The Hurricane Vortex whirlpool ride looks like a giant pinwheel painted with gold and orange stripes. But once the ride begins, those stripes blur into red as a torrent of water whips you around the wheel before safely depositing you in the Lazy River. The Hurricane Vortex is one of eight major aquatic attractions featured in KeyLime Cove’s sprawling 65,000-square-foot indoor water park. This Getaway includes admission for six to the water park.
Kids of all ages will find something to do in the water park. The tropical indoor environment—kept at a balmy 82 degrees—is home to a wealth of Wild Rides including two 500-foot slides, a wave pool, and a huge interactive play structure for the little ones. KeyLime Cove is a conveniently cashless resort. You’ll receive a hi-tech wristband upon check in, which then functions as your room key, water-park ticket, and credit card for anything and everything around the resort, allowing you to leave your wallet safely sewn into the mattress.
After gaming in the arcade or unwinding in the spa, you can fuel up at any of the resort’s six eateries, which include Anna Chovy’s Pizzeria and D.W. Anderson's, an old-fashioned soda fountain. The resort’s deluxe rooms can accommodate up to six people with two queen-size beds and a pullout sofa. Flat-screen televisions and complimentary WiFi provide creature comforts.
Gurnee, Illinois: Expansive Mall and Six Flags Great America
About halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, the city of Gurnee attracts millions of visitors every year from across the Midwest. They come in droves to shop at Gurnee Mills, one of the largest malls in Illinois and home to hundreds of stores and restaurants.
Must book by 8/13/12 for options 3 & 4 or promotional value expires
Not valid 9/22 or 9/29
Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 more as gifts
Limit 6 per visit
Valid only for dates purchased
Subject to availability
$35 fee for cancellations; 72-hour notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
Water-park access is from 1PM day of arrival to 10PM day of checkout
Must be 21+ to check in
Credit card required at booking/check-in
Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which will be provided to KeyLime Cove
13% tax not included
Must use promotional value in 1 visit
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Two queen beds and one sofa pullout
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 6
Adding occupants above standard: included in Groupon price
32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort fee includes: parking, activities at Leapin’ Lizards, WiFi, in-room safe, in-room coffee, free local and 800 calls, newspaper, access to nearby Gold’s Gym, and shuttle service to nearby attractions
Parking: included in resort fee
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
Room upgrades: not available
What It's Worth
One-night stay for up to six in a queen deluxe guest room
$139, valid June 15 or June 17–22 (up to a $290 value)
$139, valid June 24–29 (up to a $290 value)
$139, valid August 26–31 (up to a $290 value)
$119, valid September 16–30 (up to a $210 value)
Included in all options:
Six water-park passes
Resort fee (a $15 value)
Total value: up to $305
By plane: 8 miles from Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN); 33 miles from O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
By cab: about $20 from UGN
By car: 44 miles north of Chicago; 50 miles south of Milwaukee