This past Friday, we went to LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands with some tickets they gave us. We haven’t been in about 8 years. We were surprised at the positive changes made at the waterpark.
The first thing we noticed is the short walk into the park unlike the huge hike that we used to have to take. Now the entrance is right behind the kiddie play area and was a relatively short walk. That makes this mom of 4 very happy!
A few things in the kiddie area changed. There are some new things to climb on and the pirate ship has been replaced by a playground with little water slides.
Taking a step back, I’m very thankful that LanierWorld has shops for those things you forgot. For example, someone forgot their swimsuit. Okay, I admit, it was me. And technically I didn’t forget. I just grabbed 2 tankini tops by mistake instead of a top and a bottom. LanierWorld came to my rescue. They had a variety of swimsuits to choose from and even had them priced at 50% off that day!!
The food had also a better variety and taste than the last time we went. We had lunch at the Sunset Cove Beach Cafe. It was a table service restaurant right on the lake. The atmosphere was great and the food was even better. I tried the cobb salad, my husband had their ultimate grilled cheese, and the kids got kids meals. They even catered right to my son and helped him find items that would work with his soy allergy! Great service! And I highly recommend the ultimate grilled cheese. It had 3 types of cheeses and tomatoes on top. It was incredible!
The thing that surprised me the most after not having been to LanierWorld in years, was the carnival rides! There was a ferris wheel, carousel, and many other rides. I think this is a fantastic addition to LanierWorld! By afternoon, the littles were getting tired of water and the rides were perfect to switch it up a bit. The carnival rides didn’t open until 3pm.
Of course the wave pool was a huge hit along with the other water slides. My kids were a lot braver to try things than I expected! We had a blast!