Let’s Keep Warm and Have Fun at Castaway Bay
Two weeks ago, right before the massive snow storm came to Michigan and Ohio, my family was invited to Castaway Bay in Ohio. We were looking forward to experiencing a mini-family get-a-way, especially at an indoor water park where it is always 82 degrees despite the weather outside. It was a fun way to get over the winter blues. I packed our suits, snacks, and every stuffed toy my 7-year-old owns. We were on our way, even though the weatherman was predicting 8 to 12 inches on snow.
What a GREAT time we had. Check-in was easy, and our room was perfect. I always appreciate rooms coming with a mini-fridge and microwave. My daughter is such a picky eater, we always need that luxury in our room, just in case! However, they do have a restaurant called Mango Mike’s which had a buffet with a variety of choices for both dinner and breakfast. Castaway Bay also offers an ice cream shop and snack shop. So basically there is food for everyone, including room service!! We were lucky enough to meet BOTH Snoopy & Lucy during our adventure there. Each morning, Castaway Bay creates a Daily Island Times Newsletter that is available to all guests and posted. This provides families with a quick itinerary for parents to reference to see the different activities they offer through the day/night. Activities include arts/crafts, meet/greets, and story times.
The waterpark has a tropical, Caribbean theme with slides for all sizes, a fantastic wave pool, an indoor/outdoor whirlpool spa (which was our favorite) that is super warm, but very relaxing, and a family fun house which is an interactive play area with over 100 different elements to play in or with!! The park provides towels for you, and you can purchase snacks right there inside from Big Daddy’s Snack Shack. I can honestly tell you that we lost track of time because we had such a good time and it was time to close!!! But never fear, we found the arcade to entertain us and get our daughter a special big-eyed kitty!
After speaking with my daughter, here is what she wanted you to know:
Mom: What was your favorite part of the water park?
Daughter: I liked that we got to go outside in the snow. It cooled me down.
Mom: Would you go back?
Daughter: HECK YEAH!!!
Mom: Anything else the readers need to know?
Daughter: Make sure you check the height requirements because I was sad I couldn’t go into the one pool without a life jacket on. I know how to swim too!!! You can bring your own though.
Also, as you know, Castaway Bay is affiliated with Cedar Point. We can’t wait for the weather to warm up so we can go back to Cedar Point. So, stay tuned for more information about what’s new at Cedar Point for 2019. In the meantime, tag us in your fun Castaway photos this winter by using @DetroitMommies and #DetroitMommies. We can’t wait to see the fun you’re family is having at this awesome indoor waterpark.
Written by Jill Kathan