So the first time I ever set foot in the Great Wolf Lodge was down in Williamsburg, VA. My mom took my sister and me for a few days during our break from school. I was almost 6 and couldn’t understand why my mom was taking us to a waterpark in the middle of the winter.
Once I saw the waterpark I was so excited. This was back before Williamsburg did the addition, so the Lodge was small. We stayed in a family suite—which is a standard room. I remember playing for hours in Fort Mackenzie. My sister, who was 14 at the time, wasn’t as excited as I was. But being my big sis she went with me on all the slides—at least the ones I was tall enough to go on—and she loved them. I colored my first Great Wolf Lodge t-shirt at this Cub Club, the Cub Clubs have gotten so much bigger since then.
It was at the Lodge in Williamsburg that we realized that there were Lodges all over the country. It was there I challenged my mom to go to all of the Lodges. Little did I know she would take me up on it.
So flash forward a couple of years later and the Lodge in Williamsburg has become one of my favorites. Why? When they did the addition they added the Wolf Rider Wipeout (the ride that simulates surfing). It is not as easy as it seems. One visit my friend came with us and my mom allowed us to take the group lesson after the waterpark closes. Cool to be in the waterpark after it has closed. We had one-on-one instruction and learned a few tricks, mostly how to hold on. My friend Eric discovered that it is pretty funny watching others on the Wolf Rider—especially when people wipe out.
The trip that Eric went with us we stayed in a Majestic Bear Suite. In this suite there are actually bedrooms. My mom had her own room with a Jacuzzi bathtub and us boys shared the second bedroom. We still had the living room with the sofa and fireplace. Eric said this was the suite that his family got when they went with another family—plenty of room for every one.
Ask A Mom Son
RJ is the son of our Ask A Mom Panelist, Leslie H. Like his mom, he has visited all 11 Great Wolf Lodges. Stay tuned for more from RJ and his mom Leslie.