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Become a member of the Wolf Pack at Great Wolf Lodge

Become a member of the Wolf Pack at Great Wolf Lodge

You are always a welcome member of the Wolf Pack at Great Wolf Lodge

We were recently hosted by Great Wolf Lodge in order to facilitate this post

You can always get a warm hug from your friends at the Lodge! 

You can always get a warm hug from your friends at the Lodge! 

Winter, spring, summer or fall, there is never a bad time to plan your first or return visit to Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. Always looking to build on it's amazingly family fun theme, they did it again by making even more improvements to better your experience within it's over 100,000 square feet of amazingness. Ever heard of Great Wolf Lodge? Well if you haven't it's a hotel with it's own indoor water park plus so much more. We were invited to explore the hotel recently to learn about some big changes that were recently made at the property, to say we were a little excited would be a huge understatement!

What kids wouldn't want to "Bunk" down in this cozy den?

What kids wouldn't want to "Bunk" down in this cozy den?

NEW! Deluxe Wolf Den King Suites: For the families who need more space, the resort now offers 18 Deluxe Wolf Den King Suites to meet the overwhelming interest from larger families to enjoy the resort’s themed suites. The Deluxe Wolf Den King Suite includes a built-in wolf’s den with bunk beds for the kids with special animations that activate with MagiQuest wands plus a  Great Wolf Kids plush from the Clubhouse Crew. A king-size bed in a private room, and a queen-size bed and sofa sleeper in the main suite area. Bonus: Have family that can't stay the night but want to join in on the water park fun? You can add up to as many guest as your room will accommodate to stay and play for the day at $60 per person. Example, room sleeps 4 you can get 4 more passes to the water park for the day.  

Wine Down Service Photo Credit: Great Wolf Lodge

Wine Down Service Photo Credit: Great Wolf Lodge

NEW! Wine Down Service: Parents consider it a "you deserved it" prize after a fun filled day wearing out your kids at the water park and activities throughout the day. For around $35 you get a full bottle of wine paired with either a sweet or savory treat delivered right to your door. To order just visit the guest services desk and a pack member will take your order and set-up a delivery time between 8-11pm. Oh and instead of knocking on your door and threatening your precious cubs slumber (and your "us" time), you will receive a text message prior to delivery so you can be at the door waiting, ever so patiently of course. Cheers!

Picking out the perfect wand topper to start on our MagiQuest!

Picking out the perfect wand topper to start on our MagiQuest!

NEW! MagiQuest has even more to conqure! Be the hero in an interactive role-playing game, with an added all-new knighting ceremony.  This special event is for the fearless Magis who defeat the evil dragon, Charlock. As an added bonus, a large electronic dragon comes to life in front of unsuspecting guests throughout the day. Take this adventure to the next level with the new MagiQuest app providing a great tool for parents as they guide their kids through the adventure as a family. Stop into the MagiQuest Marketplace and pick out the perfect wand and topper to start your fearless journey! Parents, we got this, remember our secret... wine down service.

Looking to do something different for Halloween or Christmas? They have you covered and you can book now!

Howl-o-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge! From October 1 through October 31 plan your stay and howl at the moon with these fun activities within the fully decked out resort as it celebrates halloween time the entire month of October. Grab your treat bag and collect ghostly goodies along the spooky Trick-or-Treat Trail during our Howl-o-Ween costume parade. There is also a Spooktacular Story Time and the Monster Bash Dance Party so don't forget your costumes! Use code HOWL

Snowland is the theme for the Christmas "howliday" season at the lodge! With snow showers, twinkling lights and gingerbread houses abound, be transported to the Northwoods magical winter wonderland Snowland from November 25 through January 1, 2018. You can even have a Christmas tree added to your room during your stay! Use code SNOWLAND

Oh and if all that wasn't enough, check out all the other fun activities for you and your kids to experience all on site during your stay! Additional costs vary per activity getting a Wolf pass to save on several of these activities is the way to go! You can add it on at check in or when you book online.  

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A few things to 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
  • Water park hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday – Thursday | 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (subject to change based on occupancy and season)
  • Check in at 4 p.m. | Check out at 11 a.m. (late check out packages available)
  • Included with your stay: Kids Activities, Story Time and The Forest Friends Show

What I love about Great Wolf Lodge is the full inclusion, the completely themed atmosphere throughout the property and the feeling of really being on vacation removed from the outside world... It's a completely relaxing escape that will have your kids behaving like perfect angles and pooped out at the end of the day! With great dining choices including kid favorites plus shopping, a fun spa and all-age activities there is no reason to leave the property. It's kinda like Las Vegas for families but without the drive. Oh and the service is just amazing!

Looking to book a vacation this year and wondering if you can do Great Wolf Lodge on a budget? Here's a great way to stay and save HUGE when you book 60 days in advance! And just check out what all is included with the cost of a room, it really is a great value!

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Early Saver Book at least 60 days in advance and save up to 50%! https://www.greatwolf.com/southern-california/deals/early-saver

Save up to 40% on a one night stay or save up to 50% on a two or more night stay midweek! Just reserve your suite at least 60 days in advance. Once reserved your deposit is non-refundable. However, if you find a better rate for your stay dates on Greatwolf.com, they will match it at no charge. Rooms start at $149 a night 10/25/2017 to 04/25/2018 use Promo Code ESAVE with the water park and so many other activities included for the price it's a steal of a deal! We can't wait to visit again, when will you be checking in? I'd love to go during their Howl-O-Ween event!

Lego Ninjago Movie Coming in September

Lego Ninjago Movie Coming in September

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch