In a cute little city called LaGrange about an hour outside of Atlanta, there’s an adorable resort called the Great Wolf Lodge that can solely meet any parents’ child entertainment needs! It is a themed resort featuring an indoor water park and several other family-friendly attractions, restaurants, and activities to meet the needs of everyone in the family!
Deets on the Suites
We were hosted in the Premium Grizzly Bear Suite which has two bedrooms featuring a king bed in the primary bedroom (complete with a private bathroom) and two queens in the second bedroom. It also offers a full-size sofa sleeper in the main area. There was PLENTY of space for us and our friends from the TalleyUpp gang! While the room was amazing, it only scratched the surface for all of the fun to follow!
Action at the Attractions
Unsurprisingly, the first attraction that the kids wanted to dive into was the indoor waterpark. Honestly y’all, when I first walked into it, my mouth dropped! It’s absolutely huge with so many options for all ages. The Atlanta/ LaGrange location has FIFTEEN indoor water attractions ranging from Whooping Hollow, the area for the tiniest of tots to several water slides ranging from family-friendly to serious thrill-seekers! If you’ve heard of Great Wolf Lodge before, you’ve likely seen Fort MacKenzie as it is one of Great Wolf Lodge’s most popular water activities! Stand around there too long and you’ll get water dumped on ya!
Save some gas: Add a Pass
Once you shake off all that water, you can explore some of the many dry attractions! You literally don’t have to leave the resort if you don’t want to. Everything is there! The easiest (and most cost-efficient) way to do this is with one of the Attraction passes. We were gifted Paw Passes for our adventure which included access to all of the following:
- One MagiQuest game
- 1 standard MagiQuest wand, topper or belt
- One Great Wolf Lodge Candy Shop candy cup
- One single scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s
- One Paw Points game card for Northern Lights Arcade ($5)
- One pair of Great Wolf swim goggles
Our favorite was embarking on the MagiQuest Adventure which allows you to explore the resort while partaking in a live-action game that can as long or little as you desire! You get to choose and design your own wand to use on your quest and you can keep it for future adventures. We subsequently cast a lot of spells through the airport on our way home. When your done playing with magic, get into some of the many other dry activities like bowling, rock climbing, mini-golfing, rope courses, arcade gaming, and more!
Events Included in the Rent
In addition to all the exciting attractions, Great Wolf Lodge also hosts events throughout the day. We made sure to take advantage of Story Time with the Great Wolf Kids. And the dance parties are exactly what families need to get out those end-of-the-day wiggles and giggles. There’s also yoga, arts & crafts, and surprise appearances from the Great Wolf Kids throughout the day. All of these activities are free with your stay!
A resort is not Complete without something to Eat.
When traveling, I think I spend the most time researching food places. It is fun to try places that are popular at your destination, but it’s also nice to be able to get all meals right at your place of residence! You can start your day with a buffet-style breakfast and lunch at the waterpark. Whether you’re in the mood for a pizza party, ice cream, coffee, or dinner; you can do it all inside Great Wolf Lodge! For those who are 21+, they make AMAZING drinks to be enjoyed all over the resort. Hey, parents need to relax too!
Don’t delay; Book a Trip Today!
Impressed with Great Wolf Lodge? You should be! Great Wolf Lodge covers all of the bases and then some for a great getaway for any family. With amazing deals all year long, there’s no reason not to schedule a visit. Check out the latest here.
Thank you Great Wolf Lodge for hosting us! We had such an amazing time and hope to see the Great Wolf Kids again soon! We’re thinking about visiting the Scottsdale/Salt River location next: new memories and adventures await!