CoCo Key Water Resort Review

Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by

Stephanie Huston, from Raising a Family on a Budget is a blogger after our own heart. Not only does she run a great site to help families save money, but she also just hosted a great event at the CoCo Key Water Resort in Mt. Laurel.  We’ve wanted to visit CoCo Key for a while so a big THANK YOU to Stephanie for inviting us.


When we arrived, outside it was rainy and dreary. Yet, inside it was like we stepped back into summer. The water and the air was a relaxing 84 degrees. It didn’t matter how wet we got, we were never chilled; the water just seemed to evaporate without us feeling too hot. It was sooooo nice. We can’t wait to share all the details and then later 3 ways you can get there yourself.


Parrot’s Perch

An indoor water jungle gym with

  • zero depth entry
  • water slides (more details on them later)
  • water cannons
  • a 300 gallon bucket of water that dumps out periodically (D0n’t worry there’s a very-long warning bell.)
  • fountains the kids can turn on and off
  • cones that fill with water that kids can dump
  • water spouts and canals that kids can move

We had so much fun in Parrot’s Perch. There was something for all my boys, ages 3, 5, and 7. My youngest were a little fearful of the impending downfall of water from that 300 gallon bucket but it didn’t take long to discover there are areas in the Parrot’s Perch that you can play and have fun without fear of getting drenched. (I also got a kick out of watching the different personalities of the lifeguard staff from the ones putting on their ponchos with hoods to avoid the waterfall to the ones who got right in the middle of the action and enthusiastically welcomed the downpour of water.)


Coconut Grove Lazy River

Take a lazy ride around the 300 ft river. But beware, once you are in the river’s stream it can be hard to get out, especially if you’ve sunken down in your tube with a child on your lap.  If you find you need help, like I did, just let one of the many lifeguards know, they were more than happy to help.


Dip-In Theater (for the toddler crowd)

In the upper level of the water park is a boat nestled in a foot deep of water. Toddlers can enjoy baby slides and a baby bungee. The ship’s sail also becomes a movie screen where you and the little ones can sit in the pool or a beach chair to enjoy a cartoon or movie.


Palm Grotto Indoor/Outdoor Spa

CoCo Key Water resort has an adults only indoor/outdoor spa. It looked so relaxing, but as the only parent, with my boys, I had to skip out on it this visit.

Lilly Pad Adventure

Think monkey bars over a tight rope balancing on water and that kind of describes the Lilly Pad Adventure.  As your child tries to walk across lily pads attached to the ground, but floating on water, he/she can grab a roped net overhead to keep steady. This was all 3 of my boys favorite area. They went across this so many times.  I was allowed to be in the 3.5 feet,  deep pool to help them across. Two lifeguards were also there and when one of my boys had a little difficulty, while I helped another, he was quick to jump in and help. My boys were never in any danger but it was great to see how attentive the lifeguard staff were.

Coral Cove’s Slam Dunk

My boys loved this in-the-water basketball court too. It’s circular with 3 – 4 nets. The area was about 3 feet deep. It’s a good area for the older kids, who can stand in this area, to shoot a few hoops. My 7-year-old, struggled a little to make baskets, but he still had great fun. My younger boys couldn’t balance the ball and swimming at the same time, but they still enjoyed using the space for a little swimming.


Water Resort Slides

CoCo Key offers water slides for every height and comfort level. All slides are meant for one rider at a time.

Shark Slam

  • Sharks Slam is 4 stories high and nearly 300 feet long enclosed tunnel slide. It’s one slide we saved for next time.
  • Barracuda Blast

    • Not for those scared of the dark. In the dark, you’ll twist and turn, in your tube, through over 350 feet of enclosed tunnels before you safely land in a shallow pool.
  • Pelican Plunge

    • Similar to the Barracuda Blast, the Pelican Plunge takes you through an over 300 feet enclosed tunnel slide. Unlike the Barracuda Blast you can see the light shining through the tunnels from the outside. My 7-year-old loved it and I was impressed that he listened to the lifeguard’s rules about how to slide down safely in the tube.
  • The Slides of Parrott’s Perch & Dip-In Theater

    • There are 3 open slides in Parrot’s Perch to match the different heights of our guests. Think of them as training for the big kid slides, but still quite a bit of fun. The Dip-In theater boat also has 2 slides as well.


Other Details

  • Safety
    • At any time the CoCo Key Water Resort has 17 – 21 lifeguards on duty.  Their lifeguards have undergone an intensive training and continue to be trained 4 hours a month. Yes, they were friendly and helpful, but they were also extremely attentive. The CoCo Key Resort also had several life vests in a variety of sizes available for young guests. Between the lifeguards and the life vests, I was very impressed.
  • Key Quest Arcade
    • The Key Quest Arcade is outside the water park’s entrance.  Like your typical arcade it hosts a huge variety of games. But unlike any arcade, it was designed with convenience on mind. Load up a value card and swipe away at each game you want to play. No dirty tokens to carry around or keep track of, just one reloadable card. And when you are ready to redeem your tickets, just feed them to the prize machine, rotate it to the prize(s) you want and like picking something from a vending machine your prize(s) come out.
  • Keyless Lockers
    • Another area, I thought was incredibly NEAT. My locker key was a wristband. Waive it in front of a keypad and an available locker opens up for me.  Waive it later and it remembers which locker it assigned me and opens it again. You can return to your locker as often as you want, no key to keep track of it’s wrapped around your wrist. No locker number to remember, only one will open. The locker can hold one or two tote bags comfortably. If you need more space then you can use available cubbies or buy an extra locker tag.
  • Cafe & Souvenir Soda Cup
    • The cafes charge what you would expect to pay at a resort/theme park. However, I did notice there is a souvenir cup available for purchase at $12.95. Once you purchase it, you can refill it at anytime. At $4 a beverage if you plan to visit CoCo Key more than once the cup will pay for itself.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

86 thoughts on “CoCo Key Water Resort Review

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    This is an awesome giveaway! My 4 year old loves the water so much, he always strips down and jumps into my moms garden tub when we visit her house. For a kid that can entertain him self in a big bathtub, he would FREAK over an indoor water park.

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    566 municipalities in New Jersey.

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    The thing I like best is the fact that I’m able to keep up to date on activities and events for my girls. Otherwise I would have probably missed out on a lot of fun things

  19. Jennifer Bergner says:

    I would love to go there. Iv never been there and it looks like soo much fun. ANd my 4 yr old would have a blast.

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    566 municipalities in NJ

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  22. JO says:

    Can’t wait to go !! looks great

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    Your reviews are very thorough and keep me up-to-date on fun family outings. Thanks!

  27. Leslie says:

    Looks like fun! I think the boys would love it!

  28. Jeanine L. says:

    I loved reading about CoCo Key Waterpark! It’s nice to see they have so much to offer younger kids.

    • Jennifer Auer says:

      They do. It was great, With the exception of some of the water slides, nothing was too intimidating for my 3 and 5 year old. My 7 year old tried everything except the darker, enclosed water slides.

  29. Nancy Vecchione says:

    Wow, what a great place! Looks like you all had a ball! Would love to take my grandson and family.

  30. Kelly Raudenbush says:

    566 municipalities according to wikipedia. Really? Wow.

    • Jennifer Auer says:

      Yeah… really… ;) So bear with us when you don’t always see a blog post it’s usually because we are working hard behind the scenes, researching each of these municipalities’ events, as we are right now trying to find the trick or treat times for the whole state. Good luck, Kelly.

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    There is so much to do with little ones…I love finding out what’s going on and experiencing everything through my daughter’s eyes!

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    What I like most about your site — learning about new places for my family!

    • Jennifer Auer says:

      Thanks Kelly. We love discovering the new places to tell you and our readers about. It keeps me on my toes because I’m always in search of what else I can share with Jersey Family Fun readers.

  33. Heather W. says:

    The thing I like best about Jersey Family Fun is the reviews about local places.
    I would LOVE to win this – and blog about it too! I always wanted to go there.

  34. Flitterby79 says:

    Great Giveaway and Review………Looks like alot of fun.

  35. Rachel says:

    I’m only just finding out about you from Raising a Family on a Budget, but I’m so glad to have found you. As a central jersey girl with a family, i’m always looking for new and fun ideas to keep the kids busy, but also enchanted. :)

    • Jennifer Auer says:

      We are glad you found us. Welcome to Jersey Family Fun. Check out all our calendars and you and the kids will never be bored.

  36. Kristin says:

    My daughter and I went after she became a big sister…Just momma and her…Would love to go back~*

  37. Janet Gillich says:

    Just joined but looking forward to all your info. I live right over the bridge so not far always looking for stuff to do with the kids!!

  38. Shannon says:

    I wanna go!!

  39. Jim says:

    This place looks like so much fun!

  40. Jeanne says:

    I would love to bring my kids here!

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    566 municipalites in NJ and there is probably something fun to do in each one!!!

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  43. diana mazzarella says:

    this is an awesome giveaway! my son loves the water- I hope we can visit some day!

  44. April Eckhart says:

    Great review! Been thinking about going for sometime!

  45. Kristin says:

    I love knowing what is going on, for our family, in our area…There is always something that I hadn’t been aware of…Thanks…~*

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