Park Rules

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Citing the most recent public health orders by the State of California and the County of San Diego addressing public gatherings during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Vista’s Wave Waterpark 2020 season is pausing operations indefinitely. When it is safe to gather again, we will be ready to welcome you back and be privileged to serve you, our community. More information is available on our COVID-19 page.


The Wave strives to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience. Listed below are the park rules to be aware of during your visit. In addition, please be aware that each attraction has posted rules for your safety.  Thank you for help keeping The Wave safe! Click here to learn more about Water Safety!

Please do not enter the park with coolers, food, beverages, radios, external music, pets, or glass. rules-10
Ride restrictions do apply. Please read all signs and listen to all lifeguard instructions before riding. Persons not following ride rules are subject to removal from the park.

Personal floatation devices, toys, masks, snorkels, flippers and mermaid fins will not be allowed in the attractions or pools.

Smoking (including e-cigs) is not permitted inside the park.
Appropriate swimwear is required & determined by management. No pants, visible undergarments, transparent attire, denim, thongs, g-strings, or brazilian style suits are allowed. rules-12
Parents / Guardians are responsible for their children who choose to exit the park unattended.
Some attractions may require riders to be free of rivets, lifevests, footwear and eyewear. rules-13
The Wave is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles. Lost and found is located at The Wave Shack. Please designate a group meeting spot as we are unable to page guests.
Please no running or horseplaying. Aggressive or abusive behavior and profanity are not permitted. rules-14
All rides and attractions close fifteen minutes before park closing.

Please no diving. Underwater breath holding activities are not permitted.

Please do not drink the pool water. Please shower before entering the pool.
Lifevests are provided and we recommend weak or non-swimmers wear a lifevest at all times. rules-16
Lifeguard testing / training is an ongoing part of our safety program. Use of submersible mannequins and live active guests may occur during your visit.
Diaper aged children must wear a waterproof swim diaper in order to participate in attractions. Please do not change diapers on the pool deck. rules-camera
Cameras are not allowed on any attraction or in use in the restrooms. Please keep photos / videos to within your own party.
Chairs and shade are available on a first come, first serve basis. rules-17
Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Hours and attraction availability are subject to change without notice. General admission tickets are not valid for special events.
Security cameras are in use. By entering the facility, each guest grants The Wave the right to videotape or photograph him/her on park property without payment or consideration. rules-18
Ticket or Season Pass is required for admission. Handstamp must accompany ticket or pass for re-entry. Re-admission is not guaranteed based on park capacity numbers.

Thank you & enjoy your visit!