Waterpark admission is included in the price of the rooms. However, they will give you 'free passes' to the waterpark for a certain number of guests. Great wolf understands families completely! They are a little Disneyesque, but only in the good ways. Want to bring your own food? No Problem. Need help with disabled guests, no problem. The waterpark has many many lifeguards all over the place. Also, they have life-vests for toddles on up! There are pools, slides, and other attractions suitable for every age. Surprisingly, you can have a burger and a beer (or other drink) right at the waterpark. Their buffet/restaurant is also very well stocked with a wide variety. I took kids aged 4, 5, 8, 10, 14 & 16. They all enjoyed themselves. They also have a Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Ice-Cream palor, Sweetshop, arcade and other attractions/distractions that kept everyone busy so that mom and dad could rest. This is simply a no lose fun place to go.