We took our boys (ages 8 & 6) for a quick one night trip to the Great Wolf Lodge on December 7th. The lobby was decorated beautifully and really put us in the Christmas spirit. Check in was easy and quick, as we arrived around 3:00pm perhaps we missed the rush. We headed straight to our room (Wolf Den) to change. The boys loved having bunk beds and their own TV. The room was perfect for kids.
Much to our delight there were probably less than 50 people in the water park when we went in. Needless to say, we rode everything several times. My oldest loved the roller coaster type ride. My youngest was just a little too short to ride it, but he did not want to anyway. The water park was very clean and well staffed even with so few people there. Not all of the lifeguards are friendly, but unfortunately I expect that when there are mostly teenage kids working in a place.
We ate dinner in the bar-type restaurant in the main lobby. While we were waiting for our dinner we walked in the lobby and enjoyed the show. My kids thought it was cool that it "snowed" in the lobby. Dinner was good and the service was very good. We also enjoyed the game room for a while after dinner and dessert at the little shop outside of the water park.
The next morning we ate at the breakfast buffet. I'm not a big fan of buffets, but the food was good and very reasonable. After we packed up the car we headed back to the water park. Although it was more crowded, we never waited more than a few minutes for anything.
The showers and changing area are very nice for leaving the park. We were headed to the Zoo before returning home, so it was nice to get cleaned up and be able to dry our hair before heading outside in the cold.
We will definitely return to the Great Wolf Lodge. We love water parks and it's great to be able to enjoy them year round. I really thought it was decorated wonderfully for Christmas too.
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- Great Wolf Hotel Mason
- Great Wolf Resort
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