Decided to do a staycation / birthday celebration for my son at the Great Wolf Lodge, as we had heard that it was so much fun. It's in our city but did feel like we were away while we were there. The decor and attractions are definitely impressive. The rooms and food on the otherhand were overprices and underwhelming. We booked a standard King suite (king bed and a pull out couch bed). The room overall was average and nothing special. Had to make sure to close the door on the bathroom or you would crush your kneecaps on the door. Bad design. The bedding was crunchy and the mattress was stiff - so don't expect much there. The food seemed like warmed up freezer items you would find at Sam's Club. The breakfast buffet was downright scary. The food was deppressing, cold sausage & bacon, undercooked eggs, and the worst pancakes I think I've ever had. Maybe they should hire some ex-army chefs as they don't really have this "cooking for the masses" thing down quite yet. Needless to say, we all had upset stomachs for the day - not fun racing in and out of the bathroom at a waterpark!
The waterpark itself was huge, humid and very clorinated. The rides were a blast and seemed like a kid paradise for sure. That was until the occasional shut down of an exhibit because someone pooped in the pool. This happened 3 times during one day! That's just dirty and wrong.
One day there was enough for us - we did leave exhausted and with a happy kid so thumbs up for that. But also left with a mystery rash, upset stomachs and over $500 in the hole. So I guess it depends on what you are looking for.
Destination vacation spot...hmmmm, I would think twice.
A one time visit (I'll take one for the team to make the kids happy).....ok. But come ready with wallet in hand and visine drops & pepto waiting in the room for you at night.
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