How many indoor waterpark options are there in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

When the lake freezes and frosty Midwest temperatures hit, there’s a tropical getaway waiting close by. The indoor waterpark resorts in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands boast 80 degree temperatures to warm up even the chilliest of winters.

CurrentlCastaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio.y, there are five indoor waterparks in the area: Castaway Bay, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resort, Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark, and Rain.

Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay indoor waterpark resort features liquid fun for the whole family in a tropical island setting. Adventures include a wave pool, water coaster, slides, kiddie water play areas, and children’s activities, including a visit from Snoopy and his PEANUTS friends. The resort also has a state-of-the-art arcade, restaurants, and retail shops. Overnight guests Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, Ohioalso enjoy early entry and ticket discounts for Cedar Point, in-season.

Great Wolf Lodge is an all-suites, indoor waterpark resort designed with family fun in mind. With rides and slides for kids of all ages, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Great Wolf Lodge also features a spacious outdoor pool, arcade, MagiQuest live-action adventure, preforming Great Clock Tower, and Scooops Kid Spa.

Experience the time of your life with everything under one roof at Kalahari Resort. Indoor body boarding 365 days a year in 86 degree temperatures, or take on the Zip Coaster uphill water roller coaster inKalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark. Pamper yourself at Spa Kalahari or dine at one of 11 dining and bar choices including The Reserve, Ivory Coast Lounge, Pizza Pub at Café Mirage, Great Karoo Marketplace Restaurant, and in the summer months, ZanziBar. For shopping and fun, there’s Zakanaka Kids; Madagascar Indoor Glow Golf; and Safari Outdoor Adventure Park with zip line; rope course; climbing wall; and an animal park. Catch some rays at the outdoor pools from Memorial Day-Labor DMaui Sands Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.ay (weather permitting). Once you cross over the bridge, you’ll feel “A World Away ®.”

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark offers a variety of activities for family fun; including body and tube slides, bucket dump, lazy river, activity area, family whirlpool spa, and kiddie pool.

Rain indoor waterpark offers a smaller setting with thrill slides and water play – featuring a 50-foot tower with two giant slides (275 and 251 feet long), a play structure with additiRain Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio.onal water activities and an outdoor pool. As the name indicates, waterpark guests are frequently showered with rain. The complex also includes a 32-lane state-of-the-art bowling center, arcade, great eats, and off-track betting in the exciting atmosphere of horse racing. In all, Rain features more than 3,500 sq. ft. of affordable family fun, all under one roof.

7 Questions to Ask When Planning a Trip to Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends

Scares from mild to wild; families love daytime fun for the little ones and the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade Saturdays and Sundays. Come sundown, thrillseekers challenge haunted houses and fright zones. Monster Midway Celebration


1. What is the best day to visit?
HalloWeekends is very popular. However, Friday nights and Sundays are great times to visit. Although not all rides are open on Friday nights, all haunted attractions are, so you can take advantage of the special additions to the midways.

2. What are the ticket prices?
Ticket prices vary depending on what day and time you visit the amusement park. Click here for current prices.

3. Do I have to pay extra admission for HalloWeekends?
No. A regular admission ticket or 2014 Season Pass/Platinum Pass is valid for entry. There are no extra fees for the haunted attractions.

4. What are the hours?
HalloWeekends at Cedar Point is held every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 12 – November 1. The hours of operation are: Friday 6 pm – midnight, Saturday 11 am – midnight and Sunday 11 am–8 pm. Please note that Cedar Point is closed during the week.

5. Can small children attend?
Of course! There are special attractions just for small children, like the Magical House on Boo Hill, the Kid’s Costume Contest, Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade, live shows, a hay bale maze, and not to mention the famous PEANUTS characters.

6. What is new for 2014 season?
The children can enjoy the expanded Howl-O-Palooza, with kid-friendly entertainment, activities, and attractions while adults can experience the thrills and chills of the new haunted house Hexed, where they’ll put a spell on you; a new musical show: Midnight Syndicate LIVE!; and Tombstone Terror-tory, a fright zone in Frontiertown.

7. Are there any attractions that require extra fees?
Boeckling’s Banquet: Take a seat in the grand dining hall of the Eerie Estate as creepy inhabitants of the old mansion welcome you, serve you and entertain you. Meals are served Fridays at 5:30 pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 12:30 pm. Cost starts at $74.95/person and includes tax & gratuity. Advanced reservations are required. Please visit Cedar Point’s website for more details.

Click here for more information on HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. Click here for more information on Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

Where can I find an outdoor family entertainment center?

Make plans to get outside with the kids and enjoy some outdoor family fun in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands!

Adventure Bay
380 Main St., Put-in-Bay
Enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, waterslide, go-karts, batting cage, miniature golf, virtual bowling, full arcade, Skeeball, sand volleyball, a tiki bar, and more.

Caddy Shack Square
115 Division St.
P.O. Box 772, Kelleys Island
This one-stop shop for food, gifts, and entertainment is in the heart of downtown Kelleys Island, and provides a family-friendly environment for fun, dining, and shopping. Visit Game Shack Arcade, 18-hole Mini-Golf (old-fashioned Putt-Putt), Caddy Shack Rentals, Beach Rack, Booga Shack, Flip Flop Shop, Rock Baker Sippers, Dipper Dan’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Stand, Wacky Shack, The Little Healing Room, Island Mining Co. and Caddy Shack Restaurant and Bar.

Challenge Park
1 Cedar Point Dr. (off US 6), Sandusky
An activity complex located on the Cedar Point peninsula that features RipCord Skycoaster, two go-kart tracks, two challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses, and Skyscraper, a thrilling ride that spins riders in a circular motion 16 stories above the ground at speeds of 55 mph! Challenge Park is open to the public and admission to Cedar Point or Soak City is not required. Each attraction has a separate fee.

Goofy Golf
3020 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Play miniature golf, cool off on bumper boats, test your skills with sharp curves and steep hills on Radical Raceway and experience high speed on The Big Track. Round out your fun in the air-conditioned arcade. Attractions sold separately or purchase a discounted Do-All Deal. Open May-Oct; call for hours.

Island Adventures Family Fun Center
280 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53 N), Port Clinton
Beautifully landscaped 18-hole mini-golf course, fast go-karts, water squirting bumper boats, an air-conditioned arcade and a group party pavilion. Enjoy a clean and family-friendly experience, within walking distance to Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar. Open daily Memorial Day-Labor Day, with limited hours May and Sept.
Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center
979 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
One stop for all day family fun! Enjoy Perry’s Cave, the Butterfly House, Fort Amaze-n Maze, miniature golf, laser tag, rock climbing wall, antique car museum, and gift shops. A snack shack and picnic pavilion make it convenient to stay all day! May-Sept daily 11 am-6 pm; Apr and Oct weekends 11 am-5 pm; or by appointment.

Safari Outdoor Adventure Park
at Kalahari Resort
7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky
The Safari Outdoor Adventure Park features a thrilling zip line tour, ropes course, climbing walls, and much more.