Chill out – ‘Winter Wonderland’ runs Dec. 28 – 31 at Mount Rainier Pool

2015 Winter Waterland

Parents: We heard you!

After the Ho Ho Hos die down after Christmas, the rest of Winter Break often becomes just Ho-Hum. That’s why your Mount Rainier Pool is hosting four days of wet, wild fun between Christmas and New Year’s that we’re calling Winter Waterland.

Each day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. we’ll celebrate the end of the year with special events. Admission is just $3.75 per day. Come join us for one day or splurge for the whole celebration.

  • On Monday, Dec. 28 the theme will be ‘Tis the Season’s Sprinkles – it may well be raining outdoors, but we’re going to make it rain in the pool. We’ll have you singing in a warm gentle rain as the kids frolic with the usual pool toys. And there will be treats, too… with sprinkles, of course!
  • On Tuesday, Dec. 29, having fun will be as simple as black and white when our fine-feathered friends take over for the Penguin Paddle. We’ll have penguin beach balls and black and white treats to boot!
  • On Wednesday, Dec. 30, older kids who are allowed to swim in the deep end can practice their balance skills as we present the Winter Wobble Walk. See if they can make it across without falling in. Of course, they’ll have to do it while we’re shooting blasts of water at them! The treats? Wigglers and Jigglers, naturally!
  • On Thursday, Dec. 31, we’ll have our own version of the annual Polar Bear Plunges with a twist. The water temperature of Puget Sound this time of year is 47 degrees. You dive in and all you want to do is jump out. Instead, we’re offering Defrosting with Frosty – the pool will remain 84 degrees, but you can enjoy the sensation of floating with blocks of melting ice. You may even see an occasional top hat, lumps of coal for eyes or a carrot nose or two floating by. But there’ll certainly be snowman beach balls! Play around and then warm up with some hot chocolate!

It’ll be an arctic blast of fun for the whole family!

*Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. Children participating in the deep-water activities must pass a swim test for their safety.

A final note: Our goal is for you to bring your children in, and we’ll wear them out for you. To that end, we’re taking New Year’s Day off, so we’ll be closed after 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 and all day Jan.1 because the kids will have worn us out!

Happy Holidays from the staff at your Mount Rainier Pool!

Mount Rainier Pool is located at 22722-19th Ave. S. in Des Moines.


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