following locations: Camp Many Point sells beer in plastic bottles. Split Rock Grille offers a full bar. Guests may bring beverages from Split Rock Grille into the water park, but the beverages MUST be in a plastic container. Glass is not allowed inside the water park. Camp Many Point is accessible from directly within the water park, Split Rock Grille is located in the southwest corner of the building, beyond the hotel lobby.

Can I bring a stroller inside?

No. Due to the high traffic in the park and the downward slope towards the center, strollers are not allowed as a safety policy.

Do you have a phone I can use?

Phones are available for short calls in the first aid station and in the water park lobby. If you anticipate needing to make several phone calls during your visit, a cell phone kept in a locker would be advisable.

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are located in the locker rooms (directly behind the water park front desk), and beside Camp Many Point.

How many lifeguards do you have on at a time?

Assuming all attractions in the park are open, typically between 18 and 21 guards are on duty at one time. This varies depending on guest attendance numbers. For the safety of our guests, our lifeguards are required to maintain current lifeguard certification.

Are there height/age requirements for the rides?

  • Tube Slides: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall. If they are not; they can still ride as long as they are with an adult, they are wearing a life jacket, and they can hold the tube handles themselves. However, riders under 48 inches are not allowed to sit on the adult's lap (they must sit in the front end of the tube, and have the adult behind them).
  • Body Slides: All ages and heights are welcome to use these. Anything that has the potential to scratch the slides such as lifejackets, necklaces, shorts with zippers, etc. are not allowed.
  • Family Raft Ride: Riders under 48 inches tall must be accompanied by an adult, wearing a lifejacket, and must be able to hold the raft handles themselves.
  • FlowRider®: Riders must be taller than the Body board (42") to participate in Body Surfing. Riders must be taller than the Flow Board (52") to participate in Stand-up Surfing.

Will I have to wait in line very long for the rides?

The lines for attractions vary depending on how busy the park is, similar to other theme parks. Our lifeguards work hard to keep lines moving as quickly as is safely possible.

Do I need to order wristbands ahead of time?

You do not have to purchase your water park passes ahead of time, however, it is advised that you do so. When you purchase in advance, your entry into the water park is guaranteed on dates when the water park reaches its maximum capacity and admission is halted for walk-in guests. Please note: Online water park pass sales are non-refundable, non-transferable, and date-specific, so be sure you purchase passes for the correct date.

If I exit the water park can I get back in without paying again?

Yes! As long as you're wearing a wristband, you may exit and enter the water park freely, during the hours for which your wristband is valid.

Can we rent swimsuits?

We do not have swimsuits available for rental.

How old does my child need to be to enter the Water Park without an adult?

Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult age 18 years or older while visiting the water park. Children age 13-17 may enter the park without an adult, but MUST have the Assumption of Risk Waiver signed by an adult who is 18 years of age or older prior to entering the park. The Assumption of Risk Waiver is available at the water park entrance.

Are tubes provided?

Tubes are provided free of charge. However, a limited amount of tubes are in circulation for safety purposes. Guests must keep tubes in the river, or be using them on the tube slides. All other tubes must remain in the water for the fairness of all guests.

Who do I talk to about booking a group or birthday?

Birthdays Info Line: 844-831-6324. You may also submit a Birthday information and/or quote request on this website from our Birthday Party page.

Do you have wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) at the water park?

Yes, there is complimentary wireless internet throughout the Radisson Hotel and water park.

Are my wristbands included in my room rate?

Water Park passes are not included with your Radisson hotel room, unless otherwise noted in a special package. For great deals on hotel & water park packages, see our hotel packages.

Why do you require a credit card to request a room reservation?

Rooms often become unavailable very quickly. In order to best serve you, we require your credit card information so that your selected room type can be held for you without further action necessary from you. You will not be charged when submitting a reservation request order. At the time of check-in you have the option to use an alternate form of payment if desired.

Can I bring in my own food or birthday cake?

No. Due to Bloomington city health code, you may not bring in any outside food or beverages. This includes birthday cakes for parties. Any guests found with outside food/beverage will be asked to pack it up and bring it back outside. This restriction includes birthday cake.

Are candles allowed?

No. Due to safety regulations, candles are not allowed.

Can I bring balloons?

No. Balloons are not permitted in the water park.

Can adults, siblings and grandparents just join us at the party table?

Everyone must have a water park pass when entering the park; this allows us to keep an accurate headcount for occupancy purposes. The party tables are located in the Treehouse inside the park; if an adult would like to join the party we offer a spectator pass for $15.95 each or additional swimming passes can be added for a fee.

Does the birthday child get into the water park for free?

The birthday child is one of the eight guests included in birthday party packages. Additional guests may be added on for a fee; pricing varies by date and season.

Is our party room private?

Our parties are held in the Treehouse, which is a balcony overlooking the water park. The party area is often shared with other parties, but you will have your own party table for 45 minutes for your group to utilize.

How do I reserve a birthday party at the water park?

Birthday parties can be reserved over the phone with the Admissions Coordinator by calling the Water Park of America at 844-831-6324 or by email at birthdays@waterparkofamerica.com. We recommend booking your party at least one week prior to your party date to ensure availability, but you are welcome to reserve your party sooner. Please view the current birthday calendar for pricing and availability.

Is a deposit required for birthday parties?

Yes. Upon booking your party we require prepayment for a minimum of one party package. The payment is non-refundable, so you are not able to cancel the party, but you are more than welcome to reschedule your party to a more convenient date.

Is a hotel room included in the party package?

No. Hotel rooms are not included in the price of birthday party packages. There are no discounts on hotel rooms for birthday parties.

Do you provide towels?

Towels are available to our guests in the towel stand located next to First Aid; limited to one towel per guest at a time. Used towels may be exchanged for a new one at the towel stand. However, you can help us help the environment! The Water Park of America encourages our guests to conserve by bringing a towel for each guest during your next visit. Groups are required to bring towels for each event. If you have a more detailed question about the towel policy for group events, please contact the Group Sales Manager.

Do you have changing rooms and lockers?

Yes, changing rooms are provided complimentary. Lockers are available at a $8.00 per locker, per day rental fee, there will be a $20.00 fee if the locker key is not returned. Credit Cards are the only form of payment that Water Park of America accepts for locker rentals.

I'm attending as a chaperone, do I need a water park pass?

All persons entering the water park must pay the daily admission fee, however a discounted "Spectator Admission" is available every date the water park is open. The only exception to the admission fee requirement is for children 11 months and under. Children 11 months and younger will receive a complimentary Child's Admission and must be accompanied by an adult.

What is the Assumption of Risk Waiver?

There is a certain level of risk of personal injury involved in participation of some activities in the water park. We require that our guests sign this document acknowledging that they understand and accept these risks prior to entry into the water park.

What should I do if I lose someone from my group?

Go directly to the first aid station in the water park, located between Camp Many Point and the towel room so that we can assist you in locating your missing person or group.

Do you sell food or beverages in the water park?

Yes, guests have access to Camp Many Point which serves typical food such as pizza, sandwiches, chicken, salads, fruit, and various drinks (including beer for guests 21 years of age or older). Guests also have access to the Sleepy Eye Café, which serves coffee, ice cream, donuts, muffins and various other snacks.

Where can I buy alcohol?

Alcohol is available to guests 21 years of age and older. Camp Many Point sells beer in plastic bottles and Split Rock Grille offers a full bar.

Can I bring a stroller inside?

No, due to the high traffic in the park and the downward slope towards the center, strollers are not allowed as a safety policy.

Where do I go for a pre-booked birthday party?

Birthday parties may check-in at the Party Central desk prior to entering the park. All birthdays have their pre-arranged table time in the tree house, located on the 2nd floor balcony of the water park.

Contact Us About a Birthday Party

Birthdays Info Line: 844-831-6324. You may also submit a Birthday information and/or quote request on our Birthday Party page.

I received a Gift Card, where can I use it?

Gift cards are valid at the following locations:
  • Water Park of America
  • Northern Lights Arcade
  • Sleepy Eye Cafe
  • Split Rock Grille
  • Camp Many Point
  • Radisson Hotel Bloomington
  • Trillium Spa
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Safety is First Priority

The team at Water Park of America is dedicated to the health and safety of each of our guests. We ask that you help us in this commitment being aware of our park safety features and complying with all park rules.

Lifeguards

Water Park of America's lifeguard staff members are certified as American Red Cross Lifeguards with special training for our facility. Each of our lifeguards spends 60+ hours in training before they are able to go out on duty. Their training includes advanced water rescue, spinal injury management, and extensive first aid training. Every lifeguard continues their safety training with 2 hours of continuing education per month. In addition to continuing their safety training, our lifeguards are also required to complete a fitness requirement every month; ensuing they are able to respond to any emergency that may arise.

Emergency Systems

Water Park of America was built in 2006 with safety and security in the forefront of every design. With multiple emergencies shut offs for every attraction, state of the art emergency equipment and advanced communication tools, Water Park of America has safety built right in. We take pride in making "preventive rescues"; however, if an emergency does arise, rest assured that we are equipped and prepared to deal with the situation at hand. For questions about our safety please feel free to contact our aquatic management team.

Filtration System

Our water park is equipped with a state-of-the-art filtration system that utilizes UV light to sanitize our water in conjunction with the traditional chlorine. Because we use both methods, our park does not have an overpowering smell of chlorinated water. Our water is monitored multiple times per minute to ensure proper chemical levels and pH.

Parent Seating

Water Park of America offers an ample amount of seating for people choosing not to partake in aquatic activities. With a large amount of our seating focused around our kids play area, Fort Snelling, you will have no issue finding a table that is convenient for everyone.

Park Rules

General Admission to the Water Park of America

  • Water Park of America is a tobacco-free facility.
  • If Water Park of America has reached capacity; hotel guests have priority over daily admissions.
  • Lockers are available to guests. See water park desk for details.
  • All guests entering the Water Park will be required to pay an admission fee & wear a wristband if you are not swimming, you will be required to purchase a Dry Admission pass.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the water park.
  • Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 18 years or older.
  • Please do not bring any water or beach toys, including noodles or balls.
  • Domestic animals are not permitted in the water park, showers or dressing rooms.
  • Guests are not allowed to bring outside food or drink into the water park.

Attire

  • Appropriate swim attire must be worn in the park. Cut-off jeans, swimming suits with buckles, rivets or any sharp objects are not permitted.
  • Goggles that cover the nose are not permitted.
  • Little Swimmers' waterproof diapers are required for those guests that are not toilet-trained. 'Little Swimmers' are available for purchase at the water park desk.
  • Only US Coast Guard approved life vests are acceptable and provided for you on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Bathing suits with built-in flotation or non-Coast Guard approved devices will not be allowed.
  • Cover-ups are suggested for the FlowRider®; the water may pull off loose articles.
  • Jewelry and valuables should not be worn in the water park.

Health Concerns

  • We are very concerned about the health and safety of our guests. Please help us to maintain a clean, healthy and fun environment to play in.
  • Please take a cleansing shower before entering the park, and after using the bathroom facilities.
  • We provide body wash in dispensers mounted in the shower area. Cleaning perfumes, body oils and lotions off your body, and thoroughly rinsing off the soap, will help us to maintain a healthy environment.
  • Please use caution when having a considerable area of exposed sub-epidermal tissue, open blisters, or cuts. The wound may become infected. You are advised to wait until the area is better healed before you join us at the park.
  • No one having or suspected of having a communicable disease, which can be transmitted through pool usage, should use any public pool facilities.
  • Please change diapers in the changing room areas. Changing diapers in the pool area poses a health issue.

Safety and Conduct

  • Riders must be 42" tall to body board and 52" to flow board.
  • Guests must be 48" tall to ride the water slides or float alone in the Lazy River. If a child is under 48", they may ride in a double tube and on the family raft ride with an adult, but must wear a lifejacket and be able to hold on to the tube.
  • Water Park of America appreciates parents providing supervision for each of their children.
  • Please use caution while walking on tiles in the changing rooms, the floor may be slippery.
  • Please do not run in the park.
  • Foul language or inappropriate behavior will not be permitted in the park.
  • Due to the depths of all the pools, no diving is permitted.
  • Please do not spit or spout water from your mouth or blow your nose into the water.
  • Glassware and similar material with a tendency to shatter on impact is not allowed in the water park.
  • Please use care around ropes and ladders.
  • Take a moment and read the posted signage regarding people with health conditions prior to entering either of the spas.
  • All guests 18 years of age are required to sign the liability waiver. All minors must have any adult 18 years of age or older sign the liability waiver for them.
  • Please respect lifeguards and rules at ALL times. Lifeguards have final say in any safety issue.
  • Horseplay of any kind and daredevil stunts are strictly prohibited.
  • Water park management and lifeguards reserve the right to remove any guest from or deny entrance to the water park.