WaTiki: a Destination for Fun Family Reunion Activities

Coming up with fun ideas in family reunion planning all begins with finding the right location for hosting your group festivities. For that matter, a stress-free family reunion will include activities, lodging, dining, and play all in one fun-filled location. WaTiki Indoor Waterpark is the perfect spot for either large or small gatherings—with the Fairfield Inn & Suites, the La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Sliders Bar & Grill, you might not find any reason to leave!

Fun Ideas for Family Reunion Outings

However, most travelers come to the Black Hills to experience all that the area has been made famous for: the Mount Rushmore National Monument, the roaming buffalo in Custer State Park, the epic stories of historic Deadwood, and the subterranean beauty of our many natural caves. At the gateway to the Black Hills on I-90 into Rapid City, WaTiki is easily located for accessibility to each of these awesome Black Hills attractions. If you come to the area looking for amusing family reunion activities, make a point to take a scenic drive through the magnificent ponderosa pine in the Black Hills National Forest. You never know what kind of fun ideas for family reunion togetherness you might discover along the way.

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In-House WaTiki Family Reunion Activities

When you’re not touring all that the Black Hills area has to offer, slap on your swim gear and step on down to the water park for a tropical adventure to be had at any time of year. Sun, snow, sleet, hail…you can still see the palm trees and smell the coconuts when you plan to party at WaTiki. Best of all, our water park facility is suited for all ages with a wide range of family reunion activities. Small children will enjoy Koko’s Kingdom, a wet and wild jungle gym with slides, rope bridges, and timed, larger-than-life splashes. Along with the Funky Frog slide, this park-like attraction was designed specifically with kids in mind.

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Older children and adults alike will enjoy the activity pool, Maui’s Body Slide, and the Super Bowl. In between the sliding and splashing, all will have a fun and relaxing time floating down the Lazy River or soaking in our hot tub. Video game enthusiasts will enjoy the wide variety of games in our arcade, while sports fans will enjoy catching up on games of a different sort in the attached Sliders Bar and Grill. At Sliders, all can indulge in good food and drink, while adults can partake in a little bit of an adult beverage. Like we said, there’s something at WaTiki that’s sure to please each and every member of you extended family.

Accommodations for All

Concerned about where everyone in your family will sleep at the end of the day’s family reunion activities? WaTiki has a variety of options for accommodations, from standard rooms to luxury suites. With many capacity preferences to choose from, all are sure to find something to meet their comfort level. To view the options available, click here. Big family reunions will benefit from event facilities in one of these adjoining hotels. On top of many amenities, like free Wi-Fi and complementary breakfast, booking with one of our adjoining hotels gets everyone in your party discounted admission rates to the water park.

family reunion

Are you hoping to capture treasured memories with your immediate family? Or are you planning to “whoop it up” and invite every grandma, uncle, great aunt, and twice-removed cousin to take part in the fun ideas you’ve devised for your family reunion? Either way, make sure your gathering is a WaTiki-style success!

About WaTiki Indoor Waterpark

Open year-round, the WaTiki Indoor Waterpark is fun for the whole family. With 30,000 square feet of aquatic wonderland, WaTiki is the perfect place for parents and kids to take a break in a safe environment that creates new family memories. Call WaTiki today at 1-877-545-2897 for more information about the biggest indoor water attraction in western South Dakota.

WaTiki Waterpark Fun with New Waterslide Technology.

What began as a simple chute from platform to water has evolved into a wide variety of 21st century water-slides of different riding methods, shapes, and sizes. From indoor waterparks to giant outdoor mega attractions, waterpark fun has been upping the ante from traditional slide engineering to the latest in slide technology.

21st Century Slide Technology

Like everything else in the world, water-slide technology is always changing and evolving to bring the world of waterpark fun the next big thing. What’s the latest? Glad you asked!

AquaLoop
AquaLoops are safety engineered slides that feature an inclined loop, as opposed to a vertical loop. These thrilling slides use a trap door to launch thrill-seekers through a wet and wild ride of a lifetime.

aqualoop waterpark fun

Bowl
If you’re looking for an example of a bowl slide, one can currently be found at WaTiki! There are a couple of different variations to this slide type, but our Super Bowl slide features a steep drop down into a giant bowl that has you spinning and spinning before flushing you out the bottom.

waterpark fun bowl slide

Family Rafting
Family Rafting allows the family that plays together to stay together in one large circular raft that typically seats 4 – 6. These slides are characteristically less for the thrill-seeker type, and more for those looking for waterpark fun for the whole family.

Funnel
Funnel slides take the concept of the bowl slide and tilt it on its axis. Instead of a circular motion, riders oscillate on the bottom half of the funnel before exiting out the back into a splash pool.

funnel waterpark fun

Dual or Multi-lane Racer
While dual slides have two side-by-side chutes, a multi-lane racer can accommodate anywhere from 4 to 8 racing sliders. It’s the perfect water-slide for those that like a fast pace—and also a little competition!

waterpark fun multi racer

Speed Slide
Speaking of fast, speed slides really get you going with steep initial drops to build your kinetic energy…and then let it loose!

Water Coaster
A water-slide and a roller-coaster combined? That’s two fun attractions in one ride! To be considered a “water coaster,” the ride must have ascending elements, as well as descending ones. Here’s where the mechanics come in—water coasters use jets, conveyer belts, and linear induction motors to lift and drop you, much like a roller-coaster.

Coming to WaTiki…

As the largest of indoor waterparks in a four-state region, WaTiki is staying up-to-speed with the 21st century water-slide technology and bringing you the following new slides in the summer of 2014, in addition to your favorite slides already located on site.

The Whizzard will be a dual-lane racer mat slide for battling in timed competition—an opportunity to engage in some waterpark fun and friendly competition!

The “Banzai” Slide– in general, banzai water-slides are gripping rides that release sliders at 35-mph when the bottom drops out of the launching pad.

The Aqualoop is sure to provide serious adrenaline rushes by dropping sliders down a 50-foot vertical before catapulting them through an inclined loop at 37-mph.

The new WaTiki expansion will break ground in April of 2013. Click here to see what else we’ve got in store. With the addition of a dual-lane racer, an aqualoop, and banzai water-slides, the waterpark fun to be had at WaTiki is sure to expand with the park’s sheer size!

About WaTiki Indoor Waterpark
Open year-round, the WaTiki Indoor Waterpark is fun for the whole family. With 30,000 square feet of aquatic wonderland, WaTiki is the perfect place for parents and kids to take a break in a safe environment that creates new family memories. Call WaTiki today at 1-877-545-2897 for more information about the biggest indoor water attraction in western South Dakota.