Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Holiday Fest at the Beach Waterpark!

What: Holiday Fest at the Beach Waterpark (open to homeschoolers only)
When: Wednesday, December 6th; 10am - 4pm, lunch at 11:30 AM!
Where: Beach Waterpark Mason, Ohio
Cost: Admission $6.50 ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 5-12!!!, optional lunch $6, Parking free. Platinum pass holders get in FREE, regular pass holders need to pay admission price!
Organizer: Laura Riesenberg please RSVP by December 1st!

The park has agreed to open the park EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR GROUP on Wednesday December 6 from 10 AM until 4 PM. The offer is incredible (includes everything) and we will have the park entirely to ourselves. This should be a great activity for everyone...toddlers, preschoolers, elementary schooler and especially the teens.

There are activities for ALL ages, including's what your admission includes: Skate Rental, Carriage Rides (pulled by tractor), Paddle Boats, Toboggan Slide, Santa’s Maze, Live Nativity, Polar Pearl Palace, Santa’s Sleigh, Holiday Lights and Dazzling Animated Lights Displays, South Pole Petting Corral, Holiday Railway, and Festhaus Pavilion. Kate, the coordinator at the Beach is going to try to arrange for Miles and Shivers to visit once again and is going to see if Santa can make an appearance!. She is also going to set up a craft area for the kids to make a small Christmas craft!Admission $6.50 per person (ages 5 - 12 are $5) , children under 4 free. Free Parking! Typically, admission and to do all activities at Holiday Fest at The Beach is $25.00. Your school’s proposal includes a savings on admission of $18.50 per person. Parking is $5.50 per car on any operating day, but will be waved for our field trip.

MEAL $6 per person (optional)*Holiday Fest at The Beach Catering Staff will serve the All-You-Can-Eat buffet style meal in an exclusive pavilion during a specified time frame (starting at 11:30 PM) which includes your choices of..Nathan’s World Famous Hot Dog or a ¼ lb Hamburger or Cheeseburger, mac and cheese, Bag of chips and drink for $6 per person*participants are welcome to pack lunches, but meals will need to be eaten in the picnic area outside the park. The only food that can be consumed within the park, is food purchased from the Beach.All You can drink wristbands $3.00 (they have guarenteed that drinks will be available the entire time, even at the end!). Coffee will be ready the minute we enter the park!I will need to know approximately how many families will want meals. I need to arrange this ahead of time. So if you think your family will want lunch, please let me know how many meals you might want. (

We had an awesome time last year, despite the COLD weather! It was VERY WARM in the tents and the kids didn't seem to mind! The icerink this year will be double the size it was last year and they now have over 500 pairs of skates!

What an absolutely AWESOME TIME! Can you believe that over 300 people attended the event????

One mom sent the following email after the event:
This is the first year we went as last year the kids were drywalling. The kids had a blast and so thanks Laura for this fabulous time. I am also thankful that You were able to scrounge up enough interest to even do it again this year, as I have heard people don't want to do it two years in a row. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Anyway thanks again Laura for doing this! It was so much better than even I expected. Julieanne tell George thanks for all the things he did to help us today. What a trouper. And tell him to stay out of the garbage too. LOL.

From another mom:
I just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful time today. The girls loved it (despite E's nose bleed). We did not get to go last year, but we will be there from now on. It was a wonderful event. Thank you for all your time and effort.

We got to the park around 9:30 AM to make sure that everything was in order and at 10 AM my kids went in and made themselves at home. I even had one mom pull me aside and tell me how wonderful she thought my kids were and how well they seem to get along, like they are a real team! What a great compliment! I didn't do too much walking around, but managed to socialize quite a bit and really enjoyed seeing everyone enjoy themselves!

Jacob and Cade really loved the pedal boats.....Sophie loved the ice rink, the craft and having Sarah dote on her the whole day. Will wasn't feeling well so he stayed home with Jay, so I had a really EASY day! Em and Grant managed to stay busy!

Of course all my kids LOVED the one perk they got for their mom organizing the event! First in line for the LUNCH BUFFET! The food was hot and it tasted so good after a busy morning!

Couldn't have asked for better weather, friends, or a great time....well, actually, Deanne didn't make it because Chris was sick, that is the ONLY thing that would have made the day BETTER!

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