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Water Country, Portsmouth

Water Park · Hidden Gem · Water / Amusement Park
Water Country is a water park located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. It opened in 1984 and was owned by the Samuels family until they were bought out by Festival Fun Parks in 2000. The park is now owned by Palace Entertainment and has a number of slides and swimming pools that range for all ages. Their commercials feature a jingle that has remained the same since the park opened in 1984. The melody is reminiscent of Mungo Jerry's 1970 hit "In the Summertime". It was composed by Tom Roussell in 1985 while working for Kevin Tracey Productions and later re-recorded when the original 10 year license expired.

Water Country allows its guests to bring picnic lunches into the park. A number of picnic areas are available at various points throughout the park. Alcoholic beverages and smoking, however, are prohibited in the park, as are glass containers. Water Country's mascot was a polar bear named Patches, but Patches was given to Water Country's sister park, Lake Compounce in Connecticut. Water Country no longer has a mascot, but now operates with a surfing theme.
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  • My family and I went today. The park was clean and the attendants were very nice. The wave pool was a ton of fun. Food was good. Decent portion sizes for the price you pay. I would skip the fried dough next time. Other then that we had a blast and we will be going back.
  • Clean, well maintained with attractions suitable for all ages. Huge emphasis on safety, no glass allowed in park and only USCG approved flotation devices allowed. You can bring your own food and use their shaded picnic tables. For an amusement park, the food was reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly and watched the kids like a hawk. I recommend reading the park info for prohibited items and activities. See their website. My favorite water park (except for Disney's). This is my third summer bringing bus loads (100-150) of kids, worth every penny! Go, spend the day, and have a great time.

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