Recently we on a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos. It was really such a fun experience and my daughter is still talking about it. The lodge is very clean and offers a choice of many different types of rooms to accomodate families of all sizes. We chose a fireplace suite room and it included a living room area with fireplace, a balcony, a full “wet bar” area with a microwave and two queen size beds. The couch in the living room also pulled out to accomodate more guests if necessary.
We arrived at about noon, checked in, and headed straight for the water park. It was amazing. There were activities and attractions for the smallest toddler to rides that were truly enjoyable to the adults. The large water slides are mostly limited to children 42 inches and taller, with the two biggest reserved for 48 inches and up. The only ones she couldn’t ride were the 48 inch limit, but there was more than enough to keep us emtertained. Our favorite ride was the “toliet bowl” which plumets you down a steep hill in a tube and forces you out into a wide bowl shaped pool, after spinning around the bowl a few times you are taken down the center for another quick hill to the end of the slide. It was great!
In the evening they have a large display in the lobby that comes to life telling stories and singing songs. They also hold story time around the fireplace where the children can listen to a book read by a staffer accompanied by the mascot, Willey the Wolf.
In addition there are some interactive options for purchase that can keep the kids entertained for hours. For the younger set there is a story bracelet you can buy and then search the hotel for the white and red stroy boxes. When you bring your bracelelt near it comes to life and tells the children different stories.
For the older set…straight through adults>>LOL! There are wands you can buy at the MagiQuest store located in the basement. Along with the wand you are given a book full of Quests that you can complete. The hallways on all four levels of the hotel are named and contain treasure boxes, paintings, “gems”, etc that come alive when you wave the wand at them. The kids begin the quest at the TV trees, and after choosing a Quest scour the hotel for all the pieces they need to collectn for that particulat “ruin”. It was tons of fun and we all really enjoyed it.
Next day we spent the whole time in the water park and left about 5pm.
All in all, it is a great place to go with fun for the whole family. We had a great time and she is already asking when we can go back!
Check out the post below for some pics!