Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg • Kath Eats

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Every week in the past we went to Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg and had a blast! Here is the recap! 

Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg

The final time we went to Great Wolf Lodge, Mazen was six and Birch was simply 4 months outdated! (Read that submit right here!) 

Five years in the past: 

We’ve been desirous to go once more and picked a day when metropolis faculties had a trainer work immediately to take the boys again. We additionally needed to carry our nephew alongside – the extra the merrier! Going on a weeknight and college day was the correct transfer – it wasn’t too crowded and we didn’t have to attend lengthy for the rides. Only the very peak occasions appeared a bit busy. 

We left Charlottesville after faculty on Thursday and arrived at Great Wolf Lodge round 5:30 for examine in, dinner, and a waterpark session. 

Kid Cabin Suite

We obtained our room on a promo for rather less than $200 which is a unbelievable worth contemplating how many individuals it slept and since the waterpark is included in your keep!

We had bunk beds and a twin for the three children and a queen for the adults. Thomas and I famous how small the mattress appeared and likewise that there was a pull out couch, so we ended up sleeping in separate beds! We each slept GREAT! I’m undecided why they don’t improve to king beds for these suites. 

Waterpark Round 1

After checking in and dropping our issues, we turned into our bathing fits and headed for the waterpark. This place is actually a dream for youths! There are 4 massive waterslides for the massive children, a couple of medium slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, a browsing space, ninja course, toddler pool, and water fort. 

Zero Entry Toddler Pool

Birch beloved the yellow and orange slides right here. It was additionally tremendous shallow for little children 

The Water Fort

I want I may say this was Birch’s favourite, however he was TERRIFIED of the enormous bucket that dumped gallons of water each 5 minutes. The noise alone was terrifying to him, however he was terrified of getting dumped on too. It’s too unhealthy as a result of this space is ideal for youthful elementary children! There had been two physique slides that Mazen and I went on as soon as. 

The Big Slides

The massive slides had been so superior! The yellow and blue slides had been pitch black (as a result of it was darkish outdoors) and I really like that component of a shock drop at nighttime. Then there have been two slides that match 4 folks: “The Green One” was slower and never as quick. 

The Tornado

Then there may be the Tornado!! At night time it was additionally pitch black darkish and SO scary and enjoyable!! You undergo a tube with a huuuuge drop and find yourself in a funnel that you just climb the partitions. My first trip I went backwards, at nighttime, and it was so enjoyable!!!! Mazen and Nash did the Tornado double digit occasions! I most likely went 5 occasions. It was superior! It was additionally a lot much less scary within the daytime when you’ve got youthful children. 

The finish of the twister: 

The Wave Pool

The crowd pleaser was the wave pool. Birch beloved it. The massive boys got here in when the waves turned on each 5 minutes or so for a couple of minutes. It was a fantastic spot to all meet up. 

The Surfing Area

The massive boys additionally beloved the browsing simulator. I attempted it as soon as and didn’t accomplish that nicely, haha. Mazen was actually good at it! 

The Lazy River

We didn’t spend a lot time right here, nevertheless it was nice that the tube slides fed into it. 

The Hot Tubs

The pool water wasn’t chilly, nevertheless it wasn’t terribly heat both. So a go to to the recent springs was most welcome every so often! Up above was adults solely, and the center one was for the children. Generally it didn’t get too crowded. 

Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark Tips

Timing

So that’s the lay of the land! It’s such a fantastic park included in your keep. You can get there early in your arrival day and use the waterpark earlier than examine in, and you’ll keep late on checkout day too. If there have been particular occasions had been supposed to depart by, I wasn’t conscious of them. You didn’t want to indicate something official to enter. We had been there from 6-8pm on Thursday after which once more from 9-1:30 on Friday and will have stayed longer! 

Lifeguards

The lifeguards are extremely attentive. It was truly a little bit foolish to look at them as a result of they do quite a lot of visible cues to let others know they’re scanning the pool and sides. But as a mother or father, these had been nice to see! 

Cleanliness

The waterpark was very clear, and the entire resort was in fine condition. The employees had been very useful and good too. Again, I all the time have very low expectations for locations like this given the quantity of those that come by means of, and we had been pleasantly shocked. 

Food & Snacks

There is a “no outside food” rule, however we noticed loads of folks with snacks and drinks introduced in. We introduced a couple of snacks for Birch and I few seltzers for us in a cooler and that every one appeared tremendous. They have a ton of choices within the retailer and eating home windows, together with loads of grownup bevs! Some Virginia craft beers and each canned and bottles of wine. 

Valuables

We didn’t carry any valuables, together with our wallets, into the park since we left our stuff on a desk. We did go away our telephones hidden. They have lockers you may lease, however they price additional $ and I assumed that was a little bit lame. 

Temperatures

The air temp was nice – on condition that it was February we weren’t chilly inside and even ready in line moist. The water temps had been heat, however not very heat, so we did get chilly after some time. Thank goodness for the recent tubs! The children by no means appeared to get chilly. 

Dining

When we arrived on the park the children scattered (Thomas with Birch) and I ordered pizza on the app. The app ordering was so nice, and I extremely advocate utilizing the apps! This is the type of place the place they traces might be a mile lengthy they usually weren’t. But app ordering made it really easy, and the meals got here out quick. The pizza was fairly good!

There is a restaurant with a buffet there additionally, however we knew our youngsters wouldn’t need to go away the waterpark to eat, and it’s expensive for what you get, so we determined to make meals a low precedence and eat casually. 

I can not think about staying right here for multiple night time, however I met a household who had been there for 4 days!! I believe if we had stayed greater than 1 night time and the children had swam all day we’d be extra taken with a restaurant dinner. 

Evening Activities 

After the waterpark closed at 8, we took fast showers and went again out for some dessert and arcade video games. 

Birch and I ended on the dance social gathering!

The arcade was a fantastic hit for the children, however $75 disappeared in about an hour and I do have some regrets about that. We completed up round 9:30 and headed again for mattress. Next time we’ll take a look at the lazer tag and bowling alley as a substitute!

Donuts for Breakfast

There is a breakfast buffet choice, however we went for the simple app-ordered donuts as a substitute! The espresso was fairly good too. 

The grownups tried to get some protein with egg sammies

Pack up

Thomas took the children to the waterpark within the morning whereas I packed up our room and loaded the automotive. We checked out of our room at 11 and had day packs with dry garments for when it was time to depart. 

My second breakfast: AG1! 

We spent a couple of hours taking part in earlier than it was time for a late lunch and hitting the street. 

The children opted for extra pizza!! 

I introduced a mother lunch: 

One night time was the right keep for us, and the children can’t wait to return subsequent 12 months! I took the very best bathe once I obtained dwelling : ) 

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