At 88,000 square feet, Avalanche Bay is one of the larger indoor water parks. Its attrcations include Rip Zone, a FlowRider surf simulator, and The Vertigo "toilet" bowl ride.
Capitalizing on its location at Boyne Mountain, the park features a ski chalet motif. For example, icicles hang from the ceiling (even in the dead of summer), overhead buckets traveling along a "ski lift" dump water on guests, and a snowcapped tree fort doubles as a huge water play structure, complete with an "avalanche" of water cascading off the top of the "mountain" every few minutes. (Sorry for all of the "quotation marks!")
The park also features a large arcade with redemption games. Avalanche Bay is located at Boyne Mountain, which also includes skiing, golf, restaurants, shopping, a spa, and lodging. Among the onsite accommodations, Boyne Mountain Resort offers condominium suites.
Avalanche Bay is one of many Michigan Indoor Water Parks.
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, Michigan
Indoor Water Park Square Footage:
Overnight guests at Boyne Mountain's onsite accommodations have preferred water park access, but the park makes day passes available to the general public as well. Call for availability.
Indoor Water Park Features:
Surf simulator, lazy river, body slides, tube slides, "toilet bowl" ride, huge interactive water play structure with tipping bucket, activity pool, whirlpool spas, and climbing wall.
I-75 N to Gaylord. Take Exit 282 to M-32. Turn left on M-32, follow west through the village of Elmira, 12 miles to US-131. Turn right on US-131 and follow north 8 miles to the Boyne Mountain entrance on the left.
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