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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, OH

Is it just me, or are water parks a constant exercise in overcoming one's fears? There's nothing quite like hurling yourself down a dark tube while water splashes you in the face, before you swirl around an over-sized toilet-bowl that promptly drops you six feet down into water, from which you eventually emerge, totally and completely disoriented. I honestly forget every single time that I'm not claustrophobic until I actually am inside the water slide, at which point I realize that I'm not panicking and that, oh yes, I don't have claustrophobia. Remember?

Aside from having to overcome the same fear fifty billion times in one weekend, we had a nice time at the Kalahari Indoor Water Park in Ohio, and an even better time, since it was a free trip sponsored by J's company. It is absolutely overrun by little tykes, but they're so short, I couldn't even see them in my peripheral vision ;) Kalahari Resort also happens to be located rather near to Cedar Point but has the added bonus of allowing you to wear a swimsuit without freezing your tuckus off. Oh yeah. And it's open in January.

Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, OH
Water Slides Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, OH
Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, OH

7 comments:

Annie Smith said...

What?!? Water parks in the middle of winter!? How cool is that? Kinda like those indoor ski hills in the middle of the desert only backwards. I hate taking my kids to those things because they are so overcrowded...it helps that my hubby is 6'4", he can keep an eye on them. But even so, the kids are lucky if they go once a year.

memory said...

this reminds me of my family's christmas vacation two years ago. we went to an indoor waterpark in the Smokies and had the time of our lives!

you're right, at first we were scared of all the big slides. but then we got addicted and didn't want to leave! (:

sOuThErNpInKy.BlOgSpOt.CoM

A. Alexandra said...

My biggest fear about water parks is catching a fungus or it being unsanitary. I know there is tons of chlorine but I still get grossed out.

debbiecutieface.com said...

this reminds me, I haven't been to a water park in so long! I love them.

Stephanie said...

Bah, my work computer is blocking the pictures. :-( But either way, it sounds like fun! I think water slides do wonders for keeping you in touch with your inner child. We stay in a hotel with an indoor water park every New Year's Eve with our friends from college. Nothing like a bunch of people in their late 20s and early 30s squealing like delighted children. ;-)

Carolyn Watson-Dubisch said...

Great photos! I love free stuff... Free trips are even better! We had the season pass to Zoom Flume a while back and I think I had my fill of water parks after just one summer (my kids would die a little inside if they knew I said that), but maybe we'll do it again someday.

Jennifer Young said...

Oh my goodness I need to go there! I can't believe it's all indoors!
j.

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