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Great Wolf Lodge is a kid friendly hotel and water park located near the Mall of America, in the location formerly occupied by the Water Park of America. The facility boasts amazing slides and pristine pools. They also offer kid friendly activities and dining options.
A limited number of day passes to the water park are available each day.Passes are included in the price of all suites.
Gianna was invited to experience Great Wolf Lodge. And here is the inside scoop.
Check-in time is at 4:00 pm, but guests with reservations are invited to check in at 1:00 pm to start enjoying the park early. However, be aware that the line is extremely long at 1:00. Extremely. Also, it's super busy at 4:00. My suggestion for check in is to wait until 2:30 or 3:00 or wait a little later and come after dinner. If you do choose to come at 1:00, just know you will be waiting a long time in line. And on the day you check out, you will be checked out of your room by 11:00 am, but you are welcome to stay until the water park and adventure park close.
When you check in, your kids are handed wolf ears to enjoy during your stay. You will see wolf eats all around the lodge--on staff, on guests, pretty much everywhere you turn, you will be surrounded by wolves.
Also, when you check in, everyone in your family will receive a wristband which is your pass to Wiley's Waterpark and your room key. Also, for the safety of all guests, if someone in your family gets separated/lost, they can scan your wristband and get all the contact information to reunite you.
Throughout the day, guest enjoy many free family activities including the Northwoods Friends Show--an interactive story time--as well as Morning Yoga, Crafts, Games, and other fun events.
Other safety measures taken at Great Wolf include
- Only hotel guests are able to access the water park
- There is one singular entrance into the water park
- Life jackets are available for use at parents' discretion
- They are a nut-allergy safe destination. They are not certified allergen-free because they do have peanut butter cups for sale, but they are wrapped and behind the counter.
Water Park Attractions
Hungry as a Wolf Pizza
Ben and Jerry’s
| Services and Other Offers|
Wine Down Service
Free Daily Activities including Northwoods Family Show and table activities
Giant Wood Burning Fire Place
Themed Family Suites
Microwave and mini fridge in Family Suites
Is it possible to make Great Wolf Lodge Affordable?
It helps that they are now offering day passes. Watch for special coupons and low-demand days for the best deals.
Our family's favorite features of Great Wolf Lodge:
- Fun lazy river and waterslides
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