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Indoor water park makes a splash on a cold, winter day

The tipping bucket dumps 1,000 gallons of water every few minutes onto excited guests below.
The tipping bucket dumps 1,000 gallons of water every few minutes onto excited guests below.
Photo courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

The weather outside may be frightful, but those looking for a family-friendly place to come in from the cold can’t go wrong with a Great Wolf Lodge getaway. And don’t forget your bathing suits because it’s always 84 degrees at the lodge’s water park.

Great Wolf Lodge, with Mid-Atlantic locations in Williamsburg, Va., the Poconos, Pa., and Sandusky, Ohio, is a first-class, full-service, year-round family destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the north woods.

Great Wolf Lodge provides a comprehensive package of destination lodging amenities, including: 401 all-suite guest rooms; a 91,000 square-foot indoor entertainment area, featuring a 80,000 square-foot indoor water park; a spacious outdoor pool; two themed, family restaurants; Elements Spa; Scooops Kid Spa; an over 100-game arcade with ticket redemption center; MagiQuest, an interactive adventure game; a tech center: meeting space; a confectionery café; and a fitness center.

Bear Track Landing – one of America’s largest indoor water parks – is a fun way to spend a cold, winter day. The 84-degree water park features 12 waterslides, a water roller coaster, four tube slides, two body slides, a family raft ride and four kiddie slides. There are six pool, which include an indoor wave pool, leisure pool, zero-depth entry children’s activity pool, a lazy river, and family and adult whirlpools.

But the most fun for all ages is Fort Mackenzie, a four-story interactive treehouse waterfort featuring a nearly 1,000-gallon tipping water bucket. This12-level treehouse waterfort provides an interactive water experience for the entire family, featuring over 60 water effects and cargo-netting and suspension bridges.
When it’s time to dry off, youngsters can go to the Cub Club, which offers special programs that teach kids about nature and creatures of the north woods. There are exciting programs like Bugs on a Rug, Bouncin’ with the Bullfrogs, Backyard Birdies and even a Jr. Lifeguard Program. Also, visit the activity center any time to create a craft souvenir to take home as a keepsake. Best suited for ages 5-12. Hours vary daily.

Of course, the video game attractions are sure to please kids of all ages. One new thing older kids will particularly enjoy is MagiQuest, an interactive adventure game. Armed with high-tech wands, your family must solve magical challenges throughout the resort to gain powers (and points) and move to higher levels of the game.

Another new activity features computers with teen-conscious Internet access, docking stations for iPods and MP3 players, as well as multiple gaming stations for those who strive to win one of our contests on systems such as Nintendo Wii, XBox360 and PlayStation 3.

At Race Zone, design and build your own remote control vehicle by choosing the color of the vehicle, the color of the wheel and three different body styles. You even get to create your own drivers license and then test your design by racing it on our indoor race track.

Wind down your day near the great stone fireplace in the lobby as pajama-clad kids in slippers scamper down to the Clock Tower for Story Time, every night.

Great Wolf Lodge is environmentally friendly, and is the first and only national hotel chain to have all of its U.S. properties Green Seal Certified. The lodge is currently offering special winter packages. For more information, call 1-800-WOLF, or visit



  • Linda K 5 years ago

    I have heard from many that this is a fun location. Thanks for sharng.

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