Wild Waves opens May 28

The Wild Waves theme and water park opens for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28, celebrating 45 years of thrills. The new year brings nostalgic family fun and new experiences too. The bumper cars and carousel rides, wave pool and lazy river are all summer favorites at Federal Way. In addition to the rides and slides, guests will be treated to double the Dive-In movies as well as a whole tsunami of entertainment options on the new permanent giant LED screen installed in the water park. New cabins, new dining options and new comfort areas are on the menu for 2022.


“Our team is ready to welcome guests for another summer of thrills,” said Jody Kneupper, park president. “The Wild Waves Water Park is always a favorite and this year we have an incredibly brilliant addition; a massive new LED display that delivers incredible quality day or night.


Weighing nearly a ton, the new 25-foot-wide, 16-foot-tall LED display offers 25,000 watts of power and over 368,000 pixels. Movies, videos and sporting events day or night will be bright and vibrant. Dive movies begin with Finding Nemo on June 23 and continue every Thursday, all summer, until August 25. Additionally, Season Pass Appreciation Days, sports parties, and regional programming are planned throughout the year.


The water park cabanas are also shining bright with a Coca Cola refresh and the addition of six new cabanas. It’s Espresso on the Go is back with the most creative, colorful and great tasting drinks, including a new sparkling drink to go along with all the dazzling water park upgrades. Popular treats like cotton candy and elephant ears will meet a new Seoul hot dog that will soon be a Federal Way favorite. There’s nothing quite like a Korean 100% beef hot dog with mozzarella cheese, potato chunks and a unique dough. A new hot Cheetos hot dog and sweet gochujang sauce will debut Seoul Hotdog – only at Wild Waves.


New restrooms at the front door, new party facilities and a new sun deck next to Hook’s Lagoon will provide guests with space to relax, and early Season Pass processing will make entry to the park easier on weekends. -end of opening. Season passes purchased before May 28 include a free upgrade to the Gold Pass, including free parking, a souvenir bottle eligible for 99¢ refills, and three free friends tickets (restrictions apply). Season Pass Holders are also invited to special events such as Season Pass Appreciation Day on Tuesday, June 28.


Information regarding Wild Waves Theme and Water Park tickets, group outings, season passes, and start-of-season pass processing can be found on the park websiteby subscribing to the park’s newsletter and by following the park on social networks.