I have "some good" and "some not so good" things to say about this resort.
Obviously, if you have young children, they are going to LOVE it!
It was my grandson's BD (6) and we did a "Stay-cation" for 2 nights and 3 days.
Its great that you can come before check in 1:00 and have full access to the resort. Check in time is 3-4 I believe. You can also stay the whole day once you check out (check out 11:00.) That's a plus that many other hotels do not offer!
There is plenty for everyone to do...just be ready with the cash!
We aren't always early risers b/c we would stay up late at night and play in the arcade, etc.
Well, good luck finding breakfast or anything close to it, besides fruit and yogurt after 11:00. Seems like a resort this size, there would be ONE restaurant that could cater a little coffee, (coffee is in room, but I HATE powdered cream!) danish maybe, something between breakfast n lunch time!! My grandson is gluten and dairy free (I'm GF) so yogurt was NOT an option. I had some snacks in the room for him, and yes I know, I should have gotten him up earlier, but...we were on vacation! The cantaloup in the cut up fruit, well, I won't comment on what it tasted like! Use your imagination! So, we actually went off site for a couple of our meals! I didn't want to, but their food was just really not up to par, especially for the price! Typical resort prices I guess! Oh, one day I had a Caesar's Salad at the bar by the pool, the waitress DID inform me that they SERVE IT HOT!!! Really?? It's 100+ degrees in TX and you serve a HOT LETTUCE SALAD?? I knew better than to order it, but since my diet is "picky at best," and everything else was not anything I was interested in, I went ahead and ordered it. She was not lying, it was WARM lettuce?! I took about 4-5 bites and tossed it! My bad. I did hear someone the next day say something about ordering it, I forewarned them, they thanked me for telling them, they were kinda perplexed about it also?!
OK, ONE MORE NEGATIVE and then I will move on...THE ABSOLUTE WORSE THING ABOUT THIS WATER PARK. THE INSIDE WATER PARK (outside is fabulous!) NIght/Day! The inside, the first day we arrived we stayed inside the whole day. I wanted to RUN (NOT WALK/RUN) home! It was humid, it was crowded (OK, I expected that,) the chlorine will absolutely BURN YOUR EYEBALLS OUT! IF you have any allergies...DON'T GO THERE...SERIOUS, or stay outside. There are signs that tell you that the chlorine can cause seizures (I think they say something like that!) OH MY...ALL I KNOW, since we returned home late Thurs. evening...I have been in bed ever since! I don't know if it's the chlorine, the germs from everyone else, whatever, but I am so congested, sore throat, etc. UGH! I had several other friends tell me that they get sick every time they come home from here also!
Once again, since my grand kids had such a wonderful time, I would suck it up and take them again, but...WOW, since this was my first time, I guess I will be more prepared and equipped the next time. Oh, and don't just "assume" that housekeeping will come and make up your room. We left the 1st day @ 10:30, came back at 2:30 for a rest, no maid...left again @ 5:00, as we were leaving, there was housekeeping in the next room. stuck my head in and told them I was leaving, could you please stop by and clean up our room. "Sure, we will call someone." "Call someone, aren't you RIGHT HERE?" Then 2 doors down, lady with IPAD, writing things down, "Are you head of housekeeping?" Yes, Could you please see that our room gets made up, we will be leaving for @ 2 hours for dinner. Yes, I'll be happy to. Come back @ 7:30...still NO maid service! Call down to front desk...could we get our room cleaned up? Yes, but from now on you need to call us. OK, I THOUGHT that by telling the maid next door and the "head" of housekeeping? I WAS telling someone?! My bad I guess? Have fun and enjoy...put on your "patience cap!"
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