This guest post is courtesy of Amanda Keefer – a Florida resident and host of www.themammamiablog.com – she visited Orlando’s newest water park, and shares her thoughts. If you’re headed to the Orlando area and are looking for some non-Disney options, this place looks pretty fun! Thanks Amanda!
We love pools, we love water and we loooove water parks! This weekend we had the opportunity to visit Orlando’s newest water park attraction, CoCo Key Water Park Resort. I was possibly more excited than my four-year-old to check it out.
This water park resort is situated in the heart of the Orlando attractions area on International Drive. This central location allows easy access to all of Orlando’s attractions. However, you might not want to leave the property once you arrive!
CoCo Key is ideal for families looking for a fun, relaxing and affordable getaway in Orlando. The resort’s water park caps off admittance at around 650, leaving the stigma of typical Orlando theme park crowds behind. We had two water loving girls with us so I was able to see the fun factor from a four-year-old and ten-year-old point of view. The girls raced from slide to slide. I could keep a constant eye on both girls from the comfort of my lounge chair. I even had some fun on the slides myself.
The Minnow Lagoon is covered and shielded from the FL sun. Lots of interactive water fun in the shade!
The rooms at the resort are very modern and cozy. If you are hungry there are multiple choices for snacks or a meal. Besides the water park, there’s a large arcade, fun kids lounge in the lobby, resort pool for more water fun after the park closes and a small sand area for building castles.
Opening rates start at an affordable $89/night for a limited time. Water park access is $19 per room, per day for resort guests and $19.95 per person for day guests. The FL resident day pass is $14.95. If you are headed to the other local theme parks, the resort offers a free shuttle service!
Tip: If you are staying at a different property in the area and are interested in purchasing a day pass to the water park, book online. The park is popular and has been selling out quickly!
In case you need directions… Just follow the tropical red bird in the inner tube.
Disclosure: Our family visited CoCo Key as guests of the new resort. The previous post contains my honest opinion on my family’s experience.