My family had the pleasure of experiencing the Great Wolf Lodge/Mason for the first time this last weekend to celebrate my daughter’s 7th birthday and we don’t regret it for one second. Yes, it was on the pricy side but it was worth every penny. To me, it is the closest thing we have to Disney here locally where the customer service is exceptional and the fun is all around. We got the Kid Cabin room which my girls really enjoyed. They felt like they were in their own room and even had their own table with chairs and TV. It slept 3 (bunk beds on one side and single on the other). My husband and I felt like we had a little more privacy ourselves where we could relax and not have to watch kids shows. We barely had any time in the room though because there was so much to take advantage of within the resort.
We didn’t do the MagiQuest which I hear is the most popular attraction they offer but instead we took the simple route and did play in the arcade and then some glow mini golf. These attractions do have an extra cost so be prepared. The kids enjoyed the free Story Time which was an animated character show in the main entrance where the children sang, met a character and even got to dance in snow (foam). It was a great way to start calming down before bed. When we woke up, we of course had to do the Wolf Walk where they teach you the secret Wolf greeting and then read a story and wolf walked over to scare the employees working the front desk. This was all a really nice time and there was a great variety of activities for all ages to keep everyone in your family happy but of course our favorite was the indoor waterpark.
We went in January (during off peak time) and it was so nice to experience 84 degrees in Ohio this time of year. It felt like we were at a large waterpark but everything was inside. All of the lifeguards were very attentive, the facilities were clean, and we were able to relax as a family as we spent time in the wave pool, on the family waterslide and in the family hot tub (more like a warm bath). Really when you take into account all that we did -including dinner, our room, and two days at the waterpark- we feel it was a great deal! We spent $300 total (brought in our own donuts for breakfast and snacks/juice for throughout the day). It was a perfect mini vacation for our family and it was only 30 minutes away from us here in Dayton. Can’t wait to go again! For more information, go to www.greatwolf.com.