A Kids Weekend!
If there is one thing that I can truly say about Illinois's first indoor water park, is that small children will love it. However, I think anywhere where a kid can just be a kid and run around in a swim suit all day is a small child's perfect day anyway. As an adult I was a bit underwhelmed. I was little angry as well because they made promises that were not followed through.
Coming to the resort, the outside looks exciting and different and fun for any kid. In the lobby you are welcomed by a huge stuffed bear and and Davey Crocket looking fella. There is a commercialized woodlike feel about the place. It doesn't really feel like camping but it is meant to give the illusion of it. Our room was very clean and comfortable!
The water park was a lot of fun for the kids. The five year old could barely touch the bottom but the 4 year old couldn't so she had to be monitored if we left the wave pool with a sloping bottom at all. There were quite a few folks at the water resort from the ages of 12-19 which was very surprising since it seemed like a kids play area. This made the wave pool a bit more cautious than I think it was meant to be, but still a lot of fun! There was a lazy river, a playground with water guns, a raft slide (1 slide was closed), and a kiddie pool. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be.