If you follow me on Instagram you saw a few pictures from our recent overnight stay there. We had never been to an indoor water park before, and I was thrilled to see CoCo Key was just over 30 minutes away from us in Danvers, MA - it was just far enough to feel like we were going away, but we had the comfort of knowing we wouldn't have to deal with long hours on the road or an airplane.
The kids have been in swimming lessons for over a year so this was the perfect opportunity to have a more playful experience in the water, and I felt confident taking them knowing they're comfortable in the water.
I can go on and on about how much fun we had, but I'll let this little highlight video do the talking:
We were given an early check-in on a Saturday and arriving just before noon, the kids had already eaten a big, late brunch so we headed to the hotel suite to explore the room a bit before heading to the water park. Check-in was very easy with the friendly staff and the kids were excited for their goodie bags they received as a special surprise. For our stay we booked a family suite with two toddler beds. Grayson hadn't slept in a toddler bed before so I was a bit nervous about what to expect (more on that later!).
The kids' area was immediate upon entering the suite and they were excited to see little beds just for them! I liked how the theme was aquatic and gender neutral. They even had their own TV and dresser in their area.
We also had a refrigerator and safe and a TV and desk on the adult side of the suite. The bathroom had a single sink and plenty of towels and toiletries for us but was missing hooks to hang all of our towels and wet things. We made do using the closet hangers with the clips instead.
The Water Park:
From the outside CoCo Key is massive! We were dressed and ready to quickly hit the water and I was surprised it was a short 3 minute walk to get from our room to the water park with plenty of signage letting us know we were approaching it. There's a check in area and since we had our wrist bands we went right in, rented a locker and started our day.
|He pretty much just wanted to do this the whole time!|
|Beware the big bucket - I had a love/hate relationship with that thing!|
For dinner and breakfast the following morning, we went out since there were so many options along the freeway. Regular room service is also available, but we were trying to be budget conscious and didn't splurge!
We'll definitely be back and next time hope to make a larger family visit out of it with the kids' 6 little cousins on both sides of our family who are also in Massachusetts. We saw several families doing larger meet-ups and birthday parties while we were there including renting out private cabana rooms (great idea!).
|Nia's face captures how we felt about leaving CoCo Key!|
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Have you ever been to an indoor water park? What was your experience like?