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Old 01-24-2013, 05:47 AM   #31
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I live in the KC area too. Another option would be to pick a nice hotel maybe at the Crown Center area like a pp mentioned and go to CoCo key for the Day. Here is the Day Pass prices.

https://tickets.cocokeykansascity.co...FQinPAodHDgAJA

Like the poster above said don't stay there. Just go for the day. Maybe even look at http://www.hotwire.com/ for your dates and see if you can find a suite hotel that would work for your family. There are lot's of great ones in the area and everything is close.

One other option is a smaller hotel with a very small water "park". Alot of local families go there for birthday parties. They get the room and have sleepovers. My son has been to 2 there and has had alot of fun. He is soon to be 9. I would say 12 and under would be best to enjoy it. Here is a link to it. It is usually about $99 a night.

http://www.kclibertylagoon.com/

My son is wanting to go to the College Basketball Experience. I have only heard great things about it. In fact he wants his birthday to be held there. There is a ton of things to do here. Like I said in an earlier post maybe just do one night at GWL and then move to a more affordable place. That way you have more money to enjoy all of the other fun activities.

We love our zoo! We visit zoo's in every city. We still think ours is one of the best. It keeps getting better each year too. Spring Break would be perfect weather for a visit there.


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Old 01-24-2013, 03:18 PM   #32
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Thanks everyone for all the great ideas!:good vibes

It looks like Coco Key is only open Th-Sun? We were hoping to go early in the week and be back before the next weekend since that is Easter weekend.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #33
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Here is their March calendar. With prices


1$10
4:00pm - 9:00pm

2$15
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3$15
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7$5
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:52 PM   #34
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Whatever you decide KC is a great place for kids. If you decide on a hotel other than Great Wolf Lodge, which by the way we love and visit often, I would suggest staying close to Crown Center. That area really has a tone to do.The Lego land discovery center and aquarium are pretty new. Science City is great, theres free art workshops at Kalidescope and your kids will love Fritz (hamburger joint where your food is delivered by a model train kind of thing)
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:47 PM   #35
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I don't want to sound mean but I wouldn't do Coco Key Water resort. We went once for a birthday party when my kids were younger and we found it to be below par.
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I don't want to sound mean but I wouldn't do Coco Key Water resort. We went once for a birthday party when my kids were younger and we found it to be below par.
It won't be open for our dates in any case.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #37
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Just got a discount code for Spring stays in the family suites.

You can try and see if it works. It says for loyal guests so it may only work if you have stayed there before.

Loyal Guests, save up to 20% on Family Suites.
Book by March 1, 2013 and save on our best available rates (two night stay required on all Saturdays).

Receive 10% off our best available rates on Saturday one night stays.

Minimum two night stay required to save 20% off, March 15 - 23, 2013.

Promo Code: GR8DEAL
Valid: now - April 30, 2013
Blackout dates: February 15 - 17, April 5 - 6 & 19 - 20, 2013.
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Just got a discount code for Spring stays in the family suites.

You can try and see if it works. It says for loyal guests so it may only work if you have stayed there before.

Loyal Guests, save up to 20% on Family Suites.
Book by March 1, 2013 and save on our best available rates (two night stay required on all Saturdays).

Receive 10% off our best available rates on Saturday one night stays.

Minimum two night stay required to save 20% off, March 15 - 23, 2013.

Promo Code: GR8DEAL
Valid: now - April 30, 2013
Blackout dates: February 15 - 17, April 5 - 6 & 19 - 20, 2013.
Thanks so much! It would've been an awesome discount, but they do require the prior guest ID and for it to be validated at check in. Darn it!!
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I tried calling this morning to see if they would match that great rate or if there were any unadvertised specials. Nope. So we will have to just go with our AAA rate which is the best for our dates I can find. I asked if a better rate comes out after booking can we rebook with that and she said yes, I hope she's right.

Another question tho is, do we need to book the paw pass thing when we make the ressies or can we wait til we get there? Is it more if we wait? Is it better to get the one with the magiquest included? I'm thinking maybe we can buy 1 wand and they can share though. This is what I've heard. I have no idea so any help is appreciated!!

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Whatever you decide KC is a great place for kids. If you decide on a hotel other than Great Wolf Lodge, which by the way we love and visit often, I would suggest staying close to Crown Center. That area really has a tone to do.The Lego land discovery center and aquarium are pretty new. Science City is great, theres free art workshops at Kalidescope and your kids will love Fritz (hamburger joint where your food is delivered by a model train kind of thing)
I am from KC and I would definetly stay close to Crown Center....so many many cool things to do around there. Here are a few sites that may help.

Free Things to do in KC

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I tried calling this morning to see if they would match that great rate or if there were any unadvertised specials. Nope. So we will have to just go with our AAA rate which is the best for our dates I can find. I asked if a better rate comes out after booking can we rebook with that and she said yes, I hope she's right.

Another question tho is, do we need to book the paw pass thing when we make the ressies or can we wait til we get there? Is it more if we wait? Is it better to get the one with the magiquest included? I'm thinking maybe we can buy 1 wand and they can share though. This is what I've heard. I have no idea so any help is appreciated!!

TIA!!
Also, if I book the paw passes on the resv. do I pay for them right way? I know there will be the first night deposit. If anyone has the answers to these questions I appreciate it!!
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We didn't purchase the Paw Pass until we were there.
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we didn't purchase the paw pass until we were there.
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Great Wolf Lodge has shown up on Kansas City's Groupon and Living Social, so you might sign up for those. You may end up with a bunch of offers of things you don't want, and Great Wolf may never show up, but it might be worth a shot for a discount.
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Great Wolf Lodge has shown up on Kansas City's Groupon and Living Social, so you might sign up for those. You may end up with a bunch of offers of things you don't want, and Great Wolf may never show up, but it might be worth a shot for a discount.
OK, Thanks!
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