Great Wolf Lodge Review

Great Wolf Lodge Review

Visiting the Great Wolf Lodge with a family: Awesome.

Visiting the Great Wolf Lodge for a podiatry conference with no kids: Not Awesome.
Two weeks ago Daren and I went to the Great Wolf Lodge located about an hour and a half north for one of his Podiatry Conferences.   We invited everyone we know who already has kids and no one could make it, so it was just us, The Podiatrist and the Pregnant Lady.
Great Wolf Lodge is a kids heaven. Everything is catered towards kids and is very cool! Every restaurant is family friends and is themed is some sort of outdoorsy way. There is a very tasty ice cream and donut shop and, for the parents, a Starbucks.
Then there is the famous water park! It is huge. They keep it at the constant 84 degrees and the water is pretty comfortable too. They have a special water play area for the little kids that is stocked with fountains and waterfalls, a play house and fake jet skis that are secured to the ground and have water guns on them to shoot the parents.  Then comes the wave pool! Now that is fun. A wolf howls at the start of each wave session and there are two different patterns of waves that knock you all around. We spent a lot of time in there until I got knocked off of my inner tube by the fat kid.
The slides are big and fast.  I didn’t go after the slides with as much gusto as I normally would since the baby I’m baking has asked me to be extra careful. Still, we did learn that if you ride the double inner tubes and put the…ahem…bigger person in the front you go extra fast. And then at the end the heavier person will get dunked as you shoot out of the slide and the person in the back gets launched! Its hysterical and awesome.
Other than that there is nothing for two adults without kids to do….so we drove to the casino.  At the casino I played black jack for three hours on $100.00. It was so fun and we both walked away with a little extra spending cash.
Again, I have no pictures because of the lost camera fiasco in Vegas.
All in all, go to the Great Wolf Lodge as a family. Do not go as a pregnant couple when you can’t go on all of the slides or drink to pass the time.


  1. Julie on April 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    that is so funny. well, maybe in a couple years we’ll have to make a repeat family trip when baby b. is old enough to enjoy it and his/her cousins can have a blast too. was the little girl spa cute?

  2. SarahDB on April 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    OH yeah! Julie the little girl spa was adorable. All of the treatments are named after ice cream and they even have a ‘touch up’ option where the little girls get a swipe of blush and a dollop of lip gloss.

  3. StevieZ and The Funkybunch™ on April 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    There is Great Wolf Lodge here too and it’s AWESOME!!! So when you all finally make it out here one day there will be a really cool place to stay!

  4. Curlyqfun on April 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Funny…’ll have to visit when your little B is a bit older.

  5. shelly on May 1, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Thanks for sharing. We’ve been thinking about a family trip around Christmas time. I knew you couldn’t go wrong with a wave pool, but a donut shop, too?! Now we really have to go!

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