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Pretty Good Experience at Kalahari, Depending Upon Age

Kalahari Waterparks, much like Great Wolf Lodge, is a very different experience for each person... read more

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ALesserKnownPath
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Saint Paris, Ohio
Quick get away

We have been here before a few yrs back and enjoyed it and wanted to try it again now that both my... read more

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kristyv2017
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Orchard Park, New York
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Reviewed today

Kalahari Waterparks, much like Great Wolf Lodge, is a very different experience for each person depending upon one's age. For kids up to 13-14 years old, maybe, it's a great time. When our kids were younger, we would get a Family Suite and it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been here before a few yrs back and enjoyed it and wanted to try it again now that both my kids are teens. There is plenty to do and plenty to eat. The restaurants can get pricey but there are other places inside...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is too big to care about you or anyone else. The whole maze is set up to take your money...like a devil. We are a family of 6...shame on us for having 2 more kids then allowed by "Kalahari" we called to ensure...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Erik N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

2nd Annual couples trip. We don’t stay at Kalahari’s hotel, because it’s too expensive. Our hotel was right down the road from it. Free parking and restaurants inside. Water park is huge and has plenty to do. There are locker rentals for $25. Alcoholic beverages...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we went here for a school fundraiser and should have realized there would be alot of other schools having the same thing this day. the line was crazy long and wrapped around the lobby and stairs. we also forgot that valentine's day might make it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank needlottery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your tired of the winter snow, stepping into the warm air n water fun is a must. Our favorite is always the indoor/outdoor hot tub. Definitely check this place out. But it can be busy, so if you don't like crowds..don't go.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LisaPatch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, my family had a good time in the water park, but when it came to our experience dealing with everything else it was just bad. We called 3 different times before we went to the resort since we had three families going. We called...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Joe V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3 and 9 year olds had a blast. Lifeguards are attentive. Was not crowded during the week. The buffet was decent - and no wait. Our room did have a weird odor to it...which is why I took off one star.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank san123Dc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a guest at this facility attending my annual meeting of the Ohio Art Education Association and left some valuable personal property behind which the manager acknowledged having. Despite assurances that it will be returned to me, to date I have not received it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank JAL1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, the park. Good amount of things to do, fine, but don’t have your park open in the winter if you can’t heat it. We were all freezing; women, children and dads. That made it so uncomfortable and killed all of the fun. We’re not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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1996morgan
February 13, 2019|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
Never been to Castaway but Kalahari was GREAT! Our 5 year old grandson loved it and wore us and his mother out. Every enjoyable. I heard one young girl say to her mother as they walked down the viewing hallway, "Thank you... More
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Response from Imlissyb | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will be. Most schools are out.
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January 12, 2019|
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Response from tom1909 | Reviewed this property |
Chlorine, but the day I was there it did not seem overly strong
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