Rushing through the wet at Kool Runnings

If you’ve seen the film Cool Runnings, you’ll know it’s about the Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team.  Not only did the film inspire not many Jamaicans to take up bobsledding, but it also had a Jamaican water park named after it.

Home to the Caribbean’s most diverse and invigorating fun park experience, Kool Runnings is a unique, attraction located along Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, just walking distance from most major hotels in the area. Part of the World Water Park Association as well as the Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions it is the largest water park of its kind in Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean and a family friendly and culturally responsible facility catering to locals and visitors alike.

Built on 5 acres of prime property in Negril with a capacity of up to 2500 patrons Kool Runnings Water Park is the only water park in Jamaica. It features 10 amazing water slides, a quarter mile of lazy river, Captain Mikie’s Coconut Island for the kids, great food and games galore. You can also stop over at Anancy Village to enjoy the go-kart and bungee trampoline, and to have an all round Jamaican cultural experience. The thrilling water slides, heart pumping non aquatic rides, breathtaking grounds and themed restaurants as well as the entertainment combine to provide an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Enjoy the diversity of the rides which cater to every taste imaginable, from the laid back to the adrenaline junkie. The “Rio Bueno” ride allows guests to meander effortlessly around the park for a little more than a quarter of a mile on a glistening lazy river, while traveling under various bridges in this oasis built to emulate the lush Jamaican countryside. The “Duppy Conqueror” is the fastest speed slide featuring a 105 ft. leap from a 40 ft. tower.

The “Jamaica Bobsled” is a crowd favourite; named as a tribute to our famous Jamaican Bobsled Team this amazing ride features a host of thrilling twists and turns. You can ride alone in a single tube or take two or three of your friends in a double or triple tube. If these weren’t enough to get you going the “Green Grotto’ ride (named after Jamaica’s most famous cave and underwater lake) comes equipped with a state of the art 3-D electronic system combined with virtual reality imaging and audio technology to give a Create-Your-Own-Ride experience. Choose the theme you would like to experience as you go through and upon activation, simply press a button to start the ride of your life! Kool Runnings Water Park is one of the few places in the world you can experience this.

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