Okay… WHERE did I read about this recently? Was it an AllEars newsletter?
…yep. (Which is maybe where you heard about them, but this is the person’s review):
[I]We always spend one day at a water park during our trip. I’m not generally a huge water park fan, but we do enjoy both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. They are clean, family friendly and generally a good diversion from theme parks for everyone in our party. This time, we decided to give the new, private cabanas a try. There were only four of us in the group, but what a treat that was! The $250 was not cheap (with tax was about $265), but it was so great to be able to have a shaded, private space to come back to after being in the wave pool or riding slides. The cabanas come with a private locker, a cooler filled with water, refillable mugs for the group, and an attendant to replace towels and grab lunch or snacks when needed. One thing the attendant told us was that the sandy areas directly outside the cabanas are “open space” so folks can come in and crowd that space making it hard to get in and out of the sea of chairs to get back to the cabana. They suggested we get our own loungers to place outside the cabana to make sure we had enough room to navigate – which we did, but it would seem that for the $250 investment, the cabanas should have access to the small patch of sand that leads to their space as well. Not a deal breaker, just a little annoying as the park filled up around noon. It’s definitely a splurge, but we ended up spending about 9 hours in the park so we definitely got our value out of it![/I]