I have been a Great Wolf hold-out because of the price. $270+ for a Friday or Saturday based on four people is too high for me since there are only two of us, I've long wished they offered a discount for 2 but I digress....
I got an email for 30% off, saw the price on a Sunday at $169 and booked it, hey that price is worth a vacation day for me and day off from school for my kid ;-)
We started our trip by going to Seattle on Saturday (see my trip report on Travelodge Seattle Center) and then left Seattle Sunday morning for Great Wolf!
Due to making great time, we arrived shortly after 12noon, and I knew that the policy was waterpark access at 1pm and room check in around 4pm unless ready earlier. The front desk agent was very nice, got us all checked in, gave us our wristbands and said we were welcome to use ALL amenities right away!
My son has been dying to play their MagiQuest scavenger hunt game, so he chose that over going to the waterpark first. We went to the MagiQuest shop, bought the wand ($17+tax) and we were off and running....literally. WOW what a workout this is. Up and down 5 flights of stairs multiple times to find the items based on clues (I admit we took the elevator a few times towards the end shhh don't tell). Not even 40minutes into our quest, I got the call our room was READY! Before 1pm even!!! I was pleasantly surprised and luckily was able to get my kid on board with stopping the game to go check it out.
The room was very nice, it was a room with 2 queen beds, table and chairs, sofa, tv,fridge,coffee maker (decent coffee). We could see the outside portion of the water park from our window if we looked left enough, otherwise it was a view of the back parking lot and also the woods. The beds were comfortable, water pressure decent and it held the temp.
WAter park was lots of fun, my son loved the wave pool and slides as did I. It's handy having the hot dog snack shack inside the water area so you don't have to leave if you get hungry, and it's VERY nice charging to your bracelet.
Food at the restaurants was good based on our choices: bacon burger, mushroom burger, kids chicken strips and kids mac. Breakfast buffet was typical buffet fare and made to order omellettes.
My son had a blast, I had a great time also and if another sales code like that comes out we will go again -- but I still can't bring myself to pay full price.
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- Also Known As:
- Great Wolf Hotel Centralia
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