The Kalahari Round Rock Resort indoor waterpark has opened in Texas. The 350-acre African-themed complex features 20 swimming pools and whirlpools, 30 waterslides, a rock-climbing wall, cabanas and waterfalls and an adult grotto swim-up bar.
What has been hailed as one of “America’s largest indoor waterparks” is located just north of Austin. In terms of size, the only indoor waterpark larger than the one at Kalahari Round Rock is the 370,260 sq. ft. DreamWorks in New Jersey.
As well as the indoor waterpark, the Kalahari Round Rock Resort is expected to have 975 guest rooms, 10,000 sq. mt. of retail space, five restaurants and 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space for events and conventions.
Todd Nelson, owner of Kalahari, said: “We have 1.5 million sq. ft. of space to play and room to roam. It’s been a challenging year, and what better way to get away from the worry and enjoy time having fun together as a family and community.”
The African-themed resort also features 22 life-size structures throughout the resort, including 12 elephants, seven zebras, a mother and baby rhinoceros and a cape buffalo.