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Splash Lagoon

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Splash Lagoon

Splash Lagoon features two bowl rides.

Jeremy Levine, 2006. Licensed to About.com.

Overview:

Splash Lagoon is a good-size indoor water park with a great assortment of slides and water attractions. Its colorful tropical theme offers a warm and inviting ambiance. The park's centerpiece is the Tiki Tree House, which includes a huge tipping bucket, a couple of smaller water slides, and a bunch of hoses, sprayers, pumps, and other interactive gizmos to soak everyone on the play structure.

Among Splash Lagoon's unique features, it offers two bowl rides. The Cyclone accommodates one- and two-person tubes, while Hurricane Hole foregoes the tubes and sends riders down a body slide and into its bright orange and yellow bowl. Both send riders swirling around a few times before flushing them out the bottom. The tipping bucket alternates between dumping its torrent of water onto guests standing in front of the Tiki Tree House and onto unsuspecting riders in The Cyclone bowl.

Unlike most indoor water parks, which typically are part of a large hotel resort and restrict park admission to registered guests, Splash Lagoon is affiliated with four smaller hotel/motels and offers day passes to the general public. Three of the hotels are directly connected to the park by indoor walkways. The Econo Lodge, however, is across the street. The motel does provide a shuttle, but guests would need to bundle up in the winter to brave the cold.

In addition to the water attractions, the facility includes a Frog Hopper mini-freefall ride, a large arcade with simulator rides and redemption games, and an onsite restaurant, Boston's Gourmet Pizza.

If you are looking for places to have wet fun, there are more indoor water parks in Pennsylvania other than Splash Lagoon.

Phone:

866-377-5274
814-217-1111

Location:

Erie, Pennsylvania

Water Park Admssion Policy:

Water park open to registered guests who purchase overnight packages at its affiliated hotels: Holiday Inn Express, Marriott Residence Inn, Comfort Inn, and Econo Lodge. Limited day passes for the general public are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Indoor Water Park Square Footage:

102,000

Water Park Features:

Tube slides, body slides, whirlpool spas, lazy river, interactive play structure with tipping bucket, two bowl rides, and a wave pool.

More Splash Lagoon Info:

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