This location is about 3 hours from my house so we loaded up my van and gave ourselves about 4.5 hours to get there so we could stop for lunch and factor in potty stops as the two littles are potty training.
We got there right around 1pm and our room was ready. You can begin using the water park at 1pm on the day you arrive but your room isn't guaranteed until 4pm. We got lucky. We unloaded the car, they have those lovely carts to hold all your stuff, and went straight to our room. Each person gets a bracelet and the adult ones are also your room key. Once we got settled we made the kids rest for about 30 minutes while we unpacked. Then it was off to the waterpark.
The kids all got measured at the door so they knew what they could and couldn't go on. They have color bracelets if you want as well. We passed because two bracelets would have been annoying for the littles. The kids played for almost three hours, spending most of the time in the little slide pool or the lazy river.
We kept life jackets or puddle jumpers on them at all times. They have a bunch you can use but we brought our own so that there was no chance of not having one. It helped keep us sane during the busy times. Let me tell you this.....the lifeguards are amazing, absolutely amazing but they cant possibly see everything. Keeping our kids safe was our number one goal and this helped a ton.
After about 3 hours in the park they were done. We headed to our room to change and head to dinner. I highly recommend skipping the buffet. I was over priced and not very good. Next time we will have one person run out and get food or bring something extra with us. We traveled with a ton of snacks so the only food we bought at the lodge was dinner and breakfast. But I still felt this was way over priced for what was there.
We spent the time before bed roaming around the halls. There is tons of stuff to look at including a magic quest game you can purchase. Our kids are young so we skipped that but they enjoyed seeing others play it. There are also a lot of free events like story time, dance party, yoga and more all for kiddos. So much to do in fact that we will have to go back to even scratch the surface.
My friend has all girls, and they all had matching shirts that said #girlsquad so my friend made C this sweet shirt that says #ImWithThem, so cute!!!
We finally got back to the room around 8pm. Everyone got in their jammies and we let them do a few crafts before bed. It took forever to get them to sleep, including me having to take my own child for a walk because he was too wound up, but eventually they all got to sleep.
The next morning we let them have a donut from the Dunkin Donuts in the lobby for breakfast along with mail, yogurt and fruit that we brought with us. They all got a nice treat with out us having to spend a ton of money.
After breakfast we packed up the car. We each brought a change of clothes to the water park so that we could depart from there. The day you leave you can use the water park all day, but check out is at 11am. We hit the park for another solid three hours. Before we left we hit the gift shop (see the light saber below) and took a few photographs.
We hit Sonic on the way out of town and about 10 minutes later this happened.
Overall it was a fantastic trip that we kept well within our budget. There's a ton of stuff we didn't do because we just did have the time. There's a kids salon, bowling, an arcade and more. I highly suggest this trip to anyone that's been even slightly interested. It was so worth the money and the drive. If you've been post your experiences below and let us know which location. Ive now been to Williamsburg and years ago I went with my nephew to the one in Niagara.
Hope your hump day is spectacular!!!