With record high gas prices and the current air travel headaches, a family vacation close to home, or "staycation" as it is now being referred to, never sounded so good. To help you enjoy your the staycation experience, CoCo Key Water Resort is launching a search for the most creative and resourceful ways families have staycationed in the past. Vacationers can tell their stories online at http://www.cocostaycation.com/.
CoCo Key Water Resorts will review the stories and pick eight winning entries in the "CoCo Key Ultimate Staycation Challenge." Here's how to enter:
In a 100-word essay, tell CoCo Key Water Resort about the most creative way your family has staycationed and why you desperately need to escape to the tropics this summer. All entries must be received on or before July 30, 2008.
Consumers may also enter via US Mail. Entries, along with complete contact information (name, address, city, state, zip, phone, age and nearest CoCo Key Water Resort) may be sent to:
CoCo Key Water Resort
Attn: Staycation Challenge
3400 West Euclid Ave. #224
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
One entry per family per household is allowed. For complete official rules and regulations visit http://www.cocostaycation.com/.
Eight families will win the ultimate staycation -- which includes a trip to CoCo Key Water Resort, VIP treatment and a host of other prizes. One winning family will be selected for each of the CoCo Key Water Resorts (a total of seven across the country). Winners will receive a prize package valued at over $1,000, which includes:
- A two night stay for a family of four at their nearest CoCo Key Water Resort
- VIP treatment including:
- Ground transportation to/and from CoCo Key Water Resort
- Upgraded room (where available)
- $100 food credit
- $50 towards arcade play
- A CoCo Key gift pack for the family
- Meet and greet session with CoCo, including a family photo
- 10 water park passes for that next staycation
One grand prize winner will be chosen from all entries submitted from across the country. The winning family will receive a prize package valued at over $2,200, which includes the prize pack above plus, unlimited day visits for a family of four for one full year to a CoCo Key Water Resort near them and a $200 gas card.
CoCo Key, the area's largest indoor water resort, offers day and overnight package options to fit any budget. Packages start at $219 per night which includes four water resort passes valid for two full days of swimming. Day passes are also available based on resort capacity. New four-pack value ticket options are now available online and provide a great value for families.
Inspired by historic Key West, CoCo Key combines the relaxation and enchantment of the Florida Keys with the wild excitement of an 65,000-sq. ft. indoor water park. The water park includes body and raft slides, a "Dip-In" theater for movie watching, an indoor-outdoor spa, and the Parrot's Perch Play Island, an interactive water play structure that kids and parents can enjoy together.
To plan a trip to CoCo Key, make a reservation or for more information guests can call Chicago area locations (847) 394-2000 (Arlington Heights), (815) 398-6000 (Rockford) or visit http://www.cocostaycation.com/.