Last weekend, my family had the pleasure of attending another blogger event at Castaway Bay. It's something Mariah and Allison have been looking forward to since we went last year. With heavy snow storms headed our way that weekend, I admit, I was also eager to throw on my bathing suit and relax in 82 degree bliss.
One thing that we really love about Castaway Bay is the atmosphere. As soon as you walk in the door, you feel like you have been whisked away to a tropical retreat. Right when you step inside, you are greeted by a really colorful and fun shipwreck.
While checking in, the family can have a seat in the cozy lobby area, where you will find comfy seats and a warm fire.
As much as I like to sit here and kick up my feet, the girls were anxious to get to the real fun- the indoor water park! With a wave pool, kiddie area, splash lagoon, and water slides galore, the fun was endless! Complimentary towels and life vests are provided for your use, so you don't have to worry about hauling a bunch of gear down with you.
The wave pool is always our first stop. It's a great way to start off a full day of water fun! But watch out! The waves are a little stronger than they look. Allison got swept right off her bottom while her sister looked on laughing.
Next we headed over to Cargo Crossings. Allison makes it look so easy to get across, but us bigger folk have a little harder time. Poor Mariah just couldn't stay on the barrels.
Located next to Cargo Crossings is Creature Cove. We played a little basketball and hung out on some fun water creatures.
Rendezvous Run is a 35-foot-high, 520-foot water roller coaster that shoots you through a twisting, turning series of slopes before shooting you out the other side of the park. My kids love it so much, I can hear them yelling with delight through the whole ride!
While the girls love the water coaster, the real star in my eyes is The Grotto! Here I could just soak in hot water temps and let the jets massage my aching muscles. The girls loved the novelty of heading to the outdoor section of the hot tub, getting a kick out of being in hot water that's surrounded by snow!
Castaway Bay isn't all water fun though. There's a pretty snazzy arcade right next to the water park, where Allison would have stayed all day if we let her!
That night, while the rest of the family got to play some more, I got to meet up with some fellow bloggers to learn a little more about Castaway Bay, as well as some other fun attractions in Sandusky, Ohio. (We'll talk about those a little next week.) We were treated to delicious snacks, while Brian Edwards gave a great presentation on Cedar Point's renovated Breakers Hotel, and gave us a look at the new roller coaster Rougarou!
Our server, Riley, was so friendly. She stopped and talked to us about the new Quaker State & Lube restaurant that will be opening in Castaway Bay soon. Jason can't wait for the opening, because when we head to Cedar Point this summer, we are stopping back in for a bite to eat there!
Some of the Peanuts Gang come around during breakfast for a little meet and greet. On our way out, we ran into Lucy!
By mid-afternoon, we were completely exhausted and decided to pack it up and head home. You know you've had a great time when the kids are so tired they didn't fight once during the 3 hour car trip home. I think we should go back more often!
Now that you've seen how fabulous Castaway Bay is, wouldn't you like to plan a little getaway? Castaway Bay is offering you the same package we received at an amazingly low price! You can enjoy a Room, Water Park and Breakfast Buffet Package, with prices starting at $149! Get this special rate by making reservations on www.castawaybay.com or by calling (419) 627-2106. Use promo code BLOG when making your reservations.
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Which part of Castaway Bay would your family head to first?