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“Great water park”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Calypso Water Park

Calypso Water Park
Ranked #195 of 3,879 things to do in Ontario
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: About 22 miles / 35 km east of Ottawa Ontario.
Embrun, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great water park”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Plenty of variety for all ages. Expensive to get in and to eat, but buy your ticket online in advance and bring a cooler with food and drinks for the day. Lines are long like any other attraction the summer so try to visit on overcast days. The staff are young and depending on the day might not seem that attentive, but if you have concerns, speak up, the park is new and takes suggestions seriously is mentioned in a proffesional, adult manor.

bring sunscreen, they provide life jackets and have fun!

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Unsafe, overpriced”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Calypso water park is grossly overpriced when compared to others. There have been numerous safety issues as documented in Provincial Government studies. You would be much better off (and possibly healthier) to avoid this one, and check out some of the other attractions that the Ottawa area has to offer.

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“long lines but worth it”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

this place is really good but there's such a long line up for rides. I reccomened this place it's great but you should go on a rainy day so theres not too many people

Visited August 2013
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ontario
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tons to do. Very exciting, but a touch expensive.”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Been here a few times. Love the finger technology. You put money on an account and they have finger touch technology all over the place to pay for things. Saves carrying money in your bikini. Lol. Slides and attractions are awesome. Something for everyone but if you have a family of 4 it can get a bit expensive.

Visited June 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Much improvement since last season”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We decided to go back to this water park this summer to check out the new rides. Worth the visit! We went on a cooler day (with sun) late season which turned out to be an excellent idea (MUCH less crowded, which insured small wait times and more rides). The best ride (and new ride) is the new lazy river (Kongo expidition) is fabulous! It has more staging than other rides (which makes it more like a Disney-like ride). This one alone is worth the price of admission (my teens and I did this one over and over again).

The new quick service restaurants make it much more like a tropical resort (great decor). Same old food though (wish management would try some new things). Same old ice-cream, slush (no smoothies or iced-coffees), hot dogs, hamburgers... Boring. This is definitely something that they could improve upon. The food is not bad.. just boring.

Stay away from the Ulysses restaurant! The wait was ridiculous/attocious, service was horribly slow... In fact, so bad that we ended up leaving before we got anything...over 25 minutes after sitting down (a complete disaster). We'd experienced the same thing last year only to be told by management that they would work on improving this restaurant. If anything, it got worse (despite the very low attendance here, we spoke to other couples and families who were saying the same thing). Managment should either improve things here or simply close it down. It diminished our customer service experience.

Were it not for the shabby food service... I'd have rated much higher.

Visited August 2013
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