Indoor water parks are a relatively new resort concept. Located in Wisconsin, the first water park was built in the United States in 1989. New Jersey has two indoor water parks -- although there are 13 various outdoor water parks -- that are great vacation destinations for local residents and out-of-state tourists alike.
CoCo Key Water Resort
CoCo Key Water Resort is located at the Marriott hotel in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, which is about 30 minutes south of Trenton, the New Jersey state capital. CoCo Key is housed in a 55,000 square foot facility which is kept at a balmy 84 degrees F. There are several rides and attractions at CoCo Key, including a winding tube ride called Coconut Grove, as well as three different large water slides. The Dip In Theater is a shallow pool that sits near a large video screen where the resort often shows movies and hosts various activities.
CoCo Key Water Resort 915 Route 73
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 866-754-6964 cocokeywaterresort.com
Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park
Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor Water Park is located in West Berlin, New Jersey, which is about 50 minutes south of Trenton and about 35 minutes southwest of CoCo Key Water Resort in Mount Laurel. One of the main attractions at Sahara Sam's is the Timbuktu Tree Fort. This massive structure features water activities such as water cannons, water slides and large dump buckets that pour up to 1,000 gallons of water down onto resort guests. The resort also features a 60,000 gallon Flow Rider indoor surfing ride which has a water current of up to 35 miles per hour to simulate a surfing wave. The Flow Rider at Sahara Sam's is the only one in New Jersey and one of only 100 in the world.
Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor Water Park 535 N. Route 73 West Berlin, NJ 08091 856-767-7580 saharasams.com
Planning Your New Jersey Indoor Water Park Trip
Trips to an indoor water park are fun experiences that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. When traveling to an indoor water park, however, some planning should be involved to ensure that the trip is as enjoyable as possible. Vacationers should plan activities outside of the water park to maximize the time spent on their trip. Pack supplies for the time that is spent in the water park, such as towels, pool shoes and cover ups.