Are the cabanas REALLY worth it? There will be 8 of us. We'd like to have a home base and shade, but the prices just seem outrageous for a table and chairs and a couple of lounge chairs in what appears to be a very small area. Also if we book a cabana and it rains or storms that day so we don't go, do they refund or switch the cabana to another day?
Depending on the day/weather of your visit, a rental cabana can be totally worth it. We have free picnic tables, lounge chairs, and Adirondack chairs located throughout the park that are available on a first come, first served basis. On a really hot day the park will be more crowded than other days and you could have trouble finding a space to call your own. It's days like that the cabana rentals are worth it!
We skipped the cabanas. Honestly I saw them and I can see why people would get them but we chose to rent a locker to store our bags and just keep our towels and sunblock with us which we left on the chairs near whatever location we were at. Pretty much everyone leaves bags or coolers on chairs or picnic tables.
If you had little ones or just wanted to relax in a cabana while everyone played then maybe but not worth it for us with littles who dont stay put.
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