San Jose Amusemend and Water Parks

By Jonas Fredrickson

When hunting for family fun, there's a great collection of amusement parks, water parks, and theme parks in San Jose. The Zoo in San Jose is rather more like a theme park with fun rides, day camps for children, with fun discovering experiences for youngsters of all ages. There is something for everybody in the amusement parks in San Jose.

Raging Waters

The best of the San Jose water parks is Raging Waters is a 23 acre water park filled amazing water slides, a massive wave pool, and something fun for the entire family. Bombs Away is a special body slide because the ride starts five stories above Lake Cunningham after you step into an enclosed capsule. Once sealed inside the capsule, the trap floor opens, you free fall, and drop into the 200 foot slide. There are 5 tube slides that twist and turn down as much as 7 floors. Non-thrill searchers will enjoy the Activity Pool ideal for the whole family, the Endless Stream where you float on a tube down the stream and through waterfalls. Become a pirate at Pirate's Cove where you climb cargo nets and shoot water cannons. The 350,000 gallon Wave Pool is ideal for riding swells and body surfing. The Little Dipper and Wacky Water Works are 2 attractions where the infants can enjoy water play safely. When hunger strikes after water play the entire family can snack or dine on everything from funnel cakes to pizza at any of the dining venues within the park. San Jose water parks are the perfect place to play in the summer.

Emerald Hills Golfland

Family fun for every age starts with an 18 hole small golfing course, fender autos, and laser tag. Take a fast ride on the Golfland Water Slides and land in a crystal clear pool. Play the day away in the Colonnade with games where you race, play the guitar, dance and lots more. The Arcade is complete with a bunch of fun ticket games like Gigantic Rig Trucking, Skee Ball, and Wheel of Fortune. Redeem your tickets for prizes at the Colonnade Prize Counter. The Emerald Hills Golfland, one of the most original theme parks in San Jose, is a great spot to celebrate a birthday with buddies, food, and birthday cake.

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Amusement Parks in San Jose includes the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo which is far more than the habitats of mammals, reptiles, and birds. It is a good place for kids to study the animals of the Earth while playing and having a great time. Happy Hallow offers fun classes and camps for kids like the Stroller Safari for children and their mother and father which is like having a play date at the zoo. Adults and toddlers take a push chair tour of the zoo and attend a class to find out more about the numerous animals exhibits. Zoo Youngsters (ages 3 -4) attend interactive classes to meet animals up-close, take part in proactive activities and make crafts. Jr. Keepers ages 7-9 and 10-13 find out about caring for zoo animals with hands on cleaning of habitats and feeding animals. The Flashlight Safari is open to all ages to see what happens in a zoo after dark and to find out more about night-time animals and their activities. Kids delight in the park Puppet Theater. Happy Hallow has fun rides like the Keep-Around-Carousel, Pacific Fruit Express roller coaster, and the Danny the Dragon Ride. Younger youngsters can ride the Gramps Bugs or the Mini Putts. The Ecstatic Hollow Park & Zoo is one of the most unique Amusement Parks in San Jose.

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