The Valley’s temperatures are rising fast. What pool are you cannonballing into this summer?
If you planned on making a splash at the upcoming Cowabunga Bay Waterpark, now is the time to secure your spot at the pool. The Henderson park, slated to open May 24, started selling season passes earlier this month.
Sure, there are more than two months until Cowabunga opens, but keep in mind that season passes to crosstown rival Wet ‘n’ Wild sold out during its inaugural season last summer.
Cowbunga says a “limited” amount of passes are available, and interested water park enthusiasts have three to choose from: the Super Pass ($125.99), the Season Pass ($89.99) or the Value Pass ($59.99). These prices are offered for a limited amount of time, after which they will rise to the following: Super Pass ($145.99), Season Pass ($99.99) and Value Pass ($69.99).
Both the Super and Season passes offer their holders daily admission, entry to Cowabunga’s sister location in Draper, Utah, and opportunities to earn “Cowabunga Bucks” that can be spent at the park through its Season Pass Rewards Program. Super Pass holders can also brag about their free general parking, the opportunity for priority entrance and a 10 percent discount on cabana rentals.
The Value Pass differs from the first two in that holders only gain entry Mondays through Thursdays after 2 p.m., and no additional perks are offered. However, with general admission daily passes going for $35.99, the Value Pass is definitely something to consider – especially for those working or living in Henderson, as the park is located right off the 95 at Galleria Drive. (Can we say “happy hour?”)
Season passes can only be purchased at Cowabunga Bay’s website, with gift cards also on sale.
Hoping to comparison shop? While daily passes are not yet available for purchase, prices have already been set. Admission ranges from $27.99 for children under 48 inches to the $35.99 GA pass, with discounts available for military and seniors and children under two years old gaining access for free.
The park will also offer “Summer Nights” passes at a discounted $19.99 rate that offer patrons evening entry. Such passes will be available Sundays through Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Editor's note: Season pass prices following the park's limited sale were added.