Branson’s White Water turns water on for summer fun and adventure

Kalani Towers four 312 foot racing slides with
its two 300 foot drop slides to the right.

Branson is noted for its variety of shows, attractions, and entertainment, but “surfing?” Where in Branson can visitors surf? At the same place where they can enjoy 7,000 feet of water slides, some of which have drops of 300 feet, swim, splash, enjoy island themed foods and relax with their families amid tropical landscapes, at “White Water” Branson’s tropical adventure park

White Water is 12 acres of tropical excitement with more than a dozen rides, attractions, and 7,000 feet of water slides creating two million gallons of fun and enjoyment for its guests. Located toward the western end of the famous Branson Strip, its Kalani Towers literally towers above all the area’s surrounding structures.

According to a recent White Water press release describes Kalani Towers as “a 7- story, 6- slide, multi-experience thrill ride” Two of the slides have 300 foot drops enabling freefall body sliding at speeds of up to 40 mph. The other four slides are 312 foot slides located immediately adjacent to each other and permit lane racing at speeds up to 25 mph.

Jackie Smith, White Water’s General Manager said, “Kalani Towers is our biggest draw.” Smith pointed out that although Kalani’s 300 foot drop slides “are an unbelievable thrill” its four racing slides are even more popular because people and families love to race each other.

The Raging River Rapids is 400 feet of “one of the wildest rides in the park” with its two slides wrapping around a huge 5- story high waterfall as riders race to the pool below. Some of the parks other rides are the Bermuda Triangle, a fast paced enclosed slide; the Caribbean Plunge and Tropical Twister rapid-water raft rides; Surfquake, a 500,000 gallon wave pool producing 4-foot waves and the Lazy River, a gently moving river for just floating and relaxing.

White Water also has a number of Family play areas for all ages, toddlers on up. Little Squirts’ Waterworks is for toddlers. It has tunnels, slides and sprays for water play without water depth. Splash Island is a play area for smaller kids with shooting nozzles, spray hoses and slides, all in a shallow pool and RainTree Island, for the older kids, has aqua-shooters, slides, splash geysers and a massive 700-gallon tipping bucket.

The park also offers a variety of other amenities such as Sand Volleyball, tropical landscapes, shaded areas and an assortment of island themed and other foods. It even rents “Cool Cabanas” complete with fans, television, and seating for up to 8 people.

Paul Miller, General Manager for Branson Tourism Center said, “White Water is one of Branson’s most popular attractions during the summer.” Miller continued, “White Water is owned by the same company that owns Silver Dollar City, easily Branson’s number one paid attraction, and that visitors who plan to visit both can save money by buying combination tickets permitting multiple day access to both parks.”

White Water is open May 23 – September 7. Miller points out that particularly in the early and later parts of its schedule White Water’s days and hours of operation vary. For additional information on White Water, its schedule, or to purchase tickets call 1-800-785-1550.


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