Our Girls Weekend @Castaway Bay Cedar Point’s Indoor Waterpark #ad

Located in Sandusky, OH and owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (Cedar Point) Castaway Bay is a tropical theme family paradise !

The Caribbean meets Sandusky at this resort destination for vacationers. With its tropical theme, guests at Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay feel like they have just landed on an island paradise upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort. Castaway Bay features 237 hotel rooms and suites including family-oriented units, a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark loaded with water activities for all ages, a day spa, fitness center, 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art arcade, a craft and child activity center, three restaurants, retail shops, adjacent marina and space for meetings, group events and birthday parties. – Castawaybay.com


I was recently invited to an overnight stay at Castaway Bay for review. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram – you’ve probably heard and seen a lot about it. With my husband not able to attend, I took the opportunity to create a fun “girls” weekend with our teenage daughter, our granddaughter and her BFF. Our trip could not have come at a better time, as it was a cold, and snowy weekend here in Michigan. The snow was really coming down while we drove to Ohio. The girls were super excited at the thought of being in Cataway Bay’s 82 degrees weather inside the hotel.


We really enjoyed the colorful, tropical theme throughout the hotel, and our room was perfect for the four of us. It was very clean, included a fridge, microwave, a nice size flat screen tv, and a small balcony overlooking the lake. Most importantly, two queen size, soft beds, filled with fluffy pillows because we had so much fun that my girls wore me out!


The waterpark is fun for all-ages, even parents. A nice soak in the huge indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi with a relaxing waterfall was amazing after our long drive. The girls (8,9,17) had a blast at the waterpark. The slides being at the top of their list, and of-course the giant spilling bucket is always a favorite. I can remember our first trip to Castaway Bay, our granddaughter, now nine, was so little we spent most of our time in the toddler area (which she loved), and this trip she totally dominated the Tropical Tube Slide. I love that weekends at Castaway Bay are becoming more of a tradition. It’s a great place to make fun family memories.

There is a lot to do at Castaway Bay besides the waterpark. For the families with younger kids there is a nightly movie with Snoopy. There is also a fun arcade that is open an hour longer than the pool. There are arts & crafts for everyone, some crafts starting at only $5!



Our girls had fun coloring t-shirts that they were able to bring home. It’s always fun to bring home souvenirs from each trip, even more fun when you get to make them yourself.


Let’s talk food – because when I travel, I am all about the food. To be honest, I’m all about the food even when I don’t travel. The food options at castaway Bay on a scale from one to ten, rate about a seven in my opinion. The pizza is fabulous. I actually love their pizza, but if you buy it anywhere other then by the pool it is a but pricey. I also really like that they have a variety of food, and snacks like fruit, humus, and sweet treats available until 11:00 pm at EBB & Eddies’ Deli. There is also Quaker Steak & Lube, a restaurant attached to the resort, where the four of us ate lunch for $30.00 before heading home. The food was pretty good too.


I pride myself on honest reviews here on Five Dollar Shake. I wont sugar coat a blog post because I was hosted for an event or gifted for a review. My family really does enjoy visiting Cedar Point and Castaway Bay, and has been doing so for as long as I can remember. BUT, I do have an a couple of issues I wish they would address. First being waste. I hate to see a cinnamon roll being served in a plastic container, when it is being eaten only a foot away from the counter. Honestly, why the plastic at all? There are so many other Eco-friendly options. We witnessed a ton of plastic being thrown away through the resort, a ton. This weighs on my conscious. My family works hard to do our part in the fight against waste, and we like to support the businesses that do the same. Also, the lack of vegan options within the resort was disappointing. I feel the resort would greatly benefit from widening their food menu options. I would love to see Cedar Fair Entertainment Company improve on both of these.


We had a great girls weekend at Castaway Bay, and are already looking forward to our next memory building visit!

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FTC Disclosure: Lodging, water-park passes, products and meals were provided by Castaway Bay. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions and photos used are honest and my own.


  1. Sounds like a lovely place to visit.! This would definitely seem like a tropical paradise on a cold weekend. I know you have great memories of this fun weekend.

  2. robin Rue says:

    That sounds like so much fun! Indoor waterparks are perfect in the winter time. My boys would love it there.

  3. There are so many activities at the waterpark i would love to soak in those pools and Jacuzzi’s especially on the warmer months.

  4. That looks like a fun time! I was supposed to go a couple of winters ago, but there was a terrible snowstorm! I’ll have to schedule a trip.

  5. The waterpark here looks like it was a blast. I would definitely go to it with my daughter if I got the chance. I know being out in Michigan and Ohio during the winter and even springs months can be very cold, so I can imagine your kids wanting to be at a place that had 82 degrees and lots of fun. Looks like a great time.

  6. Liz
    Twitter: yesnofilms

    Looks fun, I love Castaway Bay 🙂 the rooms were pretty comfy too when I went.

  7. Waterparks always provide awesome fun for kids and adults alike. I would love to go to Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay, but unfortunately, I live so far from the place. Someday though, if I get to be in the area, I’d make sure to drop by and have a great time. Your kids looked like they did have a good time. I hope that the issue you wished the company would address would be resolved soon.

  8. I did not know that Cedar point had an indoor waterpark! It is been years since I’ve been there though. I I definitely need to check it out. It looks like it’s a lot of fun.

  9. This looks like so much fun! I would love to take my girls to an indoor water park for a girls getaway weekend!

  10. Ana John says:

    That looks like a fun time! All easy. All fun. No boys

  11. Such a fun family place to visit. Looks like you all had a great time. They have something for everyone at Castaway. I’d love that water park.

  12. Just getting away for the weekend would be fun. We have a waterpark near us and tons of people take advantage and spend the weekend enjoy the facilities.

  13. I love the idea of an indoor water park. We have one nearby and we are planning on a day trip there very soon. The kids are so excited.

  14. Jaime Nicole says:

    Aww, how much fun! It looks like you had a blast on your girls’ weekend! I would love to do an indoor waterpark like this with my girls!

  15. Anita Anderson says:

    I want to go to an indoor waterpark in the winter months as it would be a warm resort like feeling for the day. From all the pictures you all had a fun time.

  16. Looks like the girls had tons of fun! And who could blame them? Looks like there was so much to do!

  17. This sounds like so much fun! My husband grew up going to Cedar Point, and he’s always mentioned wanting to take our son. The indoor waterpark would be perfect.

  18. An indoor water park is a great way to have fun. Looks like your girls had a blast there. Makes me wish we could visit one soon.

  19. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    It looks like you had such a fabulous time. Water parks can be such fun! Spending time with others is even more rewarding.

  20. What a fun girl’s weekend. Cedar Point looks like a great indoor water park. The hotel looks like it had a lot o fun things for everyone to do.