Ice is preferred over water by many because blocks of it can be carved into cold, huggable versions of handsome astronauts. Discover Buzz Aldrin matter with today's Groupon: for $30, you get an 18-day all-access pass, including skate rental and unlimited rides, for an adult (up to a $360 value) to The Beach On Ice at The Beach Waterpark in Mason, located about 30 minutes northeast of Cincinnati. The 18-day event will be open December 10–12, then again daily from December 17–January 2, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
During the 18 days, The Beach Waterpark infuses its real palm trees, real white sand, and cascading waterfalls with wintry attractions full of the season's best ice-based fun. The 7,500-square-foot wave pool freezes over to become one of the Midwest's largest outdoor skating rinks, even surpassing the size of the skating surface at Rockefeller Center in New York. Pony rides imbue visitors with joy while the swan-filled but ballet-less Swan Lake fulfills mankind's natural desire to watch swans. The Cool Runnings toboggan slides pay homage to the natural phenomena of weather patterns, gravity, and movies.
Baby animals populate the North Pole Petting Corral, where lambs, piglets, calves, kids, chicks, bunnies, and donkeys eat feed from the hands of generous humans. For nightly entertainment, the all-new Starlight Entertainment Pavilion entices visitors with its spacious heated area, live bands, big-screen movies such as Home Alone and Avatar, and rebroadcasts of classic Monday Night Football games.
Six Yelpers and 13 Citysearchers give The Beach Waterpark's The Beach On Ice an average of 3.5 stars. Nine Insider Pagers give it three stars. In spite of a few mixed reviews, many customers praise the variety and number of attractions.
- I feel very comfortable letting my kids go out on their own at this park. And there is so much to do you really can't get it all in in one visit. – noran12, Citysearch
- In the winter months, The Beach has taken over for King's Island's missing holiday celebration by creating their own…that includes ice skating (they turn the wave pool into a rink, it's pretty sweet), winter treats, and horse-drawn carriages. – Angela B., Yelp