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Insider Tips

For first timers…

  • Start by riding the balloon ride (SKYRIDE) just inside the front gate. It gives you a great view of the layout of the park.
  • Save the rides or petting zoo until the end, otherwise you'll never get your kids out of the water.
  • The kiddy area is adorable! You really can bring small children.
  • Guests should consider a locker for their valuables (especially cell phones/cameras). The water safes that are sold in the gift shops work really great for a lot of people who splash around in the Wave Pool/Lazy River etc., but if you really want to enjoy all the water slides, a locker rental is the safest bet for those expensive items.
  • Don't miss the free circus show! My kids loved it!
  • You can bring coolers & food into the park – just no glass containers!
  • Waterproof plastic holder for cash & other small valuables.
  • Don’t wear your sunglasses on the slides!
  • Even if it’s raining, stay in the park. It's still a BLAST and 9 out of 10 times the rain passes.
  • There are lawn chairs by the top deck of the wave pool.

Skip the lines…

  • Go in June. The lines aren’t as long, but it’s well worth the wait anytime of the season.
  • Consider renting a tube for the day-it’s just $6. By doing this, you can bypass the line at the bottom of the ride to get a tube and head directly to the top. What’s even better, there’s a $1 refund for returning your tube!
  • Avoid lines at the end of the night by purchasing Paul Bunyan Cards in the morning or early afternoon.
  • Buy your tickets online or at a local establishment that sells them so you can save money & go through the faster admission line!

Looking for savings?

  • Paul Bunyan Club Card – On your first visit to the park, purchase a Paul Bunyan club membership for a small fee. Membership entitles you to return for half price admission as many times as you like for the remainder of the season.
  • Take advantage of the Siesta Savings, enter the park after 3pm (2pm days the park is open from 10-4) and get the next day free. It’s a great way to enjoy the park for some extra time, especially when staying overnight!

Enchanted eats…

  • Don’t forget the candy shop – it’s epic!
  • Buy your soft ice cream cone early in the day, because everyone else waits until right before they leave!
  • When attending a catered event, go to the pavilions early to get your wristband to avoid long lines at serving time.