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FAQ: Tanganyika Falls Splash Park

After months of hard work and preparation, the waters are roaring with excitement. It is time to slide into Tanganyika Wildlife Park to visit our brand-new 5,000 square foot Tanganyika Falls Splash Park.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the soon-to-open Tanganyika Falls Splash Park for guests to have all the knowledge they need to plan their trip.

Q: When does splash park open?

A: The Tanganyika Falls Splash Park officially opens to the public on Monday, August 24.

Q: What are the features of Tanganyika Falls?

A: Well, we will start with the fact that it’s a brand-new 5,000 square foot fully customized colorful animal-themed paradise. We filled it with awesome aquatic features that kids will love such as slides, water tipping buckets, climbing structures, waterfalls, large animal characters, and a giant water-spewing giraffe. Is this sounding like a kids-only type of thing? Think again – feel free to visit the bar where you will find four craft beers, frozen drinks and specialty cocktails that allow adults to have some responsible fun. Plus, you can relax assured knowing that your kids are having a blast and tiring themselves out – meaning they will likely sleep well tonight 😉

Q: Will I have access to Tanganyika Falls with my park admission during regular park hours?

A: Absolutely! That is part of the fun. With the addition of our new splash park, a visit to Tanganyika is a parent’s dream and a mini vacation for kids. Experience an exotic animal adventure and then cool down in a tropical resort-like splash park.

Q: Will season pass holders get exclusive access to Tanganyika Falls?

A: Yes! To show our appreciation for our 2020 seasons pass holders, we are letting season pass holders reserve free after-hours access. Starting on Tuesday, August 25 through Friday, August 28, pass holders can reserve 1 hour in the splash park between 5 pm and 8 pm.  In addition, we will have a special Happy Hour at the bar and meal deals.

Reservations must be made in advance online by clicking here.

Q: Do I need to make reservations for Tanganyika Falls during regular park hours?

A: No. However, both season pass holders and non-season pass holders only need to make reservations for admission to the park. You can make reservations by visiting the following link.

-Regular hours park and splash park admission: www.twpark.com – then scroll down to admission.

Q: What is the cost of admission to Tanganyika Falls?

A: Access to Tanganyika Falls is included in your Park admission during normal operating hours.

Q: Can I access Tanganyika Falls without purchasing admission to Tanganyika?

A: Not at this time.  We have considered allowing the public to access the splash park after the Park closes for a reduced fee.  If you are interested, sign up here. [thoughts – capture email and phone]

Q: Will towels be available for purchase or rent? 

A: We do have towels available for a very affordable price in the Tanganyika Falls gift shop. Otherwise, please bring your own towel.

Q: Are swimsuits required to use the splash park? 

A: Swimsuits are not required. However, any clothing or swimsuits with rivets, buckles, or exposed metal is not permitted on the slides.

Swimwear and attire must be family appropriate and are subject to staff approval. Thongs, speedos, etc., are not permitted.

Swimwear for children will be available in the Tanganyika Falls gift shop.

Q: Are there restrooms and/or changing rooms for my kids and I to use to change into and out of swimsuits?

A: Yes! The changing rooms are furnished with showers, a restroom, baby changing counter and a wet area so you can keep those kids you have already changed separate from the ones that haven’t.

Q: Is Tanganyika Falls open every day? What is the last day it will be open for this season?

A: It will be open daily. Typically, Tanganyika Falls would close Labor Day weekend, but we plan to keep it open as long as the weather holds out. Check back for an official date.

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