MomMomOnTheGo and crew headed out to BC’s newest Amusement Park, Cultus Lake Adventure Park, for a day of fun. Our group was made up of two adults, an 8 year old girl, and a 9 year old girl.
Cultus Lake Adventure Park is located right at Cultus Lake, beside the Lake and across the street from Cultus Lake Waterpark. It is about a one hour drive from Vancouver.
I am absolutely impressed with Cultus Lake Adventure Park for a number of reasons….
*Looks impressively well kept.
*Great use of area as they fit so much into the space they have.
*No admittance fee. It is a pay as you use park by way of tokens or an all day wristband.
*Staff is friendly.
One of the most impressive aspects of Cultus Lake Adventure Park is the fact that parents do not need to pay to attend the park with their children unless they want to go on rides as well. This approach is very different to other amusement parks that I have been to. Normally to just get through the gate, you have to pay, but not at Cultus Lake Adventure Park. I absolutely love that you only have to pay for those that are actually going to go on the rides. This approach makes a day out at Cultus Lake Adventure Park affordable.
Your first decision at the park will be whether to purchase tokens or the all day, or night rider passes. This is all dependent on how many rides your children will go on. Personally I have a Little One that is crazy about rides, so the only way to go for us is the all day pass.
Here are the prices for each option…
Of course the number of different rides that your children can go on is all dependent on their height. The key height for the park seems to be 42 inches for the majority of rides. There are a couple where you have to be 48 inches. There are a few rides as well that children can go on at 36 inches if accompanied by an adult. Here is the chart to break all the height restrictions down.
Within the Adventure Park is the Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf, which is a mini golf course. If you purchase a wristband for the rides, then the mini golf is only $5 for those players with the wristband. Otherwise, the mini golf is $10 per player. You can enter the park and just go do the Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf, so if you are in the area and want to just do mini golf, head into the park and go right to the Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf check in window.
The Giggle Ridge Adventure Park is really well done, clean, and popular.
The Cultus Lake Adventure Park in my opinion is geared for families that have kids ages between 5 and 13. There were older kids at the park, but I did notice that they only went on the couple of more extreme rides and then were done for the day. My Little One at 8 years old, did not go on the more daring rides where you are upside down such as the Round Up or the Windmill Drop that shoots up and down.
My Little One had a number of absolute favorites at Cultus Lake Adventure Park that she kept returning to for ride after ride. Her most favorite ride was the Runaway Mine Train which is a roller coaster.
The Fraser Valley’s newest and most impressive landmark is the Cultus Lake Adventure Park Runaway Mine Train Roller Coaster! Climb aboard at the classic Train Station in the North West side of the park and climb more than 20 Meters above Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf course before dropping, curling, and coasting along 1000 ft of exhilirating track. Hold on tight and hope your ride doesn’t end as it did for the old engine teetering in the cliffs at the entrance to the station!
If you look at the photo above, you can see the Runaway Mine Train with the Round Up in the background.
The next favorite ride was the Blastin Barrels.
This explosive mini-coaster ride is reminiscent of a real mine shaft rail that whizzes and spins you along in barrel-shaped carts blasted and scattered through the abondanded mine shaft left to us by the fabled Giggle Ridge Mine Company. Its a great starter coaster for the youngins’ to be sure… but it ain’t for ‘faint-of-heart’ elders neither!
An all time park favorite is the Bumper Boats that you drive on water, bump into each other, but also spray each other.
A great thing about the Bucky’s Bumper Boats is that spectators can put a quarter in the sprayers on the sidelines and spray your Little Ones as they ride around. Here is a tip though…..you get wet as well and based on my experience, the spectator gets more wet than those in the boats. My Little One figured out that if she came to the side close enough, that I could not spray her, but that she could get me soaked. 🙂 It was a great way to stay cool while I walked the park drying off!
Above Bucky’s Bumper Boats was another one of my Little One’s favorite rides, the Wave Swinger.
Try out this swingset with a twist! Instead of rocking back and forth at an ordinary playground, come to our Adventure playground and soar high above the water hazards below, and graze past the Summit Mountainside as you swirl around on our truly one-of-a-kind, signature ride: Cultus Lake Wave Swinger! This swing-set was custom designed for Cultus Lake, and proudly displays breath-taking landscape portraits of our local surroundings! Stay late and watch this ride light up the night.
I have only touched on a couple of the rides at Cultus Lake Adventure Park. There are a great amount of rides including some for the fainter of heart, such as the Balloon Adventure, Carousel, Wagon Wheel, and Wilderness Trail. You can check out all the rides on the Cultus Lake Adventure Park website. Information about each ride is on the website as well and will provide the detail you probably need to help determine if your riders will like the ride or not and if they are tall enough.
You can also find out more about Cultus Lake Adventure Park here….
Cultus Lake Adventure Park and Waterpark are running a giveaway right now. Throughout the summer share your day at the park on social media. Every Wednesday they will go on Instagram / Twitter / Facebook and pick a winner who has tagged using the hashtag #cultusadventure (or #cultuslakeadventurepark) with a photo of their day at the park. The winner will receive 2 All-Day Unlimited Ride Wristbands and 2 Giggle Ridge Mini Golf Vouchers, good for the 2015 season!
Overall, MomMomOnTheGo and crew absolutely LOVED Cultus Lake Adventure Park. We spent the day there, had a ton of fun on the rides and all for a very affordable day out. This will become a yearly tradition for sure in my household. Don’t tell my kids this, but it is actually affordable enough and enough fun to allow for multiple summer trips to enjoy Cultus Lake Adventure Park.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided access to the park and rides for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies, products, and services that she loves.