Indoor Water Parks: Year-Round Fun and Bang for your Buck


Planning a family vacation can take a lot of time, effort, and money. In these trying economic times, one must be more resourceful in looking for a fun-filled vacation idea for the whole family that won’t put too big a dent in your wallet.  Fortunately indoor water parks offer holidaymakers a quick fix any time of the year. In addition, it often does not require you hop on a plane, take up too many vacation days, or spend too much money to visit one.

To make the most out of your indoor water park getaway, pick one that is not too far from where you live. With the multitude of indoor water parks located around the country, you are sure to find something that you like. Even during winter months, people can enjoy the feeling of summer at an indoor water park because it is tucked inside a resort. The facility offers various amenities and exciting activities that people of all ages can enjoy.

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To avoid the large crowds that flock into water parks, you can plan ahead and pick a time when classes are ongoing. This means avoiding peak seasons like spring break, summer, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. One of the greatest things about indoor water parks is the abundance of high-thrill attractions packed in a small space, according to If you choose to visit the indoor water park during crowded seasons, you might have to endure long lines before entering the park.

It is also a good idea to bring your own towel and toiletries to the indoor water park. While most parks provide towels for the guests, the quality may not be perfect. Sun protection is very important, even in an indoor water park because some of them have a retractable roof, which they open up during sunny days. Other parks have an outdoor pool in addition to an indoor pool, so that people who prefer the outdoors can have a good time. Therefore, bring some sunscreen to protect your skin. Indoor water parks usually sell summer skincare products, but their prices may be steep.

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Packing a swimsuit is a given when planning an indoor water park vacation. But it’s an even better idea to bring at least two of them if you decide to take a break from enjoying the park’s splashy offerings. You can get some rest in your room at the resort and resume swimming later on. If you have just one swimsuit, it might not dry soon enough, and we all know that there are few things in this world worse than getting into get into a cold, wet suit!

To get the best indoor water park deals, do some online research on packages, discounts, and upcoming promotions. If you plan to bring children with you to the park, measure their heights beforehand, so that you would know if they meet the height requirement for the park’s attractions. This way, you and your family can determine the right time to visit an indoor water park, in case the children are too small to enjoy the best stuff in the park.

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Photos courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge.



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