The number of indoor water parks has been growing in since 2005, though Louisville, Kentucky, suffers from a noticeable lack of water parks in general. A neighboring city helps fill the void for residents and tourists with the Comfort Inn Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park Hotel.
Comfort Inn Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park Hotel
Located off the Interstate 65, about 20 minutes from Louisville, Pirate Bay Indoor Water Park Hotel has five water slides, a kiddie pool, a hot tub with a waterfall, and a water sports area to play basketball. Distinctive to the facility is a pirate ship that shoots water cannons. This water park opens daily between 9 a.m. and 9p.m. Guests are charged $10 to $15 per person, according to Kentucky's official tourism website in September 2010. Kids under two can enter free with an adult companion. Parties and group rates for use of the water park may be arranged with hotel management.
Comfort Inn Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park 191 Brenton Way Shepherdsville, KY 40165 502-955-5566 comfortinn.com
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests water-park visitors practice proper hygiene before getting into the water to avoid disease transmission. Parents must take their kids to the bathroom regularly to relieve themselves there, and not in the pools. In addition, visitors should be appropriately dressed, including wearing proper water shoes, states the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Parents must also practice vigilance in reading signs and listening to audio instructions.
Although this water park is open to the public all year round, certain discounts and packages are only available to guests staying for a specific amount of nights. However, all overnight stays include one complimentary water park ticket. The Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park also has a pool party room for special events, but it is only available upon request and should be booked early to ensure its availability during the event.