We spent 3 nights here (Fri-Mon) in August 2014, and it was packed with lots of young children running around, as it was still peak summer season. We went to celebrate my son's 13th birthday and quickly realized most of the activities catered more to young children (10 and below).
However, there were some good things the boys enjoyed. They thought 3 of the water slides were "awesome", especially liked the tornado cyclone slide and kids would have to be a certain height to ride these. The downside is that all of the slides and small lazy river were indoors in a building that was so hot and had a heavy chlorine smell that burned our eyes so much that the adults could not spend much time in there at all.
We did however enjoy renting one of the outdoor cabanas by the outdoor swimming pool (there are 2 slides outdoors for all ages) and it was a beautiful day. The cabana had a nice refrigerator loaded with water, soft drinks, and Gatorade. It also had a ceiling fan, TV, table and chairs for 4, and 2 chaise lounges for sunning. Try to request cabana #1 as its right by the bar and grille restaurant and you have extra room to pull up extra chaise lounges for your family. We had a wonderful cabana waitress named Helen who kept the wonderfully cold and creamy Peña coladas coming for the adults and she also takes and delivers food orders. Wonderful service and fun day swimming and sunning and the cabana rental made it more private and relaxing.
In summary I would say this is a great place for families with kids 10 and under.
There are lots of games and activities, singing in the lobby at night with all the kids and parents dancing, and lots of indoor swimming to keep them busy and entertained.
For adults with or without older kids (teen and above) who are looking for a relaxing, quiet vacation, this is not the place for you. The food was mediocre though the prices are high, and the outdoor pool is near the end of the runways at DFW airport, which can be noisy while at the outdoor pool. I personally liked the air show of all the different planes taking off overhead, but there were times you could not finish your conversation until the plane passed over. The noise was not a problem on the inside. The staff were all friendly and accommodating and that was nice. We all got a nice pair of wolf ears at check-in which made for some really cute pictures!
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