August 7, 2016

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Ths perfect way to cool off this summer at Sandcastle Waterpark! #SandcastlePGH #DiscountTickets @Sandcastlepgh #sp

Opening in July 1989, Sandcastle had transformed an old railroad yard that serviced the US Steel Homestead Works mill into a water park that provides shared fun and memory making opportunities for families and friends.  Sandcastle is set along the Monongahela River and offers 15 waterslide attractions, the Mon Tsunami Wave Pool, scenic Mushroom Pool, the relaxing lazy river, and two children’s area – all located on a boardwalk that is sure to make you feel like you are on vacation. For thrill seekers and mild riders, there are plenty of tube slides and body slides for your liking!
This was our second visit to Sandcastle!   We have family in PA, so the grandparents drove over to Pittsburgh to surprise the kids and spend the day playing and sliding with the kids at Sandcastle! It was so much fun to watch my father-in-law hit the slides with the kids!  It gave mom and dad a break at times!
Lets talk about the slides!  There is no shortage of slides at Sandcastle and the best part the wait is minimal if at all for most the slides! You have the Blue Tubaluba, it was Sandcastle’s first dual rider, enclosed slide. The blue partly translucent slides let riders experience the water thrills of misters, waterfalls, and total darkness along two 450- foot long slides before landing in a 4 foot deep pool.

Boardwalk Blasters - Strong swimmers only for this extreme action slide. Race down two 25-foot long slides to a soaking surprise ending – a 7-foot free fall into a 12-foot deep landing pool!

Cliffhangers - Riders hike up 45 steps to the start of Cliffhangers then riders glide down parallel slides and enjoy three sky ponds along the way, until the final slide into the last landing pool.-
Dragon's Den  -  Sandcastle's newest, breathtaking answer to those on a quest for maximum thrills. You'll catapult through mysterious darkness and then plummet into the mist-shrouded abyss of the dragon…only to vanish from sight! You won't believe it until you encounter it face to face. This is a double riders only slide and one of the favorites for my kids.  Towards the end of the day,  the kids were only their own, up and down the later to this slide!  They loved being able to ride it together!


Lightning Express - The Lightning Express tower is 60-feet high, featuring two double dip slide channels and one free-fall slide. Each body slide chute is 250-feet long. Brave thrill seekers will enjoy THE MONSTER, a free-fall slide, starting 85-feet above the finish, with a gradual slope glide of 25-feet, that drops to a steep 60-feet, hitting speeds up to 25 miles per hour! Each slide finishes in a 4-inch deep braking lane of water.     My daughter is fearless and of course did THE MONSTER, while my son and his grandfather did The Lightning Express!


Thunder Run - These 400-foot long tube slides are a great place to start your sliding experience at Sandcastle! Single riders begin their descent 50-feet above the Boardwalk before twisting, turning, banking, and splashing their way to a 4-foot deep landing pool.

Tubers Tower - Enjoy a thrilling tubing experience on Tubers Towers, where riders on single tubes glide down an over 400-foot long slide to a splash landing in 4-feet of water. 

Need a little time to relax?  Then take a ride on the lazy river.  I swear this was the longest lazy river, I have ever been on, it was nice and relaxing and had a great view of the park and Pittsburgh.  A good way to relax and just take in the view and chat with your family and friends who are floating along with you!



If you have little ones who are not 48 inches tall, then head on over to the kiddie area!  There is a  Tad Pool or splash around at Wet Willie's Water Works. Watch them giggle and have fun on slides their size!

Make sure to check out the pool and wave pool before you leave!  I didn't hit the wave pool last year and man I missed out.  I was so much fun bobbing along and getting pushed back by the waves.  It was a nice way to relax!

If you are looking for a fun day with the family, then take a trip to Pittsburgh!  We made a weekend out of it and hit Kennywood on one day and then Sandcastle the next.   There are a few nice hotels, shopping and dinning  right outside the entrance of the park!  We had a blast and it was such an enjoyable park, the kids are already asking when they can return!  
 
Looking to cool off? Well I got a Special Discount for my readers!!!

Tickets are only $23 when you purchase this special offer online! Children 3 and under are FREE. Junior (48" and under) and seniors (age 55+) are $22.99 at the gate (plus tax). 
Save 9.99 per ticket. Online offer only! Just click here to get this great deal!!!!  Not Valid at the gate.

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