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Jun 22, 2010
I wasn't sure where to put this, so this was the best place I could find.

I am going to Great Wolf Lodge on February 25-26 for ACE is Getting Wet. I have never been before and the event is not until the 26th, so I have half of a day to do whatever I want. I know that there is the MagiQuest thing and I plan on doing that.

I am sure many of you have been to GWL, and I was wondering if there is anything there that I cant miss, or whats the best place to eat there, etc. If you have any tips or anything please post the. Thanks!
There isn't a best place to eat there. The food was one of the most disappointing parts of my visit. Way overpriced and not good quality. My recommendation would be to just drive up the road to Pierce's. Much better food with much better prices. By the way, when I say it's overpriced, I mean we basically paid $25 per person for a Shoney's inside a hotel with a different name on it.

As for things you can't miss, there isn't much. We skipped MagiQuest because it didn't look all that great, and spent all of our time in the water park and on the mini-golf course. We had fun, but was it worth anything near what we paid? Not really.
One of my coworkers went up there. The food was def. pricey. I think they ended up going out and picking up food instead. The Magiquest thing he said was kind of cool for the kids. But there are a bunch of smaller charges they can throw in there depending on how crazy you want to make your wand and such. And it was a little flaky. When they got to the end, the finale was glitching and had to be reset. Everything else though, I heard, is pretty good.
I've never been to Great Wolf Lodge, nor do I particularly want to. I have definitely heard that the prices there are outrageous. I'm not a fan of indoor water parks at all. I'm not sure if it is due to the horrible humid climate, the chaotic little kids, or the awful and contained smell of chlorine. I've never been to an indoor water park that doesn't price gouge or that is even as remotely enjoyable as an outdoor park.

That being said, I hope you have a good time, though. :)
You'll definitely enjoy it. We occassionally stay in Williamsburg for a weekend(I live close, so it's kind of something to just fill a weekend) especially during Howl-O-Scream, and we usually stay there. The waterpark is a blast. Oddly enough I enjoy its waterpark far more than Water Country USA. The main difference is the thrill factor. Some of the slides at GWL are just amazingly fun and definitely have a reride factor. WCUSA's on the other hand are, quite frankly, too tame, and really don't push any limits. At GWL you'll actually feel a little frightened on the slides. Now of course If you don't like humid spaces and the smell of chlorine, this isn't the place for you, but for those of us who grew up around the beaches and the indoor pools, it just smells like home.

And yes, the food is expensive, but everytime we've been it's been rather good.

And DO NOT forget to ride Howlin' Tornado. It makes all the slides at WCUSA look like kiddie flumes in comparison.

I have one request for you, EAT OUT! The food isn't good at all, not even near the worth you've payed.

If you're a tech geek, try Gr8 Space. That place has video games, computers, and other techy things.

The mini-golf is good, but I think it's only open seasonally.

Theres also a spa, but I don't think you'd want to do that.;)

If you need anything else, has all of the info about the resort. There is also a place to write reviews and stuff on the site so that might be worth checking out as well.
The mini-golf course was open Christmas Day two years ago...

Really, I can't stress it enough: Don't eat on site.
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