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Top 5 Hotel Water Parks To Visit In The U.S.

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The United States has over 1,000 water parks, attracting millions of people, especially during the summer. Some hotels appreciate that many guests seek activities to help them cool off and have fun. Sites like Hopdes can offer guides to star attractions, including water parks and other areas of interest that are city specific within the United States.

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Hotel Water Parks

The top 5 hotel water parks in the U.S. are Howard Johnson By Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Play Ground, Great Wolf Lodge, Gaylords Palms Resort, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, and Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park.

These water parks have fast paced water slides, raft rides, and much more. Let’s discuss these hotel water parks in detail, including their location and what you should expect.

Howard Johnson By Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Play Ground, California

  • 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, California 92802
  • 714-776-6120

This hotel has a large water playground known as Castaway Cove. It has a pirate ship with four mini water cannons, a curvy waterslide, and a 200-gallon drench bucket for older children. 13-spray fountains, a wading pool, and the Speedy the Turtle are designed to cater to younger children. 

Adults also get to enjoy the hot tub, fitted with rejuvenating jets. Besides the facilities within the hotel, this location has easy access to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. 

You’ll need to make a reservation for Castaway Cove at least 30 days before arrival. Guests are allowed 2-hour day reservations at the Castaway Cove per day. You must also make advance reservations (2 hours a day) for the pool.

Great Wolf Lodge Resorts

Great Wolf Lodge Resorts have the largest collection of indoor water parks in the United States. These resorts have pools, splash pads, lazy rivers, and slides catering to people of all ages. Some of the Great Wolf Lodges are in:

  • Anaheim, Garden Grove, California.
  • Atlanta, LaGrange, Georgia.
  • Charlotte, Concord, North Carolina.
  • Chicago, Gurnee, Illinois.
  • Cincinnati, Mason, Ohio.
  • Colorado Springs.
  • Grand Mound, Washington.
  • Dallas Grapevine, Texas.
  • Kansas City. 
  • Bloomington, Minneapolis. 
  • New England, Boston.
  • Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.
  • Manteca, San Francisco.

The Brand also expects to open new resorts with water parks in Baltimore (Maryland) and Naples (Florida, in mid-late 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Gaylords Palms Resorts & Convention Center, Orlando

  • 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida, 34746.
  • Toll Free: 877-350-3236

The Cypress Springs Water Park & Resorts Pools has a rapid river and cascading waterfalls. Heated water, racing slides, and so much more. It caters to people of all ages. Guests receive limited free access to the pools depending on the booked rooms.

Guests get:

  • Four wristbands when staying in a room with two queen beds. 
  • Two wristbands when staying in a king guest room. 
  • Five wristbands when booking a suite. 

Guests wishing to spend more time at the water park pay for the extra sessions.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

1-877-KALAHARI (525-2427)

This resort is available in multiple locations, including:

  • 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
  • 7000 Kalahari Drive Sandusky, OH 44870
  • 250 Kalahari Boulevard Pocono Manor, PA 1834
  • 3001 Kalahari Boulevard Round Rock, TX 78665

Some of the popular features of the indoor water parks in these resorts include the Tanzanian Twister, FlowRider, Lazy River, Crocodile Cove, Tiko’s Watering Hole, and Swim-Up Bar.

Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park

  • 555 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, NY
  • 845-397-2500

This resort has the largest indoor water park in New York. It is open to guests and walk-in clients needing a splash pass for a daytime adventure. The 80,000 sq. feet of rides and slides attract hundreds of people daily, especially during summer.