This summer, my 13 year old daughter Evie and I were hosted by Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains for a Daddy/Daughter getaway. I jumped at the chance to spend some 1:1 time with my youngest, and we had a blast slipping and sliding in the water park. However, one thing I really appreciated was the convenience of the Wolf Pass for Great Wolf Lodge activities. If you’ve ever been to the indoor water park resort, I’m sure you’ve seen people wandering around with a paw print dangling from their neck. Well, let me tell you, it’s your Wolf Pass to fun! However, don’t take my word for it, why not let Evie give you the kid’s perspective of the Wolf Pass.
DISCLOSURE: Great Wolf Lodge provided complimentary accommodations, meals, and a Wolf Pass as part of the author’s responsibilities for the “Ask A Mom” panel. However, all opinions expressed are those of the author.
Written by Evie Parfitt
Recently, my Dad and I went to Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos, and, to say the least, we had a blast! We played MagiQuest and swam to our hearts’ content, and ate until we couldn’t move. One of the big highlights of the trip, however, was the Wolf Pass. Basically, the Wolf Pass (also in Paw- and Pup-Pass varieties) is an extra thing you can buy when you check in that includes admission to almost all of the resort’s attractions.
The Wolf Pass includes admission to Howl at The Moon Mini Golf, Ten Paw Alley (bowling), Howlywood XD theater, Oliver’s Time Challenge, a climb at Howler’s Peak Ropes Course, and all the MagiQuest, ShadowQuest, and CompassQuest you could ever want.
One of the activities that I really liked was the Howlywood XD theater. You could choose which movie you wanted to watch, from the haunted mine to a rollercoaster in a canyon, or a fun jetpack adventure. Once you pick your movie, you go into a room with a big screen and two pairs of seats. Once you get into your seat, you put on your seatbelt and are given your 3D glasses, and the movie begins. My Dad and I chose the Canyon Coaster, and it was a crazy ride. There is a wind effect, and the seat rocks you around, it really feels like you’re on an actual rollercoaster. We also did Oliver’s Time Challenge which was also really fun. You have 60 seconds to hit as many buttons as you can in one big room, and whoever hits the most buttons by the end it the winner (my Dad won).
With the Wolf Pass you also get a glitter tattoo, a personalized leather bracelet, a stuffed animal at the Great Wolf Creation Station, ice cream, a cup full of candy, and a pair of swim goggles.
I really enjoyed having so much to do; no more sitting around bored in your hotel room, now the kids can go off by themselves or with a parent with the pass and play their hearts out. The Wolf Pass is $99, and that may seem like a lot, but it’s actually a pretty great deal. With all the stuff on it, from bowling to mini golf to the ropes course, if you do the math, it adds up to be more than $99.
And remember, this Dad happens to be a member of the 2013 Great Wolf Lodge “Ask-a-Mom” Panel, and you can ask me, or any of my fellow parent panelists, questions about Great Wolf Lodge. Just check out askamom.greatwolf.com to submit your questions.
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