Winter has been completely unpredictable this year. It has gotten cold but it hasn’t snowed much yet, which means we haven’t really been getting out much. Having some family fun in a beautiful 82 degrees but only driving less than an hour to get there? It is the perfect option to beat those winter blues!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay and admission to facilitate my Castaway Bay review. Regardless, all opinion are my own and those of my family.
Castaway Bay is Cedar Point’s 38,000-square-foot indoor water park. It has a fun tropical theme with 237 hotel rooms and suites as well as a day spa, fitness center, craft and child activity center, three restaurants, shops, an amazing arcade and more! It’s a fun-filled family paradise that’s always at that beautiful 82 degrees!
Castaway Bay Review
We arrived at Castaway Bay around 4pm on the day of our check-in. Hotel guests are able to use the water park on both days (lockers and storage is available), but we chose to just check in and have a relaxing first day and enjoy some of the many other amenities. First, we were so ready to go check out our room and get our adventure started!
Castaway Bay definitely gives you that fun tropical feel with all the bright colors and great decorations.
We headed up to our room, and as soon as we got in there the kids got so excited. We stayed in a Tarpon Suite, which includes a King Bed and 2 bunk beds. I have to say, we were thrilled. As a family of 5, it isn’t often we can find accommodations that comfortably fit all 5 of us. More than that, though, the kids were so excited they had a “separate room.”
Of course, their room was completely separate. It was separated by a curtain and even had a bamboo window with a shade from the bunk bed area to the main area. It has a desk with chairs, night lights above the beds and their own TV! It was so nice!
The main area of the room has a desk and chairs, a King Size bed with the coordinating tropical theme, an armoire with TV, and a screened-in balcony with lounge chairs. Of course, it was too cold to hang out on the balcony, but the kids had to go check it out!
The Tarpon Suite has a very generous walk-in closet and even another closet! The bathroom has double sinks outside with a small refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave. The shower is a nice size and there were numerous little toiletries!
Activities for Kids and Family
After having dinner at Quaker Steak & Lube, which is attached to Castaway Bay, we decided to check out all the kids’ activities and, of course, the arcade! I was really impressed with the number of activities they have available. The arcade is amazing. I couldn’t believe how big it is! There are so many different activities from physical games to video games. You can win tickets and redeem them for prizes, so it’s a lot of fun. I even got to play some Candy Crush on a huge screen!
That evening the kids got to do a fun craft. They got to make picture frames, and all materials were provided – for free. They had so much fun decorating them!
Later that evening we got to watch a cute Peanuts movie, which was actually the story of how Charlie Brown got Snoopy! Then Snoopy came in a for a bedtime story, and the kids got to give him hugs before we settled in for the night!
Indoor Water Park
The next day we were more than ready to have some fun at the water park! First, the kids went back to the craft room to make their souvenir t-shirts, which was a fun way to start the day, but then off to the water park we went! The kids were so ready to get started! We grabbed life jackets and headed to the wave pool! The wave pool was a great place to get started because all three kids could have fun in it! The waves come in cycles so there are also times with no waves.
Unfortunately, one of the big areas was closed likely due to the slower time of year. As a homeschool family, we like to take breaks during the week when places are less likely to be crowded, but sometimes it results in this sort of thing. Regardless, there were still plenty of fun things to do. We definitely spent the most time in the wave pool, but I also tried the Tropical Tube Slides (wow! they were fast!), and all but our little guy took a ride (or two) on Rendezvous Run, which is also called the “water roller coaster.” Oh my goodness, it is SO much fun!
There were numerous towels available, which was extremely convenient. There were also lockers available to keep our more valuable things and plenty of lounge chairs for our towels and sandals. There were also many life jackets available, and we found some that didn’t fit as well, but because there were so many to choose from it was easy to just find another.
We spent most of the day at the water park just enjoying ourselves and having fun. We swam in the pool with floating animals, ate some pretzels and pizzas, and had some fun with the awesome shark!
Overall, we had a great time at Castaway Bay. We loved all the additional activities that are available, the water park was a blast, the temperature was wonderful, the atmosphere is so much fun, the room was ideal for our family, and it’s all just a short drive away!
Spring is around the corner, but you don’t have to wait for the warm weather to have some fun in the water! Head to Castaway Bay for a fun family getaway!
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For More Information:
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