We (and by we I mean my son RJ and I) have been to all eleven Great Wolf Lodges. That's right, all eleven lodges. There is just so much to share and talk about. Do I start at the beginning or end??
We are actually going to the Great Wolf Lodge in 2 weeks for our annual swim team trip. Where else would you take a bunch of kids that love the water?
Two years ago we had our first adventure traveling with a bunch of people. RJ and I usually travel as a duo. The group thing from start to finish was very cool. To start, I was paired up with a Pack Member who specialized in groups. I was guided step-by-step through the process. We booked as a group, but once there everyone had the ability to set up to charge to their room. Very convenient. We all ended up with rooms near each other in the "forgotten hallway."
The best part of this trip for me was watching all the “newbies” come into the Lodge….priceless to see the faces of the kids as they looked into the waterpark. Much like my last blog about my husband not believing us, I am guessing some of our friends didn’t believe us either until they saw it that first night.
The kids took off running to the waterpark. We had to remind them that they had all weekend. A great tip when traveling with a group—send the kids down to the waterpark when it first opens to get seats for the adults who are still enjoying their coffee. RJ thought it was great that he had so many people to go on all the slides with. Both the family raft ride and the water roller coaster are much more fun with friends than with mom.
It was a great day—the adults played board games, chatted and even got wet in the waterpark. The kids played until they were waterlogged. Then they dried off and went to try out the “dry “activities. We had pre-planned a dinner in the Loose Moose Cottage—including the Loose Moose birthday song. The kids didn’t want the night to end, but hibernation hours start at 11pm. This was where being in the forgotten hallway worked out great—the kids were directed to the Lobby. Duck duck goose at midnight! I enjoyed sitting by the fireplace!
The next morning some of the kids tried out MagiQuest. Hopefully they remember their wands so they can continue their game when we go in 2 weeks. Most of the group stayed until dinner time before heading back home. The second year we went we had twice as many families as the first year. Oh and did I mention that when you do a group trip the room rates are very reasonable?? So grab your friends, teammates or family and head on down.
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