On any given day of the year, endless amounts of fun can be had at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, but when Halloween comes around, another layer of fun is added for kids to get in the spirit of this spooky holiday. Entering the front lobby, look out for the enormous black spider made of balloons lurking overhead. The alpine décor of snowshoes, sleds, paddles, and pine trees have taken on hues of orange and black. Upon check-in, your family will receive a Halloween Activity Guide to enhance your Great Wolf Lodge experience.
The best way to start off your night is by going on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. The trail begins at the front desk where you get your goodiebag, then follow the map to gather all of your sweet treats. After Trick-or-Treating there’s still lots to do. Next, you can swing by the Cub Club todecorate a pumpkin. In the Grand Lobby, don’t miss the Clock Tower Show, and then enjoy a Halloween themed story at Spooktacular Story Time. On Friday and Saturday nights, boogie on down to the Grand Lobby for Monster Bash Dance Party.
The main attraction is the fun-filled indoor waterpark, which has been strategically placed in the center of the resort making it visible from all of the hotel levels. The most thrilling ride is the Howlin’ Tornado, take a ride if you dare, it’s a sure-thing thrill ride. For something a little more on the calm side, hop on a float to ease down River Canyon Run or, if you’re looking for some competition, jump on a mat to race down Mountain Edge Raceway. Children of all ages will have a blast on Fort Mackenzie, a 4-story interactive tree house, but watch out down below when the 1,000 gallon bucket spills over.
Good to Know
· Day passes are not available. You must spend the night to gain access into the waterpark. There are a variety of rooms to choose from, including standard to themed suites such as a miniature log cabin that doubles as the kids’ sleeping quarters.
· With their high tech key technology, the fear of losing your room key is impossible. Upon check-in, your family will be given a set of wristbands to wear throughout your stay. Built into the adult wristbands is a microchip that has been programmed to give you access into your guest room. No need to worry about keeping up with a room key, just scan your wristband.
· Inside the waterpark, the water temperature is at least 82° and the air temperature is at least 84°. When the weather is colder, temperatures are adjusted accordingly.
· Numerous towels are available for guests to use – free of charge.
- Life jackets are available for the younger children.
· Everyone wants to start having fun as soon as they can, so go early to claim seats for your family, because it fills up fast.
· For an additional cost, cabanas are available for those who want the convenience of their own reserved space. Each cabana has a table and chairs, flat screen television, cooling fan, and mini refrigerator. For convenience, you can use a touch screen pad to call a server or place your lunch order.
· Bear Essentials Swim Shop is located inside the water park, just after you walk in. It is where you can rent a locker, purchase forgotten swimwear, goggles, or swim shoes.
· Bucket is the only restaurant located inside the waterpark. You’ll find burgers, franks, chicken strips and salads as well as some yummy sounding sides – hummus with pita, veggies with ranch, or fresh cut fruit with yogurt dip.
· You can bring any food purchased within Great Wolf Lodge into the waterpark, but no outside food is allowed here.
· There are several restrooms with showers and changing areas within the waterpark.
For more information, check out their website at www.greatwolf.com.