Aug 072016
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Fun For the Whole Family at the Brand New Water Park at the Cape Codder in Hyannis

Last week my oldest son turned 12. TWELVE!  I’m honestly not sure when that happened, but in any case I can personally attest to the fact that the “tween” thing is real.  He’s not quite a teen yet, but definitely he has all the attitude & sassiness of one.  He’s also apparently too cool to do “kid” stuff anymore, which has created a bit of a challenge for me to keep him entertained (and off those pesky electronics) this summer. Both of my boys have August birthdays and I always plan a day of fun for them on their special days and this year I was really scrambling to come up with something that my oldest would like.

Then it came to me – I would take them to the brand new water park at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis.  If you’ve been around here for a while, you may remember that my family stayed there about 18 months ago and the boys really enjoyed the indoor wave pool (if you need a refresher, here is the post).  I had heard that the Cape Codder was expanding and creating an amazing water park and when I found out that they had just opened on Friday July 30th, I knew that it was where I was going to take my kids for my oldest’s birthday. My oldest loves to swim and I knew a day at the water park would be right up his alley.


The Wave Pool, which was already there, is approximately 10,000 square feet and the expansion is an additional 20,000 square feet – you  you can only imagine how excited both my boys were when I told them that’s where we were going! It’s the only one of its kind on Cape Cod and has so much fun to offer!



  • 2 – 160-foot “Stars and Stripes” high-speed water slides
  • 2 – 50 and 80-foot water slides winding through a replica of a pirate ship
  • 300-foot “stormy” river with waterfalls, rapids and spouting humpback whale
  • “Pirate Bay” kiddie spray pool with dumping bucket, water cannons and small water slides
  • 84’ x 143’ retractable roof
  • 10,000-square foot wave pool with 2’ waves, water fountains and water umbrella
  • 24 person Jacuzzi
  • saunas
  • high-intensity ultra-violet light purification system
  • changing rooms with lockers available to rent
  • birthday party area
  • Gazebo Cafe serving appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, beverages and liquor
  • state-of-the-art fitness center


My poor little guy was battling an ear infection, so if you’re wondering why he was sporting that super cool swim cap, that’s why.  I didn’t want him to get water in there and make the infection worse.  It worked like a charm, though, and he was able to have a blast in the water with his big brother.

It was no surprise to me that their favorite thing there was the Stormy River!

The Stormy River is a 300-foot river that provides tubers with areas of calm drifting and stormy sections of thunder, lightning, rain and turbulent water. There’s also a life-size Humpback Whale replica who lives in the Stormy River and spouts water at passersby.


The kids ended up spending the entire afternoon in the wave pool.

The wave pool is 10,000 square feet and has 2-foot Waves, Waterfalls, Water Fountains and Water Umbrellas.  Plus there is a 24-person Whirlpool and 2 Saunas!


The Cape Codder’s Water Park also has 4 fully enclosed tube slides! Two of the slides are located in the original “Wave Pool” area and are built into the pirate ship. One slide is 50 feet and the other is 80 feet. The other two 160 feet “Stars and Stripes” high speed water slides are located in the Water Park expansion. A 26-foot Cape Cod Lighthouse encloses the staircase leading to the platform of
these two slides.


See the roof in the picture above?  It’s retractable.  It measures 84’ x 143’ and turns the water park into an outside park on sunny days and an indoor park during winter and inclement weather!  How cool is that?

If you stay as an overnight guest at the Cape Codder, you receive free admission to the Water Park. A limited number of day passes for the water park are available, too. Just call the front desk (855) 861-4370 or use their convenient online reservation system on the day you would like to purchase a pass to be sure space is available. One day passes are $40 per person; $30 per child under 48”.

Coolers, food or beverage is not permitted in the wave pool or pool areas, but the Gazebo Cafe is located in the waterpark.  The counter service cafe serves appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, beverages and even liquor.  There is plenty of first and second floor seating available inside the park.


Changing area, lockers and showers are provided. Day Pass Visitors are encouraged to bring their own towels to the water park. The Cape Codder does offer towel rentals for $5 if you forget yours.

Children under age 18 are required to have adult supervision. Everyone entering the pool areas must have a ticket even if they are only supervising. Kids who are not potty trained are required to wear swim diapers and if you forgot yours at home, swim diapers are available for purchase at the pool.

Speaking of the little ones, the Pirate’s Bay Kiddie Area is made just for them. It’s a safe play area for younger children features a small Pirate Ship with Water Cannons on deck, a Dumping Bucket and three kid-sized Slides in 5 inches of water. Kiddie Spray Pool with color-lit Geysers; Treasure Chests and characters.  It’s really cute.


The water park is open daily from 9am – 9pm. They also have birthday party packages available, which sounds like a blast to me.

I also had a chance to check out one of their four brand new family suites and let me just tell you, I can’t wait to bring my family to stay in one of them.  They sleeps up to 6 guests, have two bathrooms (one with bathtub) and are located on the first floor facing the water park. The living room has a large sectional queen pull-out sofa and dining area with multi-functional table for 4 which also pulls down into a queen size Murphy bed. There is also a high-definition flat panel television, microwave and refrigerator combo. I loved that the master bedroom features king sized bed, high-definition flat panel television and master bath with his and her sinks and tiled shower stall.

The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is located at 1225 Iyannough Road in Hyannis, MA.  We can’t wait to go back!

**Disclosure:  My family and I received complimentary day passes to the water park at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa in exchange for our honest opinions about our experiences.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

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  90 Responses to “Fun For the Whole Family at the Brand New Water Park at the Cape Codder in Hyannis”

  1. Omg!! My kids would never leave this place. It looks incredible. I think I’d just hang out on a tube on that river all day. Can you bring your drink? LOL

  2. Oh boy, Tween years I hear at absolute worst, when they have the attitude and too cool for kiddie stuff lol.
    Looks like this water park was a hit though.

  3. Water parks are so much fun – especially during the heatwave we’ve been having. You can tell by the photos that this water park is new and amazing. I like that the admission is free when you stay overnight at Cape Codder.

  4. Such fun! I think Stormy River would be my favorite part too. Glad the swim cap kept the ear infection from getting any worse. Water parks can be so much fun!

  5. why do they not have this near me!!!! I would go all the time. It looks like you guys had a ton of fun

  6. That place looks amazing!!! My oldest is 9 and I already can’t believe that… I have no idea how I’ll feel at 12. Just goes too quickly!

  7. wow, I never knew they had this place in Cape Cod. I’ll have to hop in the car with the kids and take a spin down.

  8. This looks incredible! I think that I would enjoy those waterslides as much as my kiddos too!

  9. I have always loved water parks and so have the kids. This looks like a really cool place to visit. Love the waterslides.

  10. Oh wow how fun! We went to a smaller water park this year. I’d love to go to Great Wolf Lodge again though. It’s in Kansas City 2 1/2 hours away. We only have Coco Keys here, and it isn’t rated very high. We went to an outdoor one an hour away.

    This one is much better than the one we went to.

  11. My family loves water parks. We need to check this one out.

  12. This looks like fun. We have a chance to visit Hyannis and I hope we get to go. It looks like a fun place.

  13. Waterparks are so much fun! I haven’t been to one in so long, but I remember great memories being made there. It looks like you and your family had a wonderful time!

  14. This looks so much fun! A lot of activities to keep the kids entertained. Adding this to our list of places to visit!

  15. That looks like a lot of fun. I love the water spewing barrels. LOL

  16. This looks like a lot fun. I like that it is inside and you don’t have to worry about a sunburn.

  17. I love that this is an indoor waterpark. That way it can be enjoyed year round and not just in the summer months!

  18. We used to go to Hyannis every summer with the kids and a few years back when we went it wasn’t like it used be. I heard they’ve been getting it back to how it was and this looks like so much fun, I guess I’ll have to go back and check it out. Is this near Main St?

  19. That looks like a really cool place! Waterslides would be a great way to cool off in the sun. My son and I both love waterslides.

  20. Now that looks like a fun place to spend by the pool! My daughter loves all things water and I know she would love this place!

  21. My daughter recently got comfortable in the water and now loves the pool and water rides. She’d love to go in a toddler wading pool. I’d love to check out a place like this near me!

  22. I wish I was in the states, this looks like a super fun place to visit! I will have to look into it when I get to visit the states some time!

  23. My family loves waterparks. This place looks right up our alley!

  24. My oldest son just turned 12 too. I feel your pain, I REALLY DO. You would think he is a teenager already. The water park looks like so much fun. Who wouldn’t have fun there? Thanks for sharing all the cool photos!

  25. Man, where were all of these amazing waterparks when I was a kid? They are really making some unique experiences in the water for kids and it looks like a blast!

  26. That place looks great! I love that the roof is retractable so it lets the sunshine come in on nice, hot days. What a great trip for the whole family.

  27. This does sound like a ton of fun. The slides sound crazy! It’s awesome that this park can be both indoor and outdoor!

  28. This looks absolutely amazing! I love that the roof can retract so that it can be indoor or outdoor. All sorts of awesome!

  29. I was following your adventure on social media and it looked like such a blast! Your boys looked like they had so much fun. Looks like a really great water park – wish we weren’t SO far away, my kids would LOVE this!

  30. This park looks like so much fun. I love how it’s indoor with a retractable roof, which is perfect for colder locations or when it is raining.

  31. You can never go wrong with a water park and this one looks awesome! My kids would be all about those slides.

  32. This looks like a great water park for.the whole family! Can’t wait until my daughter is older, so we can experience it!

  33. Ah yes, tweens can be very picky! I’m glad you found a place for them to celebrate their birthdays. The water park is perfect! I really like that it has a lot of attractions for the kids to enjoy.

  34. That place looks like so much fun!! I wish we lived closer because I am sure my kids would love going.

  35. This is so much fun! My family will love the place!

  36. This looks like so much fun! Indoor water parks are the best. No worries about rain, cold, or sunscreen!

  37. Happy birthday to your oldest! I’ve never been to an indoor water park but this looks like a blast!

  38. Water parks are great for the family. You can always find “rides” that whole family enjoys. This looks like such a place.

  39. I love waterparks! This one looks especially fun for the family.

  40. This water park looks great for everybody! I have to go there with my family.

  41. This looks like so much fun for the whole family! Next time we are in Massachusetts we will have to check it out!

  42. This place sounds like so much fun for kids and their families! I would love to bring my kids here!

  43. It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. We love water parks and anything that involves water, really!

  44. we love to go to water parks and an indoor one is a hit with me-don’t have to worry about the weather-or applying sun screen!!! this places looks fun!

  45. Seems like such a fun place! I’d love to take my nephew there

  46. Those slides look intense and so much fun too! We are long overdue for a day at the waterpark.

  47. The waterpark looks freaking amazing and I have always loved water parks since I was little. Now, who wants to pay for my flight lol!

  48. That looks like so much fun! My sister-in-law is going to the Cape soon, I will definitely mention this place! I know my kids would love it.

  49. It truly like a fun place any age can enjoy. I am sure my kids would love it there, if only it is near our area.

  50. The Cape Coddler Resort and Spa sounds like a great place to stay with the whole family with this awesome new water park. The wave pool sounds like it would be fun with the 2 ft waves and everything. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  51. Wow I bet this place for outing! For sure your family had fun.

  52. My family loves waterparks! It’s awesome that the roof is retractable making this a great place to go in any kind of weather!!!

  53. Indoor water parks are so much fun! You get all the excitement from going to the beach but without worrying about the summer heat. I’m glad your boys had a lot of fun on this little trip!

  54. This looks like such a fun place! My kids would love to visit a water park like this.

  55. That place looks so fun!! We are going to a water park tomorrow but doesn’t look as fun as cape codder. Will have to visit this one next.

  56. Your boys look like they had a blast! I loved water parks when I was younger and would love to visit another like this.

  57. I am so envious! It has been awhile since my family and I went to a Waterpark. After seeing your photos I realized we must not let summer escape us until we go to one!

  58. This looks like a fantastic place. My family loves to go to the water park to have fun and keep cool.

  59. What a fun water park! I am going to try to visit one like this before the summer ends.

  60. Love the storm aspect they’ve added to the river. That’s always my favorite part of any waterpark.

  61. That looks like a lot of fun. Who doesn’t enjoy a good water park? I think they are loads of fun. I have never visited an indoor one, though. I will have to change that!

  62. What an awesome waterpark! That is quite the expansion! My kids absolutely love waterparks!

  63. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this. I wonder if my kids would enjoy it enough for us to drive that far too it. Worth a shot!

  64. Oh my gosh! This looks like SO much fun! I wish I wasn’t pregnant right now cuz I’d be the first one down the water slide!

  65. Our family loves indoor waterparks. Good to know this one is there for our New England trip. Will be sure to check it out!

  66. My son loves to go in a place like this. Looks like you had so much fun!

  67. Ive never been to an indoor water park. This place looks so fun!

  68. My son is turning 12 in a couple of months so I totally understand what you mean about this tween stuff. This looks like a really fun place; oddly enough my son is really into swimming as well.

  69. The Cape Codder’s Water Park looks so awesome. My kids would have so much fun. I like it’s indoors away from the sun. I don’t have to worry of my kids getting sunburn. Thanks for sharing.

  70. It looks fun for the whole family. My girls would love it there! I like that it doesn’t look too crowded either.

  71. Tough to go wrong taking the kids to a water park. This one looks like it’s a cut above the usual ones, very nice.

  72. Oh my gosh! That looks so fun! My son would love it!! =)

  73. Looks like your boys are having so much fun there. I wish we have something like this, I want my son to enjoy too.

  74. The place looks cool, definitely should almost be a model for my local swim/pool spots around my area. You’ve got some nice pics as well, your kids look like they’re really digging the place.

  75. This place sounds thrilling! I love indoor water parks, and I love that the room has 2 bathrooms!

  76. I think it’s really a good idea to have a birthday blast in Water Park. It’s a place where kids and parents could enjoy much equally. Looks like you guys have a great time there.

  77. What a great place to stay with. I feel so excited about this place, hope to get there one day.

  78. Makes me want to be a kid again (peter pan syndrome lol)
    We have a place like this here called WarmBaths. Such amazing memories there.
    My gran parents love vacationing there

  79. This looks like so much fun! My kids would love to visit!

  80. I always love visiting water parks with my kids as it is going to be so much fun & excitement all around. This sounds like a great one and I love they can turn it in to an outside park on sunny days and an indoor park during winter!

  81. Happy 12th birthday to your son. What a fab way to celebrate. I wish I was close to a water park right now!

  82. I love water parks. It is a bit small though (area wise), but it is incorporated with all the fun elements.

  83. This place looks amazing! I would love to go and hang out here all day! Thanks for sharing!

  84. This looks like a ton of fun! They are making something like this near us and I can’t wait to take the kids to it.

  85. We have something like this close to us. Even with my kids being older, they still love to go to the water park and we spend the entire day there.

  86. Not being from the Northeast, I have heard a lot great things about Hyannis! This seems like a great destination when we visit the area.

  87. That looks like a fun place to visit, especially for the kids.

  88. Those are definitely fun happening photos!
    We would have needed something like this before the back to school this year.
    But then again, we did get too much water , what with all this flooding!

    Lovely place! I would love to visit with the kids!