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Summertime is sort of the “official” time for families to take vacations. There’s really nothing worse, though, when you’ve gone to some great warm place anytime of year, and it’s raining… That makes swimming sort of a no-go…
My family went to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. Going to an indoor water park is great because no matter whether it’s raining or sunny, everyone can swim! Plus, there’s nothing better than great big water slides! You can choose to go and spend the day at the water park, or spend a few nights in their hotel.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express while we were there. I loved that it was connected right to the water park. They also have 2 other hotels that are connect as well, so there is plenty of places to stay. Let me start with my room. It was AMAZING, two queen size beds that were fantastic. So comfy, it was hard to get out of bed.
There was a huge Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, that my son just loved! He got to go swimming at night, even though he was just taking a bath.
The staff was so nice, they were consistently talking to my son and he just loved it. They were so accommodating! They also have a great breakfast. It was a hot buffet and not the same thing everyday, both mornings were different, which was nice.
There are so many things to do! This place is insane! My son had so much fun, he didn’t want to leave, even after being there for 3 days!
Let’s start off with the Wild Waters Wave Pool. This is my favorite! I could spend hours in this wave pool. This is the largest indoor wave pool in the Eastern US, and it’s great for ages 2 and up. This pool is filled with 200,000 gallons of water, and the waves can reach a maximum of 6 feet with six different wave patterns.
The Aqua Tumbler is a giant rolling ball that will provide lots of wet, wild fun! Spinning you upside down and sideways, there’s fun to be had for everyone! Adventure Bay is a great place for a pickup game of water basketball, or to jump across the lily pads…if you dare!
There are also lots of water slides including the Black Hole, the Big Kahuna, Cyclone, Python Plunge, Shark Attack (this one goes outside of the building), and the Maui Wowie. I really liked that my 5 year old son was tall enough to ride all but one slide. He really thought he was Mr. Independent. If you’re looking for something more relaxing than a water slide, there’s also a great lazy river and Paradise Cove a hot tub for those 21 and older. Which my husband and I took turns in. It was so relaxing.
If you have little ones, Monkey Shines Island is the place to be with pint sized slides, shallow pool activities, and baby swings.
This is just a small portion of what Splash Lagoon has to offer. After talking to the staff, I found out this place holds more than 3000 people. So it really is that huge.
We had such a fantastic time and can’t wait to go back!
Do you have a favorite vacation locale? Let me know in the comments!