Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, the Poconos’ premier adventure destination, has been named Best Indoor Waterpark in the country by USA Today.
From the hundreds of indoor waterparks nationwide, Aquatopia secured the winning spot in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for the second time since opening its doors in 2015.
The contest, launched on May 14 by USA TODAY, gave voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. This is the third time Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark was nominated and the second time it has been voted #1.
“The results are in and we couldn’t be more excited that Aquatopia has been ranked #1 as the best indoor waterpark in the USA,” said Ame Cameron, VP of Sales & Marketing at Camelback Resort. “We are grateful to everyone who voted and invite new guests to experience the thrills and amenities that set Aquatopia apart from the other indoor waterparks in the country.”
Committed to providing adventures for guests of all ages, the 125,000-square-foot indoor waterpark is housed under a Texlon transparent roof that immerses guests in natural sunlight year-round, while providing protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Aquatopia features seven pools, 13 water slides, and a multitude of thrilling water attractions, including Storm Chaser, North America’s longest uphill water coaster; The Great Ka-Na-Gawa Wavepool; an indoor/outdoor hot tub; and Kartrite’s Quest, the world’s first themed “next generation” multi-level aqua play structure equipped with 84 interactive water effects.
Earlier this year, Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark also received the “Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award” from Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants. This prestigious honor is awarded to aquatic facilities that epitomize safety excellence and exceed industry standards in risk management.
Aquatopia was also ranked among the top indoor waterparks in the world by U.S. News & World Report in an article that was published in March 2018.
Opened in April 2015, Aquatopia is the most innovative waterpark ever constructed in the U.S. in a single phase. The park features never-before-seen attractions, such as the Venus SlydeTrap, a 608-foot-long, fully-enclosed family rafting experience with a record-breaking sphere and open ‘manta’ wall ride.
The Great Kanagawa Wavepool features a snowcap-topped mountain, complete with a real Sno-Cat that uses thousands of LED light and sound effects to create the illusion of an avalanche plummeting into the pool; Bombora FlowRider® lets guests ride the waves alone or with a partner; The Lost River is a vast departure from a typical lazy river, enthralling guests with an adventure river ride through the jungle into a mysterious temple to find clues before emerging into daylight and a 60-foot waterfall.
Perched on its launching pad high above Flyboys, the adults-only swim up bar is Kartrite’s DHC-2 Beaver Float Plane, affectionately named “Spirit of Tannersville.”
Located just 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Philadelphia, the family-friendly Camelback Resort, where Camelback Lodge & Autopia is located, serves more than 1.7 million guests annually.