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Whoever came up with the awesome idea of Indoor water parks, I love you!!!! Born in TX & living many, many years in Central Florida, I honestly never really thought about places like this since the sun is shining all year long. Now living in WNY & having a child who would live the mermaid life & never leave the water if I let her, omg.... these resorts are a lifesaver!!!
There's no better place for year-round fun than indoor waterparks when WNY's famous not-so-pleasant weather has y'all going stir crazy. Want a family vacation without the expense of getting on a plane? Then indoor waterparks might be for you too. Lucky for us we just happen to have Splash Lagoon located 45 minutes from our house & were fortunate enough to be invited out to spend the weekend with them!
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, where it's always 84 degrees! That's right, a 45 minute drive from Jamestown to a tropical paradise! Located on Upper Peach Street in Erie, Pa., Splash Lagoon is Pennsylvania's #1 year-round tourist attraction, featuring eight water slides, a lazy river, slides and pools for little kids, hot tubs, a treetops ropes course, Lazer Tag, a family arcade, sweet shop, surf shop, and one of the largest indoor wave pools on the east coast!
If you have a lil'one like I do, they will absolutely love the Kiddie Pool Area. This large pool is equipped with mini slides & even "baby"swings similar to baby playground swings that are just there size. My princess loved this area & went back and forth from this area to the wave pool.
Now on to our families mutual favorite part of Splash Lagoon! The Wave Pool & it just happens to be one of the largest wave pools in the Eastern United States. Pretty AWESOME if you ask me!!! They even have a rack of life jackets you can use for free so your kiddos can float safe! Hubby & my daughter spent a lot of time jumping the waves while I took a well deserved break & sat in one of the many lounge chairs sipping on various fruity cocktails from the Soggy Dollar Bar.
And here are a few of our fabulous family moments you might remember from my Instagram!!! My daughter was literally having the time of her life. She cried each time we left the park to head back to the room for a break. Normally a tantrum like that would annoy me, but on a trip like this, it was a sure sign she was having fun!
Hungry? Well Splash Lagoon has many fabulous food options! Whether you are after a quick slice of pizza, a beer, an ice cream cone, candy, or maybe a nice sit down dinner, they have all the dining options your family might need right there! No need to leave the property. We chose to try out the sit down option, Hooch & Blotto's Sports Bar & Grill because they just happened to have two of my favorite things, steak & wine & my daughters, pizza! Hooch & Blotto's Sports Bar & Grill also includes a state-of-the-art bowling lounge, a fun Prohibition theme, and an extensive craft beer list for all the hubby's out there!
Wanting to make your water park trip into a staycation? Then stay in one of three hotels directly connected to the water park. Overnight packages always include tickets to the water park! We were hooked up with a room at the Residence Inn. With a gorgeous pool, fitness center & free morning hot breakfast, we left the hotel rather impressed!
Our two bedroom suite at the Residence Inn had it's own full sized kitchen, little dinning area & a fireplace in the living room. The couch even folds out into an additional bed. Hubby and I got to talking and came to the conclusion that these rooms are actually a killer deal! You could easily take a weekend with another family & share one of these fabulous rooms. Plenty of room for all.
Hotel bathrooms are a deal breaker for me! I have stayed at some 5 star resorts overseas with shady bathrooms & when asked if I enjoyed my stay by others, the gross bathrooms are all I can think about. I am a legit clean freak & the thought of germs just freak me out. I am happy to say the Residence Inn bathrooms pass my cleanliness test. Granite countertops & BOTH bathrooms had jacuzzi tubs. Your kiddos will definitely be sleeping in the next morning after a day at the park & then playtime in the jacuzzi tub!
The bedrooms at the Residence Inn are cute and clean! With a split floor plan & both bathrooms being attached to each bedroom, again makes this room a fabulous option for those traveling with others.
Splash Lagoon is ranked in the top 10 Indoor Water Park Resorts in the country by USA TODAY and after our weekend trip I totally see why!!! Honestly I cannot think of one bad thing about this place & I'm a hard one to impress since I spent a big chunk of my life living in the amusement park capital, Orlando!! Splash Lagoon has something fun for all regardless if you a one or one hundred.
If you would like more information fell free to visit www.splashlagoon.com or call 1-866-3-SPLASH :):)
So let's chat!
Have you been to an indoor waterpark before?!
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4/26/2016 01:02:50 pm
My family would totally love it here! It looks like so much fun! A great place to visit all year long
4/26/2016 02:32:08 pm
That's a great point that you bring up. It is indoors so we never have to worry about what the weather is going to be like when we are on vacation.
4/26/2016 02:04:56 pm
My family and I love indoor water parks like this one. They are perfect for taking mini vacations with the kids, especially on weekends.
4/26/2016 02:26:23 pm
What a bright and colorful, FUN spot for families!! We have a few waterparks in our area and they're so great for hot days.
4/26/2016 03:39:02 pm
Indoor water parks are the greatest invention ever! You can splash and enjoy the water rain or shine. This one looks especially great.
4/26/2016 04:21:24 pm
Oh my goodness. I wish I was closer. would love to go to something like this with my kiddos! They'd LOVE this. it looks like such a blast!
4/26/2016 04:36:25 pm
Splash Lagoon looks like so much fun. I love the idea of an indoor waterpark. You could enjoy it all year, and not worry about sunscreen or the freezing cold. It feels like a great place to escape the every day.
4/26/2016 06:06:10 pm
This looks like a great water park. I will have to check it out if I am ever in the area.
4/26/2016 07:14:46 pm
I will definitely be checking it out too. It is perfect for taking the kids.
robin masshole mommy
4/26/2016 07:26:49 pm
SO. MUCH. FUN! My boys LOVE water parks and this one looks awesome.
4/26/2016 07:47:11 pm
Oh my gosh ... that is totally awesome. I can just imagine how great it would be to take your kids or grandkids there in the middle of a New York winter! You have one lucky little mermaid! (And cute, too!)
4/26/2016 07:58:03 pm
this looks much nicer than the other brand of indoor water parks. Looks like fun for both kids and adults.
4/26/2016 08:49:23 pm
I just love indoor water parks! Here in WI it can be too cold to splash around in July or even August sometimes. We are lucky to have the Wisconsin Dells so close. So many indoor water park options! This one looks very cool.
4/26/2016 09:28:25 pm
You're right, whoever came up with this is a genius. Indoor pools are highly recommended for families, it's a great way to take the kids swimming without having to travel so far away from home. It's like a quick fix. This is one of the best I've seen so far, I love their rooms too!
4/26/2016 10:21:40 pm
This looks absolutely amazing! We have always wanted to go to an indoor water park, it looks like an absolute blast!
4/26/2016 10:47:32 pm
I haven't been there yet but I think I need to plan a trip soon! I know my kiddo would love it! I think I'll wait until winter when I need a tropical oasis!
4/26/2016 11:03:45 pm
The place looks so fun. I wish we lived closer, so I can bring the kids there.
4/27/2016 12:24:20 am
What a great place for a stay cation. This would be awesome in the winter.
4/27/2016 02:26:39 am
This looks like so much fun. I wish that we had a fun water park like this close by. We have an indoor park about an hour away. I might have to surprise my boys with a trip this summer.
4/27/2016 02:49:27 am
What a fun place to go to this summer! My son would love this place!
4/27/2016 04:18:11 am
Indoor water parks are very popular in Ohio. This looks like a great one for the family to visit.
4/27/2016 09:45:38 am
It sounds fun and exciting! I'm sure your family had fun experienced with Splash Lagoon Water Park.
Nicole Herose C. Escat
4/27/2016 10:51:43 am
That looks so fun and great place to go. I would love to bring my family there! Thanks for sharing.
4/27/2016 10:57:26 am
That looks like so much fun. My daughters love going to water parks. If I'm ever in the area I will be checking this one out for sure. We've been wanting to go to a water park soon too!
4/27/2016 11:48:26 am
I had no idea Pennsylvania had anything like this. It looks so bright and summery :) and the best part...it's indoors!
Being from Texas myself, I totally understand never considering the need for an INDOOR water park. However, now that you live in New York, yes, I can definitely understand the need for such a thing up there. It does look nice and it sounds like you all had a great time. Personally, I will always be partial to the original Schlitterbahn water park in New Braunfels. Its only about a 90 minute drive for us, so we make a day trip of it at least 2 or 3 times every summer.
4/27/2016 01:28:30 pm
This looks like so much fun!
4/27/2016 01:35:08 pm
That looks like a lot of fun! I wish we lived close where I could take my family!
4/27/2016 01:37:20 pm
What an amazing water park. My kids love water parks! I love that this is indoors.
4/27/2016 02:36:35 pm
It would be so interesting to try a indoor water park! My family would love it
4/27/2016 03:04:50 pm
This looks like such a fun place. I love your beautiful photos.
I think indoor water parks are great ideas, especially for areas that don't have summer year round. I do live in Florida, but I think they would be a good idea here for rainy days or days you don't feel like applying sunscreen every hour!
4/27/2016 08:23:07 pm
We love a good indoor water park. I like when they have separate area for different ages, it makes it much easier to keep everyone entertained. Splash Lagoon looks amazing!
4/27/2016 09:35:44 pm
We have been to an indoor water park in Ohio before but it was no where near as nice as Splash Lagoon looks, which we knew going into it but kind of thought SL was a little too big for our daughter at the time. We will surely be hitting SL up this winter!
4/27/2016 09:58:51 pm
Looks like you guys had a great time!
4/27/2016 10:00:31 pm
Wow! I'm packing my bags tomorrow! But seriously, what a great place!
4/28/2016 12:38:53 am
I LOVE Marriot hotels! I have never stayed in a bad one, great chain. And indoor water parks are the bomb (do people still say that? oh well, I'm saying it). It's so great to be able to enjoy everything even when the weather isn't cooperating, that one looks really nice! What a fun time!
Indoor waterparks are such a great idea! Living in Idaho, I'm surprised there aren't more of them, because the winters here get so cold, and our summers are so short, but alas.... we are just stuck in our houses all winter :( I wish we had a place like this, because it looks like so much fun! I know my kids would love it!
4/28/2016 01:31:48 am
Planing a trip as I read this. You have me hooked to go, so excited
4/28/2016 01:38:38 am
Oh my gosh! My kids would love this!
4/28/2016 03:27:48 am
Oh wow this looks like amazing fun. I've never been to an inside water park myself but would love to go with a group of friends!
4/28/2016 05:48:34 am
Wow, this looks brilliant. This is something my kids and whole family would love to go to
4/28/2016 08:07:33 am
OH MY! That indoor water park looks like so much fun! I have been to water parks before but never an indoor one! Which that is a super genius idea because it does not matter what the weather is like outside, it can stay open!
4/28/2016 08:50:42 am
I wish there was something like this near me. My girls got my fair skin, wouldn't have to worry about sun burns.
4/28/2016 08:57:57 am
WHOA! Holy moly! This looks amazing! My kids would LOVE it. Totally putting this on the list of places to visit...
4/28/2016 09:01:19 am
Wow.. It sounds like a great fun place for whole family!! Love all your photos!!
4/28/2016 10:52:47 am
looks like you had a awesome day with your family, I really love that place it's so fun and the room was had a good ambiance.
4/28/2016 01:11:14 pm
What an amazing place to take kids. Definitly adding it to our list!
4/28/2016 01:44:31 pm
What a fun place to take the family!!! I bet your daughter loved it!!!
4/28/2016 02:19:53 pm
When I see posts like this, I long for the time when my kids were younger!
4/28/2016 04:20:35 pm
What a fun place! Looks like a fun place to have a birthday party!
4/28/2016 04:35:10 pm
I have heard so many wonderful things about this place that I seriously can't wait to visit it my with my family and niece & nephew. Y'all look like you guys had so much fun!
4/28/2016 08:18:51 pm
Wow, that looks so fun! We love water parks. This will definitely be going on our list to visit.
4/28/2016 09:31:51 pm
I'm a fan of indoor parks too. This one looks great. And that room does too!
4/29/2016 01:13:50 pm
I love love lo=ve indoor parks like this. We haven't been to Splash Lagood but it looks beautiful!
4/30/2016 06:48:02 am
I have heard so much beautiful stories about this water park. I hope to bring my kids here one day.
4/30/2016 01:20:27 pm
Oh yeah now we are talking. Summer's got nothing on us
4/30/2016 06:17:21 pm
My family loves indoor parks!!! This looks so fun and amazing and I just wish we could visit it this Summer.
5/2/2016 11:16:43 pm
That looks like so much fun! I love water parks and it's nice to have them indoors, my son loves it too!
Tanisha A Parker
5/4/2016 03:12:11 pm
I live in NEPA. I have never been to a indoor water park.... I will definitely go because of this review.
5/6/2016 08:58:09 am
You know I was pretty darn impressed with the splash park but when you showed me the ROOMS that was what I loved. I am a bit of a foodie and to be able to have/cook my own food is such a comfort to me. It sure makes it easier with fussy little ones too!
5/6/2016 03:54:35 pm
Thank you for this review! It is definitely a fun place to be, there are so many things to do! The accommodation is fantastic as well!
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