Earlier this month, a new waterpark in North Texas celebrated its grand opening. Living up to its name, Epic Waters in Grand Prairie officially opened its doors on January 12. Managed by American Resort Management of Erie, Penn., the 80,000 square foot indoor waterpark will be part of the greater “Grand Central Project,” which will include a ten-acre, all-inclusive playground, and a 120,000 square foot recreation center. Featuring a retractable roof by OpenAir and double lane FlowRider, the facility also hosts three “first of its kind” attractions designed and built by WhiteWater West Industries: The “Lasso Loop,” which is the nation’s tallest indoor AquaLoop slide; the “Yellow Jacket Drop,” a fusion inner tube; and the “Aquanaut,” which is the first double-rider inner tube slide. There’s also an activity pool and children’s play area, as well as luxurious cabanas and a full-service bar and café. Topping it all off is the longest indoor lazy river in Texas.

Patrons seeking a respite from the raging waters can find additional entertainment at the adjacent 4,000 square foot arcade filled with a combination of new and retro games. There’s even meeting and birthday rooms and a unique setting for curriculum and learning. Field trips and group visits also will allow students to learn all about the inner-workings of waterparks, general water safety, and how to be aware of their surroundings at public waterparks, pools as well as their own neighborhood or backyard pool.

The new waterpark was built to be in tandem with The Epic, a 120,000-acre state-of-the-art lifestyle and recreation center filled with a variety of amenities including a culinary arts kitchen, a complete adventure track, an artist-in-residence, a recording studio and a radio station, a culinary cooking theater, film-editing bays, and a performing arts theater and outdoor amphitheater.