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Accessibility Information

Safe, enjoyable, and inclusive family fun!

Our Accessibility Guide is a helpful resource to assist in planning your day and making informed decisions about the various attractions, rides, services, and amenities in our park.

Children enjoying Waldameer Park

Accessibility at Waldameer & Water World

Waldameer & Water World is dedicated to providing safe and inclusive experiences to as many guests as possible. For those in need of helpful accessibility accommodations and detailed health/physical criteria for attractions, we strongly encourage reading through our Accessibility Guide below as well as general facility information found Park Amenities and Polices page also linked below.

Ride Accessibility Program – NEW For 2024

Beginning in 2024, all guests requesting helpful accommodations at our amusement park rides will need to register for the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) at at least two days in advance of their first visit of the season. Once complete and approved, the card will be provided digitally and valid for one calendar year. Registering for an IBCCES Accessibility Card is absolutely FREE and is recognized for accommodations at dozens of amusement and theme parks worldwide!

How to use your IBCCES Card at Waldameer:

  • Upon arriving to Waldameer, present IBCCES Card on your phone or printed form at Guest Service by Merry-Go-Round or Park Office to receive a yellow wristband.
  • A guest with a yellow wristband may access rides using accessible entrances and may be accommodated by up to three additional guests with paid admission. The guest wearing the yellow wristband must ride for members of their accompanying party to also access the attraction utilizing the accessible entrance.
  • Guests needing assistance to transfer to and from ride vehicles must make necessary arrangements with their accompanying party.
  • Guests using accessible entrances are subject to the same safety policies as those utilizing the standard entrance queue.
  • A yellow-wristband does not allow a guest to bypass queues in Water World.

IBCCES Accessibility Card FAQs

Sensory Information

By nature, amusement and water parks are active environments with varying exposures to loud noises, flashing lights, and crowds. Attractions and areas with higher and lower exposure to these environmental factors are listed below:

Service Animals

Certified service animals are welcome throughout Waldameer & Water World. Service Animals must always be under the owner’s control and cleaned up after. Emotional support animals, therapy animals, and pets are not permitted inside Water World.

For health and safety reasons, service animals are not allowed on any rides or into the water in Water World. While experiencing attractions, service animals may not be left unattended or in the care of Waldameer Team Members. It is recommended guests visiting with a service animal are accompanied by a companion who can take care of the animal while they use an attraction.

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