Wait? Did that say “go to the water park?” In the dead of winter? Water parks are for the summertime when it’s so hot outside you can’t stand it, so you pack up the family and you head out to your favorite park complete with a wave pool and tube slides. But really, don’t you get tired of having to wait out the fall, the winter, and the better part of the spring before you can make a splash? If so, you can gather the family and head to
to Splash Lagoon. Erie, Pennsylvania
Splash Lagoon is one of the indoor water parks that exist within the
and it is a lot of fun. It can be snowing outside and you are greeted with an 84 degree environment. It may be indoors, but has everything that you want within a water park. United States
There are approximately 15 water attractions that include Adventure Bay complete with floating lily pads that you try to walk on, The Big Kahuna tube slide that even extends outside the building, the pitch black Black Hole tube slide, The Cyclone that spins you around in a bowl and then spits you out into a pool, The Frog Pond where the little ones can hang out and get squirted by fountains, the Hurricane Hole that spins you around at 40mph and then funnels you into 6 feet of water, The Lava Pool that adults can relax in while the kids play, the Lazy River complete with a waterfall and great scenery, The Maui Wowie open tube slide, The Monkey Shines Island with small slides and baby swings for the smallest visitors, Paradise Cove for the adults, The Python Plunge, the Twisty Shark Attack, the 48ft high bucket that dumps down 1000 gallons of water, and the Tiki Tree House with 12 different activities to engage in.
Obviously, there is a lot to do, including a 6,000 square foot arcade. There are over 110 games to enjoy. For those that want to stay dry, in addition to the arcade, there is a
where you can customize your own beach bag or t-shirt. You can make sand art, trinket boxes, and picture frames. There is also a Laser Tag room and “Dance Heads” where you and your family can have your heads transposed onto bodies in a music video so that you can make it your own. Family Activity Center
With all of that, now you can see why I’m recommending this indoor water park. I’m a person who loathes cabin fever, so this is a way to curb it. The admission is $39.95 for all day admission for individuals over 48” tall, but is reduced to $29.95 after 4:00 pm. Under 48” is $29.95 and $21.95 (after 4:00), and the littlest ones 2 and under get in for free. You do have to watch the park hours because during the winter and spring it can be rather sketchy as to the hours and days of operation, but you can plan your trip in advance and secure day passes, which are a flat rate of $39.95.
You also have packages that you can choose from that include Laser Tag packages, hotel packages, and other money saving deals for the family. If a package is not for you, staying at a local Comfort Inn or other budget hotel is not a problem. That’s what I do because I usually don’t stay for more than a day, but for 2 or more days a package may work best.
Now don’t wait for summer to come to you, go grab some summer.