Feb 5, 2015

Castaway Bay - in Sandusky Ohio Great Winter Getaway

Castaway Bay in Sandusky invited a group of bloggers to enjoy an overnight stay, the water park and breakfast (free of charge) this past weekend in exchange for this promotional post.  All opinions are my own.  Your experience may differ. 

So I'm just going to start with the goodies. First, we have a giveaway at the bottom of the page.  Four day passes to Castaway Bay.  Second, we have a great discount for our fans.  The Room, Waterpark and Breakfast Buffet Package can now be booked online at castawaybay.com or by calling 419.627.2106 by using the promo code BLOG.  The special rate starts at $149.  {Offer ends May 2, 2015}

Let's start with the hotel.  The theme is beach getaway.  I think they nailed it.

We had two full sized beds in our room.  A mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, TV and there is free Wifi.

Lots to explore in the gift shop and a beautiful view that reminds you that you are nice and cozy.  

Castaway Bay offers a ton of activities for children and their families inlcuding: Castaway Arts & Crafts, Souvenir Coloring T-Shirts & Backpacks (additional charges apply), PEANUTS™ Meet and Greet, Caribbean Games and PEANUTS™, Karaoke and PEANUTS™,  Dance Party and PEANUTS™, PEANUTS™ Family Movie Followed By Story Time With Snoopy and Face Painting & Balloons.

There is so much to do and see without leaving the resort.  

 We enjoyed Mango Mike's for dinner and breakfast.  Reasonable prices and decent food.  We all agreed that the items aimed at the kids were great.  Lots of options.

 At Crabbie's Quarterdeck Arcade there are a ton of games to play.

 Lockers to store your belongings.

 The Toddler's Tide Pool offers water falls, slides, spraying gadgets and more.  This is where Carlyn spent most of her time.

The Grotto was so awesome.  It's an indoor/outdoor whirlpool spa.  The water was just right (not too hot for the kids), and we all thought it was so cool to go outside and "swim" while it was snowing.

Lookout Lagoon Family Funhouse  is a gigantic multi-story interactive play area with more than 100 different elements.  There is a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket that spills over every two minutes. There are fun slides there too.. but since they were tunnel slides and you had to go under a waterfall element to ride them, Rosa and Carlyn had no interest in trying these out.

There are many slides at the park.  I didn't try any of them out since the girls were not interested at all in them.  Maybe next year... but I'm sure they would be great for older (or braver) children.  One of the other bloggers said she had tried them all and they were fun.

The Creature Cove features a few animals in the water along with basketball.

You can enjoy lunch, dinner or a snack without leaving the water park.  The food was okay.  We ordered pizza, Bosco sticks and  pretzels with cheese.   They also offer fresh deli sandwiches, bread sticks, wings, soft serve ice cream, beer, soft drinks, cookies and ICEEs.

There were plenty of chairs all over the place.  Lots of space to sit down and watch the kids as they play.

Yes, they have plenty of clean, warm towels.

Carlyn had a blast!

Rosa waves "hi" from the wave pool.  Last year she would not have been able to swim out there on her own.  Thanks to swimming lessons, she was so confident and had a blast in the water.

 So I asked Rosa, "Should we come back again?" she replied, "Oh yeah!!!"

This mini vacation was such a fantastic experience for the girls and I.  We all had such a wonderful time.

Did you want to see more images, check out our photo album on Facebook.

In case you missed it at the beginning: the Room, Waterpark and Breakfast Buffet Package can now be booked online at castawaybay.com or by calling 419.627.2106 by using the promo code BLOG. The special rate starts at $149.   {Offer ends May 2, 2015}

And now for the giveaway!!!!

We have four day passes to the Castaway Bay Waterpark to give away to one of our lucky fans.  These are for the Waterpark admission ONLY.  (Food, hotel stay, tokens and other extras are NOT included in these passes.)  Enter below for your chance to win: 

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