Indoor Waterparks for Large Groups
By Lisa Schmelz
They say it’s the journey and not the destination that really matters in this world. While that’s certainly true, a journey and its destination can pack a lot more fun when you share them with extended family and close friends – especially if you’re looking to get away to a Wisconsin indoor waterpark. After all, it’s a travel fact that kids love making a splash with their cousins.
But once you’ve made the commitment to a Wisconsin waterpark getaway with your family, your sister’s family and your best friend’s family, where do you find lodging that will make your group feel like one big happy family? Well, look no further. Below are three Wisconsin waterparks just waiting to host large groups. And when you share the lodging costs with other families, it makes not only for a memorable trip, but an affordable one too.
Timber Ridge offers the thrills and spills you’d expect in a 50,000 square foot, indoor/outdoor waterpark. But even better for those traveling with extended family and friends, the all-suite resort offers plenty of beds for all those heads. The two-bedroom suites at Timber Ridge feature fully-stocked kitchenettes, with full-size refrigerators, and can sleep up to seven people per unit. Though there are no adjoining suites, you can easily reserve neighboring suites. Cozy and modern, with fireplaces and private balconies, these suites include six waterpark passes per unit.
A variety of options abound here for extended families and vacationing friends. Loft-style family suites, double queen family suites and cabin suites can accommodate eight to ten people. The cabin suite, which offers an ‘up north’ feel is especially popular with families and offers a separate children’s room, complete with bunk beds. The loft-style family suites are a perfect family hideaway. They feature one bedroom with a king bed, dining and living areas with a sleeper sofa, a loft bedroom with two queen beds and a sleeper sofa, and include six water passes.
Want to put everyone in your group under one roof? Check out the Waterfront Villas at the Kalahari, which can take on up to 20 people and include waterpark passes. Located on Lake Delton, three miles from the resort, you’ll find luxurious accommodations in any season. Traveling with a party of 12? Consider the on-resort Village Suite, which features three bedrooms, one with a king bed and two with queen beds, three bathrooms – one with a whirlpool tub – and a living room group with a queen sofa sleeper. There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen and dining room, fireplace and 32” flat screen television.