Splash Bay Review




We had heard of Splash Bay for several years but had never been there. Then my sons cub scout group went there for a field trip. He loved it! His favorite things to do were the Walleye River Run, Lily Pad Crossing and Fort Meigs Slides. Stayed from open until close. We ate at Upper Deck. The pizza was good but my favorite thing was the funnel cake fries. They tasted just like something you would get at a local fair.

We all really enjoyed the waterpark. We have been to Castaway Bay, Great Wolf Lodge and Kalahari before. Have to say the kids LOVE water parks. I liked the fact that they were local and close by. It was very clean and well taken care of. We had a group discount because of how many people attended so our cost was just $15 to get in. It was $10 for my son and $5 for me to watch.  So for a whole day a total of $15. (this is without our food and the arcade)

We did not stay at the hotel but Holiday Inn was happy to give me a tour. They offer free, high-speed, wireless Internet access, a business center and a meeting room which can seat up to 150 people for your business needs. There's a well-equipped fitness center and free day passes to Urban Active a full gym facility.

Everything looked very nice.  Offering deluxe amenities and stylish rooms. They had a nice area in the front of the hotel to watch tv and sit by a fireplace. Even has a restaurant & lounge, Bistro 1705, that offers excellent cuisine and kids eat free.

Overall I would go back if they had a special like we were able to receive. It was fun for all! I would say to go to a local waterpark and pay the normal rate I think the cost is a bit steep. (at least for our family) I was also a bit surprised that they made you pay to watch your child. The Upper Deck pricing was what I expected for a water park. Not super expensive. Dave really liked playing in the little arcade that they had also.

A little bit about the water park and what they have

Dave and one of his best friends Zane


Walleye River Run (Lazy River)

Little Maumee (Activity Pool) (Dave played here a little)


Basketball Hoop Area

Shark Attack (Activity Pool Area) (Dave liked this)

Fort Meigs (Kiddie Area) (my son loved playing here)


Lily Pad Crossing (this is my son walking across)



Fort Meigs SLIDES (Kiddie Slides) (Dave loved these)



Red Hydro Spin (Red Toilet Bowl Slide)

Blue Tunnel Twister (Blue Body Slide)

The Yellow Pipeline (Yellow Raft Slide)


Questions and answers-

Q: What are the Splash Bay Water Park Hours of Operation?
A: Water Park Hours can be accessed through the calendar.

Note: Hours may change with seasons or holidays and can be subject to maintenance periods.
Check with the hotel to confirm operating hours.

Q: Are towels available in the Water Park?
A: We encourage our guests to bring their own Beach Towels but extra Pool Towels are also available from the Water Park Desk on a first come basis, while supplies last.
Q: Are Day Passes available to the Splash Bay Water Park without staying at the hotel?
A: Yes, Day Passes are sold based upon availability, determined by the number of people in the Water Park.
Q: Is admission to Splash Bay Water Park included in my room rate?
A: Access to the Water Park is included only with Water Park Package Rates. Be sure you are booking the "Water Park Package".
Q: How many wristbands come with my Water Park Packages?
A: Water Park Package purchasers receive 4 access wristbands and may purchase up to 2 additional wristbands at check-in. All others must be purchased at the Splash Bay Admissions Counter
Q: Can I purchase additional wristbands and what is the cost per wristband?
A: Cost of additional wristbands varies by season. Call hotel for current prices or visit the Specials Page.
Q: What are the main features of Splash Bay Water Park?
A: The main features of Splash Bay include:

Q: Do the water slides and any special rides have posted height restrictions?
A: Yes. Each attraction has rules, regulations height and weight requirements posted. You can also visit
Water Park Rules for more details.
Q: Are there appropriate activities for children of all ages?
A: Yes! Younger children will enjoy the zero-depth entry Activity Pool and Lazy River. Older children will enjoy the Slides. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian while in the Water Park.
Q: Are lifeguards present at Splash Bay Water Park)?
A: Yes, Lifeguards are present during all Water Park operating hours. Lifeguards are certified through the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, complete with first aid, CPR, and AED.
Q: How large is the Splash Bay Water Park facility?
A: The Water Park is approximately 35,000 square feet in size.
Q: Are there food and beverage concessions in Splash Bay Water Park?
A: Yes, Food and Beverage Concessions are available at the Upper Deck inside the Water Park.
Q: Can I bring my own food or beverages into Splash Bay Water Park?
A: No. Outside food or beverages are not permitted in the Water Park. All food must be purchased and consumed in the Snack Bar area. This is due to Health Department regulations.
Q: Are group rates available for the Water Park?
A: Yes, please contact the Water Park Manager regarding Group Rates.
Q: Are children in standard diapers permitted in Splash Bay?
A: Children who are not potty trained are required to wear a “swim diaper” when going into the water. Children in “standard diapers” are not permitted in the water.
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: If it is necessary to cancel, please do so by 6pm on the day of your arrival by calling the hotel directly at 419-482-7777.
Q: Are changing areas and locker facilities available?
A: Yes. Lockers are $2.00 each time you wish to lock the locker. These are located throughout the water park as well as in both men's and women's restrooms.
Q: Is Splash Bay easily accessible from the hotel?
A: Yes, Splash Bay is connected to the hotel.
Q: What are the Hotel check-in and check-out times?
A: Check-in time is after 4:00pm and Check-out time is 11:00am on your day of departure.
Q: Will I have access to Splash Bay on the day of check-in, but prior to my check-in time?
A: Yes, hotel guests with water park packages may access the Water Park as early as 2pm on Check-in day.
Q: Will I have access to Splash Bay Water Park on the day of check-out, after my check-out time?
A: Yes, while Hotel Guests need to check out by 11:00am, they have access to the Water Park until its closure on Check-out day. We recommend bringing an additional small bag to accommodate Check-out day changes of clothing in the Water Park.
Q: Are non-water related activities available in the Waterpark?
A: Yes, there is an arcade located in the Upper Deck of the water park and the Hotel has Fitness Center for hotel guest use.
Q: What business services does the hotel offer?
A: Our Holiday Inn provides an on site Business Center. Services include Computer use, Free High Speed Internet Access, Fax Machine, and Printer.
Q: Is access to Splash Bay included when I use Priority Club Rewards points for my stay?
A: No, Reward Stays are for a Guest Room only but Water Park Day Passes can be purchased at the Splash Bay Admissions counter.
Q: Are Group Room Rates available in the Hotel?
A: Yes, based upon availability. Contact the Holiday Inn Group Sales Department for Group Rate information.


Water Park Day Pass Admission

Half Day

Swimmers 42" and taller- $23

Swimmers under 42" tall- $19

Zero to 12 Months old- FREE

Spectator: non-swimmer over
18 years old -$6.00

Full Day

Swimmers 42" and taller-$29

Swimmers under 42" tall-$19

Zero to 12 Months old-FREE

Spectator: non-swimmer over
18 years old-$6.00

Please check the Water Park Hours Page for days and times the park is open.

Hours and Prices are subject to change depending on Holidays & Special Events


 Half Day

11-20ppl-$21/ swimmer


Full Day




Located at :

Splash Bay Resort
1705 Tollgate Drive
Maumee, OH 43537

Call Today! (419) 482-7777
Fax: (419) 482-6500


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