Travels with Children

The adventures I embark upon with my four young children.

The Edge Waterpark

The Edge: Edgewater Resort and Waterpark

Our trip to The Edge was our first waterpark experience with the kids.  We booked a nice-sized room for the six of us, and it included our waterpark admission.   

The lobby is not huge, but it does have a nice window overlooking the waterpark to keep the kids occupied during check-in. Our room was huge.  A waterpark view “suite,” it had two queen beds, a pull-out sofa, a table with four chairs, large dorm fridge, and microwave.  Our room overlooked the waterpark; in fact, all of the pictures below were taken from our room.  I have heard that not all of the rooms are as nice as ours was; we were in the newer section, I believe, and the room was very nice.

Parking is not ideal–the lot was usually full and many cars parked on the street. 

Board games are available for free check-out from the front desk, which is a nice touch for families.  They also had daily coloring contests and weekend craft activities for kids.

The breakfast area is a large room with double lines, lots of tables, and plenty of high chairs. The usual cereal/pastry/fruit fare was available; nothing fancy but not a disappointment. The cereals were kid-friendly.

Lifeguards are on duty in the waterpark, and life preservers are available for check-out.  There are several different pools, a zero-entry splash/small slide area, and the big slide which empties into the lazy river. I took a ride on the lazy river in a tube with the 1-year-old, who enjoyed it except for the three spots where you can’t avoid the “rainfall” from above. This river is really lazy–we stalled out a few times and had to paddle our way along at times. Stairs at various points make entry and exit easy.

No outside food or drinks are allowed in the pool area, but they have pizza and short-order items available for purchase.  Towel carts are located throughout the waterpark, and there are locker rooms with showers as well.

Although there was a lot of pool noise when the waterpark was open, our room was quiet when the waterpark was closed. The beds were comfortable, and the pillows were good.

There is also an outdoor pool, play area, and basketball court that are open in the summer.

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