This was our third time at Great Wolf. My kids are 3 and 6 and love this place. We have been there twice on the weekend and once during the week. We have never had problems arriving on a Saturday. The hotel was completely booked this weekend and check in took just a few minutes. There was a line 10 people in front of me, however, the lodge had 5 workers at the desk. My room was ready at 1:15 pm when we arrived. This has been the case each time we have come here.
Staff here is always nice. The rooms are always clean. The cub club (craft room) always has neat free things to do. My kids love the clock tower show. At halloween they had a party and trick or treat. In Jan they had some activities that earned you free tokens for the arcade and also free icecream. We don't eat here. We head .5 -1 mile down the road and we have our choice of 10 different restaurants which are all cheaper.
As for rides, they are all for younger kids. The slides are not too scary. The great thing is the section that has slides for ages 4-6.
The 4 slides are not for babies, yet not too big for the cautious
kids. The tube slides are great for all ages. The line moves very fast. There are always towels. Tables fill up on the weekend but you can find a chair to put a bag or towels on. You check out 11 but you can use the waterpark all day which is great.
I went to Castaway bay about 2 years ago and it was OK. The rooms were dirty. The wave pool was OK, but I remember everything being crammed together. The younger child area was pretty small. It just didn't seem like there was too much to do.
The snoopy activities at night were lame.
As for Kalahari, we went there a year ago. We went on a Sunday and it was crazy. It took 30 min. to check in. The room was ready but when we got to the waterpark it was just like the reviews I read. There were no towels, no seats, lots of lines and cold water. We were fortunate that they make you leave the waterpark by 4 on your day of check out so all the weekend people were gone by 3pm. It was much better after that, however my kids spent most of the time in the outdoor hot tub because it was like a warm pool. They seemed a bit overwhelmed by everything.
I have read great things about the expansion and may try again, but definately I would do during the week.
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