This is the fourth waterpark resort we have stayed at, having been at Great Wolf, Wilderness, and Kalahari in the past. GW was best for young kids, Kalahari had the best rides, and Wilderness was the best all around. I was going to go back to the Wilderness again when I discovered TRL on the web and decided to give it a shot. We were able to stay for $159 a night with “Hot Rates” (note extra $13 a day “resort fee”) for a 2 bedroom condo. The room was nice, with a decent kitchen. Condition a little beat up in places, with one piece of molding broken (and a hazard). Carpet and furniture in decent condition. Walls in rooms and hotel a bit beat up in places but overall acceptable. NOTE: Room insulation was pitiful. If the hotel was busier the noise would have been a real problem. The waterpark was a disappointment as it is very small. Part of the reason I picked this one was the indication that it was “very warm”. I did not think so and I’m usually the last in my family to get cold. Air temp ok, water temp a few degrees too cold. Lifeguards were very young and seemed more interested in each other than safety. NOTE: Resort allowed school kids in (12 to 14 yrs) and they took over the place. Very irritating with a 2 and 5 year old. No lifeguard older than about 19 noted. Front desk and other staff generally friendly (more so than the Dells which is famous for grumpy staff). The arcade was ok, but don’t play the claw games as they are set very tight. (Had animals in the claw twice only to lose them). The Grand Geneva fitness club was nice with an excellent locker room and decent weights and cardio equipment. There was a sled hill that was closed (shack) so we got to use it for free. Smokey's BBQ was pricey and mediocre at best. Overall, it was a nice stay but not enough to have me come back. It is so close to Chicago that I’m sure they do well, but for me I’ll make the extra drive of a few hours to WD next time.
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