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“Ready for a SuperHero Summer? Capes Included”
Does your family wish for super skills?
Would you like to go to Superhero Academy?
I grew up watching Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman. I always wanted special powers. If only I had Wonder Woman’s lasso of truth or Superman’s cape to fly away from danger, my life would have been so different.
This summer I stayed at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and received a cape! I wore it on my hike two miles nearly straight up at McDowell Sonoran Conservancy to Tom’s Thumb and also while kayaking at Lower Salt River. If you want to feel smarter than any superhero go to ItsThatHot.com and find a luxury hotel room for 50 to 70% off! You will need to plan your day to beat the heat by doing your active adventures early in the morning and enjoying the phenomenal spa and many pools in the afternoon.
If your little superheros want their own capes, take a summer journey and enjoy these activities only for kids:
Kids’ Check-In: From Sidekick to Superhero
Calling all superheroes, caped crusaders and masked marvels! Children will transform from sidekick to superhero in a flash with a special cape and mask they all receive upon check-in. Their mission: to decode the Superhero secret message assigned upon arrival. Capture the moment in a Superman-inspired phone booth photo booth, and say hello to our furry and friendly cape-wearing Canine Ambassadors.
Superhero Training Academy
Unleash your very own special powers! Create superhero belts and cuffs before you take on tests of strength, speed, endurance and character. Discover your unique powers special just to you. Upon Academy completion, participants will become a certified superhero themselves, complete with their own superhero name, origin story and diploma!
Superhero Zip Line Flight School
Fly through the sky at the Superhero Flight School with thrilling zip line rides through the resort’s scenic lagoon. Weekend Zip line rides are complimentary for in-house guests throughout the summer.
Where the Wild Things Are
It’s time for some outdoor fun! Say hello to Bobcat Billy in the lobby and then head to the Lagoon Lawn for all ages catch and release fishing derbies. Afterward, join the expert handlers of Sonoran Desert Falconry and learn about our resident hawks and falcons. Then discover the surrounding wildlife on a complimentary resort tour led by nature enthusiast, Ranger Rick. And make sure to stop by our new home for our resident turtle, Cecil.
Superhero FUN Squad
Join the FUN squad at Sonoran Splash pool for high energy, family friendly games, trivia and music with fun prizes!
Become a real life mermaid! Our resident mermaid, Moon, hosts 90-minute experiences at Sunset Beach that include your very own Monofin Mermaid Tail, goggles, Mermaid University diploma with chosen mermaid name and tail tutorial.
Celebrating Real Life Superheroes
People of all ages need superheroes! They overcome adversity, they never give up, and they inspire others to join them in their cause for greatness. Join us as we celebrate our real-life superheroes all summer long.
Superhero Federation Aqua Light Fest
After dark, the night comes alive on our two 200-foot water slides at Sonoran Splash pool with lasers, fog, colorful strobe lights, LED hula hoops and techno beats by DJ Super Splash! Join the Superhero Federation Aqua Light Fest pool party and boost your powers at the super foam charging station or show off your speed with our faster-than-light challenge game.
Epic Dive-in Movies
Enjoy family favorite superhero movies on our inflatable screen while floating in the pool at Sunset Beach and keep your superhero energy up with cart side bites.
I loved my stay in Scottsdale, Arizona this summer and hope you bring your capes home to continue your superhero adventures all year long.