We'd first gone here in 2009, and it's much the same. If you are looking for a budget-friendly, uncrowded, quiet vacation... this is not for you! This resort has several positive and some negative sides. All in all, our kids loved it. My son called it "awesome," which made it worth the hassle.
Pros: The rooms and pool area are very clean. Lifeguards are all over and very attentive. Most employees are more than adequately friendly. The outdoor area has fun for tots, and two very nice slides that are big enough for adults and teens too, but not too scary for the less adventurous. The food at the Kamp Kritter Cafe was pretty good, better than I expected.
Cons: I did the online check-in, and expected to be able to use a separate online ck in line in the lobby once I arrived. This was not the case. It was explained to me that people kept getting in the wrong line anyway and becoming upset. That said, the check in at 4:30 pm did not take long at all. The indoor portion of the park, as I stated in my previous review, is just too cold. People who live in Texas are used to swimming in warmer water. My backyard pool gets to 92! The cold truly hindered my enjoyment of the indoor portion. Meals--- we ate breakfast at the Loose Moose. It was pretty pricey, a family of 4 with two school aged kids was 50-something plus tip each day. The quality was a little less than the first trip. We brought picnic stuff for lunch and kept a cooler in our room. There is also a fridge. One evening we ate dinner at Kamp Kritter and were surprised at the good quality of that food but again, Pricey. Service there was very very slow too.
Other activities. Downstairs is a game room, sweet shop, robotic yogurt vending machine, tatoos... many things the kids wanted to do.
In summary, it's a family-themed resort with a million ways to wind up and spend money on your kids.
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