This past weekend, Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark opened up at Camelback Lodge in Pennsylvania. I should say, parts of Aquatopia opened up. The hotel rooms are not yet ready for occupation, and only some of the water slides and park areas are (at this time) ready for use. Much of the exterior is also still under construction, but the official opening was on Thursday, when it was able to be used for the first time.
My son very much enjoyed the larger slide area, complete with giant bucket of water that dumps down on the pool every few minutes. There will be 13 water slides when construction is completed, including Venus SlydeTrap, a very innovative and unique slide (the only one like it in the world). The Venus SlydeTrap allows three to six riders at a time on a “family rafting tube”. It mates together three waterslide experiences into one 600 foot long, fully enclosed slide. I know we can’t wait to try that one out when it’s ready.
The indoor water park is always a pleasant eighty four degrees Fahrenheit, with plenty of seating, table and chair sets, and lounge areas as well as private cabanas for rent. There are areas for big kids, little kids, and the in-between, as well as a wave pool and Flow Rider surfing area. There is a lazy river as well that we are looking forward to trying out- while it had been opened to start with, they ended up closing it a bit early.
For adults, there are swim up bars as well, and there are quite a few food and beverage service areas, snack spots, and restaurants. Your family can enjoy an arcade, mini golf area, rope courses, rock climbing for the whole family, laser tag, and much more when the park is up and fully operational. There is also a spa area for adults and one for kids, and a make-it-yourself pottery center. Visit Polka Dot Pots to paint pottery and get creative. The Oasis Kids’ Spa should open this June for the pampered peanuts in your life, and will offer manicures, pedicures, and more for the younger set. Of course, there are also souvenir shops.
For more information about Camelback Lodge or to make a reservation call 855-515-1283 or visit www.CamelbackResort.com.
Disclosure: We received press passes to opening day, and will go back for a stay and update once the hotel is up and running. The above was written from my personal experience during opening day. More things have opened since and will continue to do so until it is fully up – for more information about Aquatopia call 855-515-1283 or visit www.CamelbackResort.com.