Great Family Attraction at the Delaware Beaches
What would a summer vacation be without a visit to a water park? On my summer vacation to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, I took my kids to Jungle Jim’s River Safari Water Park. It’s located on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach. Jungle Jim’s is a great family attraction at the beach and while I was there, I saw all ages of people, from babies to grandparents. They provide life jackets free of charge if you feel your child needs to use one.
Hours of Operation and Admission
Jungle Jim’s is open daily from 10 am to 8pm daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In May and September, they are open on the weekends only. Admission is charged by height, as there are height restrictions on some of the water slides.
An all day pass is $29 if you are over 42 inches tall and $19 if you are less than 42 inches. Everyone must pay even infants and toddlers. There is a discount if you enter the park after 4pm. The price will be $20 (for over 42 inches) and $14 (for less than 42 inches).
Rides and Attractions
Jungle Jim’s has something for everyone. For small children, there is a huge kiddie pool with mushroom sprinklers, tiny water slides and a pirate ship playground in the middle of the pool. The water was warm and exceptionally clean.
Throughout the park were beach umbrellas and lounge chairs for relaxing and watching the kids. The chairs and umbrellas were in good shape, as they must clean them at night. A bobbing fiberglass alligator was situated in the middle of the pool and the kids were climbing all over it.
A lazy river surrounded the kiddie area. I thought the lazy river was the highlight of the day. The nice thing about this lazy river was that there was no line to use it. There were five different points where you could enter and exit. An endless supply of tubes was piled at each entrance.
There were tubes that could fit two people and this was perfect for families with small children. My four year old daughter and my husband rode the lazy river together and my seven year old son and I rode separately. Jungle Jim’s lazy river was better than others because the workers diligently pulled the empty tubes out of the water, so there was no pile up.
The wave pool was another favorite. The manufactured waves were a thrill and were pretty high. The lazy river intersected with the wave pool, so sometimes we encountered waves when riding on the river.
Another part of the park housed the new kid’s sprayground. The sprayground had sprinklers and buckets that filled with watered and emptied onto the ground. There were also two water slides that were perfect for kids aged five to ten years old.
Jungle Jim’s doesn’t forget about the adults. There were three separate covered waterslides that were only for older kids or adults. They were at least two stories high and were pretty fast.
Snack Bar and Café
No food or coolers are allowed in the park, so Jungle Jim’s has a snack bar/café which offers a wide selection of food, drinks and snack. They have a grill which serves hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken tenders and fries. We had lunch there and it was reasonably priced. The food was good for an amusement park.
My family loved spending time at Jungle Jim’s and we plan on returning next year. The cleanliness, as well as the number of lifeguards who were employed there were impressive. I recommend this attraction if you happen to be vacationing at the Delaware beaches.