So, how was it? Did you have a good time? I've always had a good time at water parks regardless of weight. I do wear a swimsuit with a skirt at a water park because I don't want to feel like I'm hanging out everywhere if I'm on a tube in the lazy river. The wave pool is a blast. I'm more challenged by the endless stairs than the actual slides so I work on that before going. There are a few small speed slides with a weight limit of 150 pounds so I don't feel like I'm the only one who can't go on those, but almost all are fine. I went with my best friend when he was about 425 pounds and he was able to do the double tube rides with us and just had a tube to himself. They also had 4 person tubes that we did together with my son. Several clover tube rides have a weight limit of 625 pounds. Be aware that on some rides with a weight limit there is a digital scale that weighs the whole party before going down. Just so you know...the weight of however many people on the raft is displayed. I was surprised by that at first, but decided I cared more about having fun with my friends and family than the musings of some stranger in line. There really are people of every size at the water park. I notice more when someone doesn't get wet at all, looks unhappy and sits at the table than their size in the swimming pools.
Wear a swimsuit and a cover if you're shy. At any weight, one of the best parts of a water park is normally a wave pool area. It's fun for all because of the slope so you can swim in one place with the kids. Also, some have a tube lazy river that some adults are tall enough to walk beside the tubes. That would be great exercise while the kids relax, and splashing them is exercise too for the arms. Don't let your weight deter you at all. Yes, there will be some rides that you will hesitate on getting on because of the tube size. But keep those in mind with that being a goal for next year. Enjoy what you can do instead of focusing on what you can't. Those places are filled with people of different abilities for various reasons. The voice in your head reminding you of your weight - it's the one in your head. If preteens snicker and make you feel bad, rethink about how you have a great family and they might grow up to be miserable (with that attitute - probably). So you pack up and have fun!
I wouldn't worry too much about it. People are people. You see people of all shapes, sized and colors everywhere. Try if you can to not feel too self conscious and remember why you are there, for your kids. If you see some water and want to get wet, go for it.
I'm smaller and just walk the edges and get sprinkled, but the kids like splashing. I enjoy watching them have fun.
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we bought season passes to a local amusement which includes a huge waterpark also. I just went in my shorts and tshirt. I didn't do many of the water rides just because I hate water. but my kids had a blast and I was able to have a good day. there are so many people at our park nobody was paying attention to my weight. go have fun, enjoy yourself. you deserve it.
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I'm going to a water park with my family this weekend but I'm nervous about what I'll be able to do with my girls (7 & 5) while being 308 lbs. None of my in-laws as this heavy so I don't think they would understand. I guess I just want to know if I'm gonna have a good time or just be miserable all day so that my girls can go.
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