The Arizona Grand Water Park has a little something for everyone. It will keep the kids happy and entertained but also has a relaxed vibe for adults that most water parks don’t have. This is a grown up water park that the kids will still love.
The Arizona Grand Resort Water Park is primarily available as an amenity for the guests staying at the hotel, but read below to find out how you can get access without having to stay at the hotel. I’ve also included an insiders tip on how to save money when buying your day pass!
The Oasis Water Park is one of the largest water parks in Arizona and spans an impressive seven acres and features a variety of attractions, including eight-story thrill slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and an oversized hot tub. There are also private cabanas available to rent, which provide a comfortable and shaded spot to relax and take a break from the sun.
- The Oasis Water Park at Arizona Grand Resort
- Accommodations at the Arizona Grand Resort
- Dining at the Arizona Grand Resort
- Frequently Asked Questions
The resort is on the southeast side of Phoenix and is located at 8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway. It’s easily accessible from both the airport and major highways. The overall resort is large with multiple buildings including accommodations, a big convention center, a spa and of course, the water park!
In case you have kids old enough to go to the water park on their own and you’d prefer a few hours at the mall instead of laying by the pool, the Arizona Mills Mall, which features over 185 stores, is just a short drive away. The Arizona Grand also has several dining options on site, including the Lobby Grill, Aunt Chilada’s, and Rustler’s Rooste, which offers a unique dining experience with a western theme.
The Oasis Water Park at Arizona Grand Resort
Attractions at the Arizona Grand Water Park
The Arizona Grand Hotel Water Park has multiple pools. The coolest pool is probably the Oasis Wave Pool, which as you can probably guess, is a fully functioning wave pool to keep things interesting. The pool is 8,500 square feet and has waves that can reach up to 6 feet tall. A wave pool isn’t something you can usually find at a hotel water park.
In addition to the wave pool, there is also a 950 ft lazy river called Zuni River which runs throughout the water park. All the pools and as well as the lazy river have heated water (around 80 degrees) which is much appreciated on those colder days.
Speaking of colder days, there is also a hot tub called Caliente Springs which will accommodate 25 people to keep you warm. That is located next to the splash pad (Wild Cat Springs) and an activity pool for kids.
If you’re a hotel guest, there are also three other pools at the resort: the Sedona Pool, the Mountainside Pool, and the Camelback Pool. These pools are perfect for those who want a pool experience away from the water park.
Slides at the Arizona Grand Water Park
The Arizona Grand Water Park has three impressive slides. The first is a 300 foot long Sidewinder which is the most tame of the three as is mostly curves to keep the speed tame and starts from a lower starting point with only a 31 foot drop. The other two slides are both over 220 foot drops from the top of the tower. These two slides, the Free Fall and Roadrunner, drop 51 feet. According to the Oasis Water Park’s website, the slides can get up to 40 mph.
While not totally relevant to the slide experience, I like how the slides are a natural white color and match the overall water park and resort really nicely. This makes the water park feel even more sophisticated compared to most water parks that are fun colours and targeted mostly towards kids.
Keep in mind that you need to be 48” tall to ride the slides at the Oasis Water Park.
The water park is primarily intended for hotels, but thanks to Resort Pass, it’s available for anyone. Resort Pass gives you access to the water park for the day without requiring you to stay at the hotel.
The prices for a day pass at the Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand vary based on a few factors.
- Weekday (Monday through Thursday):
- Adults (13+): $55 – $65
- Children (3-12 years old): $45 – $55
- Peak Dates (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays):
- Adults (13+): $85 – $100
- Children (3-12 years old): $75 – $99
Children under three years old are free with an accompanying adult.
If you’re not 100% committed to the water park, it seems like you can save some money by booking last minute. Just keep in mind that doing this is a gamble and you could end up paying more or they could sell out of passes. However, if you haven’t booked yet but are considering, check out the pricing on Resort Pass to see if you can get a deal (and be sure to check out my Insider Tip below to potentially save even more)!
While these prices are more than you will pay at other water parks like Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, keep in mind that while there are less slides and attractions here, the experience is much nicer. Here you will get towel service included, premium loungers, free parking, outdoor showers, free wifi and more!
If you’re looking for a more private experience at the water park, then you should consider renting a cabana. The resort has 20+ cabanas that are available for rent. They come with comfortable seating and a table for dining. Cabanas are perfect for families or groups of friends who want a more private space to relax and enjoy the water park.
Cabanas can also be reserved through Resort Pass for people who are not staying at the resort. Similar to the day passes, these range in prices based on demand.
- Gila Cabanas (up to eight people): $250 – $700 per day
- Pacifico Cabanas (up to eight people): $300 – $700 per day
- Island Cabana (up to eight people): $300 – $1,000 per day
Water Park Dad’s Insider Tip
When booking on Resort Pass, you can sometimes save money by purchasing a cabana or reserved chair versus the individual day passes.
For example, I found a date in April when the Gila Cabana was $250 for the day and included 8 day passes. That works out to just over $30 per person versus the posted rate for individual day passes of $65 per person. Even if you don’t have eight people, it could still be cheaper! Not to mention you’ll get a cabana with VIP check in, free water bottles and an air cooler.
If you have a smaller group, you could consider doing a reserved pool chair. In this case the day pass was $100 per person while the reserved pool chair was only $75. You save $25 per person AND you get a reserved (cushioned) lounge chair!
Here’s an example:
Oasis Water Park Hours of Operation
Since the water park is all outdoors, it’s only open seasonally. It is typically open March through September with some select weekends in February or October. You’ll want to check their website for more information.
Dive In Movies
On Friday nights in the summer, the Oasis Water Park hosts Dive In Movies. For the 2023 season, you can find the movie details on the Oasis Water Park website.
Accommodations at the Arizona Grand Resort
While I didn’t stay at the resort when I was at the water park, we walked around the property while we were there. I was really impressed by how big it was and how relaxing it felt. The resort offers 744 rooms, including one- and two-bedroom private villas. Each suite is air-conditioned (it is the desert after all…) and includes free wi-fi.
Most rooms include wristbands to the water park for four guests, but some of the larger suites include wristbands for six or even eight guests. If you need more wristbands, hotel guests can purchase two additional wristbands per room for an additional fee.
For those members of your family who may prefer to stay dry, the resort also offers an award-winning 18-hole golf course. The course is designed to challenge players of all skill levels and offers stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape.
Guests can also enjoy the spa and fitness center. The spa offers a variety of treatments to help guests relax and rejuvenate. The fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and offers a variety of fitness classes for guests to participate in.
Overall, the accommodations at the Arizona Grand Resort are much nicer than your average water park hotel. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure, the Arizona Grand is a great option.
Dining at the Arizona Grand Resort
The Arizona Grand Resort has six on-site dining options, each with its own unique atmosphere and menu. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual breakfast, a quick lunch, or a romantic dinner, there’s something for everyone.
The Lobby Grill is a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The open-air kitchen and wood-fire oven create dishes with natural ingredients from local purveyors. The menu features classic American cuisine with a Southwestern twist, such as the signature Arizona Grand Burger and the Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas.
For a more unique dining experience, visit the Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse. This Western-themed restaurant offers stunning views of the city and live entertainment on the weekends. The menu features a variety of steaks, seafood, and game meats, as well as vegetarian options.
Looking for something more casual? Try the Aunt Chilada’s Cantina. This colorful restaurant serves up classic Mexican dishes and margaritas in a fun, festive atmosphere. The outdoor patio is a great spot to enjoy the Arizona sunshine while sipping on a cold drink.
If you’re looking for a quick bite, the Marketplace Cafe is the perfect spot. This grab-and-go cafe serves up sandwiches, salads, and snacks, as well as Starbucks coffee and other beverages.
For a sweet treat, head to the Lobby Cafe. This cozy cafe serves up pastries, gelato, and other desserts. It’s the perfect spot to relax and indulge after a day at the water park.
Finally, the Lobby Bar is a great spot to grab a drink and unwind after a long day at the water park. The bar features a variety of beers, wines, and cocktails, as well as a small menu of snacks.
The Arizona Grand is a true resort as it has many options for eating and drinking. It all depends on what you’re looking for!
My experience at the Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand was great. The park has a wide variety of attractions for all ages. Both the overall resort and the water park specifically are well-maintained and the staff were great to deal with.
If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to cool off during the hot Arizona summer, I recommend visiting the Arizona Grand Resort Water Park. The park has something for everyone – the kids will have fun on the slide tower and in the wave pool while parents can relax in the lazy river or in a cabana.
This water park is a much more peaceful experience than something like Hurricane Harbor Phoenix which has more intense rides and can be more chaotic versus the laid back resort feel of the Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Pools Does The Arizona Grand Have?
Seven Pools. The Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand Resort has a wave pool, lazy river, activity pool and splash pad. There are also three additional pools at the resort: Sedona, Mountainside and Camelback.
How Tall is The Water Slide at Arizona Grand Resort?
The top level of the Slide Canyon Tower at the Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand Resort is 8 stories tall. The Free Fall and Roadrunner slides (the two tallest at the water park) feature a 51 foot drop. The Sidewinder which is a more tame slide is only a 31 foot drop and starts from midway up the slide tower.
How Much Are The Pool Bands For Arizona Grand Resort?
The wristbands are included for guests of the hotel, but day passes are available through Resort Pass. The prices vary depending on demand, but generally range between $55 to $100 depending on age and the day of the week. You can learn more here.
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