Luckily, the park has a water park and being a summer baby - this kid loves the heat, being outside and doing water play. Most importantly, my husband's employer rented cabanas for his employees to enjoy this year so right next to the "lazy river" we could set up shop for the day under a nice shaded cabana that had a refrigerator, ceiling fan and access to the cold water, right there. Not to mention, a nice place to stop for breaks, eat lunch, and lather back up with sun screen.
Abram spent FIVE HOURS at the park this year which is his biggest record at sticking to and tolerating any type of activity. We did several floats around the lazy river, visited the kiddie pool with it's very own swim up "pub" which Abram loves because he has an obsession with garage doors and the openings of the concessions are mini garage doors. So, he would order us to take him near the concession so he could sit on the seats at the bar, demand the lady behind the counter put the doors down (to which we explained she could NOT) but she was sweet and played a pretty lengthy game of "peek-a-boo" with Abram.
Next to that is sort of a mini-American Gladiator water course where kids were trying to run across floating islands to get to the other side and Abram would squeal and squeal at the kids falling and splashing. He really wanted to try it himself but he is still much to small to attempt that type of thing! He just really has a great time watching other kids enjoy themselves as well.
Overall, we had a great day. Abram had a blast and NONE of us got sunburned... which was a plus as it was over 95 degrees. Super thankful for the cabana we got to use and even more thankful that Abram got to enjoy a day at the water park - doing an activity that we normally could not afford to do! It was SO MUCH FUN!