Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls is part of the Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. chain of family cabins famous for their water parks.
These tips stem from a stay at the Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, but many will apply to any Great Wolf Lodge.
Be specific when booking your room
All guest suites overlook the parking lot or water park (at least at the Niagara Falls location). A water park view room does not cost more, but you must specify that you want one when you book.
Arrive early and / or stay late
The water park is exclusively available to guests from 1:00 p.m. on the day of entry until 10:00 p.m. on the day of departure. To get the most of your money, arrive before 1pm and / or stay to enjoy the park on the day of your departure.
Bring toppings but do not bring extra towels
He spends a lot of time going back and forth from the water park to his room. Having a cover up or two that are easy to put on and take off is helpful. However, lodge towels are readily available, so there’s no need to pack your suitcase with yours.
Bring Aqua shoes
For added safety and hygiene, bring water shoes (the kind that fit well on your feet and won’t fall off).
Bring in-room entertainment for younger children
There’s a lot to do at Great Wolf Lodge, but when we were in our room for a quiet moment, out of 30 movies available, none were suitable for 4-5 year olds. Also, the rooms do not have video or DVD players. Consider bringing some books, games, or your own DVD player.
Older children will find it easier to have fun with movies in the most age-appropriate room and a games room in the hostel. Children over 14 years old can go to the water park alone.
Although the food at Great Wolf Lodge is good and not exorbitantly priced, it adds up to two or three meals for a family per day. All suites have a microwave and refrigerator.
Get the daily list of events at the reception
At check-in, ask for a list of all the day’s events. There’s plenty to keep you busy throughout the day, including educational walks around the hostel for the kids and story time.
Don’t miss Storytime at 8pm
Put the kids in their jammies and go to the lobby by 8pm. Story time is done with enthusiasm and a sense of humor. Watch children’s eyes widen as the animals come to life.
Destroy or take the bracelet when you leave
This could be a rumor or something that rarely happens, but it seems to make sense. The wristbands that guests wear during their stay can be used to charge goods and services to your credit card, so to be perfectly safe, wear the wristband when you leave and don’t worry about leaving it behind.