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Behind the Theming: Platypus Plunge

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Behind the Name, Blog | 0 comments

Behind the Theming:  Platypus Plunge

The Platypus Plunge is our fastest tube slide at Raging Waves, with riders going as fast as 40 mph.  The often-overlooked slide is located on the same tower as the Cyclone, one of our most popular slides.  Once you take that first “plunge,” you’ll definitely want to ride it over and over. The namesake of the ride, the platypus, is commonly known for its duck bill, beaver tail, and otter body and fur. Gliding through the water with its tail and rear legs as a giant rudder, these mammals feed on shellfish, worms, and other insects from the...

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Work at Raging Waves!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in FPS | 0 comments

Work at Raging Waves!

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Give THE GIFT OF SUMMER this Christmas season!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Promotions | 0 comments

There are two different ways to give a summer adventure – all you have to do is purchase, print, wrap and wait (for the smiles). Four tickets, four hot dogs, four fountain beverages and one souvenir bucket ‘o’ fries for 79.00! This works out to 19.75 p read more

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The Raging Waves Management Team visits Feed My Starving Children

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Behind the Scenes, Blog, News | 0 comments

The Raging Waves Management Team visits Feed My Starving Children

The Raging Waves Management Team recently continued its longstanding tradition of celebrating the Christmas season by volunteering their time with Feed My Starving Children.  FMSC is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. Click on the movie above to learn more about Feed My Starving Children.  Are you interested in volunteering?  Take a look at their volunteer page to learn more about opportunities in your...

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Maintenance Technician Wanted

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Blog, Jobs Available | 0 comments

We are currently seeking a full-time year-round salaried Assistant Maintenance Technician at Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville, IL. Responsible for performing routine maintenance tasks: • Plumbing • Painting • Pool Chemistry • Woodwork/Carpentry • Metal Fabrication • General Repairs • Slide Maintenance • Electrical • Perform other tasks as assigned Want to know more?  Click here for the job description and to apply....

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Give the Gift of Summer!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Blog, FPS | 0 comments

Give the Gift of Summer!

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Experiencing Summer as a Raging Waves Employee – Phill Becherer

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Experiencing Summer as a Raging Waves Employee | 0 comments

Phill Becherer Maintenance Manager Summers with Raging Waves: 8 Hometown: Waterman, IL Favorite Raging Waves Ride: Cyclone How did you get started at Raging Waves? I helped build the park starting in 2006. When the park opened, I stayed on board as the full time maintenance manager. What is your job like at Raging Waves? If it breaks, I fix it. If I can make it, I’ll make it (like my floating pool vacuum known as the “Annihilator” What is your favorite thing about your job? My nickname. MacGuyver. What keeps you coming back to Raging...

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Experiencing Summer as a Raging Waves Employee – Steve Becker

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Experiencing Summer as a Raging Waves Employee | 0 comments

Steve Becker CNH Industrial Road Rally Years with Raging Waves:  1 Hometown:  Sugar Grove, IL Favorite Ride:  Platypus Plunge How did you hear of Raging Waves? I wanted to work at Raging Waves since I was a frequent guest and love the environment. Tell me about your position at the park: I get to work with children and adults at the pedal tractor course to ensure they are having the best summer experience. Favorite thing about your job: I get to meet a wide variety of guests from all over the world. What is your favorite Raging Waves moment?...

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Experiencing Summer as a Raging Waves Employee – Jenny Fowler

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Experiencing Summer as a Raging Waves Employee | 0 comments

Jenny Fowler Pool Technician Years with Raging Waves:  6 years, all as a pool technician Hometown:  Plano, IL Favorite Ride:  Crocodile Mile How did you hear of Raging Waves:  Found out about Raging Waves at their Job Fair. Tell me about your position: I walk and inspect the slides every morning to ensure they are safe.  I get to throw the switch to turn the rides on and off.  I also check different pH levels of all the pools at least once an hour. What is your favorite thing about working at Raging Waves? I get to interact with all of the...

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Experiencing Summer as a Raging Waves Employee – Maddy Tatum

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Experiencing Summer as a Raging Waves Employee | 0 comments

Maddy Tatum Park Service Supervisor Years with Raging Waves:  3.  2015 is her first year as a supervisor. Hometown:  DeKalb, IL Favorite Raging Waves ride:  The Boomerang How did you hear of Raging Waves? My sister, Alexa, was a foodie (food service employee).  She referred me! Tell me about your position: As a Park Service Supervisor, I oversee all of the park service workers and ensure they stay on task.  It’s out mission to maintain the cleanliness, organization and sanitation of the park. Favorite thing about your job? I get to work...

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