Video of Lazy River: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HZQW7KrLF8
Video of Water Wizz & Pirates Cove: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB2_RxspZbs
Yesterday my roommate, mom, aunt, friends and I went to the very wheelchair friendly & accessible Water Wizz of Cape Cod. My roommate’s sisters works here and were very kind to get us free passes. If you’re looking for a fun and accessible place to cool off on a hot summer day I highly recommend you visit this wonderful water park.
Last year was the first time I went to Water Wizz and experienced the added excitement of seeing some scenes filmed of the movie Grown Ups’ starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade. You can see my pictures and review by clicking on Water Wizz of Cape Cod 2009.
One ticket booth is wheelchair accessible with a lowered counter at the window. Water Wizz is open daily from 10am – 6pm until September 7, 2009. Admission cost is: Adults $30.00; Children under 48″ and seniors (65+) $15.00; Children 2 and under are FREE. A staff member told us if a person in a wheelchair who doesn’t have access to all rides would only be charged the Child’s rate of $15. Lockers to store your belongings are available for a cost of $6.00 deposit with a $2.00 return with key. There are 3 first aid stations. If you are physically disabled and need help, please ask for a manager for assistance.
All the employees are very kind, sensitive and extremely helpful!!
Water Wizz has one loaner roll-in pool chair available to use. Any standard wheelchair is able to wheel right into most pools. I would recommend removing any cushions which may get water damage. I brought my personal beach wheelchair that has interchangeable pool wheels. You can read all about this great chair by clicking on my 5 Star review of De-Bug All Terrain Wheelchair by Deming Designs, Inc or visiting their website @ http://www.beachwheelchair.com/. You can rent a DeBug Beach Wheelchair on Cape Cod at Totally Mobile; 439 Rt 6A; East Sandwich, MA 02537; Phone: 508-366-4338.
All walkways are of smooth cement and easy to wheel on. Any place you see steps are clearly marked with posted signs with arrows directing you to accessible ramps for wheelchair or stroller access; these wheelchair accessible ramps are easy to wheel up and down because slope is gradual.
The restrooms are wheelchair accessible via a ramp, spacious and fully ADA compliant. The gift shops are wheelchair accessible; the snack bar is wheelchair accessible with a lowered counter at one of the windows. The picnic tables are not as accessible as some I’ve seen but manageable to fit your chair at the end of the table.
Free tubes are available for all tube rides in the park. Pools have easy roll-in access. The Wave Pool was my favorite because I felt as if I were in the ocean with the cool waves spashing. My friends lifted me onto a float in the lazy river called Herring Run River and I had a blast floating around and loved going under the water falls!
The high water slide rides are not accessible due to all steps one needs to climb to access the slide. I wouldn’t even want to access these rides for risk of injury due to my limited physical mobility. I had fun watching my friends go on the tall water slide called Squid Row. It has two daring tube rides with high speed curves and drops which I would never want to try.
We put a short video of our visit to Water Wizz and a video of us cooling off in Lazy River on another visit. You can view both by clicking on the video links listed above.
Water Wizz is very accessible. Ideally they should install a handicap accessible lift to help persons with disabilities access a tube in the Lazy Man River.
I give Water Wizz of Cape Cod FIVE STARS for wheelchair accessibility. All the employees I met deserve FIVE STARS PLUS for their kindness and helpfulness.