The separate-admission amenity at the Moravia, Iowa property features 16 floating structures for bouncing, climbing and sliding into Lake Rathbun. Targeted to “’tweens, teens and above,” the inflatable structures include a slide, balance beam, climbing wall and a “flip,” which allows someone to jump on one end and “blast” a friend off the other. Participants must weigh at least 40 pounds and wear a life jacket, and lifeguards are present.
Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa, the only state-owned resort, has added an aquapark, with 16 floating structures for bouncing, climbing and sliding into Lake Rathbun in the southeastern part of the state, The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa reported.
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, of Buffalo, N.Y., which took over operations of Honey Creek Resort, in March 2016, purchased the inflatable structures to entertain visitors to the lake and resort, Anne Drannen, Director of Sales and Marketing, told The Gazette.
“Really, we thought more about kids using it, but the adult population that are kids are heart are asking about it,” Drannen said about the aquapark, which opened Memorial Day weekend. The inflatable structures include a slide, balance beam, climbing wall and a “flip,” which allows someone to jump on one end and “blast” a friend off the other.
Admission to the park also includes use of a water trampoline that was added last summer. The structures float just off the beach, where the lake gets a little deeper, Drannen told The Gazette. Participants must weight at least 40 pounds and wear a life jacket, and the aquapark has lifeguards, The Gazette reported.
“This is more for ‘tweens, teens and above,” Drannen said. “Our indoor water park is more geared toward the younger kids and this is more for the older kids.”
Aquapark admission is $15 for resort guests ($25 for day visitors) for the morning sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or the afternoon session from 2 to 6 p.m. A twilight session from 6-8 p.m. is $5 for resort guests and $10 for others.
Honey Creek Resort, which opened in 2008, has a 105-room lodge, 28 cottages, restaurant, indoor water park and 18-hole golf course. The 16,000-acre resort also offers stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, fishing, biking and naturalist programs.
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