Ray's Splash Planet, Charlotte

#21 of 28 in Theme Parks in North Carolina
Water Park · Hidden Gem · Water / Amusement Park
Ray's Splash Planet (often referred to as Ray's) is a Mecklenburg County, North Carolina funded water park located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The aquatic facility is operated by the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation department. Ray's Splash Planet is considered one of the largest indoor water parks in both of the Carolinas and is the largest water park in Charlotte, North Carolina, with over 29,000 square feet of space and using over 117,000 gallons of water at 87 degrees. The water is cleaned and sanitized through the use of chlorine, filtration and an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation system. There are multiple attractions including the Blue Comet, a three-story figure 8 slide, and other family friendly attractions like the Orbiter, Saturation Station, the Vortex, Meteor Showers, Moon Beach and the Sea of Tranquility. The water park also features a fitness center and gymnasium shared with the Irwin Academic Center, an educational center of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system. The first floor of the facility includes the pool area, locker rooms, birthday party classrooms and concessions stand. The second story includes the fitness center with an aerobics/dance studio. Access to the indoor gymnasium is also located on the second floor. Ray's Splash Planet is located on North Sycamore Street near Johnson & Wales University and is just off Interstate 77 in North Carolina in the Third Ward section of Uptown Charlotte. The water park opened on October 15, 2002 with help from Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation's partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Major competitors are Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina and Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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  • I am an adoption recruiter, which means I try to find permanent families for hard to place kids. I got passes to this venue from my boss, to use with one of my youth. He was doubtful until he got...  more »
  • I brought my two grandson's to Ray's during their summer break. What a great place: clean, lots of lifeguards on duty and activities for both a 7 year old & 13 year old. Bothe boys had fun and...  more »
  • Great fun for the family. My child loves it here. The varying water depths is great for young or nervous swimmers. We've been here on our own, for field trips and for birthday parties. Every time the staff was helpful and professional. The facility is always clean. I also use the gym. It is one of Charlotte's hidden gems. Recommended
  • Awesome facility! We had an 8yo birthday party and all the kids loved it! Year round fun for the whole family, attentive lifeguards and clean locker rooms. Definitely recommend this place!

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