Aquarena in Budapest, or to be specific in Mogyoród is a tremendously large water park with a lot of slides, many pools, spa area, kids pools and slides and much more. Who ever has been to the Formula 1 in Budapest or just left the city on M3 has seen the slides up on the hill where the Aquarena is located. You catually can see the Hungaroring from there.
The Aquarena is almost an own city measuring 11.5 hectar with shops, food, recreation area and so much more to do that you can spend days there without doing the same activity twice. You can find here 21 water slides which all together count a length of 1 mile which makes it a great experience. The pools in Aquarena Budapest are not just simple pools but an experience pool, Jacuzzi, three-level diving pool or the slowly streaming Lazy River, there is no way that you will get bored here.
Though promising a relaxed experience due to its size there is one point of critic I have to raise which is the waiting times for single activities. On weekends or public holidays the Aquarena is just heavily overcrowded and to slide once on one of the 21 slides you have to wait at least 20 minutes if you are lucky.
The Aquarena is probably the largest aqua park in Hungary and that costs a bit of money. The entrance fees per person are:
- Adult: 5.500 HUF (approximately 20 Euro)
- Children (Age 3 – 10): 2.500 HUF (Approximately 10 Euro)
- Students / Senior: 4.200 HUF (Approximately 15 Euro)
There are also special days like Monday where kids only pay 1.000 HUF or Tuesday where adults pay only 3.900 HUF but still that is a price you need to pay. Also do not forget that Mogyoród is approximately 25km outside the Budaepst city center with bad public transport connections and in case you want to go there bring your own food and drinks because that is another very pricey factor if you decide to eat there.
A family with 2 children, eating there and enjoying the day would probably not go home under 100 Euro I assume.
Nevertheless the Aquarena is a great place to relax and have fun, if you have the chance to go during the weekdays I urge you to do so to avoid the queues and maybe grab one of the specials.
Aquarena Budapest Information:
Address: 2146 Mogyoród, Vízipark út 1.
Phone: +36 28 541-100
Or visit the Aquarena website