Our family of 4 stayed here overnight for a quick getaway. Long line at check-in, but they moved us through pretty quick. We had chosen to upgrade if available when I reserved online, so we were given a 'wolf den': queen bed with separate bunk bed area for the kids. There was also a pull-out couch, which my 12-year old took advantage of part-way through the night, because the bunk beds were so uncomfortable. The room was nice -- clean with a small fridge. The bathroom was tiny, though. Sink was in a separate area from the shower and toilet. The bedding on the bunk beds consisted of one thin blanket and sheets that would not stay on the bed. My six-year-old ended up sleeping on the bare mattress most of the night. There is also a balcony with chairs -- a nice idea if it didn't look directly out onto the parking lot.
The water park is fun, if fairly typical. It is not Kalahari, with it's many water slides and huge wave pool. But it has the usual activity area with smaller slides and bucket which periodically dumps water; a cute area for little ones with zero entry; hot tub; basketball area; lily pad area; and 3 big tube slides for 1,2,or 3 people. My kids enjoyed it. Older kids might get bored more quickly. In addition there is a Cubs Club with games and crafts, something called MagiQuest, which costs extra and we did not do. In summer, there's a mini golf course, and there's both a spa and a kid spa.
We had breakfast at the restaurant on site. The buffet is good with lots of options including an omelet station. Also a shout-out to the chef, who came out to discuss possibilities with my husband, who had a dairy allergy. They were very accommodating and we appreciated it. Our waitress was great, too.
We enjoyed our stay here. I just think that for what you get, it is on the expensive side. We have been to the Soaring Eagle Water Park in Mt Pleasant, which is almost identical, but quite a bit less expensive. And we stayed at Kalahari for less as well.
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