Riding the wave of popularity (if you'll pardon the pun), the original developers of the CoCo Key Water Resorts opened a chain of indoor water park hotels, hit some rough waters (sorry for the second pun), and sold off the properties. The Mt. Laurel location is now independently owned and operated but remains more or less the same as the other CoCo Keys.
At 55,000 square feet, they are all medium-sized indoor waterparks and are themed to 1930's-era Key West. Unlike larger parks, such as the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos, CoCo Key does not offer high-profile attractions like uphill water coasters or indoor wave pools. It does, however, offer body slides, a couple of 2-person raft slides, a lazy river, and an indoor/outdoor spa. In its center is the colorful Parrot's Perch, an interactive water play center with smaller slides and a tipping bucket.
For younger children there are some kiddo-sized water activities such as the Dip-In wading pool. In addition to the indoor water park, CoCo Key includes a video arcade and party rooms. Given its lack of thrill rides, the park is probably geared mostly to families with children 12 and under.
The Key Quest Arcade offers video games and redemption games.
Tickets, Admission Policy and Hotel Info
The water park is open to registered hotel guests, and hotel/park packages are available. Day passes are also available to the general public. CoCo Key also offers birthday party and event packages. Season passes and group rates are available.
The adjoining Hotel ML offers 283 guest rooms, meeting facilities, function rooms, a fitness room, and a restaurant. Among the room options are suites with a living room and sofa bed. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not all room rates include admission to the water park. Packages are available that include overnight stays at the hotel and passes to the park
When is the Park Open?
As an indoor water park, CoCo Key is weather-proof, climate-controlled, and open throughout the year. It is open nearly all weekends. The park is open most weekdays during the summer and school vacations and select weekdays the rest of the year. Check with the park for operating hours.
What’s to Eat?
Inside the park, CoCo Key offers Gator’s Grab-n-Go, which serves pizza, sandwiches, snacks, and other treats. The Wet Rooster is a full-service bar overlooking CoCo Key.
Dining options at the Hotel ML include the full-service Talia’s Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Items include steaks, flatbreads, and burgers. The adjacent T-Bar lounge offers beer, wine, and cocktails.
Getting to the Park
CoCo Key is located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey (near Philadelphia). The address is 915 Route 73, Mt. Laurel, 08054.
From the Newark airport, take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 4, Route 73N. The hotel is on the right. From the Philadelphia airport, take I-95N, merge onto I-76E to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Take the US-130S exit 1C, and merge onto I-295N (Trenton). Take Exit 36A (Route 73S). The hotel is on the left.