August Means Summer is Winding Down: Get Thee to a Waterpark!


Greetings Everyone! Can you believe it's already August!? Maybe this summer flew by since we were cramming so many good times into it after experiencing pandemic shutdowns.

I know I've been busy with both work and play. A lot continues to happen with Gray Duck Dent Repair, Dents and Dreams, and Dent Reaper. Later this month, you'll find me at the Mobile Tech Expo MTE in Las Vegas from August 26th through August 29th. I'm expecting to find it information-packed and a heck of a lot of fun!


Get in some waterpark fun!


So, maybe you've had a blast this summer camping, BBQ hopping, going to concerts, hitting the beach, or just relaxing during a warm evening. But, if you haven't made it to a waterpark, there's still time to get it in before the kids head back to school. And, not too many kids don't like waterparks.

With summertime limited here in Minnesota, don't miss out on the opportunity to visit one of the outdoor waterparks. There's no shortage to choose from, but check out a few great examples:


Outdoor:


  • Grove Cove in Maple Grove offers both an outdoor and indoor park. Grove Cove caters to all ages with slides for tots and a 130-foot slide for bigger kids. You'll also find a log walk, a zero-foot slide, and a lazy river.




  • Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls starts your fun day out with a pretty scenic drive. This park includes eight different water

activities and if getting wet isn't your thing, try out some of the land activities like go-cart racing, free-fall activities, or the Alpine slides.


  • Soak City represents part of Valley Fair in Shakopee. The admission to the waterpark comes free with your Valley Fair ticket. So, if you are tired of the 1280 foot lazy river or the extensive play area for tots, you can always head on over to the rides at Valley Fair.




Indoor:


Okay, we want to spend as much time as possible outside before we need to start thinking about winterizing our cars, but let's face it; August in Minnesota isn't exactly predictable. So, in the event, there's a thunderstorm, brutal heatwave, or it's just too darn cold, plenty of indoor waterparks will also entertain your family:

  • Great Wolf Lodge stands practically next door to The Mall of American in Bloomington. You might combine it with a school shopping trip as a resort guest or with a day pass. They've got all the usual features plus a wave pool and surf simulator.



  • Big Splash makes up the waterpark feature for guests of the Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minnesota. But here too, day passes are available. This place offers 36,000 square feet and four stories of fun! Kids will enjoy a fort and lily pond while parents might want to relax in the whirlpool.



  • The Edge in Duluth offers multiple waterslides, an interactive playground, and a lazy river in its 35,000 square foot facility. And, hey, if you get tired of water activities, Duluth offers a lot more. What kid doesn't love checking out ships and trains?




Make sure to check hours and regulations:


You'll find specific links to these great places in more by clicking on the indoor and outdoor hyperlinks. But, before you finalize your plans, make sure and check with the waterpark you intend to visit for their status and safety regulations. With variants still out there, we're not out of the woods yet with this pandemic thing, and most certainly, these establishments will follow safety regulations.


We can make sure your ride looks its best:


If you want to make sure your vehicle looks top-notch on the way to the waterpark or if someone dings your door in the parking lot, you know we will fix just about any dent or ding. Don't forget, we come to you, and you'll be amazed at how great your car looks in a very short amount of time. We also work with insurance companies and limit your stress regarding that aspect of the process.





Contact us here with any questions or to receive a quote. We would love to hear from you!


And get out and enjoy what's left of summer!