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Old 06-22-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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My dad called me up last night and told me that he and my mom would like to our sons who are 6 and 10 somewhere for a night as a treat. The issue is that my parents aren't very mobile. My mom needs handicapped hotel rooms (she uses a rollerator or store scooters) and my dad isn't able to walk far. They had suggested the Gaylord but they wouldn't be able to safely watch the kids at the water park. Do y'all have any ideas? My parents live in Richardson.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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If the Gaylord won't work, then I don't think any other hotel would either as the Gaylord is probably the biggest and best hotel that has things for kids to entertain themselves. I checked up on their rules and kids under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult who would be responsible for their safety, so in your case, unfortunately Gaylord is out.

How about they take them out to someplace like Chuck-E-Cheese, let them have fun there, feed them pizzas and back home for the night? I know most Chuck-E-Cheese's are handicap friendly.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Maybe Lone Wolf lodge beside the Gaylord? It is expensive.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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Maybe Lone Wolf lodge beside the Gaylord? It is expensive.
I assume you mean Great Wolf. If your kids are good swimmers this is a very good option. It's relatively compact but the kids can wear themselves out over and over again on the water slides and in wave pool.

We usually do a family overnight there once a year and it's fun, but yes, relatively expensive.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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I'm not concerned about cost. My kids are excellent swimmers but I own a pool and am very careful about swimming safety. It takes very little time for a child to drown and drowning is often silent. I don't solely rely on lifeguards to watch my kids at public pools or public waterparks. I don't feel comfortable with my parents watching them at a water park because they have limited mobility. My kids routinely stay overnight with my parents and do things like go to the library, the local park's playground, the movies, etc. I don't feel though that my parents have the physical ability to watch them at a water park which is why I was looking for an alternative to Great Wolf and Gaylord which primarily tout their waterparks.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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I'm not concerned about cost. My kids are excellent swimmers but I own a pool and am very careful about swimming safety. It takes very little time for a child to drown and drowning is often silent. I don't solely rely on lifeguards to watch my kids at public pools or public waterparks. I don't feel comfortable with my parents watching them at a water park because they have limited mobility. My kids routinely stay overnight with my parents and do things like go to the library, the local park's playground, the movies, etc. I don't feel though that my parents have the physical ability to watch them at a water park which is why I was looking for an alternative to Great Wolf and Gaylord which primarily tout their waterparks.
Didn't even realize Gaylord had a water park. We have only been for the Christmas village thing.

You could look into overnight stays at either Fossil Rim or Dallas Zoo. They are cabin/tent-like structures but they are air conditioned. Not sure about whether they are mobility friendly or not. Fossil Rim might be better as it would involve less walking.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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Didn't even realize Gaylord had a water park. We have only been for the Christmas village thing.

You could look into overnight stays at either Fossil Rim or Dallas Zoo. They are cabin/tent-like structures but they are air conditioned. Not sure about whether they are mobility friendly or not. Fossil Rim might be better as it would involve less walking.
Totally missed your line in the OP about Gaylord having water park. I assumed you were talking about that little stream thing that runs through main open area and just worried that kids would jump in or something (my kids are crazy enough to try it, if they know the person watching them can't run in after them).
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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The Perot has some fun sleepovers. The next one is July 21.

https://www.perotmuseum.org/events-a...tem-2017-07-21
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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The Gaylord now has a 10 acre pool/lazy river/splash pad/water slide complex called Paradise Spring.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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This is not what you asked about, but along the same lines for future exerpiences. Some things to look at for gkid/gparent fun. Sky Ranch in Van, Tx has special getaway weekends off camp season. RoadScholar has specific gparent/gkid trips. https://www.roadscholar.org/collecti...rgenerational/

My gkid has been going to Sky Ranch (its actually our Christmas present each year) for 4 years now since age 8. And my son also went as a kid. Its not far from the metromess so really a nice option.
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