When it comes to summer fun, you can’t go wrong with a round of mini-golf or a day spent soaking up the sun at the local water park. This summer, Palm Springs has visitors covered on both fronts, with a rocking new indoor mini-golf course and a new look to the city’s premier water park.
Water Park Fun
Meanwhile, Palm Springs’ favorite water park is debuting a new look this summer as the former Knott's Soak City transitions into Wet ’n’ Wild. Water slides, rides and other water features will remain the same, despite the name change.
Kahuna's Beach House at Wet 'n' Wild in Palm Springs — Photo courtesy of Wet 'n' Wild
Aside from the new name, the water park also features a new ride that will let visitors try their hand at hanging 10 in the middle of the desert: Flow Rider. Your choice of body board or flow board will put your surf skills to the test, as you try to keep your balance on the simulated waves.
Other ways to cool off at Wet ’n’ Wild include the 600-foot Sunset River, the daring Pacific Spin raft ride and the family-friendly Kahuna's Beach House, with water curtains, hose jets and a 1,000-gallon dropping bucket.
Dive-in Movies will also return to the wave pool this summer, offering a way for families to cool off after dark while watching some of their favorite releases. This summer’s movie line-up includes Frozen, The Amazing Spiderman, The Lego Movie and Grown Ups 2.
Dive-In Movies are shown at dusk on a giant screen next to the pool, and the park stays open until 10 p.m. For the full schedule, check out the Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs website.
Pacific Spin, a fun raft ride at Wet 'n' Wild — Photo courtesy of Wet 'n' Wild
Palm Springs loves its golf, but it’s never seen anything quite like the neon lights and electric guitar-lined holes of Rock ’n’ Roll Mini Golf, which recently opened in La Quinta. This 18-hole indoor course is bringing the best of ‘70s and ‘80s rock and roll to mini golf, with plenty of neon-lit characters and music-themed art throughout this black light-lit course.
Visitors can try their swing against the iconic KISS tongue, a bridge of flames and a killer drum set, to name a few of the rock and roll obstacles that await.
After ruling the course, grab your quarters and head to the facility’s arcade for a second dose of childhood, as you scramble for tickets on classic arcade games. Plenty of prizes are also available for you to take home a souvenir of your rocking day out.
Inside Rock 'n' Roll Mini Golf — Photo courtesy of Rock 'n' Roll Mini Golf