On June 5, 2014, Great Wolf Lodge New England celebrated its grand opening in Fitchburg, Massachusetts with a Great Wolf howl and a "wicked fun" (SEE VIDEO) led by Mama Wolf, (CEO) Kim Schaefer. The newest addition to the Great Wolf Resorts family is nestled among the trees and off the beaten path, providing a true feel of a getaway. Sprawled out over acres of land, the lodge offers 406 themed suites, 10,000 square feet of meeting & banquet space, 68,000 square feet of indoor water park and a whole lot more. From the exclusive additions to the New England resort (Wolf Tail & Howlers' Peak Ropes Course), to the Northern Lights Arcade and Lodge Bar, there is something that is sure to delight the entire family. SEE ALL ACTIVITIES
Speaking at the opening celebration, Kim [Schaefer] shared, "Seeing the families enjoy themselves and connect and tell their stories, that's what makes that 5-year wait so worthwhile. We chose Fitchburg because it is convenient and a regional location for families to travel to."
The lodge has two wings or towers, the main tower houses:
•Lodge Wood Fired Grill
•Bear Paw Sweets & Eats
•Hungry as a Wolf
•The Conference Center
•Iron Horse Fitness Room
•Great Wolf Kids Store
•Buckhorn Exchange Gift Shop
•Northern Lights Arcade
•Scooops Kids Spa
The arcade is casino-style, providing a wide open and spacious place for families to enjoy games. You will find Hungry as a Wolf, Bear Paw Sweets and Eats and Scoops Kid Spa located around the arcade. Connecting the two towers is a hallway that leads to the indoor water park and Bear Essentials Swim Shop. The park is split into two sections, one side features the lazy river (Crooked Creek), Fort McKenzie, Buckets Snack Shop, Hot Springs and other slides. The other side is home to Slap Tail Pond, Wolf Tail, Howlin' Tornado and River Canyon Run. SEE ALL RIDES
Leaving the water park and hanging a right will lead you down the Magiquest hall which takes you to the Howlin' Timbers Play Park. Here you will find Magiquest stations, kiddie amusement rides, a few arcade games, Howlers Peak Ropes Course, Howl at the Moon Mini Golf and Ten Paw Alley. After working up an appetite, you can grab a snack at Spirit Island Snack Bar. Surrounding the park is the popular kid-themed suites, which also include new suite styles. SEE ALL SUITE STYLES
To celebrate the grand opening, you can save up to 30% off your reservation if you book by July 4. Reservations can be made online at http://www.greatwolf.com/newengland/waterpark or by calling 866-670-9653.
To explore all that Great Wolf New England has to offer, visit http://www.greatwolf.com/newengland.
*I was invited to the media preview/grand opening as an Ask-A-Mom panelist for Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg. I was not compensated for this post.