Activities & Resources
Great Wolf Lodge050in Grapevine, TX 76051
about Great Wolf Lodge:
Every room at Great Wolf is a suite with separate sleeping and living areas, and plenty of space for families. Several different suite configurations are available; the most economical suites are the Queen Sofa and Family Suites. Some suites have separate sleeping areas for kids with TVs and bunk beds. Each suite includes a hairdryer, an over-sized mini fridge, a microwave, a four-cup coffee maker, an iron, and an ironing board. Port-a-cribs are available upon request at no additional charge.
Admission to the waterpark is included in the cost of the hotel suite. Each room is equipped with a Nintendo game controller and at least one TV. Video games and pay-per-view movies are available for purchase. In-room internet service is available; charges are applied to your credit card.
Highlights of the waterpark (open daily) include a large Wave Pool that simulates ocean waves for several minutes, and is motionless for several minutes. Grab a single or double tube and swish down one of the giant waterslides; the lines can get a bit long during peak waterpark hours, but the rides are well worth the wait.
The interactive Treehouse Waterfort allows kids to walk up four stories - squirting, dumping, and shooting water everywhere along the way - and ride down on one of two slides that don't require tubes. (Unlike most slides of this type that drop riders into a shallow pool, these slides end in water that's only a couple of inches deep.) Every few minutes, an enormous 1,000-gallon Tipping Bucket, towering above the Treehouse, dumps water onto guests below. (A bell rings just before the bucket tips so folks can line up to get dowsed - or move out of the way!) Getting hit by Tipping Bucket water is like standing beneath a waterfall for a few seconds; kids ages seven and up love it. The indoor waterpark also offers two giant hot tubs, lily pads and logs to hop across, a pool with water basketball, and a separate play area just for tiny tots with a small slide, wading pool, and low water geysers.
Eateries inside the Great Wolf Lodge include the Loose Moose Cottage, a family restaurants that is also open to the public. Other on-site food and beverage options include the Bear Paw Cafe (offering coffee and sweet treats) and Starbucks.
The Northern Lights Arcade, open daily, features video games, games of chance, and activities - including skeeball and Dance, Dance Revolution - that disperse tickets kids can redeem for prizes. Cub Club offers supervised craft activities for children ages 12 and under throughout the day; some sessions are free, others cost $2 and up. Other kids' activities include scavenger hunts, Animated Clock Tower shows, and evening storytimes in the Grand Lobby.
MagiQuest - an electronic, scavenger hunt-type of game - is wildly popular among young guests at Great Wolf. Participants use a special "magic" wand to search areas of the hotel for clues to complete quests; a prize is available for those who complete 10 quests. Wands are available for purchase in the MagiQuest gift shop; wand accessories/decorations are extra, and there is an activation fee to play the MagiQuest game. While most kids enjoy MagiQuest (using the magic wand to bring inanimate objects to life is fun for even the youngest kids), the quests are somewhat confusing and can be frustrating for kids under age nine.
Great Wolf also features Elements day spa, offering massage, skin, body, nail, and waxing services - as well as Scoops Kid Spa, which offers manis, pedis, and facials for youngsters.