*My family was treated to an afternoon of water-ific fun at the new Buccaneer Cove at Boomers in Irvine. All opinions are mine.
To say the boys were excited about getting to try out the new Buccaneer Cove area at Boomers in Irvine was an understatement. They couldn’t wait to get there. We first heard about the new water slide area when we were playing miniature golf at Boomers right after school ended for summer. And, of course, you can see the brightly colored slides right from the 405 freeway. They couldn’t wait to see what it was all about.
Buccaneer Cove has a huge water play area in the center of the enclosed park which is surrounded on one side by cabanas and chairs and on the other side by the water slide tower. The cabanas need to be reserved ahead of time but are a really great idea for those of you who want or need to be in a bit of shade. It was easy to watch little kids play in this area, but be warned it is very easy to get wet here and if you need to chase after your kids for any reason, you most certainly will have to go directly through this area. So wear a suit! Even if you aren’t planning to get wet. You will.
There are 5 water slides, one of which is perfect for toddlers and smaller kids. You must be 36″ tall to ride the other four slides. 3 are covered and 1 is open air. There are no “pool” at the bottom of the slides so being a strong swimmer is not necessary. There are also several workers operating the slides and they are really great about safety and getting kids out of the way of the next rider. I was pretty impressed with them. [Read more...]