If your idea of birthday fun is anything like mine— a little bit of thrill mixed with some poolside leisure—you need to add Aquatopia, Camelback Resort’s indoor waterpark, to your list. Whether it’s cold or rainy, it’s your 12th or 30th—it’s always 84 degrees Fahrenheit inside Aquatopia. And with a wave pool, lazy river, adult only swim up bar, plus 13 waterslides—you got all you need— to make a splash on your special day.
13 Waterslides: from Family Fun to Free Fall
From the curious cadets to the thrill seekers, Aquatopia has something for everyone to try. Out of the 13 waterslides, Alex and I tried 10. Alex’s favorite ride by far was the Skydive Plummet, a body slide that features a 60-foot free fall drop. As for me, I couldn’t decide between the Venus Slydetrap, a six-rider slide that mimics a pendulum, and the Constrictor, a fast tube slide that constricts and expands. However, one thing was constant. At the beginning each ride, a friendly and helpful staff member was there to greet us.
My close friends and family know that I get squeamish about public pools. However, I have to say, the floor, the walls, and even the water at wave pool in Aquatopia was exceptionally clean and free of the globs of dirt that make my stomach turn. In fact, I didn’t think twice about splashing my way into the deep end at the sound of the bell, which signals the return of the waves.
Party Rooms for the Kids & Adult Only Swim Up Bar
A proper 30th birthday celebration includes frozen treats at the adult only swim up bar. Party rooms and cabanas are also available to rent for those who want some privacy. You can also purchase a birthday party package, includes pizza and cake plus much more, a great option for the kids.
Float & Soak
What’s better than stretching your legs and resting your head on a leisurely ride down Lost River? For maximum benefits, I recommend at least three go arounds. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for waterfalls. And before you call it a day, I suggest soaking your tired bones in Mystic Springs, a hot tub that is both inside and outside. It’s a perfect ending to a splash-tastic day.
Admissions & Birthday Packages
Aquatopia is an indoor waterpark at Camelback Resort free of charge for overnight lodge guests. Day passes are exclusive for group birthday parties and Camelback resort season pass holders. For more information about birthday party packages and to make reservations, call 570.629.1655 ext 5831 today. To learn more about Aquatopia and current offers at Camelback Lodge, visit camelbackresort.com.
Note: My visit to Aquatopia was sponsored; however, the opinions and photos are my own.
Article by: Katie Filicky
Photo Credit: Alex Garcia and Katie Filicky