KeyLime Cove Distinguished as the Best Waterpark Resort in 2012

Indoor Waterpark Resort Receives Worldwide Recognition From Aquatics International

GURNEE, Ill., Nov. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KeyLime Cove®, the popular Chicagoland indoor waterpark resort, has been recognized by Aquatics International for the second year in a row with the "Best of Aquatics" award in the waterpark resort category for 2012.

The 14th annual Best of Aquatics awards were announced in the November/December issue of Aquatics International. The magazine highlights the best public, private, non-profit and government pools and waterparks worldwide. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts who base their criteria on programming, promotional materials, aquatic amenities and community involvement.

One judge said of KeyLime Cove, "I really thought it was impressive that water safety education was such an important part of their mission."

In recognition of National Water Safety Month earlier this year, KeyLime Cove launched behind the scenes tours of its Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark. Tours are offered before the waterpark opens on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Guests on the tour hear from managers of the aquatics staff and take a walking tour of the pump room under the waterpark. The science of the resort's ozone technology is discussed and guests have the opportunity to ask questions.

"Our team takes great pride in providing our guests with a safe and customer service-oriented indoor waterpark resort experience," said Dale McFarland, general manager of KeyLime Cove. "Offering our guests behind the scenes tours allow them an understanding of what we do day in and day out so they can feel comfortable about their indoor waterpark experience at KeyLime Cove. We couldn't be more pleased to have earned Aquatics International's prestigious award."

KeyLime Cove features a 65,000 square-foot indoor waterpark with six pools, 12 waterslides, a lazy river and a three-story play structure. Themed after the Florida Keys, KeyLime Cove offers Midwesterners a convenient alternative to a tropical Southern vacation while staying within driving distance from home. The entire resort is infused with the feel of Key West – from the décor to the amenities.

For more information or to make a tropical getaway reservation, visit or call 1.877.360.0403.

About KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

KeyLime Cove® is an island-inspired family vacation destination less than an hour drive from Chicago and Milwaukee. As The Official Resort of Six Flags Great America, the year-round resort features 414 suites and staterooms and offers a complete family vacation without ever leaving the property. Created to be an American coastal experience just a short drive from home, the resort's entertainment and amenities include a 65,000 square-foot, 84-degree tropical-themed indoor waterpark; an arts, crafts and activities center for kids; an 8,000 square-foot arcade; multiple restaurants including D.W. Anderson's Eatery and Ice Cream Parlor and The Crazy Toucan Margarita Grille; Paradise Mist Spa; The Enchanted Lagoon Kids Spa; and 6,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space. An abundance of fun is found around every corner, including the uniquely themed interior, arts, crafts, interactive festivities, shops and street vendors. KeyLime Cove is operated by Madison, Wis. based S&L Hospitality, a hotel and resort management company with a niche in indoor waterpark resorts.

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