Voted the number one water park in America by Amusement Business magazine, there's aqua fun for everyone at Wet 'n Wild. You'll want to spend at least a half-day here, and budget a full day if you're visiting on the weekend or pretty much anytime during the summer - the lines for rides can get long! First, the details. Pools are heated seasonally, and all of the lifeguards are certified and go through ongoing training, so you can feel secure letting your experienced swimmers loose in the park. For little swimmers, the park offers life vests at no charge, but you need to supervise anyone using a vest. Changing areas, restrooms, showers, lockers, rental tubes, and rental towels are available. There are plenty of places for kids to enjoy themselves, but make sure they aren't getting in over their heads by consulting the symbols on the park map for rides and areas perfect for their heights and abilities. As for rides, highlights for the family include the elaborate Happy Harbor and Splash Island, with plenty of splashing fun for little people, and the Lazee River, an inner tube ride buffeted by gentle currents. For the older kids and thrill seekers, scary slides abound. Try The Daredevil Drop, a 76-foot high, nearly vertical slide. You'll feel your stomach in your feet - and if you're unlucky, you may see your swimsuit bottom near your toes as well. Or, check out the Runaway Raft Ride, a multi-person raft ride down a 60 foot long flume. If you forget your sunscreen - natural shade is at a premium - you can purchase it, along with other trinkets, in the beach shop. And, while coolers are allowed, you may find it easier - though not cheaper - to eat at one of the many fast food locations throughout the park.