Make a Splash at White Water Branson

On a hot, Missouri summer afternoon, nothing beats cooling off in the refreshing waters of Branson’s premier water park, White Water.

Explore a host of exciting features, from heart-pounding rides and delicious eats and treats to after-dark attractions and so much more. Here’s an overview of the biggest draws at White Water Branson. 

Rides and Attractions

Whether your idea of fun in the sun includes splashing about in shallow waters orKalani Towers, White Water, Branson Water Park riding the tides for a liquid adrenaline rush, every member of your family will find a way to stay entertained. A dozen rides and attractions run the gamut from mild to wild, here’s a look at a few.

KaPau Plummet, the attraction that topped all sorts of must-ride lists when it opened in 2014, is one of White Water’s newest and most exhilarating attractions. Not for the faint-hearted, two gargantuan waterslides send riders on a pulse-pounding free fall from 40-feet in the air, resulting in the most epic plunge of your life. Challenge friends and family in an ultimate race to the bottom on favorites like Kalani Towers, Pipeline Plunge and Raging River Rapids. Each ride features thrilling waterslides, dramatic dips and drops, and the ever-invaluable opportunity to claim bragging rights. If competing isn’t your thing, grab the gang and head to Ohana Falls — each raft is big enough to fit the whole family and exciting enough to keep you coming back for more.

Hang 10 in Surf’s Up Wave Pool, perfect for floating, swimming and playing — just beware when you hear the ringing bell — it’s followed by a rush of fresh waves. While four-foot breakers are ideal for body surfing, those who wish to sunbathe should retreat until the surf calms, or grab a tube and head to White Water’s longest ride, Aloha River at Hula Hula Bay, which stretches more than two and a half football fields. Its calm current and waterside flora transport you to a remote island landscape. Got kiddos too small to join you on some of the rides? Take them over to Coconut Cove or Splashaway Cay — both attractions are family friendly and offer hours of sun-soaked entertainment for wee ones.

** Know Before You Go ** Create a home base by reserving a personal cabana for you and your crew. Regular 12’ x 12’ cabanas are located next to six main attractions and provide your family with shade and privacy, as well as four lounge chairs, a 32” TV with Dish satellite access, a ceiling fan, a personal locker, a table and four chairs.

Swim and a Film

 Aloha River, White Water BransonCatch a flick during “Dive-In” movie nights on some summer Fridays. Animated favorites from Disney, Pixar and others are featured on a whopping 10-foot screen above the massive Surf’s Up Wave Pool. Grab a tube, hop in the pool and enjoy the show.

Delicious Dining

All this swimming and splashing certainly works up an appetite, lucky for you White Water boasts a bounty of on-site dining options. For quick snacks to cool you off and tide you over, stop by Big Island Marketplace or Island Delights for ice cream treats, ice-cold beverages, pretzels, donuts and more. Surf’s Up Snacks serves up concession favorites, like mouthwatering corn dogs and fragrant funnel cakes. You can even chow down on a slice of pizza from Domino’s. For sit-down dining, grab a table at High Tide Hannah’s Island Café and sample their hearty cheeseburgers, all-American hot dogs, refreshing salads and an under $5 kids’ menu. Whichever eatery you choose, be sure to wait a few minutes before jumping back in the water to avoid getting cramps.

Hours and Tickets

Open from late May through early September, White Water is one of Branson’s hottest summer attractions. The park opens at 10 a.m. most days, but closing hours vary — check here for exact hours. Tickets can be purchased online and range from $20 for kids ages 4 to 11, $40 for adults ages 12 to 61 and $30 for seniors ages 62 and up (children 3 and under are free). During Night Water, tickets run about $25 after 5 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays in July and August). 

** Know Before You Go ** With two million gallons of H2O to splash around in, who wants to play in the rain? If your visit coincides with 30 minutes of nonstop rain or other weather-related interruptions, stop by Guest Relations for a complimentary return ticket or guest voucher as part of White Water’s generous “Sunny Day Guarantee.”

Directions

Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Branson, getting to White Water is easy. Also, enjoy free parking that’s within close proximity to the park’s entrance.

  • Address: 3505 West Highway 76 Branson, MO 65616
  • From downtown Branson, take US Highway 76 (West Main Street) west and veer left onto W 76 Country Boulevard. White Water will be on your right just past the Mickey Gilley Theatre.
  • From north or south of Branson, take US-65 and exit MO-76 W/ West Main Street. Continue onto W 76 Country Boulevard. White Water will be on your right just past the Mickey Gilley Theatre.

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