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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sand Castle Adventure

For our last summer adventure, we took the kids to  Sandcastle.  Sandcastle is a water park located in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Homestead. The park is located on a 67-acre piece of land along the banks of the Monongahela River. 
According to Wikipedia, Sandcastle is owned by Parques Reunidos, who purchased Kennywood Entertainment. 
The company runs its original sister parks, Kennywood, Idlewild Park, and Lake Compounce. The park contains fourteen water slides, several swimming pools, and a handful of other attractions.  We have been to Kennywood and Idlewild but we have never been to Lake Compounce yet which probably because it is in Connecticut.
Anyway, I took this photo of them before  we entered the entrance gate.  We did not bring our packed snacks because it said on the website that it is not allowed.  I did however brought a bottle of water  and put it in my bag and the lady  made me drink it or if I can't  that I have to throw it in the trash.  
I love the setting of this waterpark, it is so relaxing  because it is by the river and  there's lots of trees around,  This willow treee  stood out for me.  I always love the way they look.
We chose to  stay in the area where we could see the bridge.  There were no lawn chairs when we arrived but  we snagged some when some people left.
This big tree provided a shade for me wqhile the three  roamed around the waterpark.
While the kids are having fun, I was  working  at some  reviews done using my phone wich was hard to do
The park has a total of 14 water slides including 3 speed slides. Other slides include the following:
  • Blue Tooba Looba (which replaced Bermuda Triangle, the only closed slide in the park)
  • Thunder Run
  • Tubers Tower and Cliffhangers 

 Other attractions at Sandcastle include a "lazy river," a large swimming pool, Mon-Tsunami, a wave pool, a hot tub and an area of water slides and water attractions designed specifically for children called Wet Willies.
The park also features an entertainment complex called The Sandbar and a marina
I wish, somebody in West Virginia will developed a park like this  beside the river, it would be a great attraction during the summer time.
 
Water is luke a huuge magnet to my children so during summer time, we usually go to the community swimming pool since we don't have one.
Me and the kids are so bklessed that my husband love to go somewhere and have fun.  Life is never a dull moment with him.  
We love him dearly!
It said on the website that we are not allowed to bring snacks but  we saw a lot of people there with snacks which looked like a packed snack so I am wondering how they  were able to do that.  The kids wanted something refreshing so they went to buy some  ice cream and it took them almost an hour before they were able to buy something because of the long line.
While I was trying to write review, the boat in the river  was so annoying because they  anchored their boat right where I was  and  other women chilling out.  The said boat with  teenagers  are playing loud music that the entire park could hear and the music they were playing  have profanity words in it  which we were all  wished would go away.  One of the older ladies there actually went to the  management and complained about the  boat but she was told that there's nothing really that they can do.
I went around a li=ttle biut when the kids were resting for a while and took some photos.
This is the wave pool.
Pne opf the ladies in our  spot were kind enough to take a  us a picture. Whoever you are, thank you so mu-ch because we seldom have a family picture when we go somewhere.
We will definitely be coming back there again  next time.
Shadow Shots

22 travelers' comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Looks like a wonderful place for children and adults to have fun. Very scenic. I am amazed at the huge number of water slides.

Ralph said...

Great looking park - I love the many bridges that span the three rivers around Pittsburgh. The water park is nice for the kids, but for me - on a riverbank under an umbrella is my speed. Although only 35 miles away, I haven't been to Lake Compounce in decades. Perhaps the lovely Patti may trek up there, but as summer is closing perhaps next year...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You and your family go to a lot of interesting places!

Shadowy Walkway

Norma Ruttan said...

water fun and such lovely scenery! I can't believe how big your darlings are getting.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

What a fun day! Except for the annoying music from the teens that showed poor judgement in their choice and volume. Sigh...

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like so much fun. My kids love when I would take them to water parks in the summertime.

Dawn McAlexander said...

I love a good water park. The setting of this one looks awesome. I would probably love this park. I do really love this setting and this park looks really fun!

mykidsguide said...

What a fun place. It's a bit crowded as everyone was trying to enjoy their last hurrah for summer, but you guys definitely had a blast.

CourtneyLynne said...

Ok now this place sounds like it was a total blast!!! My daughter is water obsessed. She would have the best time ever here!

Tracy Iglesias said...

If I lived near there I would definitely be there this week, we are due for a heat wave, I guess it's 'Indian Summer' time for NYC! :-)

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

Deal Match Maker said...

Sounds like a fun place to visit with the whole family. We just went to Legoland today. Kids had so much fun but too bad they close early

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

How fun and exciting! This summer is about over, and I shamefully admit that I yet gone to a pool or water park. It has been such a busy (and hot) summer!

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

This is a great place to enjoy a last hurrah for the summer. You have a beautiful family! I am happy that you always make it a point to go places and have fun together.

Ron Leyba said...

Great place for a fun family gathering. Truly awesome!

Christy Garrett said...

This looks like a super nice waterpark. I wanted to go this year to one close to us but we didn't get the opportunity. Maybe next season.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

What an awesome day out. I'm so looking forward to summer this year. My daughter loves the outdoors.

Erin Shebish said...

That looks like so much fun! Especially the pool. It's so hot here that I'm dreaming of pool time. lol!

mail4rosey said...

Oh man, I love the setting too. What a great way to spend the day.

nova hedges said...

oh very nice, that is truly one big fun for a family to visit.

Elizabeth O. said...

This place looks so fun! I would so want to go there for a refreshing weekend.

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

Lovely water park! You're all blessed to have spent quality time together in this place to create wonderful family memories.

JOJO VITO said...

ow, water parks are very popular especially during summer. Im sure you and your family had a great time.

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