Shining Waters Family Fun Park

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Shining Waters Family Fun Park

Shining Waters Family Fun Park
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Explore over 30 acres of family fun including Buccaneer Bay, Storybook Land and the Discovery Woods. Take the plunge down one of our four large waterslides or splash around in the Turtle Cove children's splashpad. Whirl around on the Buccaneer Bay Bullet roller coaster, or catch a wave on the Surf's Up. Enjoy live and animated animals in our barn and don't miss the mirror maze, tree house and the Swamp Shack. Canteen facilities and rental barbeques available.
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JayLoose
London, Canada31 contributions
Family
Fun small water park. Many of the rides were under construction. The line up just to get a tube for the water slide gets very long. So be prepared to wait 45 mins at least. Just for one slide. There has to be a better system. Glad we went, but probably would not return.
Written August 6, 2022
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Thank you for visiting and taking the time to make a review. I'm happy to hear that you were glad you went, but disappointed that you would not return. This beautiful weather we have been experiencing has brought a lot of guests to the park looking to cool down on the waterslides, and sometimes that does mean waiting in a lineup. There should have only been one ride that was down for maintenance, unfortunately to the mechanical nature of the rides, unplanned maintenance does sometimes occur. I hope you are able to return another time and enjoy the park the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
Written August 6, 2022
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Rob D
20 contributions
Family
I wouldn’t say the bang for the buck is great here anymore. They certainly have room for growth and to add more water slides. Lines get long in the late morning and afternoon. More attractions and perhaps revamping of the older ones would make for an improved experience.
Written July 25, 2022
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Melissa T
Edmonton, Canada33 contributions
Family
Just okay — small. The pool is extremely shallow but works as a quick cool down on a hot day. All of the slides and pool are a hike away from the parking lot— weird set up. Wouldn’t recommend for kids over 12. We left after an hour.
Written July 23, 2022
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C M
9 contributions
This place is awesome. Don't let those naysayers discourage you. You get your moneys worth on this place. We took children of the following ages, 13, 12, 7, and 5. The 13 and 12 year old lasted 5 hours of fun, and the 7 and 5 year old lasted open to close. Yes some attractions were closed and some needed replacement, it's a pandemic, even if they ordered it, it would be on back order. The staff were so helpful and polite, we couldn't get over their politeness. When we saw staffs changing posts from ride to ride, they could be seen picking up any trash they came across. The place is spotless. We will definitely be back.
Written September 2, 2021
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doublejava
Charlottetown, Canada5 contributions
Family
Every fun park reaches its peak eventually, and this park is past its peak. While the water slides are still the main attraction, there really is zero water park competition in PEI and that’s so why people still come here. Many of the other features and amenities are becoming sorely neglected. It became quite obvious that this park is severely understaffed and should limit its amenities and guest numbers as a result or close its doors. I realize many businesses are struggling post COVID, but the lack of staff, lack of enthusiasm by most staff, lack of amenities (couldn’t find a working vending machine anywhere in the park), and lack of maintenance of almost everything is a serious game changer. Go somewhere else unless you just want to go on water slides and wait in lines for understaffed amenities.
Written August 22, 2021
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Amy
St. John's, Canada1 contribution
Family
We visited mid August 2021 and had an EXCELLENT day at Shining Waters. We were two families with 4 adults and a 6,5 and 1 year old. In our opinion, this park is great value for the price. There were activities to keep them all entertained. Would recommend visiting early in the day as from 10-1 lineups were short for water slides, but after lunch crowds came and they got significantly longer. Lines for rides remained low throughout the day.

Food options were either Beavertails or Fries / chicken Fingers/Poutine at the takeout. Around $10 for a combo . Poutine was delicious!
Written August 22, 2021
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Laura M
Saint John, Canada50 contributions
Family
I went with my teenage kids and my younger kids. We all had a great time. Lots of things to do even when you’re not swimming.
Written August 18, 2021
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Neil
Neilburg, Saskatchewan46 contributions
Family
We went to Shining waters to have fun, spend time with family and occupy our time in Cavendish. We were not disappointed!!
Written July 28, 2021
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MarcoNorthPolo
Lunenburg, Canada105 contributions
This was our first trip to PEI since COVID began. We got here only one week after the Atlantic Bubble opened up, so nothing was very busy. It was great to get back to Shining Waters. At this stage, about 75% of the park is open to the public, but that may change as the summer goes on. There were a couple of attractions that we thought could have been open like the walking trail and the pirate ship, but it’s understandable that most indoor attractions were closed for now.

Bear in mind that right now the canteen with burgers and hot dogs is closed as well, so make sure to bring food with you.

The staff were helpful and cheery. The park is only open on certain days but we were told that as summer goes on they will likely add more days per week. You also need to have booked ahead of time to go there. The water park was fully open and the kids always enjoy themselves.

There were no lineups for anything. There were a perfect amount of people compared to other years when everything was full to capacity. The time to go is now!

Overall, some attractions looked like they’ll be closed for all of this season, but as the summer progresses, they may open some.
Written July 6, 2021
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Rob C
Halifax, Canada29 contributions
Family
The rides are limited but no lineups. Not much selection for food at the park, the Subway advertised is not on site and has to be ordered from an app and is delivered at specific times...
Written September 3, 2020
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