My family lives for thrill and adventure and one of our favorite things to do is visit a waterpark. We recently had the pleasure of checking out Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort for the first time and we had a great time! Located near Chicago, it’s only an hour and a half drive so a quick one night trip is really convenient and allows us to have two days filled with fun since you can stay and play the entire day after checking out of your suite.
6 Reasons to Stay and Play at Key Lime Cove
Spacious suites with enough room for the whole family
Key Lime Cove offers 414 suites and staterooms to accommodate families large and small. We enjoyed the Toucan 2-bedroom suite for our family of 6. It had the feel of a small apartment with a king size bed and over-sized Jacuzzi bathtub. A second bedroom included 2 queen beds and a television. The suite itself was large, including 2 bathrooms and a living area complete with a pull out couch, chair, dining set, wet bar, refrigerator and microwave.
Large water play area for families with slides for pre-schoolers and middle age kids
Key Lime Cover boasts a 65,000 square-foot, 84-degree tropical-themed water park and smack dab in the center is the Toukie’s Big Deluge play area for families to enjoy together. There are slides, bridges to cross and water pouring out from every nook and cranny. You might also enjoy standing under the large bucket that dumps hundreds of gallons of water each time it fills up!
Wild rides and slides for the bigger kids and the kid in YOU!
Those who meet the 42” to 48” height requirements can enjoy fun and exciting rides like the Hurricane Vortex, Wahoo, Screaming Banshee and 2 giant body slides. The Tsunami Washout Wavepool is a lot of fun too and you can float right on down Keylime Creek, the lazy river once the waves are done. Circling the entire park, my husband and I spent a lot of time on Keylime Creek and each time we’d wash right out into the Tsunami Washout Wavepool again! We also got to enjoy an adult only hot tub, Keylime Grotto.
Delicious dining that is family friendly
A variety of restaurants and tasty food is available right inside the resort, so you never have to leave. You can dine in 1950’s soda fountain themed D. W. Andersons, Sharky’s Big Bites, Hot Diggity Dogs and more. We enjoyed delicious pizza and hot wings from Anna Chovy’s Pizzeria, right in the comfort of our room. Later in the evening, we had a tropical cocktail at The Crazy Toucan, which has quite the decor!
Riptide Reef Arcade with fun games and prizes for the entire family
When you’ve had enough water, or just want to change things up a bit, head to the Riptide Reef Arcade, located just outside of the waterpark entrance. The kids (and adults!) will enjoy fun arcade games and test their skill at multiple grab machines. I for one was quite partial to my favorite game – ski ball!
Clean water & safe environment so your family can have fun without worry
You’ll never have to swim in dirty water at Key Lime Cove because they have state of the art ozone purification technology which produces the purest, cleanest H2O and I got to learn all about it during my behind the scenes waterpark and pump room tour. Ozone ensures that the water stays clear and destroys 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses, spores, fungus and mold. Clean, fresh air is pumped into the water park every 20 minutes as well so you’re really getting the cleanest, freshest environment possible in a waterpark.
The aquatics staff at Key Lime Cove goes through 38 hours of extensive training before even stepping into the water park. They also complete 4 hours of additional training each month and are trained to recognize a guest in distress in the water within 10 seconds and reach them within 20 seconds.
You can read all about the ozone purification technology and top notch aquatics staff here.
Here are some fun facts about Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort:
- 420,120 gallons of water
- Lazy river is 560 feet long and winds throughout the waterpark
- Tube slides are 45 feet high and 450 feet long
- Hurricane’s Vortex is 45 feet high and 140 feet long
- Pineapple Splash Bucket is 10 feet tall and holds 250 gallons of water
- Maximum occupancy of the waterpark is 1,476 guests