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.
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.
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.
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.