Spring Break at Michigan Indoor Water Parks: The 2021 Rules
You'll need more than a towel if you're heading to an indoor water park in Michigan for Spring Break. Here's what you need to know before you go.
At last check, there are seven indoor water parks within a three hour drive of Kalamazoo. If you've got kids, you know they love the water. A trip to Great Wolf Lodge, Surfari Joe's, or Soaring Eagle Water Park can be a fun (and cheaper) alternative than plane tickets to the tropics for Spring Break. But wait, what are the COVID rules? Is it safe? Do I have to wear a mask? Are they even open? You may want to read on before you buy that swimsuit that's in your cart on Amazon.
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N US-31 | Traverse City
- While they are temporarily closed until March 8, they are booking Spring getaways after that. A liberal cancellation policy is an option until March 31. Masks are mandatory for guests 5 years and older.
Soaring Eagle Waterpark
5665 E. Pickard Rd. | Mt. Pleasant
- A few of the attractions have been closed and others modified, but Soaring Eagle Waterpark is open for business. Masks, enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing are all, of course, practiced.
8258 Arnt Blvd | Watervliet
- The closest to Kalamazoo, Surfari Joe's closed in March of 2020. Inquiries about reopening have not been answered on their Facebook page.
Little Dip Splash Pad
Holiday Inn Express 6569 Clay Ave. | Grand Rapids
- It appears they are open for a quick getaway that would keep the little ones happy. Older kids are going to want something bigger.
100 Whitetail Dr. | Dundee
- Currently closed, they are "hoping to resume business by Summer 2021."
Gold Rush Water Park
5900 S Water Rd. | Rothbury
Waterpark pools and the lazy river are open, but slides are COVID closed at Double JJ Resort.
Zehnder's Splash Village
1365 S. Main St. | Frankenmuth
- Splash Village is open, with a few of the high-contact areas off-limits.
So, depending on where you were thinking of going, you may want to adjust your 2021 Spring Break plans accordingly.
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