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ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark – A Summertime Tradition


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Springtime weather is rather unpredictable here in the Appalachian Mountains. One day it’s 76 degrees and mostly sunny; the next day it’s 47 degrees and raining. Luckily for our visiting rafters, the temperatures have been hovering in the 70s as of late. It’s important to savor these glorious days when the temperature sits at an ideal level while the golden sunshine illuminates the mountain range and warms the New River because the “dog days” of summer are approaching. While we rarely hit 90 degrees here at ACE Adventure Resort, there’s nothing quite like splashing, sliding, and swimming on a warm summer afternoon at our on-site Wonderland Waterpark. Most thrill-seekers don’t realize that ACE is also one of the premier water park resorts in the Appalachian Mountains, so feel free to bring the whole family this summer on your highly-anticipated New River Gorge white water rafting trip!

Outdoor Water Park Resorts

First and foremost, ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark is NOT just for kids! There’s something for everyone, regardless of age, at this exciting five-acre lake. The Wonderland Waterpark is the perfect place to bond, making it a popular destination for families, retreats, and class trips. Here’s a short list of the many features here at one of the top-rated water park resorts in West Virginia:

  • The 40-foot-tall “Wet Willie Waterslide”
  • A towering zip line
  • Two giant waterslides
  • 50 inflatable toys, including a 25-foot-tall climbing mountain, spinning “Saturn balls,” seesaws, and an obstacle course
  • Volleyball
  • Tetherball
  • A life-sized chess board
  • A “dry” climbing tower
  • On-site hiking and biking trails

On-Site Amenities

While you’ll be spending most of your time climbing slippery walls, blazing down the “Wet Willie,” and getting bounced 40 feet in the air by the “blob,” we recommend taking a short break for wood-fired pizza, refreshing beverages, and shade at Woody’s Patio Grill. Guests are encouraged to bring their own coolers into the picnic area, but no glass or alcohol is permitted. There’s enough space at the Wonderland Waterpark for a family reunion, class trip, or group retreat, even in the heart of summer!

Kid-Friendly Activities

Before or after splashing, sliding, and giggling at one of the premier water park resorts in West Virginia, make sure to try several other kid-friendly activities. ACE Adventure Resort has prime access to the Upper New River, which is perfect for young rafters six and older. Upper New River rafting excursions are informational, undeniably beautiful, and a ton of fun. For those who’re eight years of age and older, we recommend embarking on a zip line canopy tour, all-day fishing trip, or the Summersville Lake pontoon adventure. To reserve one of our rustic New River Gorge cabins, please give us a call today at 1-877-787-3982, or visit us online at ACERaft.com.

BY aceteam

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