Waterpark description: KeyLime Cove, the tropical-themed indoor waterpark, features the Lil’ Limers’ Play Pond, Tsunami Washout Wavepool, five water slides and the Toukie’s Big Deluge interactive play structure.
It features four body slides and more than 50 water hoses, cannons, valves, rope pulls, fountains, spinning wheels and water dumps, plus a 10-foot tall, 250-gallon pineapple-shaped dump bucket. There’s also a whirlpool/spa and a sport pool for water basketball.
The “it” factor: KeyLime Cove is an island-inspired, Florida Keys-style resort experience within an hour’s drive from Milwaukee or Chicago. Developed by Dave Anderson of the Famous Dave’s of America BBQ franchise, KeyLime Cove includes six dining options; the Paradise Mist day spa; flexible meeting and banquet space; and the 8,000-square-foot RipTide Reef arcade. The signature attraction of the indoor waterpark is Hurricane’s Vortex, a one- or two-person whirlpool ride with a 44-foot drop. Also, as the official resort of Six Flags Great America, KeyLime Cove offers special overnight packages that include admission tickets to Six Flags, free parking and free shuttle service with front gate drop-off and pick-up at the amusement park. This provides a way for families to enjoy two Gurnee parks in one vacation getaway.