Cowabunga Bay, a waterslide park 40 minutes south of Park City, was the first stop for M's multi-venue birthday bash. M and her girlfriends piled into the Flex and screamed out Top 20's lyrics the entire drive down in unison. I am grateful that we are surrounded by such happy healthy company. My daughter's childhood, unlike mine when I was her age, is rich in joy and respectful friendships. I adore these girls!
You can easily spot Cowabunga Bay from the I-15 freeway in Draper, Utah. The bright, curvy, tube-y monumental playground pops right out against the Utah skies. Exit 12300 South and look for Cowabunga behind the In-N-Out and X-D Cinemas.
Cowabunga Bay allows no outside food and drink except for birthday cakes when you reserve a birthday cabana. Knowing that a Cold Stone was just down the street from Cowabunga, I called ahead and ordered a Strawberry Ice-cream cake saying "Happy Birthday M."
Jace, our cabana boy, briefed us on how to summon him with the buzzer. Jace's primary responsibilities were to ensure that all of our food, drink, cake and party needs were taken care of. It was very interesting observing the subtle coquetry between the tweens and our cabana boy. Sigh.
Regardless of how healthy we tried to order (note the strawberry cake?), everything was either fried, crispy, or cheesy, and all the same color, a yellowish, brownish orange. How blissful to be so young with not a dietary or nutritional care or worry in the world...
This park is impressively clean and well-maintained. Someone is constantly walking around with a broom and dustpan sweeping, cleaning, wiping, etc.
The layout is efficiently designed for great visibility and easy access to all parts of the park. 9 waterslides, a heated Lazy River with free inner tubes, signature humongous 1200 gallon bucket of water splash...
Here's the Cold Stone Strawberry Red Velvet cake (stored in the CB's freezer) with graham cracker crumbs. Trust me, it tasted it a whole lot better than it looks here ;')
Next up, check out Park Deux: XD Cinemas featuring "The Smurfs" in 3-D ;) xoxo