You come to Niagara Falls to see the water. But you don’t have to go to the falls to feel the water.
To really feel it, you need to go to the Americana Resort and Waterpark on Lundy`s Lane. You’ll feel it head to toe, and then some.
It was the city’s first waterpark, built in 2004 and updated a few times since. And it’s got a retractable roof, just like that famous domed stadium in that big city down the highway from here.
The patented Open Aire concept lets you feel the tropical weather all year round with 84 F temperatures and floods the pool area with bright natural light.
Here are some of the features waiting for you and your family:
– tube and body slides that are as much as three storeys high;
– an interactive water play structure, plus a giant tipping bucket;
– a beach-entry wave pool;
– a kiddie pool with slides and swings designed with toddlers in mind.
All that plus private cabanas, a hot spa that seats 16, surf shop and nearby an arcade and redemption centre. Food and bar services are available, too.
Here’s what some visitors had to say after their stay, as posted on Tripadvisor: “The wave pool has actual waves, which was fun. Very shallow at only three feet deep. Plenty for the kids to have fun with. While we were there, they had characters from different kids`shows come out.”
And this: “The waves in the wave pool were huge! And the waterslide and tubing slide was fun. They also had a small pool linked to the wave pool and a separate wading one with small slides for toddlers.”
Day passes are available for day trippers or people who don’t need a place to stay for the night.
Other amenities the resort offers, for after you’re done in the water, include a hot and cold breakfast buffet, an on-site Boston Pizza and Lu Lu’s Cafe in the lobby for coffee, smoothies or light snacks.
There’s also the Wego tourist transit system that will take you along Lundy’s Lane, through Clifton Hill and the rapids area and around past the Horseshoe Falls and Table Rock.
A day at the Americana waterpark is the best way to get wet without getting misty in Niagara Falls.