Thursday, February 13, 2014

Family Fun At Castaway Bay!

Yesterday I told you all about the water park fun my family had at Castaway Bay. While the water park is certainly the main attraction, there are so many other fun things to do to keep your family entertained at the resort. Today I want to tell you a little more about the resort side of Castaway Bay.

Castaway Bay

The first thing that drew us in was the decor. The whole resort has a very tropical feel to it. When you walk in, you will see a huge ship running along the wall. It looks like a real wrecked pirate ship with parrots, cannons, and all. Right next to that is a cozy sitting area with a beautiful stone fire place.

Castaway Bay
The rest of the resort sticks with the tropical island vibe. You'll find old barrels, treasure chests, and even a stray dinosaur poking around.

Castaway Bay

I loved the color pallet of the room- soothing beachy colors! I was happy to see there was a microwave and mini fridge located in the room. Definitely makes expenses more manageable when you can bring your own snacks and have a place to store them! Stocked in the bathroom wasn't the standard cheapie hotel toiletries. I LOVED that they had Bath & Body Works toiletries available for the guests!

Castaway Bay

If you are in need of snacks, just head down to Nick Knacks. A little convenience and souvenir shop right in the resort! Here you can pick up tee shirts, plush Snoopy dolls, and my husband wanted me to point out, beer!

Castaway Bay

My girls had a great time at Crabbie's arcade, playing ski ball and Allison's favorite- the crane machine!

Castaway Bay
We were served dinner at Mango Mikes, where we had all you can eat pizza and salad buffet. If that doesn't sound good, there are plenty of other dining options, including a TGIFridays close by.

After dinner, the girls were able to participate in some of the family resort activities Castaway Bay offers. They chose to color beach towels, then were treated to a Sundae Bar Buffet!

Castaway Bay Family Resort Activities

Castaway Bay offers many family fun activities, such as arts and crafts, decorate a backpack, face painting, karaoke, and more! But what really got us going was the Peanut's Meet & Greet, where they got to have their photo taken with Snoopy and Lucy!

Snoopy, Lucy, Peanuts, Castaway Bay

I wrapped up my evening with a gathering of the mom bloggers for a wine tasting event. We were treated to h'orderves and complimentary wine supplied by Firelands Winery. Here I met fellow mom bloggers, but made a really great new friend- Erin from School Teacher By Day, Superhero By Night. If you get a chance, pop over to her blog and say hi! She is such a sweetie!

Castaway Bay

Before we left, we had to drive a few miles down the road to see Cedar Point's Amusement Park. My girls haven't been yet, and wanted to take a peek at the coasters. It looked real pretty all snow covered, but of course, they wanted it all to melt so they could go ride! Hehe!


We had a fabulous time at Castaway Bay, and can't wait to go back! If you are in the Sandusky, OH area, I highly recommend you stop in for a visit! Want to take the family with some FREE Day Passes? You are in luck! I am giving away 5 free day passes to one lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts Reader. That's a $150 value!

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5 Day Passes For Castaway Bay Water Park. Good through 10/26/2014

Rules:

*The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. 18+. No PO Boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 2/28. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is selected.

*Theresa's Mixed Nuts is not responsible for late, damaged, or lost prizes. Unfortunately, it has happened, and while I always do my best to ensure proper prize delivery, it is out of my control once it has been shipped. In the event this should occur, I will do my best to troubleshoot, but if that gets us nowhere, your only recourse it to chalk it up to a loss and move on. 

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*Disclosure- I received an overnight stay and family passes to the resort and water park. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are my own, and have not been influenced by promotional items. 

54 comments:

  1. oooh, love the fancy toiletries :) and the fireplace and on that picture with your daughters you look more like their older sister :)

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  2. I most want to try the hot tub. Of course I would have kids so I would most try the wave pool, hahaha...which, by the way, I like that it doesn't knock you down (from your description of it yesterday).

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  3. I'm not surprised to see Snoopy and Charlie Brown stuff. The same company that owns that park also runs Carowinds nearby me. They're not open in winter though

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  4. Wow, in that place one will never be bored indeed. Parrots and snoopy can keep you company too.

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  5. Best of luck to all my American friends. Looks like an awesome place to visit!

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  6. How cute is this place! Wow! Something like Great wolfe lodge we have here!

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  7. This place looks awesome. If I ever make it out that way, I am adding this to my list of places to visit for sure!! My boys would have a BLAST!

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  8. Never fail to find something to do there

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  9. I haven't been to the area in probably 7 years or so and I've never been to Castaway Cay. It looks really fun though!

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  10. I'm glad you guys had such a good time! This looks like a lot of fun.

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  11. I wish Sandusky was closer! That place looks like a blast!

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  12. what a fun day you had wish we had something like this around here. i love this kind of family fun

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  13. That looks like so much fun. I am thinking about going to the blog conference in Sandusky this year.

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  14. This looks like a blast! I would love to take my boys on this adventure. WOW thank you so much for sharing. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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  15. What a great place. It does seem like tons of fun and the perfect destination for us. Thanks for the giveaway

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  16. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Wish we had something like this near our home! I really love their decoration!

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  17. That looks like so much fun! Wow, this may be on our list of places to visit.

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  18. Wow this looks like so much fun! My family would really enjoy something like this.

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  19. The hot tub would be my first spot. I think I could stay there all day.

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  20. I've never heard of this place before, but after seeing your posts and pictures...it looks super fun! Definitely a place to take the whole family :) Will have to add this to our list of places to check out someday!

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  21. Oh wow what an amazing place, it looks like there is so much to do - I'm not sure where I would go first :) X

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  22. What a fun getaway full of adventure. I would love to have this getaway with my family

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  23. Looks like a great place to be with the family. We have been cooped up indoors and would love to be able to get out and do something fun such as this.

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  24. Castaway Bay sounds like such a great place! It was cool to see that Snoopy and Charlie Brown was visiting.

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  25. What a great vacation. Especially after this winter!

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  26. Photos say a thousand words. The food looks amazing. Your daughters are very cooperative for photos, especially the older one being teenage. Lucky you.

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  27. What a fun looking place. I know that my boys would really enjoy taking a trip there and having some fun.

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  28. That looks like such a fun place to get away from it all! I love the arcade picture!

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  29. I love reading about happy vacation stories... This is lovely...

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  30. Castaway Bay sounds like the perfect spot to take my grandkids and we aren't that far from it. I think I would have them start with the water slides for sure.

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  31. After showing my kids the website they are most excited to try the wave pool. The slides look pretty awesome too!

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  32. This looks like a great place to visit. It has been 15 years since I was at Cedar POint, but I didn't look at anywhere else, but if I go with my kids, Castaway Bay looks awesome.

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  33. Omg Snoopy, how awesome! Castaway Bay looks like so much fun! I really love the way splashes of color they used for the decor.

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  34. I am in need of a vacation now! Sounds like you all had a great time :)

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  35. Castaway Bay looks like a really fun time! My family and I love waterparks and it looks like this one may be on our list! :)

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  36. My kids would love the water roller coaster.

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  37. i am looking forward to the water slides
    sarah hirsch

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  38. So much fun! It's hard to imagine that it's freezing cold winter there now from inside the resort :P

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  39. The water slides. My son is obsessed with them & I know he'd really enjoy spending the day riding them all!

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  40. Looks like a great place to stay! I would love going there!

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  41. Okay, we need to go there! It looks amazing!!! (And we're Floridians, so we know water parks and resorts!) :)

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  42. I want to try the Water Slides first! My kids would have a blast here!!

    heatherp626@msn.com

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  43. With this winter I want the hot tub but the kids will go for the water slides

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  44. I am most excited just to be at the water park, after all this snow the warmer temps would be great! We have never been there so it would be super exciting.

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  45. The hot tub sounds fantastic, I could use a bit of relaxation. :)

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  46. The hot tub would most definitely be my first choice. I think the kids might would argue with me on that one though, lol.

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  47. we would spend all our time in the water park part. to be specific i have two boys under 3 so we would be in the toddler areas.

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  48. Well, I would like to do the water slides but I know my son loves wave pools so we would probably be in there quite a bit. Hopefully, we'll get to try a little bit of everything.

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  49. We'd love the hot tub. The wave pool looks like a lot of fun too.

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  50. My whole family loves waterparks I think every part is our favorite but I do love the hot tub and the water coaster slide.

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  51. The slides for sure. We go to Cedar Point every summer for the roller coasters but have never visited the water park. I would love to go.

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