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We were recently invited to Sahara Sam’s Indoor WaterPark. I have been wanting to go here since we moved to New Jersey a few years ago, but never had the opportunity. Now that Skibbles is old enough to go, we thought it would be the perfect time. She’s still small for most of the activities, but there was enough for her to do without it being overwhelming too. I love that as she grows up this will be a fun place for us to experience together throughout the years.
When we first got to Sahara Sam’s, we looked around the awesome arcade and I was immediately taken back to my childhood with SkeeBall, air hockey, and basketball shoot off competitions. We got inside the actual waterpark area and I decided to take a look around and figure out where everything was before we started.
Because of her height, Skibbles was really only allowed in three areas of the indoor waterpark, but it was perfect for us!We spent a majority of our time in The Lizard Lagoon, a shallow water pool with swings for the tiniest of guests, and two slides, making it the perfect area for toddlers. We had an absolute blast. We also spent time on the slides at Tim-buk-tu playland, and the rest of our time was spent on CongoBongo, a large river where you relax while floating in a tube. There are strategically placed waterfalls throughout the river and Skibbles had an absolute blast going under them.
Lastly, we spent some time in the arcade. Skibbles has never been on one of these motorized vehicles and she thought it was so cool. The best part about the arcade is that you can come here anytime to play, there’s no admission to just play at the arcade, making for really fun rainy day play if you have older kids and just looking for a day away. There’s also prizes to be won.
You can also eat at the cafe that serves cheesesteaks, pizza, burgers, chicken tenders, and more. We found this to be a bit on the pricey side, even for an amusement park. Also, if you want some peace and quiet, you can rent your own cabana inside the waterpark (or outside if the outside is open) that gives you private access to your own secluded area with chairs. Don’t need that much space? There’s also lockers available to store your things while you play.
We had an absolute blast at Sahara Sams and plan to continue to spend time here as Skibbles grows up.