At 65,000 square feet, CoCo Key Boston is a medium-sized indoor water park themed to Key West. When it debuted, it was the first major indoor water park resort in New England. (Since then, others have opened, including Great Wolf Lodge New England in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.)
While it lacks a wave pool or signature attractions found at larger parks, such as a water coaster or a surfing ride, it does offer plenty of watery diversions including two body slides, the Barracuda Blast and Pelican Plunge raft slides, a lazy river (filled with not-so-lazy passenger-triggered sprayers), and an indoor-to-outdoor spa.
It also offers the Parrot's Perch interactive play center with smaller slides and a tipping bucket. For younger children, the park offers the "Dip-In Theatre," a shallow pool with pint-sized slides and a constant display of movies and cartoons–although listening to the soundtrack is just about impossible amid the general cacophony. A lily pad walk and an activity pool with water basketball round out the water park attractions.
Besides the indoor water park attractions, CoCo Key offers an outdoor splash pad that is open when the weather cooperates in the summer. it doesn't include any slides or other elements, but it's a great way for kids to stay cool. There is a deck with lounge chairs for relaxing as well.
Given the thrill level of the attractions and the number of slides, CoCo Key is more attuned to families with younger kids than adrenaline-seeking teens. Kids and tweens would enjoy the park. (Although adults would love the indoor-to-outdoor spa).
In addition to the water park, CoCo Key offers the KeyQuest Arcade, which includes redemption games and prizes.
The water park is open to registered hotel guests that purchase water resort packages and to day guests. Advance daily admission passes are available on CoCo Key's Web site. Discounts are offered for children 48 inches and under, seniors, and for “twilight” admission after 4 p.m. “Four-pack ticket packages are also available at a discount. Season passes are offered.
What's to Eat?
Dining inside the park includes fast food from Gator's Grab and Go. There is also adult drinks and snacks available at the Wet Rooster Bar. More adventurous diners may want to check out the nicely appointed Tradewinds Restaurant at the adjacent hotel. A coffee shop is also located there.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, meeting and convention facilities, function rooms, a large fitness center that includes saunas, and a day spa with a salon. 18-hole and 9-hole golf courses are adjacent to the resort. Packages are available that include admission to the water park.
Location and Phone
Part of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Danvers, Massachusetts (19 miles north of Boston)
From Logan Airport: Route 1AN to Route 60W to Route 1N to Route 95N. Exit 50, (Topsfield), bear left to Route 1S, Danvers. Take first right onto Ferncroft Road.
From the west: Mass Pike to Route 128N to Route 95N. Exit 50, follow directions above.
From the south: Route 93N to Boston, to Route 128N to Route 95N. Exit 50, follow directions above.
From the north: Route 95S to Exit 50. Follow signs to Ferncroft Road (first right).
Other Nearby Parks
- Six Flags Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags New England- Huge outdoor water park in Agawam, MA. Included with admission to theme park
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- Kahuna Laguna- Indoor water park resort in North Conway, New Hampshire
- Water Country- Huge outdoor water park just over the border in Portsmouth, NH