This was our first visit to Great Wolf Lodge, but it won't be our last. I'll preface this by stating that an indoor water park and loads of excited kids is not my personal preference for a getaway, but this trip was a gift for my daughters, ages 9 and 12, so my review is based on our experience as a family. That said, we had a wonderful time! Our room was spacious and immaculate. We were on the 4th floor and by 11:00pm it was quiet on our floor (in keeping with the "hibernation" hours).
My girls loved the water park. Aside from a quick bite to eat, they never stopped riding the slides. I loved the fact that the slides, while fast and exciting, were not too big for my petite 9 year old to ride. In fact, I'm guessing that most 8 year olds would be able to do everything there, which is great for them. One of the things that I was VERY impressed with was the lifeguarding staff. They were professional, 100% attentive, and obviously well-trained. It seemed as though there was a guard every 5 feet or so. Whomever is responsible for training the lifeguards is to be commended.
The food was good. Perhaps the best was the pizza that we bought and ate in the water park. It was hot, delicious, and totally affordable. Friends of ours said the subs were amazing as well and the 12" could feed an entire family. I read reviews stating that the food was expensive, but it doesn't have to be. If you want something cheaper, sure you can go offsite, but I'm willing to pay a little more in order to only walk 50 yards for a meal and not have to change out of my bathing suit or trudge out in the blustery cold.
The kids had a blast doing MagiQuest. It's smart of Great Wolf Lodge to have another major activity aside from the water park.
Every staff member I encountered was very friendly and helpful.
At one point, my 9-year-old said that the water park was more fun than Disney. So I guess we'll be back!
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- Also Known As:
- Great Wolf Hotel Scotrun
- Great Wolf Resort