|crystal springs family waterpark
|50 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923, USA
|4–9PM 4–9PM 4–9PM 4–9PM 4–9PM 10AM–9PM 10AM–8PM
A Private User
We just stayed at the CoCo Key in Danvers this past Monday & Tuesday and overall it was nice. I think most of the complaints about the hotel were from when the Sheraton owned the hotel, but now that the Crowne Plaza owns it, I found it to be very clean, updated and the staff was very polite and accomodating. The things that bothered me, and kind of took some of the enjoyment out of the trip was the hotel nickle and dime-ing you for things that normally (atleast in my expiereince) are complimentary. They charge you $25 per item per day on things like a mini fridge and microwave (that would have been $100 alone for those items for our 2 night stay), it was $8.00 for a continental breakfast for an adult (cereal,bagels,muffins) and an extra $3 if you wanted scrambled eggs. The hotel CHARGED THE GUESTS to use the regular pool, and there was a time limit of 1 hour, and if you had children family swim started at noon. I have never stayed anywhere that the hotel charged its own guests to use the in house pool, never mind put a time limit on it. The arcade associated with CoCo Key has the same hours of operation as the water park, and it is 3-4 X more expensive than your local arcade (it was 30 tickets for 1 tiny snack sized sour patch kids treat, which is normally like 5-10 tickets at Ryan Family, and say your average winning is around 200-300 tickets, you can see how this can get expensive). So since the arcade wasnt open all day we ended up dropping $100 at the Boston Aquarium, which is money that either didnt have to be spent or could have been spent with in CoCo Key. We deliberatly planned to stay during the week after school vacation because we have two small children (4 year old and 9 month old) and didnt want to deal with kids running wild and worrying about our kids safety, and the crowd wasnt really that bad. It is a little bit more crowded right when they open, but it dies down after dinner. Also, once you have that wrist band put on for the waterpark, youre supposed to keep it on the whole stay, which is kind of annoying. My 4 year old kept getting scratched from it and we had to eventually slip it off and put it back on, ours however were put on too tight and we couldnt do that. Just something to keep in mind. Over all it was okay, I think if we werent made to feel like the hotel was trying to suck us dry of our money, and the whole in house pool restriction thing was a little ridiculous in my opinion, we might of had a better time. Our son loved it, so thats all that matters, but honestly youre better off going to somewhere like Water Wizz in the summer, its cheaper to get in, you can bring your own food, and if youre local you dont get hosed by the hotel. We spent around $700 for a 2 day trip after everything was said and done, with a hotel bill over $300, gas, food, and entertainment for the kids while the water park was closed.
A Private User
We spent the afternoon at the Coco Key indoor water park near Boston and had a great time. I read the reviews before going and almost did not go as a result. However, it was a cool day and our twins were celebrating their birthday....so we went anyway. Our experience was the exact opposite of what I read in a number of reviews. Staff was friendly. The waterpark was clean. A couple of pointers for anyone going: Be sure to buy your tickets online! There are a number of deals that are offered online that are not offered at the park. I didnt see this on the webpage, but kids under the age of 2 get in free (at least they were for us). Kids under 48 inches are $15. We arrived at the park at 130pm and left a little over 4 hours later. This was more than enough time. We dove right in as the lines were short (even though the park was full). We rode all the big slides many times while our youngest played in the kiddie pool. Played basketball in one of the pools and spent time on the water jungle gym in the middle of the park. After 2 hours we were ready for a rest. We literally could have left right then and I would have felt we got our moneys worth. We decided to eat and were VERY pleasantly surprised. Often times amusement parks have outrageous costs for food and drinks. We got a large pizza for $15 and drinks for $1 each that could be refilled the rest of the day for free. Sandwiches and burgers were $6 to $7 and included fries etc. I fed our family of 6 for $35 We spent the time after eating goofing around as a family in the lazy river (that actually has a pretty good pace to it) and then racing each other on the large slides. By 5pm, the place had really cleared out and we were zipping down slides with no lines (and we went on a Saturday in April). If you want to save some money, look at buying tickets where you can enter later in the day. You will get your fill in 3-4 hours and the after 4pm rate was lower by about $10 per ticket. Again, buy online as I dont know if that rate is offered at the park (you may want to call before showing up and asking for the lower rates). The park is open until 9pm most days (8pm on some Sundays). I think next time we go, it will be at 4pm, play for 2 hours, eat dinner there, play until 8pm and then head home. Finally, I think this park is ideal for kids under the age of 14. I think older teenagers / high schoolers would get bored fairly quickly. Our twin girls turned 13 and had a fine time as did our 10 year old and our little guy (who turns 2 later in April). Overall, we were very pleased. Admittedly, I had very low expectations given some of the things I had read in other reviews. Im reminded that those who wish to complain tend to have a higher motivation to post things versus those who have good experiences. We were one family that had a good experience here.
A Private User
Coco key in Danvers MA is where we spent the past 3 nights, and we were VERY disappointed with the staff, lifeguards, cleanliness and very high prices. The rooms "appeared" nice, but the carpets were nasty and the beds were uncomfortable. The cabanas you rent at the pool - we rented one for $50 and it was DIRTY - there was food, (large too - whole cookies, popcorn, mushy french fries) on the wet floor as well as stickers from a previous bday party. We were missing a couch cushion and people actually invaded our reserved space while we went to lunch despite a reserved sign. The prices of hotel food was insane! (This was the 5th hotel we stayed at during our vacation and most certainly the most over priced food - for low quality meals). Lunch sandwichs are $10 a piece and you get something premade - a small, small rollup with no toppings? The room service was eqaully overpriced - and everything is microwaved, boxed cheap food that I am amazed they serve! Bottom line......waste of money to stay there! The pool was great fun - that is worth a trip - just dont waste your money on staying! Beware, the lifeguards are all 15-16 year olds, and we observed 3 injuries before the lifeguards did.....whats that tell you? Watch your kids while your there!