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    The amusement park side is fun. Pathways are a bit narrow. Food is decent. Skip the train ride until later in the day when popular rides have long lines. The water park side is a mess. Really long lines for same food as Amusement side. No wonder people get food from the Amusement Park for the Water Park. The two popular water tube rides have a common landing area. Its poorly engineered. One worker goes like crazy while the other worker is of little use. Riding the lazy river involves renting a tube you then have to babysit afterward or hope someone takes pity on you and gives up a free tube. The wave pool is good for maybe 1minute of fun? 1 Star for the water park. 4 star for Amusement park.

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    It’s a wonderful place! I went back in June and I got my sweatshirt caught in the seat belt on Tremors and the staff we’re absolutely amazing about it! They took appropriate precautions on getting me out safely. The rides feel so safe! I’ve never felt uncomfortable on a ride or in the waterpark! When I was six and went in the wavepool, I couldn’t swim and the lifeguards we’re excellent with making sure I was okay! I have never had a negative experience at this park! Hope to go back next summer! 🙂

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    My family has been visiting Silverwood for 6 years in a row now. We live in Washington state so it makes it a easy place to take the kids for a family vacation. We enjoy the rides and we try to have a picnic lunch outside of the park, mainly due to long food lines. Our biggest complaint is trying to find souvenirs. We usually come over in July. We have a hard time finding even just a t-shirt for everyone in the family. There are never enough sizes in anything we like. Why? Why can’t there ever be a size run in clothing? It’s like we are always looking through last years odd and ends. I wonder why they don’t buy enough. It seems like money lost to me. The last few years the souvenirs stores have looked unorganized, and they are bad at merchandising. They really need to look at this problem. It looks worse every year. Buy more and make it look good! We do plan on returning next year. Not shopping saves us money! The rides are fun and the gardens are beautiful. The magic show is great. We hope Silverwood gets more entertainment. We really wish you had a winterwood. We like coming over in the winter for skiing and resort lights. It would be fun to go to Silverwood for some winter-holiday fun!

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    This was the best theme park I have ever gone to! Personally, I liked it better than Elitch Gardens, Disneyland (ride wise), and Disney World (ride wise). The lines are not too long if you go in August, and just our luck… it started to rain. Now, the park does offer refunds if the park is closed super early, but towards the end of the day (with only 2-3 hours before closing) they do not offer refunds. The whole time we were there it was overcast and in some conditions rainy, but it was still sooo fun. Now, being the adrenaline addict that I am, they had a perfect set up for me, so I was very pleased by the rides. If you are more of a medium type person, the set up isn’t as great, but still very awesome. For children 6 and under, it may be hard to find good rides for them. The theme park isn’t as focused on the kiddy rides, but there are still some. If you have younger children, I would suggest taking them to the water park! They have a separate place for younger kids and they even have waterslides that are fun for all ages. If you are an adult, on some of the slides your kids can ride with you. To be honest, I was not very impressed by the water park, but mainly because we chose a rainy crappy cooler time to go. We waited in a line for an hour to get onto a family slide and it was raining out! But, you also must keep in mind, what can the park do about the lines, I mean come on people. The food is a reasonable price and if you have a large family I would suggest getting a refillable sports bottle. My family of five went for three consecutive days and we bought a new sports bottle each day and we all shared the drink. It’s $10 for the sports bottle and you get free refills for the whole day. ( Please note that my family really doesn’t care about sharing drinks, and I know that yours might, which is perfectly normal.) PLEASE NOTE ~ the only thing that I know of on the menu not to get is the Chicken Caesar Salad. I comes pre -packaged so just don’t. It’s for your own good. You can buy it almost at every main course food booth. ~ The food is very good and will satisfy you until your next meal time. P.S. Get the $4 scoop of ice cream it is legit like 4 scoops and fed my family of 5. The park has lots of treats such as: Kettle corn, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, Dipping Dots, Funnel Cakes (so GOOD!),Elephant Ears, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Curly fries, etc. The Rides is what I want to emphasize next. ~ Thrill Rides ~ Aftershock – for those who go all out and love that adrenaline rush, this is a must see for those of you who are crazy and brave. This ride is smooth and even my 40 year old mother liked it. She doesn’t like spinny rides. In my opinion this is the best ride there. It was closed for like 2.5 out of the 3 days we were there for weather, but we still got on it 2x. This is a smoother sort of ride. This ride was ranked like #1 in the U.S. Corkscrew – It is fun, but very jerky, which I don’t exactly like that factor, but it will still have you begging for more. It’s not too scary once you do it. Timber Terror – A wooden rollercoaster that is sure to have you screaming. This is one out of two wooden rollercoasters that are fun for the whole family. This is the jerkier one out of the two. This ride is very fun for even littler kids, so is our nexy topic… Tremors. Tremors – Another wooden rollercoaster, yet smoother. This will surely have your heart racing with tons of drops. You go underground four times! This is definitely my second favorite ride and it’s family friendly. It’s totally worth the wait in line. P.S. This one takes your picture!

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    This is a great place to go, overall but there are some issues. First the good stuff. Food prices are reasonable and you get enough food that you don’t feel like you’re getting over-charged. The ice cream shop in the midway area has ridiculously large portions. The signs advertise single scoops for $4 and some change and you think that’s a high price for a single scoop until you realize you are getting a waffle cone and what is actually more like 4 scoops. The “kids cone” is plenty big enough for most adults consisting of two scoops for less than $3.00. The burger shop in the water park was good but the person taking orders that day was incredibly slow. We got our food in a fraction of the time it took to get through the ordering line. The refillable soft drink cups are worth the price. We got two of them for our family of four and felt like we got our monies worth with the free refills all day long. The train ride was entertaining and the kids liked it. Criticisms: The lockers in the water park are way too small. We almost had to rent a second locker. They don’t have much in the way of a private changing area. I don’t feel comfortable having my children changing in front of everyone. You don;t know who’s a perv and who isn’t. We had to use the toilet stalls. It would be nice if they would provide dedicated changing stalls for a bit more privacy. I would really like to see more food selections. I love fair food and they do have a little bit of it, funnel cakes and elephant ears and cotton candy and such but fresh hand dipped corn dogs would be great in addition to just more varieties of munchies and other tempting fair food that you might not be able to get every day. They also need to add more “in between” rides. Not everyone likes to drop ten stories or ride roller coasters and the classic carnival rides only entertain for so long. The magic show is a must see but this time it seemed a bit truncated, short and less spectacular. They also really need to train their young employees (mostly high school kids working over the summer) to express something close to a personality. A few of them seemed to be enjoying their work while most of them looked like they were completely dead inside. They need to be taught that even though their job can probably get monotonous and boring if they would act like they are having fun and actually engage the customers, they might actually REALLY enjoy their jobs. Silverwood has been a work in progress ever since it opened. They have been adding new things every season and that is a good thing. Maybe instead of adding “big” rides they can focus a little bit more on medium intensity rides for those of us that aren’t into the intense thrill rides.