TREND ALERT! Hotel Waterparks

Now that more and more adults are traveling with children, waterparks are the perfect addition to keep kids occupied. Of course parents can’t just leave their kids at the waterpark all day, but with some supervision, this is the perfect place to have the kids let off some steam. There are even parts of some of these parks that are great for just floating and relaxing, so parents, you get to enjoy the park as well. There are a few places around the world that are already in the waterpark game, so here is what they are doing!

  Great Wolf Lodge - Kansas City, KS

Great Wolf Lodge - Kansas City, KS

Indoor Waterpark?

Thank goodness for indoor waterparks. These hotel waterparks are truly a blessing in disguise. Most people wouldn’t dare head to a waterpark in the middle of the Winter. Low and behold, it is now possible. With more hotels creating this indoor style waterpark, the fun in the water can go year round. Not only does it make these hotels unique, it creates a source of income that they would most likely not achieve in the winter months. People will travel from all over to get to these parks just so that they and/or their children can get to experience a little piece of Summer time. How amazing is that?

  Club Mac - Illes Balears, Spain

Club Mac - Illes Balears, Spain

Toddler Time

When kids are younger, they seem to tire out faster. This is why you see families with younger children getting multiple day tickets to Disneyland. Kids get tired halfway through the day and just want to go eat and sleep. It would be impossible to do it all in one day with a toddler. The toddler parks are becoming more popular every year. It is mesmerizing for the children and lets the adults have a bit of fun too.  The water is incredibly shallow, allowing even the youngsters to roam around without the high risk of drowning. Of course adult supervision is still required, but now people can just hang with the baby all day while getting that sun-kissed glow they’re aching for.

  Grand Marquis Hotel Wisconsin Dells, WI

Grand Marquis Hotel Wisconsin Dells, WI

Multiple Amenities

Not only do some of these hotels have a water park, they are now including many more water park options. Amongst these option are heated pools, indoor pools, kiddie parks, water slides,

indoor water parks, jacuzzis and more! It is absolutely incredible the amount of slides and parks that are on some of these properties, especially with hotel rooms and restaurants as well. Many of these hotels are basing all of their marketing off of the water park. Yes, this may only attract a specific demographic (families), but that just means more money. The bigger the family means more people buying tickets, which means more people staying the night, which means for people eating at the restaurants. All in all, it’s a win to have a water park at your hotel.

 

Hotel waterparks are exploding all over the world and until they become more popular, the current existing ones will continue to hold the monopoly power. Which is perfectly fine because even Wisconsin and Kansas need a little love in the Winter time.