Sunday, August 12, 2012

Splashdown Beach

I'm back from my trip to Iowa, and we wanted to do something this weekend even though there was a 40% chance of showers. I persuaded Jen and the boys to go to a waterpark based on my theory that the lines would be short due to the forecast. (If you think about it, there is really never an excuse not to go to a waterpark.)

We made a little grid of all the waterpark options: Dorney Park/Wildwater Kingdom, Hurricane Harbor, Camelbeach, Splish Splash Long Island, Mountain Creek, Lake Compounce, and Splashdown.

We've already been to Camelbeach this year, we hate the crowds at Splish Splash, we're burned out on Mountain Creek, and Lake Compounce is over 2 hours away. We figured Hurricane Harbor might be crowded as well, so we narrowed it down to Dorney Park and Splashdown.

Splashdown Beach is 30 minutes closer and $50 cheaper for a family of four, and since every dollar and waterpark minute is precious when there's rain in the forecast, Splashdown got the nod.

It turned out to be a nice day--some dark clouds now and then, and one 20-minute downpour in the afternoon (which we waited out at the snack bar). But sure enough, the lines were short.

A good day. Roll tape.

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