When I asked my son what he wanted for his birthday, he said he wanted to go to Castaway Bay waterpark. What a great idea! We actually joined the Castaway Bay Birthday Club a couple years ago and had just received a birthday card from them. It didn’t take much convincing to escape the extreme cold with wind chills below 0 degrees to an island like oasis of 82 degrees!
I received accommodations to facilitate this post.
With all the excitement and hustle and bustle of packing, getting my kids out of school early to get to Castaway Bay on Friday night, I forgot my camera. #1 rule for blogging is to have a good camera. My images didn’t turn out so hot with my camera, which I apologize for in advance but hopefully my words can convey how incredible our time was at Castaway Bay.
Castaway Bay Birthday Club
With the Castaway Bay Birthday Club, you can received one of several things:
- One complimentary Waterpark Day Pass. An all day pass to the most kid-friendly waterpark around!
- A Birthday Fun Pack that includes a complimentary food item, color your own t-shirt or backpack and a pre-loaded arcade card. Only available for our overnight guests.
- Birthday Child is FREE when booking a Birthday Party Package for 8 or more paid guests.
We chose the Birthday Fun Pack since we were already spending the night in the room that comes with waterpark passes.
First, we hit the waterpark. I literally felt like I thawed out during the first few minutes once entering the 82 degree waterpark. It’s been brutal in Ohio, so the warmth felt amazing. With the temperature outside near 0, I couldn’t believe the air and water felt so warm. We headed to our favorite spot first, the wave pool.
We always spend so much time at the wave pool swimming, splashing, riding the wave, and having so much fun. My sister and her two young kids came with us, it was so fun to see my son and daughter try to help the younger kids swim and how to jump over the waves.
That is another thing I recommend, it is always more fun when you travel with at least one other family! If you are going for a birthday celebration, invite the whole family. Even grandma and grandpa will have fun. What I would like to do is start a tradition of going to Castaway Bay once in the Winter to celebrate all my family’s Winter birthdays and once in the Summer to celebrate our Summer birthdays. I think that would be so much fun with adjoining suites!
With the Birthday Fun Pack, we were able to hang out in the Camp Snoopy room. I really like how Castaway Bay has activities outside of the waterpark every day, since your kids will eventually get waterlogged. LOL We were able to choose between a beach towel, t-shirt, or book bag. While we colored them with fabric markers, we were able to watch a Peanuts movie! In the evening, they offer Storytime with Snoopy in the same room.
We had more fun back at the waterpark the next day. We all loved the Rendezvous Run water roller coaster! I absolutely love hearing my kids scream with excitement and laugh which is what they did each and every Rendezvous Run ride. It is so fun for kids and adults.
We also hung out in the Lookout Lagoon Family Funhouse together. It is so fun exploring while you get water sprayed and dumped on you in every direction! The water slides are fun and easy enough for school age kids too with smaller ones at the bottom of the funhouse for even younger kids.
We went from one attraction to the next including the Creature Cove splash pool where kids loved climbing up out of the water and onto the python only to get knocked off by each other. My kids are both really good at the Cargo Crossing as they used floating “logs” and a net above to cross the water too.
After all the active fun in the waterpark, it was time for some delicious pizza! The Birthday Fun Pack includes free pizza for the birthday child too – they were huge pieces at that. It is so convenient to stop by the snack bar for pizza, drinks, and snacks. You can also stop by Mango Mike’s when you are dried off too, their breakfast is amazing!
In the evening, we stopped by the arcade for gaming fun in our pjs! We might of been the only ones in our pjs, but that is ok! The Birthday Fun Pack includes an arcade pass too! They thought of everything!
Do yourself and family a favor and escape to your tropical paradise at Castaway Bay this winter too – I’m sure someone has a Winter birthday, right?
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