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Nickelodeon Suites Resort: A Hotel & Water Park for a Splashing Good Time (Part 2)

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In my last post, I wrote about my experience at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort with my preschooler daughter, my toddler son and my mom. I told you about the family-friendly suites and many of the fun on-site activities at this themed Orlando hotel, like miniature golf, 4-D movies, and interactive live shows. I’ve saved the best for last…the character breakfast, the water park and pools, and the slime! Read on to learn how you can win a two-night stay and other Nick-style fun for a family of four at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort!

I made reservations one morning for the Character Breakfast at the Nicktoons Café. Nickelodeon characters like Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Patrick the Starfish visited each table. Then all of the characters and other staff danced and sang in a chorus line for the diners. Dora, my daughter’s favorite, was in no rush to leave the kids. She happily played with all of the children, dancing to techno music and giving high-fives galore. It was the most diner interaction at a character meal I have ever experienced! There was an extensive array of hot and cold breakfast goodies. My favorites were the chocolate chip pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and the cooked-to-order omelets.

From the character meal to a pool-side lunch and sit-down dinners, my mom and I were both pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We had a sit-down dinner two nights at The Mall’s Nicktoons Café. We figured at a place where the focus is on kid-fun, perhaps quality food would not be a priority. Thankfully we were wrong and all of the food we had was quite tasty. We could also purchase food from a minimart or four fast food options at the Food Court. For poolside eats, grab a hamburger or chicken strips from the Lagoon Grill & Bar. The jerk-seasoned chicken sandwich was especially yummy!

On our last day at the Nick Hotel, we were determined to check out the hotel’s vast pool and numerous waterslides despite a cloudy, sprinkling sky. The giant structure of slides was a bit intimidating for my young children, but older child guests looked as happy as, well, kids at a water park! The highlight for big kids was the daily afternoon Mass Sliming, when 400 gallons of green “slime” poured over giggling children.

Our family kept warm in the heated zero-entry pool and over in the Kids’ Play Area with its five-foot slides and shooting fountain. My mom, Ellen, was the only adult in the kiddie area brave enough (or silly enough?) to ride the slides with the children to appease her grandchildren’s pleas of “Again, Grandma, again!” (Yes, that’s my mom – a true Travel Grandma – pictured below on the slide with my son, Leo.)

Think it’s all for the kids? I saw some adults riding those big waterslides! Plus, there’s a poolside bar that offers tropical alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverages for the parents!

The Nick Hotel is an affordable, fun way to visit Orlando with children. When the kids are occupied and happy (and not whining!), that’s when I’m happy (because it’s easier for me!).

Want in on the fun?

Book your Nickelodeon vacation and/or Enter to win a two-night stay in a two-bedroom KidSuite for a family of up to four at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort! The winner will also be awarded one character meal (for two adults and two children), four 4-D Movie wristbands, 300 points for use at the arcade, and a gift basket of Nickelodeon goodies. Approximate value is $500. The contest ends on Saturday, March 6, 2010. The winner will be randomly selected using and will be notified via email. If the prize is not claimed within one week, the winner will forfeit the prize and an alternative winner will be selected. Based on availability. Not valid during Holiday Weeks, Special Events and Expected Sell-Out Dates. Two Night Accommodations (Room and Tax) Resort Fee Not Included. THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The winner will be announced on Travel Mamas on Monday, March 8, 2010.

You can enter a total of four times. To enter:

1) Make a comment below about which hotel attraction mentioned in this story or Nickelodeon Suites Resort – Part 1 your family would enjoy most and why. All generic comments like, “Thanks for the contest” or “I want to win” will not count as entries.

2) Follow @TravelMamas on Twitter and tweet this contest. Be sure to add a link to your tweet below! Copy and paste the following phrase into Twitter:

Pick me! I wanna win a splashing good time with a 2-night stay at @NickHotel in Orlando on @TravelMamas

3 & 4) View last week’s post, Nickelodeon Suites Resort – Part 1 for two more chances to win now!

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. My son would not want to leave the waterpark to head to the theme parks! I know the slides would keep him busy all day long!

  2. I tweeted! @twokidsandamap

  3. My son would love the waterpark with all the water slides!! I have never seen such a fun-looking hotel!!

  4. Courtney says

    My daughter would lose her mind over the Character Breakfast with Dora. I swear, she learned to count in Spanish before English because she loves Dora so much! She would have the time of her life here!

  5. Courtney says

    I’m following you on Twitter and tweeted:


  6. The character breakfast would be the most fun. The kids would adore it and as an adult i would enjoy it most. We would be delighted to see the characters and enjoy a nice breakfast.

  7. My son would love playing at the waterpark and going down the waterslides

  8. Kellie Conklin says

    Wow, I thought I was impressed with your last post, but I am in LOVE with the waterpark attraction at the resort! My family loves waterparks and this looks like a fabulous waterpark for a hotel! thanks for the giveaway!

  9. My nephew (ok, and maybe me!) would love to get slimed! The waterpark looks like a blast!

  10. Definitely the pool and waterslides!

  11. The slime!

  12. I tweeted! httpss://

  13. Annette D says

    My kids would love the pools and water slides the best!

  14. Annette D says

    tweeted httpss://

  15. Marianna says

    Those waterslides look AMAZING! My kids would love that!

  16. Marianna says


  17. OMGosh! My boys would LOVE to be slimed in that waterfall. haha! We’ve seen the commercials and my 5yo keeps talking about the slime over and over. I guess that’s a boy for you. 🙂

  18. httpss://

    Here’s my tweet today. Thanks so much.

  19. Andrea Montenegro says

    The waterpark will definitely wash away all the stress of my husband’s work and the breakfast with Dora will definitely make my two little ones want to be eating great food every morning with this memorable experience!
    OH! I want to have the slime of my life with a FREE 2-night stay at @NickHotel on @TravelMamas

  20. My family would enjoy the awesome waterpark slides and pool the most, I bet it would be almost impossible to get them to get out! They have been wanting to experience it for awhile now, it looks awesome!

  21. I’m following Travel Mamas on twitter and I tweeted


  22. Keesha Hug says

    You can tally me in for a Digg. Thanks for posting this on your website!

  23. “Has characters like dora and spongebob.” What no Invader Zim?


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