Coco Key Water resort to open April 15th!

Yesterday I was kindly contacted by the Coco Key management, and they confirmed that their new water-resort will open April 15th, 2010!

I'm happy to hear this, and after all they are not late, it's only a few weeks after March.
Here's the press release of Coco Key resort:

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 30, 2010) -- A new, purpose-built and value-priced hotel and water resort opens next month in Central Florida, offering a fun and affordable option for families eager to experience the magic and wizardry of Orlando’s theme parks without breaking the bank.
The Key West-themed CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando opens April 15 and will welcome guests through May 31 for as little as $89 per night (The $89 introductory rate is available for mid-week nights, Mon.-Thurs., through May 31. Rate does not include taxes). CoCo Key combines a casual tropical hotel setting with a whimsical water park that features slides, rides and fun amplified with four pools, 14 water slides, poolside entertainment, and splashing good times all specially designed for kids in a safe and friendly environment.
Standard rooms rates range from $99-$149 per room, per night, and water park amenity access is just $19 per room, per day for guests of the resort – less than $5 per person, per day for a family of four. Admission to the water park for day guests is $19.95 per person, and $14.95 for Florida residents.
“We know that affordability remains the driving factor for most families when it comes to vacation planning, so we’ve purpose built this CoCo Key resort as an alternative that not only addresses value but also delivers a comprehensive resort experience that’s memorable and fun for the whole family,” said Frank Fry, general manager, CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando.
CoCo Key is a Universal Partner Hotel which means families eager to be among the first to experience the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter (opening June 18) will enjoy free transportation to and from the Universal theme parks, less than five minutes away.
CoCo Key captures the relaxation and enchantment of the Florida Keys. Brightly colored cabanas, swaying palms, fragrant hibiscus, native artwork and thatched roofs welcome guests to the region’s newest and most unique water resort.
The adventure-filled, 54,000-square-foot canopy covered and outdoor water park features 14 adventure water slides; Parrot’s Perch - an interactive Play Island; Minnow Lagoon featuring a zero-entry pool and water fun for youngsters; Coral Reef Cove - a teen pool; and an outdoor splash pad.
Families will also enjoy a 6,500-square-foot, state-of-of-the-art video arcade; snack bar; outdoor lounge; and function space that’s perfect for a variety of celebrations.
For guests seeking a more tropical and relaxing experience, a separate quiet pool area can be found towards the front of the resort. CoCo’s Beachfeatures a pool, sun deck with chaise lounge chairs, hot tub/spa framed by a beautiful rock formation with cascading water, firepit, tiki bar, and three relaxing cabanas.
The resort is comprised of 12 buildings all themed to the Florida Keys. With 391 spacious guest rooms, including eight, two-bedroom suites, four junior suites, and an interesting combination of rooms that connect not only side-by-side, but back-to -back, guests have a range of options to select from. The resort also offers a $30 price break on those connecting rooms, making CoCo Key an ideal option for larger families and groups.
Guestroom amenities include 37-inch, flat-screen TVs with high-def feeds; Wi-Fi, room service; granite showers and countertops; lighted vanities with large mirrors; and, a premium in today’s hi-tech world, plenty of accessible outlets to charge electronics. Guests will also enjoy the 1,000-square-foot fitness center featuring the latest in workout equipment; Gators Grab ‘N Go – a convenience store offering specialty coffees, ice cream treats, souvenirs, pool toys and more; and for those that must remain connected to the “mainland,” a business center.
CoCo Key also features TradeWinds, a full-service restaurant serving breakfast and dinner; a food court including Callaloo Grill offering burgers, wraps, chicken fingers, soft serve ice cream and other family favorites; and a Pizza Hut Express serving up the eatery’s popular fare.
Taking up residence at the new resort will be “CoCo,” a fun-loving, red-feathered, walk-around parrot who entertains guests, poses for pictures, and attends birthday parties and events.
Located in the heart of the Orlando vacation corridor at 7400 International Drive, CoCo Key also is a perfect hub for quick access to Orlando’s other popular attractions – a five minute-drive from Universal; five minutes from Sea World/Aquatica; and 10 minutes from the Walt Disney World theme parks.
In addition to the free transportation to and from the Universal theme parks, CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando also offers guests free parking, free transportation to and from SeaWorld and Aquatica, and Wet n’ Wild; free vacation planning assistance and access to tickets and information at the Destination Universal Desk in the hotel lobby; and golf reservations and complimentary transportation to select area courses offered through the Golf Universal Program.
Reservations are available by visiting (click on the Orlando tab), by calling 877/875-4681 or contacting a travel agent.
The Orlando property, created in partnership with Wave Development LLC, Sage Hospitality Resources and CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., is the tenth CoCo Key Water Resort in the U.S. These water resort developments offer a Key West paradise for family adventure getaways. Managed and developed by Sage Hospitality Resources, one of the nation's leading hotel management and development companies, other CoCo Key Water Resort developments can be found in Rockford, Ill., Omaha, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., Cincinnati, Columbus, Ohio, Danvers, Mass., Fitchburg, Mass., Waterbury, Conn., and Mt. Laurel, NJ.
And here you are some pictures of the resort:

It looks good! I'm going to check it out soon!
Also, it's good to know that they have discounts for Florida residents. I also like the granite countartops, and the flat-screen television are a must, of course.
See you next time!

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