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The Great Wolf Lodge in Poconos is Awesome! Everything and Anything to Know.
The first time we ever visited a Great Wolf Lodge we had no idea what to expect (none!)
Picture this: Mom of two little kids ages 3 and 6, packed up for a couple day getaway with literally (what felt like!) everything we own in tow.
I had floaties, towels, scuba gear, sunscreen, snacks stacked upon snacks. Everything a mama would need for 12 lunches.
Yes, folks. I brought my “a” game because I wasn’t going to spend one extra dollar than I had already spent on the sleeping arrangements.
I was like a prepared Girl Scout.
You guys. I didn’t need half of this. It was a waste of space – both physically and mentally.
So, let’s not let you make that same mistake, shall we?
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So, Kate: What do I need to pack for Great Wolf Lodge?
I know that the sugary, convenient breakfasts are not the best for our kids (or us!) but when we got to a Great Wolf Lodge my kids always know that they can count on me to bring my junk food game.
Pop Tarts for breakfast are a rarity around here, so that’s a super fun surprise and it’s easy. And, they cost a whopping $2, rather than $11-$15 per person for the (albeit awesome) breakfast buffet. Win-win.
Think popcorn, crackers, and more dry, easy-to-eat-on-the-go foods. You’ll want these for quick fixes between meals and the popcorn is fun to pop and bring down to story time in the lobby at 8pm.
** Pro tip: Have older kids? Skip storytime and let them ride the rides with bare lines until the waterpark closes at 8pm. Some locations keep the water park open until 9 even!
Food for lunches:
This of course depends on how long you’re staying. But, I do recommend packing some peanut butter/jelly or deli meat and buns or something similar.
Since the pools open at 9, it’s likely that you’ll have breakfast and then a quick lunch and get back to the slides. After all — you want to be at the pools while everyone else (who didn’t bring stuff for a quick lunch!) is waiting for their food to arrive at the restaurant, right? Right.
If you have younger kids (I’d say 9 and younger) storytime is a must. When you check in your hostess will tell you everything going on during your visit, but every Great Wolf Lodge has a storytime at 8pm.
And, your little one will be extra proud when they have the cutest pjs. Remember, they’ll likely be wet from getting done with the pool, so no jammies that are too clingy.
Well, duh 🙂
Most Great Wolf Lodges have outdoor pools, so if the weather is going to be nice and the location does have an outdoor pool, pack the sunscreen.
Slip on shoes:
You’ll spend a lot of time in the halls and back and forth from the pools so bring along a pair of sandals or flip flops for the entire family. You’ll be glad you did.
Some locations have a ropes course and a rock wall that you can only do if you have regular shoes, so don’t forget to pack those!
Sound machine or small fan:
No matter what hotel you’re staying at, I’d always recommend you bring along something for white noise. You never know how noisy the halls will be, so bring along something to make sleeping easier. Although, after all of that swimming in the water park all day, you’ll likely be pretty zonked anyways.
And, what should I leave at home when we head to Great Wolf Lodge?
Towels & Life Jackets:
Every Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park provides towels and life jackets so do not bring those. There’s on suitcase you can leave at home. 🙂
When you get into the indoor pool area you’ll see the rolling carts chock full of white towels. Use as many as you want. But, they’ll ask that you please don’t remove these towels from the pool areas. Just leave them in the big bins that are specifically for used towels. Easy peasy.
As far as the life jackets go, there are sizes available from small toddler to adult. They’re also located on a rack inside of the pool area and are usually pretty organized. I’ve never seen a Great Wolf Lodge waterpark run out of lifejackets.
Are the rooms in Great Wolf Lodge noisy?
No, but like I mentioned, anything can happen, so do bring something for white noise. Or download a white-noise app on your phone.
What is a paw pass at the Great Wolf Lodge?
A Paw Pass that Great Wolf Lodge offers is nice, especially if this is your first time visiting that resort. Consider the Paw Pass Great Wolf Lodge’s way of saying “Here’s what you shouldn’t miss while you’re here”.
You can ask to add on a Paw Pass when you check in.
They are charged per child and will be presented on a lanyard. As your child redeems the experience, the staff member will mark off that item on the Paw Pass.
Is there such a thing as a Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Meal Plan?
Yes! The Howlin’ Hunger Package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll receive a breakfast voucher at The Loose Moose Family Kitchen restaurant with a non-alcoholic beverage, a $10 lunch credit to Buckets or Hungry As A Wolf and
the Dinner Buffet with a non-alcoholic beverage.
The meal plan is charged per person and is a great option if you don’t want to pack tuff for lunch and breakfast.
How does the Great Wolf Lodge check in work?
When you arrive at the hotel, go to the front desk and you’ll be greeted with a very friendly host/hostess. They’ll give you the lay of the land and everything you need to know.
** Pro tip: Checkin is at 3, but if you arrive early you can use the pool the entire day of checkin (and also the entire day of checkout). You won’t be able to use the room after your checkout time but there are locker rooms to change and shower in.
What are the Great Wolf Lodge pool hours?
The Pocono Mountains location pool is open 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Are there other hotels near Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Pennsylvania?
If you’re looking for water park hotels in Pocono Mountains, yes, you’ll also love a stay at the Kalahari Resort.
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Which is better Kalahari or Great Wolf Lodge?
We’re a Great Wolf Lodge family 🙂
How much would one person going to Great Wolf Lodge cost?
Hotel rooms range from $125-$350 per night depending on size and the time of year you go. I’d say figure $100 per person per day all in.
What are some of the activities that you can do in the Great Wolf Lodge?
Swim, shop, crafts, bowl, rock climbing, eat, imagine – those are just a few of the things. You’re going to love it!
Are you a member of our military? There are Great Wolf Lodge discounts for military!