Water World…Big Family Fun!


If you haven’t visited Water World recently, you will want to add it to your summer bucket list for this year!  With several new additions, and many of them targeted toward families, there is plenty of entertainment for everyone.  Before you venture out at the park, be sure to purchase a tube valet service – you’ll be glad you did!  The service not only allows you to bypass regular lines, you won’t have to carry your tube to the top of the hill, which can be quite the task.  Some of the best rides (based on giggles and screams) use the large, family tubes and are great for people of all ages – my daughter was just 13 months the first time she made her “Voyage to the Center of the Earth”.

The newest children’s area, the Big Top, offers kid-sized water slides, a mini lazy river, zero-entry splash pool, fun house, gondola ride spanning the park, kid-friendly dining area and more!  Follow this link to the Water World website for details on the park and videos of their newest attractions: http://www.waterworldcolorado.com/.  I think you’ll be surprised at how much they have to offer young children!

Keep an eye out for Water World discounts – they run promotions all summer long. Kids 40″ and under are always FREE.

Mom’s Check List:

Waterproof Sunscreen
Sandals or swim shoes (pavement gets hot)
Cooler full of healthy snacks
Beverages – factory sealed only – no glass or alcohol
Extra cash for food, gifts, locker rentals, etc.
Parking is FREE

Hollywood Theater at SouthGlenn

The new, full-service balcony seating option at the theater at SouthGlenn is a great place for a romantic date night, and if you haven’t visited the new Streets at SouthGlenn – a trendy redevelopment of the former Southglenn Mall – you’re going to have to check it out.  At the Hollywood Theater, you select your exact seats when you purchase your ticket.  I’d recommend doing this in advance online because you don’t want your movie to sell out before you get there – they do fill up fast in the balcony – we found this out the hard way when we were left with single vacancies in different rows…so, rather than sitting next to a stranger in the cozy, loveseat-style seating, we chose a different movie – with a little more testosterone, but Iron Man 2 wasn’t all that bad.  The Sky Box restaurant/lounge services the balcony during the film – food is good and prices are set at what you’d expect at a theater.  The wait staff does wander in and out of the aisle during the movie, so choose a seat near the center if possible.  The overall atmosphere is great, seats are extremely comfortable, and if you can find a way to get through the movie without having to visit the restroom several times – hard to do with the free refills – then it’s going to be perfect!

Free Kids Camp in Highlands Ranch

If your kids love vacation bible school like mine do, you may be interested in this FREE kids camp at Mountainview Community Christian Church, July 26-30.  Your kiddos will be entertained from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. while you have time for dinner out, shopping, a workout – whatever you enjoy doing in your free time…what is that, right?  Huge thanks to the many volunteers who make this and similar programs available!  Here’s the info from their website: http://www.mountainviewfamily.com/nc/calendar/event-detail/article/kids-camp-high-seas-expedition/

This year’s Kids Camp, “High Seas Expedition” will be looking at some highlights of the life of Peter with rockin’ worship, messy games, water fights, inflatables, and awesome team time.  Kids Camp is for kids in grades 1 – 6 (as of the fall ’10 school year).  Be sure you invite all your friends!  You especially won’t want to miss the family night on July 30th!  Register online by July 5, then come join us every evening from 6:00 to 8:15 pm, July 26 – 30.  See you there!

Who:  Kids in grades 1 – 6 (as of fall ’10) and all their friends!

What:  Kids Camp – “High Seas Expedition

Where:  Mountainview

When:  Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30 from 6:00 to 8:15 pm each night

Cost:  None!

Registration:  Register online, pick up a registration packet at the Welcome Center or Kids View table, or call 303-471-9644.