Need a break from reality and want to head somewhere the entire family will enjoy? I have to tell you about my trip to Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio! My husband and I took our son there for a three-day trip, and we all had a blast!
The 173,000 square foot indoor water park is the largest water park I’ve ever been to. It’s the country’s largest indoor water park under one roof!
My son had so much fun and thought he was Mr Big going from slide to slide!
We were blown away at the number of full size water slides it has! There are slides for all ages, and our son, Cooper, had SO much fun! He loved the water slides, while I loved the 12,000 square foot wave pool and my husband enjoyed the Flowrider, where you can ride five-foot ocean-like waves created by 50,000 gallons of water!
Cooper also loved the Cheetah Race, which is four water slides connected so that four people can race down. He rode it for hours, and I was shocked at how daring he was!
There are also pools for younger kids, basketball pools, a Lazy River, a Zip Coaster and a swirling vortex called Tanzanian Twister, among other activities. There’s something for everyone! Check out all these fabulous rides and attractions:
- Victoria Falls
- Lazy River
- Zip Coaster
- Tanzanian Twister
- Leopard’s Lair
- Kid’s Safari
- Rippling Rhino
- Elephant’s Trunk
- Wave Pool
- Zig Zag Zebra
- Crocodile Cove
- Indoor/Outdoor Spas
- Shooting Star
- Swahili Swirl
- Wild Wildebeest
- Zimbabwe Zipper
- Cheetah Race
- Coral Cove
Don’t they sound like fun??
I also really liked the size of the park. Everything is so spread out that, even when there are a lot of people, it doesn’t seem crowded. That’s a huge plus in my book because places like this aren’t as much fun when you’re fighting throngs of people!
Another aspect I really liked about the indoor water park at Kalahari was safety. There are numerous life jacket stations situated throughout the water park, and there are a lot of lifeguards. I love that they are so proactive when it comes to water safety, and I felt much more secure knowing that if anything did happen to one of the three of us, there were many people there help.
My only regret? Not finding the Mud Hut (a hot tub you can sit in at a bar) before our last day there! I’m totally taking advantage of that the next time we go!
If you want to plan a trip here, you can get a great deal right now, too – get FREE water park passes when you book a room at the resort! How can you beat that??