Magic Waters
Magic Waters
Near Rockford, IL
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Illinois Waterpark Joins the Six Flags Family

Magic Waters near Rockford, IL is now officially a Six Flags Waterpark


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The best way to experience Magic Waters is with a Season Pass! Come back all season long with opportunities to bring friends for free on select days, discounts on food and retail items and more. Want MORE? Check out our Membership Program. All the benefits of a Season Pass, and SO MUCH MORE! Extra discounts on nearly everything we have to offer, including access to all Six Flags properties across the nation. Click the link below to learn about these two great opportunities to get the most out of Magic Waters, a Six Flags Waterpark. 



Season Passes

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Exhilaration for All Ages

Magic Waters offers a consistent mix of entertaining attractions for families, teens and kids of all ages.

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Member Appreciation Day!

Join us on Sunday, June 16 for the first Member Appreciation Day at Magic Waters!

June 16 Event

Need to Know How to Find Us?

Need to know how to get to us? Find us at 7820 Cherryvale N Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016!

MW Rides

Magic Waters is home to 15 world-class water attractions, ranging from 11 heart-pounding water slides to the largest wave pool in Illinois to numerous children's splash and play zones. Did we mention they have a looping water slide? Check out the lineup of the newest waterpark in the Six Flags Family. 

Screaming Lizard water slide at Magic Waters

Screaming Lizard

Step inside an enclosed launch capsule and brave the most gut-wrenching countdown of your life... with a loop!

guests playing in wave pool

Tsunami Bay

Take a dip in the region’s largest wave pool with 707,000 gallons of water. This wave simulator generates ocean-sized waves in the middle of the park.

Girls on Tube Slide


Slip down unpredictable drops and surprising twists in a pitch dark tunnel.

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Tropical Twisters

You’ll start five stories above the waterpark where you'll splash, twist, and careen your way down to the bottom.

guests on double slide

Paradise Pipelines

Drop down over four stories and wind around curves to the splash pool at the bottom.

Tiki Island at Magic Waters

Tiki Island

Explore thousands of gallons of water fun in this family activity area.

guests on drop slide

Double Dare Drop

Plunge down in record time in a race with your friend next to you. You will splash all the way to the end with your heart still racing!

Guest on tube in Lazy River

Splash Magic River

Kick back and relax on an easygoing float past spouting geysers and all the best sites of the water park.

Man and child splashing at waterpark

Little Lagoon

Kids can spend the day splashing at this water playground.

guests in large tube going down slide

Typhoon Terror

Grab some friends and load into a jumbo tube to slide up the slick walls with every turn.

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Six Flags Membership

Become a Member

Membership offers unlimited admission, waterpark, and parking plus over 50 in-park benefits ranging from unlimited soft drinks to preferred parking to up to 50% off almost everything at the park.

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Season Passes

For a limited time, buy a Six Flags Great America Season Pass and get FREE Magic Waters and FREE Upgrade to Gold!

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One-Day Tickets

Save on daily tickets when you plan your visit in advance! Save up to $12.

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MW Jobs

Magic Waters Is Hiring!

Magic Waters is looking for hard-working, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are ready for a challenging and rewarding position with amazing benefits. Students, teachers, moms, dads, seniors, and individuals of all cultures are encouraged to apply. 

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Interested applicants should complete an online application. Please apply online prior to any hiring event to expedite your day and pre-schedule an interview. Click below to apply now:


Positions Include

Whether your idea of fun is working as a lifeguard, with computers and technology, serving delicious food — or maybe working at the top of our tallest slide, there’s something for everyone.

Food Service Team Members   
Finance Team Members 
Information Technology Team Members
Security Officers 
Maintenance Team Members


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General Information 

What types of jobs does Magic Waters offer and how do I apply?

Magic Waters offers jobs in various departments that are fun and fulfilling, whether they are for the season or for the long term. You may find this information and apply online on the Jobs page of our website.


What kinds of food does the park have?

Magic Waters has food for every taste. Grab a bite to eat at Surfside Café, Paradise Pizza or Tiki Tacos. Just need a snack, like a pretzel, churro or nachos? Try Beachside Funnel Cakes, Hawaiian Hideaway or the Snack Shack. Magic Waters will also offer Dippin’ Dots.

What is the mailing address and phone number?

Magic Waters 7820 Cherryvale N Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016

Is there WiFi or Internet access at Magic Waters?

Yes, we offer free WiFi throughout the park.

Park Information 

Can I bring my selfie stick or monopod into the park?

Selfie sticks, monopods, and similar items are not allowed inside Magic Waters and any Six Flags parks.

What happens if I lose something while at the park?

Magic Waters is cleaned after hours and items are turned into Guest Services but if a guest loses an item during the day on one of the slides, it should be reported to the Guest Services located in the center of the park. Guests may fill out a lost report and a lifeguard can search the ride for the item. Lost items are kept up to two weeks.

Are laser pointers permitted at Magic Waters?

For the safety of our Guests and employees, laser pointers are not permitted.

May I bring my own food and beverages into Magic Waters?

Food, Drinks and Coolers

Food, beverages, coolers and grills may not be brought into the park. The only food exceptions are for food allergies as described below and infant food, in non-glass jars. Magic Waters prohibits the use of grills and open flames in and around the property, including parking lots.

Food Allergies

Guests who suffer from sensitivities or life-threatening allergies may bring food into the park if they do not feel comfortable with the menu options available. In this case, the food must be limited to the individual with the allergy and may contain: two sealable sandwich bags (7x8 inches) and one snack to accommodate their visit (such as a piece of fruit, or a fruit bar, or a snack that fits in a sandwich bag). One small soft-sided cooler may be brought into the park to carry these items. No outside beverages are permitted. Please see Security or Guest Services at Magic Waters to receive a medical sticker.

Can I bring a folding chair into the park?

Yes, folding chairs are welcome inside the waterpark. We do have beach chairs and picnic tables located throughout the park for your convenience.

What happens if it rains?

While some rides and shows may close due to rain or wind, they are opened as soon as the weather clears. Refunds and rainchecks are not offered.

Are children’s play pens allowed inside of the waterpark?

Yes, play pens are welcome inside the waterpark. Large cribs are not permitted.

Can I rent my own tube for the day at Magic Waters?

Yes, we offer both daily tube rentals and season tube rentals for our Season Pass Holders and Members. The prices are as follows:
Daily Single Tube: $8
Daily Double Tube: $10
All Season Tube: $30
Daily Tube rentals are only available at the park. All Season Tube rentals are available at the park and online.

Can I bring arm floats, puddle jumpers, baby floats or other flotation devices to Magic Waters?

Any flotation device brought into the park must be US Coast Guard approved. Lifejackets are available free of charge. Our lifejackets are US Coast Guard approved and staff will fit all guests and children with the appropriately fitting lifejacket. Lifejackets are available at Tube Rental, next to the Tsunami Bay Wave Pool. All young swimmers and non-swimmers are encouraged to wear a properly fitted lifejacket while enjoying the waterpark.

Do you have any suggestions if our party gets separated?

Arrange a meeting place and time should your party become separated. All lost children are brought to Guest Relations. Lost parents are also directed to Guest Relations. Parents with lost children can fill out a lost child report. This report is relayed to all team members carrying radios throughout the park.

How do I re-enter the park if I have to leave for some reason?

Guests who leave the park and plan to return must get their hand stamped before they leave the park at the exit turnstiles. When Guests return to the park, they must enter through the main entrance turnstiles with a proper hand stamp or re-entry will not be allowed. This includes Members and Season Passholders. Season Passes and Memberships can only be scanned once per day. Transferring hand stamps is a violation of Six Flags policies and is strictly forbidden.

Is there a place to store my belongings inside the park?

Lockers are located next to the Snack Shack near the center of the park for a nominal daily rental fee. The prices are as follows:
Standard $12
Large $15
Jumbo $20
Payment for rentals can only be made at the location of the lockers in the park.

Are pets permitted at Magic Waters?

Pets are not permitted in the park. Many of our lodging partners gladly accept pets at their hotels. Trained service animals are welcome at our Six Flags Theme Parks. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. For the health and safety of your pet, do not leave it in your car for any length of time while visiting the park. Magic Waters will call Animal Services to rescue your pet at your expense, which may also result in prosecution.

For more information please visit the park and speak to a member of our team, or call 847-249-1776. 

Is smoking permitted in the park?

Magic Waters is a smoke-free environment. Smoking (including E-cigarettes) is prohibited everywhere within the Park.

Does Magic Waters have a dress code?

Waterpark Clothing

Appropriate bathing suits are required for guests using pools and slides at the waterpark. You must wear a lined swimsuit. No street clothes, cut-offs, athletic clothing or "thong" bikinis are allowed. In addition, swimwear with buttons, snaps, rivets or zippers is not allowed. Aqua-socks are allowed in the Tsuanami Bay Wavepool, Splash Magic River, Tiki Island and the Little Lagoon.

Young Children

To provide our guests with a high degree of health safety, all children age three and under must wear tightly fitting reusable plastic swim pants whether or not they are toilet-trained. Swim pants in a variety of prints and patterns are available for purchase in the gift shop. (Note: Commercial swim diapers such as Huggie's Little Swimmers are not acceptable without the tightly fitting reusable plastic swim pants worn over the top of them.)

Additional Information & Six Flags Policies

In keeping with our family-friendly atmosphere, and for health and safety reasons, Magic Waters and Six Flags strictly enforces this dress code. Please visit our Park Policies page for these Dress Code requirements.



Where can I find information for guests with disabilities?

Magic Waters offers water wheel chairs for guests to access our zero-depth attractions such as the Splash Magic River and Tsunami Bay Wave Pool. Stop by our First Aid Office for additional information.

Visit the Guest Services page for information on accessibility at Six Flags parks. With specific questions, please visit the park to speak with a member of our team.


Attraction Information 

Are there restrictions for guests with casts?

Guests with casts are not permitted on any water ride or attraction.

Are there rides for small children to enjoy?

There are multiple family friendly areas and splash zones for small children and families to enjoy together, including Little Lagoon and Tiki Island.

What is considered exceptional size where rides are concerned?

Safety is our number one priority. Guests with certain body proportions, height and/or weight may not be able to participate on certain rides if the safety restraints will not operate as designed. Specific ride information is available at the entrance to each ride and at Guest Services.

What is the loose article policy at Magic Waters?

Loose articles are not permitted on rides and should be left with non-riders or secured in lockers. Magic Waters and its employees are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Loose articles of any kind (including but not limited to sunglasses, hats, cell phones, etc.) may not be taken past the queue entrance.

Are their restrictions for guests with prosthetic devices?

There are restrictions on certain rides, depending on the prosthetic device. Please visit the park to speak with someone in Guest Services or call 847-249-1776.

What ride restrictions are there?

Typical safety restrictions include height requirements, health and safety advisories, and accessibility guidelines. These restrictions are listed on the specific ride pages throughout our website, and on signs posted at each ride.

Pricing and Admission 

Where can I buy a ticket or find out how much tickets are?

Tickets will be available for purchase online and at the ticket booths. You can save more by buying in advance. Follow the link below to purchase a ticket!


Where can I buy a Season Pass or Membership?

You can buy a Season Pass right here on our website. Follow the link below for more information!


Does Six Flags Great America offer a discount on admission for groups?

Yes, groups of 15 or more people are eligible for a group discount. You may visit the Groups page, or call 847-249-1952 for group information. Don't forget to call for special large group rates for 100 or more. Annually, we host hundreds of groups from businesses, schools, unions, churches and social organizations. Call 847-249-1952 today to book your memorable event, or submit a request for someone on our Sales team to call you.


Do you offer a non-rider discount?

No, Magic Waters is a pay one price facility. Because of the breadth of entertainment offered for all ages, Magic Waters & Six Flags maintains the pay-one-price policy for all Guests to enjoy the rides, slides, shows, and other entertainment.

I’ve lost my Season Pass or Member ID Card, what can I do?

Your Magic Waters Season Pass or Member ID Card can only be replaced by visiting Guest Relations at the South Gate in person on any Park operating day. The replacement fee is $5.

What if I have an unused Season Pass from a prior season?

Unfortunately, 2018 Season Passes are not valid at Magic Waters. Purchase a 2019 Season Pass or Membership for the best value at Magic Waters.

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Park FAQs 

Is there a Magic Waters only Season Pass?

Yes, there is a Magic Waters only Season Pass. It grants admission only to Magic Waters for the season. It can be found on our Season Pass page.


Does my Six Flags pass get me into Magic Waters?

To find out if your pass gets you into Magic Waters, as well as view other discounts, check out your portal! If you have a Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond, or Diamond Elite Membership, your pass will get you into Magic Waters. If you have a Six Flags Great America or Magic Waters Combo Season Pass, your pass will get you into Magic Waters.


I already bought a Magic Waters Season Pass and/or Dining Pass for 2019. Will it work?

For guests with a Rockford Park District 2019 Magic Waters Season Pass, communication on the process to receive the correct pass has gone out, so please check your emails for a note from Magic Waters & Six Flags with instructions on the process. If you have a current Rockford Park District 2019 Magic Waters Season Pass and have not received any email from us, please give us a call at 847-249-1776. Magic Waters Dining Passes will be converted to Six Flags level Premium Dining Passes. This level gets each Dining Pass Holder lunch, dinner, snack, and an All Season Drink Bottle.

Does my child need a Season Pass or ticket?

Children two years old and younger receive free admission to Magic Waters. A guest does not need a season pass until turning three years old. Once your child is three years old, the price would be the same as the other passes. If your two-year old is going to turn three during the current season, then we recommend buying the pass now, as it is usually cheaper than it will be later in the season.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking costs $10 for each vehicle at Magic Waters.
Guests with Gold level Season Passes or guests with Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond, or Diamond Elite Memberships have parking included on their pass.
We will also offer an All Season Parking Pass both online and at the park for $40 each.

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