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Arcade: Key Lime Cove City: Gurnee
State: Illinois Country: USA
Category: Arcade Token
Search Tags: David Anderson Great Wolf Lodge 2008 Open Single

Key Lime Cove opened in Gurnee, Illinois near Six Flags Great America on February 29, 2008. The $137 million indoor water resort had 414 rooms, a 65,000-square-foot water park, a 8,000-square-foot arcade, a spa, and 6 eateries. While the water park was only accessible by hotel guests; the six restaurants, arcade, spa and shops were open to the public.1 On Dec. 16, 2009, just a little over a year from opening, Key Lime Cove filled for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. New management took over Key Lime Cove in June 2010.2

Great Wolf Lodge announced their purchase of Key Lime Cove in February 2017 and closed the resort in April 2017. The Great Wolf Lodge opened after renovations on June 21, 2018. The renovations included adding 25,000 square feet to the indoor water park, added multiple water slides, an outdoor pool and bar area, adventure course, mini golf, arcade and MagiQuest attractions.3,4

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  1. Hwa-shu, Long."A Tropical Hotel Weekend Just Outside Chicago" The New York Times. Mar 12, 2008. Web. Sep 29, 2018.
  2. Hwa-shu, Long."Founder out as KeyLime Cove emerges from bankruptcy" InPark Magazine. June 19, 2010. Web. Sep 29, 2018.
  3. Palicki, Martin. "Great Wolf Lodge Illinois completes Key Lime Cove makeover" InPark Magazine. Jun 25, 2018. Web. Sep 29, 2018.
  4. Yerak, Becky. "Gurnee's KeyLime Cove indoor water park planned to close, reopen as Great Wolf Lodge" Chicago Tribune. Feb 10, 2017. Web. Sep 29, 2018.


  • December 19, 2018- Token Posted.

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