Mother's Day weekend at the Nickelodeon Family Suites. What, am I crazy?
Am I just a glutton for punishment? Children. I see them everywhere. Aren't mine enough? And this is what I wanted for my special Mother's Day present? I start to question my sanity as visions of gooey green slime dance in my head.
Big names such as Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Deacon Jones, and Darius Washington came from this city. It boasts many amazing museums and art centers.
The weather is subtropical and soaked in sun. My preteen starts spitting out trivial tidbits faster than any game show participant.
Standing outside the suite we look down
into the surreal outdoors of Nickelodeon.
It is unbelievable!
From the front of the resort, one would never guess what is in store behind the front entrance. "The Lagoon" is the name of this incredible courtyard that we are viewing from atop.
A first-of-its kind courtyard featuring a zero-depth (beach-like) entry heated pool anchored by a four-story interactive water tower is the main focus.
The interactive water tour features water fumes, slides, climbing nets, water jets and the best of all — a 400 gallon dump tank that splashes the infamous green slime on guests during the daily mass sliming.
If this isn't enough, additional features and poolside activities include:
— A netted basketball court featuring several multi-height basketball hoops for all ages
— A wet/dry preschool play area with a five-foot slide and Nick Jr.-branded water-based activities
— Private cabanas that offer a tranquil and secluded oasis with well-stocked mini fridges, cozy cushioned lounge chairs, and personal poolside service. These cabanas are truly heaven. A haven from the sun, a solution for trips back and forth to the snack bars or suites for the never-ending foods, television breaks, and a private space. A plasma TV with cable, Playstation2 access, and premium towels are part of this unique poolside experience.
The cabanas can be left open to keep up with all the outdoor action or drawn for complete privacy.
The personal service is impeccable.
— A soothing soothing massage on the Lagoon Pool Deck is available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
— A free-form, nine-hole golf course
— Poolside bar and grill serving healthy options including salads and sandwiches and items such as hamburgers and hot dogs, soft drinks, snacks, specialty drinks, and alcoholic beverages
— Poolside entertainment where families throw pies and slim each other. A very energetic cast motivates the fun family competition in interactive games that end with a final group sliming.
— The dive-in movie feature a gigantic movie screen for poolside viewing so that you can swim and view at the same time.
— Show casting where nighttime family shows take place
Opening the door to our suite, we realize that the Nick characters also live here as brightly painted characters surround our spaces, Dora and Spongebob and other live characters sing dance around our breakfast, and green slime showers our heads. We literally now eat, sleep, and breathe Nickelodeon.
My daughter Lauren is so thrilled that she can hardly
contain it, like all the other children at the resort.