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Who doesn’t love a good outdoor inflatable Water Park during the summer? South Australia’s favourite outdoor Water Park, the Big Wedgie in Adelaide is back for Summer 2020/21, until the end of January 2021.
Anyone driving along Military Road, West Beach cannot miss these giant inflatable slides, standing proud amongst the West Beach Parks Resort. Located just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, or just 10 minutes from the popular area of Glenelg, the Big Wedgie invites you for a summer of fun.
The Water Park and tickets
The Water Park is free to enter, whilst a range of tickets are available to ride the waterslides. This is great for family members who want to come along to enjoy the action, but not pay just for being a spectator.
Tip: Tickets are available for unlimited rides during set periods of time, or for a certain number of slides. Find out how busy the water park is first before committing to periods of time – you may get more value for money purchasing a number of rides if the queues are long. You can easily buy tickets once in the park and they are reasonably priced too.
There is plenty of seating and shade around the water park to comfortably enjoy a morning, afternoon or even longer here. Bring along a picnic and make a day of it! Light refreshments are available from the kiosk. And if the kids; the big ones, the little ones and the grown-up ones are having such a great time, there is no reason why you can’t buy more tickets throughout the day!
As a play on the word ‘Wedgie’, it’s hard not to leave one of these water slides without one!
And for good reason too! The Big Wedgie Adelaide is officially the world’s tallest and most extreme inflatable waterside! Standing at an impressive 18.2m tall and 82m long, its 55 degrees downwards slope will leave your stomach at the top, whilst giving you that all-important wedgie on the way down! And as a 3 lane racer, you really can go against others to get the biggest and fastest wedgie!
Tip: Don’t put anything in your pockets if wearing shorts. We’ve learnt the hard way that we’re pretty sure it won’t be there when you reach the bottom!
If you want a waterslide with a difference, try the Big Chucka! As the name suggests, this one literally does chuck you off at the end! It’s the most extreme slide available with an 80-degree drop, then hurtling you up to 9m in the air before crash landing on the inflatable pad. We suggest not eating before this crazy ride!
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If these two slides seem a little too much, there is also the Just Right Wedgie, offering smiles for kids ages 3 years and up. Or the Little Wedgie is just perfect for kids aged 3-5 years! There is also the Little Skidda, an inflatable slip ‘n’ slide so there really is something for all the family.
There are rules and restrictions for each ride which you can check out here.
If you are in the area and wanting even more water activities, find out the best jet ski hire tour operator, also located at West Beach or find the top boat tours and water experiences in Adelaide.
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Water loving British girl who moved to Australia and seriously caught the travel bug! Loves to explore and share destinations that inspire others to spend more time on the water and in the great outdoors. Typically, you’ll find her on a boat or next to the ocean, often in a daydream!