My family (consisting of 5 adults, 1 child, and 1 toddler) arrived at 12pm so that we could check in and access the water park. First, it is really aggravating and inconvenient to not be able to get into your room until 4pm... you have to be prepared for the water park like you are going on a trip to the beach, so be sure to pack a separate bag for the day.
We went to the locker rooms inside the park to change into our swimsuits and I was immediately disgusted with the locker rooms/bathroom. There was murky gross water & garbage everywhere, the locks on half of the doors were broken, and it was uncomfortable changing. When I went to the bathroom I got walked in on, because none of the locks worked. After changing, we tried to find somewhere to sit... the only place available was next to a garbage can by the exit door. Most chairs are occupied by wet towels just thrown on them. I was also disgusted by the floors in the park which had garbage and food all over as well as dirty looking water. After these first impressions, I was not too happy.
Everyone did have a great time on the rides (except for the wait times! which sometimes took 20 mins!), however I found there was a lack of options for toddlers. I was stuck by the shallow end of the wave pool, because all of the other areas were too intimidating for babies. I had really wished there was a padded area with sprinklers just for babies/toddlers, and I also really wished for a dry playground outside for kids that want to take a break from the water. The lifeguards are outstanding and they definitely keep a close eye on things.
The hotel room was great, we had the grizzly bear suite, which was nice. I have no complaints about the room, except that it wasn't ready until 4:30, but to compensate they gave us a late check out at 2pm. One night is enough, since the park is small we were already bored with it by midway the 2nd day. I refused to spend more $ on all of the other things GWL offered, since it was all too expensive. The pizza is a good deal, but everything else is overpriced.
All in all, we had a good time for a bit, but was very disappointed with the cleanliness, and convenience, which it lacked.
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