Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2005 10:07 AM | Contributed by Gemini
Sandusky's Great Wolf Lodge had a disappointing quarter after two new competitors, including Cedar Point's Castaway Bay, invaded Great Wolf's local den. Businessmen, however, say that does not mean the Sandusky area's ability to absorb new indoor water parks has become saturated.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2005 12:21 PM
We just maybe heading to Kalahari Resort this winter, if they have an affordable stay for 9-10 of us over winter vacation, away from our usual stay in Erie at Splash Lagoon.
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 1:40 PM
What other waterparks are there besides GWL and CB? It would seem that GWL is the most elaborate, with 3 waterparks in the complex according to the web site.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 2:12 AM
Kalahari Resort is the largest in Sandusky, and was just completed this past spring. GWL is the oldest, CB is the smallest, and Kalahari is the largest and most elaborate. Kalahari not only has the usual indoor waterpark fare, but also includes a water coaster (as does CB), and also a surfing simulator, and an outdoor waterpark area.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 8:46 AM
I was just at Cedar Point from Sunday to yesterday and they all looked very cool. Its really hard to tell which one is the biggest or best. Castaway Bay is beautiful over the water at the entrance.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 8:15 PM
Having been to both Kalahari and CB, I'd pick CB over Kalahari. While CB is amusing, I really think CF shorted the guests. The Master Blaster is not all that exciting. Yeah, there's a wave pool, but I'd have taken a lazy river over a master blaster any day.
Kalahari is miserable after more than 15 minutes or so. The noise levels are off the charts thanks to its water coaster--I'd rather stand next to Dragster as it launches than be in an enclosed space with that much noise. And the boats that you ride in on the water coaster at Kalahari is metal on the bottom. Can we say not a comfortable ride?????
I'm not in any hurry to visit any of the water parks again anytime soon.