Thank you Great Wolf Lodge for hosting our stay complimentary in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area I’ve driven past Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine too many times to count.
Visiting this indoor water venue was always on my bucket list but then having a baby derailed that goal. My past Summer persisted or changing diapers, baby snuggles and no sleep. I felt guilty that I hadn’t taken my daughter to a waterpark. It was too hot to tote around a newborn and the thought of me prancing around in a swimsuit was horrifying.
Sleepless nights passed, my baby slept more and fussed less.
Now was time to get out.
The moment I was ready to get out again was the time I got a media invitation to Great Wolf Lodge.
Ask. Believe. Receive.
I was like a little girl giddy with excitement on Christmas morning.
But for this visit we would be celebrating all things Halloween – my second favorite holiday!
If you think the fun ends when Summer closes you are mistaken.
Grab your kids, pack the costumes and head to Great Wolf Lodge to experience family fun at its best. It’s more than a waterpark, it’s a destination.
Why you should go to Great Wolf Lodge for your next family vacation
The water parks
There is over 80,000 square foot in the indoor waterpark alone. It’s completely weatherproof meaning families can enjoy the waterpark regardless of how cold or nasty the weather is outside. Kids and adults can ride, slide and swim at their leisure. Bonus: There are no extra charges to play in the waterparks as it’s included in the stay.
Fantastic food and drinks
There are six food and beverage options at Great Wolf Lodge. There’s no reason to leave the resort when you have so many shopping and dining options.
Grizzly Jack’s Bar and Grill is located in the Raccoon Lagoon outdoor pool area. Mommy and Daddy were able to have a few adult beverages while my daughter had her own fun and festive kid-friendly drink.
The Loose Moose Cottage was our family’s favorite due to the various menu items offered by buffet dining.
Lodge Wood Fired Grill offers premium, wood fired steaks, freshly caught seafood and lodge smoked ribs.
Wine down service
Heard the saying you need a vacation from your vacation when you travel with kids? Great Wolf Lodge offers a wine down service to help you do just that at the end of the day.
Together with The Wine Group, Great Wolf Lodge has developed a delectable menu featuring both sweet and savory culinary treats, perfectly paired alongside a delicious bottle of wine that you can enjoy in the comfort of your suite. Look at our cute treats we received!
Activities for everyone
Once on dry land the fun continues. There are so many kids attractions and activities that it’s simply too much to include. I recommend exploring the resort’s options by your children’s age and going from there.
Most of the attractions occur on Main Street located on the first floor. Highlights include:
MagiQuest – an interactive scavenger hunt that takes roughly four hours to play.
Northern Lights Arcade open 24 hours
Six D – Hollywood Xd theatre Howlywood
Cub club for arts and crafts
A fun-filled event calendar
Summer isn’t the only time guests can have a good time. There is plenty of events happening and fun themes to celebrate the holiday season.
Celebrate Halloween the entire month of October with Great Wolf Lodge’s Howl-O-Ween. The resort transforms your stay into a spooky yet silly adventure. With seasonal, free events taking place each day,
The perfect backdrop for Halloween fun because the resort is decorated in elaborate Halloween themed decor.
- Yoga Tales
- Costume Parade
- Pumpkin patch
- Who Bingo
- Trick or Treat trail 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- Spooky story time
- Monster Mash Dance Party
Great Wolf Lodge transforms into Snowland beginning on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Guests can view twinkling lights, holiday trees and indoor snow showers that melt into perfect 84-degree basking weather in our water park.
Accommodations for everyone
Great Wolf Lodge offers various lodging options depending on family’s budget and size. Below are a few options perfect for family stays.
The tent-themed sleeping area, with bunk beds makes this a unique family vacation option. While the kids are “camping”, you can relax in your queen-size bed and full-size sofa sleeper. Some have a balcony and fits 7 guests. (400 square feet) Price is approx. $500 a night in the Summer and $300 a night in the off-season.
If you need a little more space for your family the Grizzly Bear Suite is a great choice. Comfortably sleeping up to eight people, you’ll find plenty of room for everyone. The private master bedroom includes a king bed while the second private bedroom has two queen beds. A full-size sofa sleeper is also included in the semi-private living area. This is a popular option for birthday parties. Price ranges from $500 – $800.
Did you know?
Kids can come for the birthday for the day without staying at the hotel. The resort also hosts family reunions and conferences.
The lamps in the hallway serve as the hotel’s wayfinding system. The animals point towards the center of the resort.
Know before you go
- Water park passes included in your suite price – with access from 1 p.m. on the date of arrival until close on the day of departure
- Pack swimsuits separately in case you decide to swim once you check out of your hotel.
- If applicable, wear your baby because the elevators can be slow.
- Book appointments for the Scoops and Elements Spas ahead of time