September 28th, 2019

A Howling Good time at Great Wolf!

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Written by: rscott

LODGE Mason, Ohio

This year,
before the reality of fall and school kicked in, we decided to stretch out
summer with a visit to Great Wolf Waterpark.

The lodge is
decorated rustically both inside and out. It has four stories with a lobby
complete with antler chandeliers, a huge stone fireplace and cozy
furniture.  There are 401 all-suite,
non-smoking guestrooms. We chose a kids cabin that was absolutely perfect for
our family.  The children had their own
cabin/bunkbed area (with a separate TV) and they loved it. The room gave us
plenty of space and had a mini-fridge and microwave. Most of the rooms have
either a deck or balcony to enjoy a breath of fresh air. We also enjoyed our
gas fireplace (perfect for a chilly night).

The last thing
you want to do when heading to the waterpark is to worry about a hotel room
card key. Great Wolf gives each guest a wristband that allows you to get into
your room and make charges. It’s makes life super easy.

After a quick
check in, the first priority was the waterpark. They kept busy with
waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river, whirlpools, bowl rides and more all in
a perfect 84-degree temperature setting. A four-story interactive tree house Fort
Mackenzie commands attention. It sports 12 levels of fun and a 48 foot tall
tipping bucket.

Outside of the waterpark, MagiQuest is a game that utilizes a “magic wand” by which children discover enchanted objects, battle a goblin, go one-on-one with a dragon and more. Each of us truly enjoyed the game. Our 11-year old and his best friend played it for hours. We were thrilled that the wands can be reactivated (for a fee) during our next visit and their progress will be saved. Since some quests and adventures are more complicated, they love they can start where they left off.

The Northern
Lights Arcade is a family-friendly arcade filled with over one hundred games.
We enjoyed the Ten Paw Alley where we rolled 5 pound balls down the mini lanes
and hit real pins. The black light 9-hole mini-golf area was a great hit as

There are three
different passes available that allow you to enjoy the extra fun at a great
savings. Our wolf passes were perfect for enjoying all Great Wolf has to offer.

The Animated
Clock Tower in the lobby puts on shows. Our favorite was the evening show that
included a story time and a visit by the wolf mascot – “Wiley the Wolf”.  It was a great way to wind up the day.

Great Wolf
Lodge features both a fitness center and a spa. 
You’ll appreciate time spent in Elements – an Aveda Concept Spa. You’ll
return to your room refreshed and energized. 
Enjoy facials, massages, manicures and pedicures. Scooops is a special
spa area just for kids.    

To plan your
own fun-filled family time away, visit

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