While the boys were on Christmas vacation, we had a chance to visit CoCo Key indoor water park in Danvers, MA. At 65,000 square feet, CoCo Key is the largest indoor water park in New England!
Here are the main attractions at the park:
Parrot’s Perch Play Area
This interactive water-filled jungle gym can only be described as awesome! With shorter, open-topped slides, squirting water cannons, and a huge bucket that dumps hundreds of gallons of water every few minutes, this playground provides entertainment for children of all ages.
Coconut Grove Adventure River
This leisurely paced tube ride around Parrot’s Perch Play Area with splashy surprises along the way is floating fun for the entire family.
Featuring a zero depth entry pool, kiddy slides, water spouts and buckets, this wading pool offers something special for little swimmers (under 48″ tall) and a safe environment for tots to play while watching movies on our large sail screen.
Outdoor Splash Pad
Open during the summer season, our outdoor splash pad is invigorating on a hot day. Kids can cool off in cascading towers of water while parents sunbathe at our large outdoor tanning deck, nearby.
Palm Grotto Indoor/Outdoor Spa
Relax in the hot water and giant whirlpools of our indoor/outdoor spa with swim-through passage. The Outdoor Spa is open, weather permitting, and is reserved for guests 18 and older.
Shark Slam, Gator Gush, Barracuda Blast & Pelican Plunge
If you are a thrill-seeking enthusiast (over 48” tall), these four body and raft slides are a must! With tubes that twist and turn, you’ll love the exhilaration you get from these rides.
Coral Reef Canyon
Designed for older children, this activity pool features a lily pad obstacle course, water basketball and plenty of room for kids to have fun on their own.
Here are some of the pictures I took while we were there:
The little guy didn’t want to go in at first, so my oldest spent a while playing alone.
But that was fine by him because he spent almost the entire time floating around in the lazy river.
Finally, the little man decided to get wet and the two had a blast playing together.
A lot of their time was spent trying to avoid getting the big bucket of water dumped on them. The bucket tipped over about every three minutes and they didn’t end up getting splashed once. Impressive, huh?
Chris and I didn’t go in the water that day. The park sells “chaperone” tickets for $20 apiece, so we did that. “Chaperones” can’t wear bathing suits and have to stay away from the water, but that was fine by us.
The website said that no outside food or drinks were allowed in the park, so we didn’t bring anything in with us, but we were in the minority. It seems like just about everyone else brought in their own food and I wish I had known that because we bought lunch there and spent a small fortune. Next time, I am definitley bringing my own food because the food at their food court really wasn’t that good and it was WAY over priced.
CoCo Key is adjacent to the DoubleTree Hotel, which is located at 50 Ferncroft Road in Danvers, MA. Although we didn’t stay, they do have some overnight packages available for people who want to spend a little longer at the park or have further to drive. CoCo Key is open year round and the parking is free.
The last thing I feel obligated to add for anyone that is thinking about going there, especially if you are thinking of getting a chaperone ticket like I did – it’s HOT in there. I mean HOT -like probably at least 90 degrees or more. The website said 84 degrees, but I assure you that it was MUCH hotter than 84 degrees in there. Dress appropriately or prepare to sweat your ass off….literally.