Blast Off Bay
Back in March, Kansas’ newest water park, Blast Off Bay, opened in Goddard at the Genesis Sports Complex at 19800 W. Kellogg.
Readers have been asking for the full run down of the park since they first opened and we finally stopped by to check it out.
I took my daughter, a friend, and his son to the park. Blast Off Bay is hailed as the largest indoor water park in the region. It’s probably best compared to Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, but that’s also 2–3 hours away.
Inside the place is massive. Our kids had to pause when they first entered to take it all in.
There’s a lot to do at Blast Off Bay and we tried to cover most of it.
The first thing we did was stop by and grabbed some fresh towels.
There are several areas inside Blast Off Bay, including a splash zone, an area for toddlers, a big pool, lazy river, and multiple slides that zigzag in and outside the park.
Older kids, teenagers, and even the adults may enjoy the surf machine. When it opened at 2:30 p.m., a long line formed with everyone anxious to give it a try.
Blast Off Bay also had a swim-up bar where only adults were allowed. Here you could enjoy many adult beverages of your choice.
Those looking to throw birthday parties, they had private rooms above the surf machine that could be rented.
Food? They have that too. The concession area was right in side the park for easy access.
The kids shared a pepperoni pizza while I had the Blast Off Burger. At least that was the plan, I started to eat some of the pizza. It was really good for “park pizza”, the Italian seasoning sprinkled over the top was an excellent addition.
You’ll definitely want to plan on getting wet if you stop by. There was so much water flying everywhere, the kids LOVED it. There were probably 10–12 slides throughout the park for kids of all ages and our children went down most of them (minus the big ones since they weren’t tall enough).
And as you leave, there’s a big arcade, which I’m told will be expanded over time.
With a four-year-old, I’ve been getting way too much practice at bear claw machines. Then proceeded to get in trouble at home for bringing home too many unnecessary toys, but who could say no to this face? #DadLifeProblems.
The park just changed their hours recently and is now open every day of the week. Those people who stay at the connected hotel, get four tickets for free.
But if you live in Wichita or the surrounding area like us, then perhaps you will want to stick with buying day passes. Prices run $39.99 for all-day passes but they are currently running a special that offers up to 50% off tickets. Weekday passes during the sale are $19.99 a person and then $23.99 to $29.99 for the weekend. I’ve also seen BOGO deals on their website. You’ll definitely want to keep an eye for sales through their webpage or even Facebook.
We thought the sale prices were more than fair, especially when you compare them to other attractions around the city. In the end, though, it wouldn’t have mattered because our kids had more fun than thought possible. The smiles alone made it all worth it. My daughter is still talking about it days later, asking when we could go next. This will certainly be in our rotation during the colder months so she can get her water fix in the winter.
Blast Off Bay is located at 435 N. Crowne Dr. in Goddard, KS. For more information or to buy your tickets, visit their webpage. Hours of operation are Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday through Saturday noon to 7 p.m.
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