My family recently visitedCherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio. Joined toCherry Valley Lodge, is theCoco Key Water Resort. The water resort was the main attraction for my kids. They have been talking about it for weeks, but they were not prepared for all of the fun they were going to find! The water park is over 50,000 square feet and it is full ofgreat attractions. I had a chance to glimpse some of the fun when I checked into the hotel, but the kids didn’t see any of it until we walked from our room to the water park area. When we entered the Coco Key Water Resort area, I knew what was coming…a cute store full of fun trip mementos to the right, anamazing arcade to the left, and around the bend to the right…the indoor water park.
Our first stop was the arcade. It had to be, since this adorable little fire truck was right outside the door and there was no way Griffin was going anywhere but in that fire truck. He talked about it the entire time we were at Cherry Valley Lodge, and it was definitely the highlight of his trip. Eventually the huge arcade caught his interest and we headed inside to see what was there.
Parrot’s Perch is the huge splash pad in the center of Coco Key Water Resort. It has water slides and sprayers and a huge water bucket that I had the pleasure of getting dumped on top of me, lol. That’s what happens when you don’t pay attention! They are sprayers that shoot out of the floor, cannons for spraying each other, small water buckets, little slides and a couple of bigger slides. The floor throughout the water park area is textured so that it is not slippery while wet. Kellen fell on it a couple of times and scraped himself up pretty good. The first time he scraped the tops of his toes (don’t ask me how that happened), but the second time he scraped his leg and the top of his foot pretty bad, so we had to leave to fix it up. It’s too bad they didn’t have the rubber flooring that prevents slipping but doesn’t cause such bad scrapes when someone does fall.
Another great things about Coco Key is the food! You don’t have to leave the water park for meals or snacks because they havedining available right there. Pizza Hut Express, Calalloo Grill and Gator’s Grab and Go are all inside the water park area, making it convenient for families and it gives some of the adults something to do if they don’t want to play in the water.
You can read about all of theWater Park Attractions on the Coco Key Water Resort website.