It is so hot in Florida your hair feels like it may catch fire. A water park is a favorite past time in Orlando and a water park hotel is even better. Coco Key Water Resort is located on International Drive in Central Florida. It’s the perfect place for tourists and locals alike to have fun and stay cool.
CoCo Key Water Park – Slides, Splash Pads, Swimming
We visited Coco Key about two weeks ago and at the time they had 13 water slides up and running. Two of those slides were what you’d call doozies. Both my husband and the boys climbed numerous flights of stairs over and over again in order to soar on the “big slides”. The good news was Spencer at 49″ was tall enough for every single slide. At 8 years old and being on the short side that was a big deal.
Along with the water slides was a massive splash pad. About every 10 minutes a large bucket of water would pour down on everyone for the perfect refresher. Different water blasters and fountains made for areas where both kids and adults could run around staying cool while having fun together. I am not going to lie here ladies and gents, there are a few places where you must use a rope bridge to get across. I am not strong enough for such things and I was sore for a week after I left Coco Key water theme park.
There is a toddler play area with very shallow water. They utilize some of those huge concrete umbrellas where the water cascades down from the top. There are a few other tube like structures that fountain water too. Just because the little ones might be too small for the big splash pad doesn’t mean they’ll have to miss out.
Finally there are two swimming pools in the park as well. One is directly inside the water theme park and it has a slide that filters inside of it. If you are just looking for a nice dip while your kids play this is the place to be. If you are instead the type who wants a quiet pool with no interruption you have that option on the other side of the hotel grounds.
CoCo Key – Tokens, Tickets, Trinkets
What is it about a loud arcade that makes a child so happy? Jason and Spencer both had the chance to play inside the Coco Key arcade and they had a blast. Ring ring ring, ding ding ding. Spencer loves the games that give you tickets or candy. Jason however is at an age where he wants to drive some type of vehicle. They were both content because the arcade is a huge room full of fun machines. Tim even jumped in on a game of pool at one point during our stay.
CoCo Key Water Resort – Caring Customer Service
The Coco Key Water Resort room I stayed in was a basic standard. The beds were comfortable as were the pillows. Ask for extra towels upon check in, you’ll need them. Speaking of check in, customer service is top notch. International Drive hotel customer service isn’t always great. They assume you won’t be back for a long time so why work on impressing you. But these employees worked hard to make us happy!
When it’s hot and you find yourself in the humidity of Central Florida CoCo Key Water Resort will cool you down. Check out all their water park hotel specials to make your stay affordable and fun.
*I received a free night at Coco Key in return for review. All opinions are my own.