2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calveton, NY 11933
(631) 727- 3600
DescriptionSplish Splash is located at Splish Splash Drive in Calverton, NY. Twelve handicapped (van)-accessible spaces are located in the main parking lot. If directed to a farther lot, tell the person at the gate and he/she will direct you to the correct lot. If parking in one of the outer lots, trams are available to get to the main entrance.
Concrete paths weave throughout the park. Some spots are hilly, some steeper than others. Ramps as well as steps lead to several areas. Much of the park is accessible. Some pools have lifts. There are many places to sit. You will find many food options throughout the park, as well as a picnic area.
Multi-stall restrooms, with large handicapped-accessible stalls and baby-changing stations are located throughout the park (check map of park).
- Number of handicapped spaces: 12
Location of handicapped spaces: main parking lot
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: handicapped spaces are close to main gate
Transportation to venue offered: trams from outer lots
Terrain: some paces hillier than others within the park
Places to rest: plenty of seats within the park
Paths and walkways: concrete
Location of handicapped entrance: main gate
Doors: no doors
Ramps: to several areas that also have steps
Steps and staircases: steps to access many of the attractions
Width of aisles: plenty of space
Places to sit: lots of seating throughout the park
Location of restrooms: located in three separate areas
Type of restroom: large, multi-stall with two, large, handicapped stalls in each
Ease of entry and exit: extremely easy, there are no doors
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: a vareity of food options throughout - as well as a picnic area
Friendliness of staff: my guide was lovely - assume that rest of staff is the same
“Splish Splash has been a family destination for 26 years. It is 96 acres of fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction… There are also shows and various food options of every appetite and diet.” (website)
Splish Splash is open only on weekends so far this season, but I was fortunate enough to be invited for a tour of this wonderful venue. I must confess that I had never been to a water park, so I did not know exactly what to expect. As I drove down Splish Splash Drive, I passed several large parking lots with trams waiting for guests to arrive next weekend. I made my way to the main parking lot, with 12 handicapped spaces close to the entrance. If you need one of these spaces, or to drop a passenger off, just tell the person at the gate and they will direct you here.
As my gracious hostess and I walked the park, she pointed out the handicapped-accessible features. Much of the park is accessible, with a good selection of activities for those with special needs. Paved walkways, some a bit hilly, lead everywhere. There are bridges to get to some areas, and ramps, as well as steps, to others. I saw kiddie areas, wave pools, rivers and beaches. Some of the pools have handicapped-accessible lifts to enter the water. I also saw slides for thrill seekers. “The Riptide Racer” and “Bomb’s Away” (new this year) are definitely not for me! I saw two-person tubes, which are more my speed. There is also a “Parrots of The Caribbean Show,” with four show times daily.
The variety of food options make sure there is something for everyone. If none of those options work for you, there is even a picnic grove.
Three, multi-stall restrooms, with easy entry and exits, are located in different areas of the park. Each has two, large, handicapped-accessible stalls at either end of the restroom.
For more information, and/or to discuss your individual needs please call the park at (631) 727–3600 and they will be happy to help you. If my lovely host was any indication of what to expect from the people working here, you can expect a wonderful experience.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.splishsplash.com , when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”