Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kalahari’s Summer Splash Celebration #giveaway #KalahariOH *

*a complimentary gift box for my family to experience. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.
There is just something so fun about a get away at a water park. As a kid, I can remember the fun of going to the water park and they hold the same appeal today as an adult (somewhat surprisingly, since generally, the idea of walking around in my bathing suit is far from appealing). I have always been one to enjoy the water and swimming, but the experience was so different than just a day at the pool. In fact, most of the time, there is little actual swimming - lots of sliding and splashing and floating, but little swimming.

Water parks have come a long way in my lifetime. When I was really young, I don't remember that we even had water parks in Ohio (we may have, just not any that I knew about). I know that when I was older there were a couple of water parks built in Cincinnati - the Beach came first in 1985 and Surf Cincinnati a few years later. A trip to the water park was a special day, but it was just a day. I can remember one year, when we were on vacation in Myrtle Beach, we took a day and went to the water park down there. I don't remember much about the park itself, but I remember coming back to the room after the day at the park and my brother had a strange rash. That rash turned out to be chicken pox that he had unbeknownst to us had been exposed to those last couple of days of the school year. It made for a fun ride home and although I didn't have them on vacation, I did get them a few weeks later.

Now, as an adult, I have had the fun of taking my family to enjoy indoor water parks. Many are actually resorts with the water park attached to a hotel and full of several amenities for the whole family. Not only do you have the luxury of being able to enjoy a water park year round and not worry about getting a sunburn, but you also get the chance to head back to the room for a break and the chance to play the day you arrive through the day you checkout.
One of the water parks that the family enjoys going to is Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio. Did you know that at 173,000 square feet, Kalahari Resort in Sandusky is America's largest indoor water park? Kalahari water park is full of attractions for all ages and level of thrill seekers. Some of the attractions include a 12,000 sq. ft. wavepool, the Swahili Swirl 60' diameter bowl raft ride, Zip Coaster uphill water rollercoaster waterslide, Cheetah Race 4 lane mat slides, Kid's Safari and Leopard's Lair for the little ones, Rippling Rhino and Victoria Falls raft rides, lazy river, and MUCH more!

In addition to the obvious attraction of the water park, we enjoy their room selections. Our favorite is their Village Suite, featuring three bedrooms (one with a king bed and two with two queen beds), a living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. It is a great way to enjoy the park with a large group. We have gone with my family and especially with young ones, it is nice to be able to make a dinner in the room and to be able to put them to bed for the night and still be able to gather and visit in the common areas.

This summer, you can enjoy Kalahari's Summer Splash Celebration: A ONE WORLD AFRICAN CELEBRATION OF MUSIC, FOOD & ART.

As part of the celebration, I have an opportunity to share with one reader a Kalahari Sandusky Gift Box.

Kalahari box containing:

· Kalahari Brochure
· Summer Splash Flyer
· Features Fact Sheet
· Green Initiatives Fact Sheet
· 1 Sandusky Overnight stay with restrictions
· 4 Sandusky Safari Outdoor Adventure Park Passes
· 2 Kalahari Ball-caps
· 1 Kalahari CD
· 2 Kalahari Magnet
· 2 Shirts

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Giveaway will remain open through August 15th. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. Winners will be selected through Rafflecopter. The winners will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary gift box for my family to experience. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.

37 comments:

Hayley Neal said...

Thanks for the great offer! So excited to have found a blog about local places :)

Deandra Booth said...

We love this place. what a great offer

Sadie said...

I would like to try out the Flow Rider. My kids would love the Cheetah Race.

Lisa Brown said...

I'd LOVE to try the flowrider. :)

FireRunner2379 said...

I'd love to surf on the Flowrider and even better, watch my boys on it, they're 7 and 10!

Anonymous said...

The flowrider!!

Emily
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sarah brushaber said...

I wanna ride the rollar ocaster slide
thx

vickie said...

Zip Coaster uphill water rollercoaster waterslide, sounds fun!

aaltw_515 said...

TANZANIAN TWISTER looks like so much fun I would love to win this I did not get to take my kids to the water park this year and we have never got to go here they would love it.
amy Williams
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aaltw_515 said...

I follow via email thanks so much
Amy Williams
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jenmalonee said...

My sons would love the ELEPHANT'S TRUNK.

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

MKB said...

I love the wave. My kids love to ride it!!!!

pookiecat123 said...

The kids would love to experience the zig zag zebra.
Judy S
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Amy W. said...

Victoria Falls Raft ride sounds fun! cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

debbie said...

I'm a wave pool kind of girl!

Carrie said...

What a GREAT giveaway! Flow Rider would be my ride of choice!!

Janna Bee said...

Zip coaster for sure!

Janna Bee said...

Zip coaster!

Blake said...

I really want to go on the ZIG ZAG ZEBRA. That sounds like fun.

Julia said...

The ZIG ZAG ZEBRA sounds like a lot of fun to ride on.

Theresa said...

I really want to go on the Flow Rider!!

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Lisa said...

Love to win to enjoy a late summer trip with the kids!

Kristie said...

I think we would enjoy the Safari Adventures Animal Park. But it all looks like fun! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Barb said...

The lazy river of course! Now that makes a water park.

Barb said...

The lazy river is my favorite

Eva Worthing said...

Victoria Falls looks fun!

Eva Worthing said...

Victoria Falls looks fun!

Sherry Lykins said...

My daughter would love the Safari!! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

Jennifer Bigerton said...

Would love to try the flowrider I've always wanted to go here!

emilydunlay said...

Safari all the way!

Austin Baroudi said...

Zip Coaster uphill water rollercoaster waterslide!
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rebecca said...

I think we'd like Lazy River!

tarter95 said...

I would have to say the lazy river would be my choice ...while the kids would be on the bigger rides.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com

dfraley3 said...

I think I'd love the Lazy River!

Ronda Patrick said...

lAzY rIvEr, let those teens and tweens of mine run around, I wanna relax!!! :)

Ronda Patrick said...

Lazy River!!!

emily dunlay said...

Lazy river seems super fun


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