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7820 N Cherry Vale Mall Dr Cherry Valley, IL 61016
7820 N Cherry Vale Mall DrUSILCherry Valley61016
Amusement Park, Water ParkToday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Magic Waters Waterpark is a family-friendly, outdoor water park with high standards for safety, cleanliness, and friendly customer service.

Magic Waters is conveniently located just off Interstate 90/39 in Rockford, Illinois, near the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin border, not far from the Chicago area.
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Seasonal outdoor family park with water-based rides & attractions plus numerous food concessions.- Google
People talk about rockford park district, splash blaster, little lagoon, family fun nights and double dare
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
I have been to Magic Waters MANY times and I can assure you that you will NOT be disappointed. If you do not have time to go to the much bigger Six Flags Great America nearby ( sorta ) this is a must for you! Their watercoaster has longish lines, but for every other slide the wait is around 1-3 minutes. Small kids can have great fun in 2 different water play areas and the VERY lazy river. They also have a unique slide called Typhoon Terror, one of only 3 others in the entire country. Food is average, but you can bring in your own coolers! Only downside to this park is that the french fries taste cheesey, cheese fries or not. Highly reccomend this park, though! You will have a great time!
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Mariah Smith
reviewed a month ago
I loved it i went there when I was 6 years old! I miss this place so much! Such a awesome & fun Water Park!
Clayton Spencer
reviewed 12 months ago
Hey everyone this is Kaiser Yaknowit. (its kind of a fake name). When my family went to magic waters we all had a great time. The rides where really great and the wave pool was fun too. i know how some of you were saying its dangerous for smaller children, and i agree with that. But when i was in the wave pool (11 years old) i was next to the wall when the waves started, and the lifeguard specifically told me and my family to stay away from the wall. No, she wasn't being rude she was just trying to keep us safe, like a lifeguard should, and you can't be all lovey-lovey to get people to listen to you. it don't work like that. So i know your all saying the lifeguards and employees were being rude and crap, but they're doing their best to keep us safe. But you know, some people can be cranky, no ones perfect. So don't judge the place by the first impression. It's a really good, low priced place. I mean 12$ a person on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays! thats not bad! if i actually did my chores, I could take my family there! their pizza was great, the rides are great, the service is pretty nice too! So i reccomend this place for your family! and friends too! Dont mind my typos please I dont like the V.I.P. crap either. its freaking stupid! lol Kaiser
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Ellen W
reviewed a week ago
Don't go!!! until they find out why, friends and family's children were there this weekend and have foot and hand disease ! very painful ... and expensive emergency treatment!
Geo Johnson
reviewed 11 months ago
This is a good outdoor park with a fair amount of rides for under $25 unless you go on budget days when it is $12. There is a water coaster that might look intense, but its a lot of fun and I'm terrified of things like that. I hear the people in front get a lot of airtime. The only problem is that the line tends to be a long wait, because there is only one and its the big special thing at this park. The 3 body slides are good fun, but none of the slides feel better than one another. The two drop slides will keep track of your time from top to bottom. The tube slides feel good, but the purple one with 2 people feels like the high edges on corners end a bit too soon. When I was there, there was only one lifeguard working 2 waterslides, which can create a wait. Maybe there are more guards working on peak days like the weekend. There are lifeguards at the bottom of course and plenty of lifeguards at any body of water. They even did a drill when we were there. Speaking of lifeguards, it seems like the lifeguards working the waterslides on the top would bucket water and throw it on people in the short lines. The kids seem to love it, I'm not sure about the adults. If you're not paying attention, that means you get doused in the eye with chlorine. The wave pool felt small, but not overly crowded. The park itself didn't feel crowded really on a hot Friday from morning til close. Footwear is a must. The cement is foot burningly hot. I'm not sure any other cement has been as hot. I recommend walking through the grass when possible. The lazy river feels not as large as other lazy rivers, and at some points you could be at a complete stand still. There are plenty of leaves in the river and a few alternate paths, one with a great waterfall that you can avoid and another with fountains streaming. Another issue was kids without tubes in the lazy river are everywhere. Using it like a swimming pool was a little much. And well there was a lunchable pack just floating around there. There is a toddler pool with ankle deep water and 2 small slides including the frog tongue slide that you've probably seen elsewhere. The kid's play area has the traditional giant bucket with a few body slides and plenty of area to climb on. There are private family changing areas and bathrooms with changing tables and showers. Locker rentals are $7 and you can get $2 back when you hand in the key. I see police there walking around for security. In all, its free parking, cheap lockers and they let you bring your own food. Budget days are your best bet, but otherwise under $25 seems like $5 too much. Lines are short, except the water coaster and its a fun day. 1 lazy river 1 wave pool 1 toddler pool 1 kid's area with a few body slides and a giant bucket 1 water coaster 3 body slides 2 drop slides 4 tube slides (2 covered with some neon lights inside 2 not covered) 1 small hurricane style slide for 4 people per tube
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Jen L
reviewed 11 months ago
We went on a Friday, got there when it opened. Tickets pre-purchased online so only had to stand in the cooler/bag check line. That line went very fast considering how long it was. We reserved a Blaster Bungalow ahead of time; Guest Services was very pleasant and had our reservation ready to go. The Bungalow however was less than desirable, very secluded as far away from the rest of the park you can get overlooking the parking lot and the tollway. There is a reason there are not any pictures online posted and you can barely find it on the park map! I do not recommend anyone paying to reserve these, rent a cabana and pay extra for the Splash Blaster Fastpass if the Fastpass is one of the considerations in reserving these spots. The bungalow we had was dirty, obviously not cleaned from the day before. We were able to switch to another reserved location by the Lazy River with very little hassle. Once we were settled in the new location we enjoyed a full day at the park. The lines for the attractions did not seem that horrible for a hot Friday in the middle of summer. It was a little disappointing the body slides were closed most of the day for some reason as my kids enjoy them but they kept plenty busy without them. This is no fault of the park but please take advantage of the FREE swim diapers! I cannot believe how many times attractions including the wave pool were closed throughout the day and then an announcement was made with a swim diaper reminder. I can only assume there was an issue with diapers related to the closings. There was a non-life threating water rescue in the wave pool (not a training exercise) and the life guard response was amazing along with the rest of the staff that came running to the area as soon as the rescue occurred. Very reassuring to see how professional and calm everyone handled the situation and made sure the person was ok and then taken to the first aid building.
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Don't miss our holiday season pass sale. Secure your 2014 season of fun in the sun today... or buy one for someone on your holiday shopping list.
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Illinois' largest wavepool and the most popular attraction at Magic Waters! 707,000 gallons of heated water, alternates between wild ocean waves and calm relaxing water to give you a mix of thrill and relaxation. Waves reach heights of at least six feet and tubes are optional.
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Hold onto your suits because the Splash Blaster is a thrill ride that is going to rock you! You’ll board a two person raft at ground level and make a slow climb to the top where you'll enter a dark tunnel and then plunge 35 feet to start your furious journey of fun.
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Get ready for a wild ride down the Paradise Pipeline! Grab your tube (single or double) and climb your way up to the top of the stairs for a spinning splash adventure. You'll pick up some good speed as you shoot your way to the bottom of this electric ride.
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We've redesigned our home page for the 2014 season and we've also made our website more user-friendly on mobile phones and tablets. Check it out and let us know what you think!
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Double Dare Drop is for daring people who love speed! Each slide drops riders 75 feet, making the thrill ride the steepest speed slide in northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin. It's also the tallest attraction at the waterpark.
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Are you ready to take the Typhoon challenge? Four is a crowd on this high-flying tube ride. You start in an enclosed flume and drop down on a wild ride where you are sure to get wet before you see daylight again.
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Afraid of the dark? Grab a friend or brave this fast moving adventure ride on your own... it's your choice. Once inside one of the two dark tunnels you’ll twist and turn through the wet darkness until you burst out into the daylight for a wet and wild finish.
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No tubes necessary to fly down the Tropical Twisters! You’ll start five stories above the waterpark where you'll splash, twist, and careen your way down to the bottom of the slide on nothing but a thin layer of water. 
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