An excellent, entertaining choice for family fun.
Debuting in June 1990, this colorful castle spawned a number of nineties-era theme resorts. It is still a fun-filled place whose medieval architecture and décor are popular with family travelers. The white, storybook-like fortress comes complete with moat and drawbridge. The overall atmosphere is meant to transport guests back to the days of King Arthur and gets a lot of help from the Tournament of Kings, a spectacular production show featuring jousting knights and a feast. Decorated in rich, warm tones, the 3,981 rooms have blackout curtains and full-size showers and vanities. The plush parlor suites are fit for royalty. The Thunder From Down Under show draws adoring women (gentlemen are also welcome). For the underage crowd, the Fun Dungeon is home to an arcade, midway-style games and 4D rides. The property's pool area features four heated swimming pools, a sixteen-seat hot tub, two waterfalls, two water slides and a separate adults-only pool. If you are looking to relax, the Spa at Excalibur & Fitness Center offers everything from massage treatments and facials to body wraps. For dining, The Steakhouse at Camelot serves dinner nightly, and Dick's Last Resort is perfect for a casual meal with a side of unruliness. The 12,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space can be arranged for any occasion, from intimate to grand.