Good place to stop in if you have kids. If you don't have kids I can't imagine why you would visit.
Pricey accommodations, though rooms were large at the Stonehill Lodge. Tiled floors make for a noisy entry and hallway in the sleeping room. Overall rooms were just okay - almost the same price per night as a Disney luxury property, but without any luxury. Felt like a moderate/budget resort. Stonehill property definitely quieter and less chaotic than the main River Lodge. Shuttle service was quick and convenient.
Kids did have fun at the water parks. We traveled with 4 kids - ages 13, 11, 9 and 4 - and the 2 youngest were happy to use the Stonehill kiddie pools. Two oldest were happy at the River Lodge with the big kid slides. Hubby and I went on the Vortex and it was quite fun and terrifying at the same time.
Worst part of the stay were the food options - or lack of them. First night dinner at the main restaurant in Stonehill lodge was ridiculously salty and inedible. Waitress was told, but she did nothing about it. Service was slow, even though we were the only people there since we were eating early for the kids. Not a vegetable in sight on the menu unless you count fried green beans. Everything was fried - I think they would have fried the drinks if they could have figured out how. No salad options, either. Don't they realize adults have to eat, too?!? Room service menus were surprisingly affordable, but could not get anyone to answer the phone to place an order. Finally got through and was told it would be 1 hour for any order placed. Bottom line, we went out instead and ate off property for every other meal, too.
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