Why sizzle in the sweltering hot Louisiana heat when you can cool off at Blue Bayou Water Park? The oasis of fun is located right next to Dixie Landin’ Amusement Park, which means you can enjoy double the thrills and chills for one price.
Double the Fun
A trip to Baton Rogue is not complete without making a pit stop at Blue Bayou Water Park and Dixie Landin', which is open from the first weekend in May until Labor Day weekend. A general admission ticket allows you access to both parks, as well as nightly laser light shows and outdoor concerts.
Dixie Landin’ is a family friendly theme park, which boasts more than two-dozen thrill rides, including the mega-coaster, Ragin Cajun. The massive steel looping roller coaster has a series of dizzying turns, and drops passengers from 14 stories up. Dixie Landin’ is home of the Giant Wheel, which towers 90 feet above the park and gives passengers a chance to take in breathtaking views of the sights below. The park also houses an impressive kiddie area, featuring attractions specifically suited for young ones, such as the Grand Carousel and the Delta Crop Dusters ride where kids get to pilot bi-planes.
Blue Bayou Water Park is a mecca for outdoor fun during the hottest months of the year. Tens of thousands of locals and visitors flock to the park each year looking for thrilling ways to beat the heat. While it may not be the largest water park in the world, Blue Bayou is home to the planet’s largest in-line water slide. Conja is billed as the tallest and fastest water racer on earth, and is only one of 20 high-octane attractions featured in the park.
Popular Blue Bayou Water Park Attractions
Visitors travel from around the world to experience the off the chart adrenaline rush that comes from riding Blue Bayou’s wet and wild water features, especially:
- Azuka: Known as the “World's Largest Tornado Slide,” the massive raft ride plunges guests into a huge tube, and then sends them flying into a gigantic pool.
- Flying Pirogues: Billed as the “World's Largest Sled Slide,” this action-packed water adventure features four lanes of fun, which leaves riders breathless as they shoot across the water.
- Mad Moccasin: This six-story water slide sends riders into a maze of twists and turns in complete darkness.
- Pirate's Cove: Kids of all ages can have splashtastic fun in this interactive water play area. It features giant water cannons, dozen of fountains and a gigantic pirate ship.
- Hurricane Bay: The crowning jewel of Blue Bayou features a huge wave pool that rolls out three to four-foot swells every 10 minutes. The colossal pool is the centerpiece of the park and is designed for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Know Before You Go
If you are watching your travel budget, consider that Blue Bayou does not charge admission based on a guest’s age; rather, it determines the price of a ticket based on height. As of March 2011, guests 48 inches and taller pay $34.99 for admission to both parks, while those under 48 inches pay just $27.99. Individuals measuring less than 35 inches are admitted free to both Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin’.
If you don’t enjoy waiting in long lines for your favorite rides, then consider visiting on Monday or Tuesday. Weekends see the highest volume of visitors and wait times for ride can exceed an hour depending on when you arrive and depart. For a full list of events and other ways you can save time and money while you are at the park, visit Blue Bayou’s website.