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“Fun for kids, top platform closed due to new regulations.”

Point Mallard Waterpark
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Water park, playground, beach and mini-golf course.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is simply a good place for kids, and teens. It isn't six flags, it is a small, local theme park. It is a little overpriced, but the half price days are worth it. The top diving platform was closed due to new regulations on pool depth based on dive height (NO ONE DIED) and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. It is worth a visit if you are in the area, but don't plan a special trip to the area for a visit.

Thank Jamie G
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a little steep to get in on a regular visit, the price is $20 a person. Season Pass for the summer for one person is $99 and $300 for a family of four, but there are two times a year that Point Mallard will give passes away at $55 per person. Check their website for those dates. They also sell a cup for the price of $25 that has free refills for the entire season. Which is better then buying drinks all day at the park. You can bring your own drinks and food inside the park or get a wristband and exit the park and go to a local place to eat, and the wristband will get you readmitted at no extra cost. I suggest you write your child’s name all over the cup with permanent marker so in case it gets lost, you may be able to recover it.

Thank Heather W
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

You need to stay more than two hours to get your money's worth, but if you like water parks that shouldn't be a problem. I do like how on the lazy river, the life guards don't say anything to you for holding onto the float next to you. Lake Winnie in Chattanooga won't let you do that, but if you're a couple you kinda want to stay together (don't you?) It seems to be better if you come as soon as it opens, because it tends to gets crowded mid-day and early afternoon. I would highly advise bringing your own $5 ring float / inner tube (a cheap one that you don't mind loosing). They have some floats for use, but you have to wait on someone to put them down, or you can just rent a clear one if you're willing to pay. However it doesn't seem as though opportunistic individuals looking to snatch one mind that you were the one who paid to rent it. They do have lockers for rent ($8) but it's small as you would expect. Mainly just big enough for towels and valuables. They also have concessions available. My recommendation is to eat before you come, get there early to avoid the larger crowds, and then when you leave, just wrap a towel around yourself instead of worrying about trying to cram everything into a super-small locker and changing. In the Alabama heat, you'll be half dry by the time you get to your vehicle anyways.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Always clean and well maintained. Friendly service. Surrounding area around waterpark always well maintained

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My top complaint about Point Mallard is that the attractions seem ridiculously spread out, but that is mainly the function of being on a long thin piece of property.

The wave pool is quite good, but often crowded. There is a fairly large Duck pond area which is good for families with smaller children. The Olympic pool is only notable for the diving platforms (only the lower two are open). The lazy river tend to be very crowded and sometimes the water looks pretty grungy. There is a sand beach on the Tennessee River and a volleyball area.

There are two sets of water slides. One slide is at the Olympic pool. It uses a two person inner tube and is a fairly quick ride (the line is fairly long and somewhat slow most times). The rest of the water slides at just past the lazy river. There are three traditional water slides (though they use tubes rather than mats). These are not bad, but I recommend renting a tube ($5 per tube for the day) so you don’t have to wait for someone else to hand one off. The tubes can also be used in the wave pool or lazy river. There are also 2 speed slides and a bowl slide.

Outside food or drinks are prohibited and in park prices are ridiculously high. There is a picnic pavilion outside the West entrance where you can have lunch if you prefer to bring your own.

Monday thru Thursday is half price unless it is a holiday.

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