Wet n Wild Hawaii

Wet n Wild Hawaii- A Family-Friendly Water Park and Luau Experience in Kapolei
The Bottom Line:

Wet n Wild is a family-friendly water park in Kapolei, about a 30-minute drive from Honolulu. Located amidst tropical gardens and natural cliffs, the park has more than 25 rides and attractions to keep family members of all ages entertained for the day. The staff also hosts luaus with all-you-can-eat buffets and a traditional show to watch while you eat. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Wet n Wild Hawaii is 25+ family-friendly rides and attractions on 29 acres of land in Kapolei. Voted by Best of Honolulu Magazine as Best Family Attraction, the park offers everything from near-vertical drops down 36’ high waterslides to a lazy river for when you want a break. 

Since 1999, Wet n Wild Hawaii has been drawing in thrill-seekers who are ready to spend a day getting wet. Guests tackle the high slides amidst the island’s landscape of tropical vegetation and natural cliffs. There are also plenty of tamer rides for those who’d prefer not to take the more extreme plunges. 

If you have little ones, take them to Lil Kahuna Beach. The 8,000 square feet attraction has spray features, slides, and tipping buckets for smaller children. You can also head to Keiki Kove, which has mini-waterslides, cannons, and even a small spouting volcano that will delight all of your smallest explorers.

Other notable attractions at Wet n Wild Hawaii include:

Da Flowrider
This is the only place in Hawaii where you can get a simulated surfing experience. Catch a 40’ continuous wave either lying down on a bodyboard or standing up in the water. 

Big Kahuna
The Big Kahuna is a tubing ride with two slides to choose from. Designed for 2 – 3 people at a time, it’s an exciting way to get from one place to the other. 

Waimea Whirl
Colorful and exciting, this water raft ride is one of the newest at the park. Ride the edges of the rim of the bowl before being tossed into the splash pool. 

Kapolei Kooler
The Kapolei Kooler is the lazy river where you can chill out and unwind as you float past tropical gardens in a leisurely 800-foot lap. There are walls, waterfalls, and water spouts to keep you entertained as you coast along Wet n Wild Hawaii. 

The Shaka’s long drop onto a u-shaped slide offers guests the feeling of zero gravity at the turning point. It’s more than three stories of falling and a truly memorable ride. 

This ride is a 45-foot funnel that propels the rider through the eye of the chaos into a more placid pool below. 

Volcano Express
Take your racing mat and get in the game on the Volcano Express. This is a four-story high ride that starts in the cliffs and has you head face-first down an enclosed tube and then along a speedway. This is a great ride for the competitive members of the family, as you can race to the bottom. 

Wet n Wild Hawaii offers more than your standard waterslides too. Attend the Chief’s Luau if you’re looking for a traditional show. The dancers, food, and customs are all derived from the feasts of yore. Sample the buffet of slow-cooked Kalua pork, roasted guava BBQ chicken, fresh-caught fish, taro, poi, lomi lomi salmon, and pineapple cake for dessert.

The Chief’s Luau is included in a couple of different packages. Choose from either the Paradise Experience or upgrade to the Royal Experience. The latter includes mai tais, a fresh-flower lei gift, premium seating, and a souvenir gift. If you want a meal that’s a little less elaborate, the park has several places to eat, including casual food and beverage stands for snacks. 

Wet n Wild Hawaii may be a bit of a drive from the center of Honolulu, but families make the drive for its many attractions. Whether you’re looking for a thrill or you’d rather sit back and let the gentle waters carry you away, you can find a ride that will make your visit a good one. 

Insider Tips:
-Some rides will rotate over the course of the year. Double-check if your favorites will be open when you go. 
-Every ride is not included in the cost of admission. Some are pay-per-play. 
-Parking is an additional cost of $15.