Staycation Series: Coco Key Kansas City

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Saturday, May 31st, was a day of celebration. We celebrated my niece Z.Z.’s 8th birthday at CoCo Key Water Resort in Kansas City.

I’ll be honest, I was not looking forward to spending the day at a water park, but we had a great time. Plus it helped that the water park is indoors.

My niece, I would say, clearly practices the law of attraction (lol, like she knows what that is). But, this little girl wrote on my calendar that she was getting a bike, and that on her birthday she was going to Coco Key, and guess what???

She got exactly what she wanted (attracted)!

Her mom surprised her with a new bike, and my brother and I celebrated her birthday at Coco Key.

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The shorter one is the birthday girl. They both were shivering from the water when I snapped the photo.

Coco Key is the perfect solution for a Staycation because it has a combination of fun for the entire family. You can choose to stay overnight at the hotel, which packages include water park passes, and kids eat free. Rates start at $149 a night. They also have birthday party packages.

You can also choose to purchase single day water park passes. Single day pass rates are $12 per person Monday-Friday and $18 each on the weekends (if you aren’t swimming it’s $5.42 to come in).


At the kiddie pool my nieces were drenched with water from the tipping buckets. The “Kiddie Pool’s” zero depth entry area is also outfitted with a baby slide. The area is ideal for guests 48 inches and under.

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The girls hung out a majority of the time at the “Parrot’s Perch” which is a multi-level interactive play island that has four slides for the younger crowd, including the Barracuda Blast and Pelican Plunge. It also has  water cannons and a 300 gallon bucket that dumps water every five minutes.

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In the “Coconut Grove Adventure River” my brother and the girls lounged, and cruised around the river on inner tubes.

At the “Lilly Pad Adventure” the girls challenged their balance and strength skills while walking across floating Lilly pads in the pool (they also fell a few times). At the “Coral Reef Cavern” swimmers can play basketball and chill.

There was even an “Adults Only” Palm Grotto Spa, which is warm water therapy (whirlpool) for adults. It has a nook that goes outdoors and expands into an even larger whirlpool. The ‘Grotto Spa’ is a great outlet to get away from the children for a little while. It also has a sun deck outdoors where adults can tan and relax in lounge chairs.

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The Shark Slam water slide stands 5 stories high, and has a bunch of twist on the way down. You can see the water slides tunnel tubes from outdoors on your way in.

My brother and the birthday girl decided to race my niece Michelle…

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Looks like my brother and the birthday girl won 🙂

What I really like about Coco Key Water Resort is, there are lifeguards positioned everywhere throughout the park. I like that towels are available for free, and there are lockers (for purchase) available to store belongings. There is also a first aid station available for emergency situations.

Next month me and the girls will be visiting Chicago to Stay & Play, and check out the attractions.

Have you visited Coco Key Water Resort before? We had a wonderful time, what was your experience?

*Disclosure: This post has not been compensated, and there is no partnership with Coco Key Water Resorts. All opinions and statements are 100% my own*

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  1. June 13, 2014 / 3:09 am

    Oh an indoor water park sounds amazing! It is SO hot here in the summer, which seems like it’d be nice for an outdoor water park but it’s actually pretty horrible. I wish we had one indoors!

  2. June 11, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    This looks a lot like the waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge. Looks like a ton of fun!

  3. June 11, 2014 / 10:55 am

    Yep, my first thought was also that it reminds me of Great Wolf Lodge. When our kids are a little older, they’ll probably have a blast someplace like this!

  4. June 11, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Wow, an indoor water park! I didn’t know these existed. I’m going to have to see if there is one around here. Looks like a lot of fun.

  5. trisha
    June 11, 2014 / 9:41 am

    WOW! If we had one of those I would be there pretty much weekly!! We have visted a great wolf lodge which is all indoors too.

  6. June 10, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    I am so glad you shared this!! We are headed to the Coco Key Water Resort in Orlando tomorrow! I hope we have as great of a time as you did!

  7. June 10, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    Oh, how fun! My son and I love going to water resorts. 🙂

  8. June 10, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    That looks really fun! I love water parks!

  9. June 10, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    OMG that is AWESOME!!! The whole thing is INSIDE!!??

  10. June 10, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing. We just got back from Great Wolf, which is similar, but this is definitely a place I would like to check out. (kids eat free is tempting….)

  11. June 10, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    This place looks like so much fun! We are a few hours from KC, we may need to do a road trip!

  12. June 10, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    I like all that lifeguard coverage! The tipping buckets would be a hoot!

  13. June 10, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    I love water parks! Looks like everyone had a great time. We live near a Great Wolf Lodge and my kids are so excited for our yearly trek up North to visit.

  14. June 10, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    We have a place like this near us but quite a bit smaller. The kids absolutely love it! Looks like yours had a blast!

  15. June 10, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    I haven’t heard of this place but it looks FUN! You could find me floating down Coconut Grove Adventure River if I went!

  16. June 10, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Oh my that looks like a good time!

  17. June 10, 2014 / 9:00 am

    I love Coco Key! We have them here in Florida! Looks like they had a great time!

  18. June 10, 2014 / 7:32 am

    This sounds like a nice indoor water park. It reminds me of the Great Wolfe Lodge that I want to take our kids too. I’m hoping to take my kids to a big water park here in Charleston, SC too for a staycation in our state too.

    Thanks for sharing this details and pictures with us of your niece’s birthday.

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