We recently visited Moreys Pier Raging Waters water park. Our entrance to the water park was comped but as always these are my own thoughts and opinions.
I decided to try taking Zoey (almost 2) to a Water Park this summer. She is growing up fast and experiencing fun things, like a water park, is a joy. I figured the best place to take her was Raging Waters at Moreys Pier, a water park that I know pretty well. I pretty much grew up in this area and hadn’t been to the water park in years. I wasn’t sure about taking on the task of taking a toddler to the water park. Zoey seems to be unstoppable. She wants to discover everything. Would I be able to keep up? Would it be worth it? Would she even have fun? I just wasn’t sure. Would there be enough for her to do for the day while the others slide and enjoy the water park? Moms ask me these kinds of questions online all of the time. I am glad I finally have answers.
The issue of water safety comes up a lot too. Zoey doesn’t know how to swim yet. This is something I get asked about a lot from visitors to the wildwood area. “Why do the lifeguards move their head up and down?” “How does staffing work?” “Do they rotate?” These are just some of the top 10 most repeated questions I get asked as a local by a tourist vacationing in the place I call home. Water Safety seems to be a concern for those visiting. The more I was researching Raging Waters in preparation to our day at the water park the less nervous I became. Just last year Moreys won a water safety award. I know they take safety seriously but I know it is more than just water safety on your mind.
I made notes of the measures Morey’s Piers takes on safety. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of Morey’s Piers Water Park with any age kids all while staying safe.
- 1: Moreys Piers Raging Waters lends Life Jackets at no charge to all guests. They have them appropriately spread throughout the park and available in many sizes.
- 2: You can rent a Cabana in advance. Occasionally, Cabanas are available that day. The dinging of the bell is a good time to remember to check in with your older kids.
- 3: Moreys piers has rider accurate height with right tube per weight stipulations. I am impressed with life guards enforcing rules of correct tube usage and keeping order on the slides.
Here are a few tips from me:
- 4: Take a picture of your child in their bathing suit when arriving- Make sure your child knows your real name, and can describe you. Show them how to know the life guard employees. Teach your children to identify life guards if they ever get separated. Raging waters staff has a system in place for wandering children.
- 5: Identify your children with your name. I have seen this done a couple different ways. Write information on the inside of their arm and cover it with clear nail polish so it doesn’t wash off. I have also seen kids wear water proof hospital ID wrist bands that can be worn in the water. Practice them reciting your cell phone number. A water park is a great opportunity to incentivize your kids to memorize information that they should know. Write YOUR name, with permanent marker, on tag of each child’s swim suit. Kids get flustered too and sometimes mom or dad is all that comes to mind. I have sat at the customer service booth and have watched families get connected. Moreys has a great track record of connecting families. I am thankful for the family time Moreys gives me. A day a Morey’s Piers rarely let’s me down. We find all 3 piers to be a different experience.
By far, Raging Water park is awesome. It has something for everyone. My kids are kind of spread out in ages so keeping our family happy is a true test. A day at Raging Waters on Mariners Landing is a great opportunity to have a great day in the sun!