Looking for a fun family vacation destination? Look no further than Great Wolf Lodge! There is a massive indoor water park, as well as crafts, games, ice cream, and much more. Each of these options also means that it can easily become incredibly expensive.
Luckily, there are many ways to save at Great Wolf Lodge! Here is a list of the best hints and tips.
Check for a Great Wolf Lodge Groupon
Great Wolf Lodge is always on Groupon! When you want to book, you can compare rates between Groupon, GWL’s website, e-mail offers, and so on to see which offer is the best. Check for a Groupon coupon code to see if you can save even more!
Sign Up For Emails
Great Wolf Lodge coupons are regular as well. They are usually only valid for one day, so keep an eye out if you want to book a trip. The cheapest price we’ve seen is $84 on average.
Experiment With Dates
Do you know that Sunday night a week before school lets out for the summer? That night, Great Wolf Lodge will be considerably less expensive. To the tune of half as much. Enter a range of dates to find the best deals, ranging from $599 to $139.99! For the best offers, book at least 60 days in advance. If they aren’t completely booked, they can give you a discounted second night.
In general, midweek is often the most affordable. If you go on a Sunday night, you will get a big discount and just have to take one-day off work (Monday) (depending on your work schedule of course).
Great Wolf Lodge’s website almost always has coupon codes, so keep an eye out for those pop-ups! You can also take advantage of discounts by joining their membership program (which is free). There is also a military discount. You could save up to 30%!
Skip The Passes
They will present you with a plethora of add-ons as you go through the checkout process. Simply say no. Trying to fit everything in, particularly if you’re only going for one or two nights, becomes stressful rather than enjoyable.
Bring Your Own Food
Depending on the location, rooms have a microwave and a mini-fridge. Breakfast can consist of milk, cereal, and fruit; lunch can consist of sandwiches, and dinner can consist of a meal that only needs to be heated up. Don’t forget about the snacks! Everyone will become hungry as a result of all the running around, so be prepared.
Be sure to double-check if there’s a microwave. They are not available in all areas.
Maximize Your Water Park Time
Check-in is at 4 p.m., but you can enter the water park as early as 1 p.m. You can even stay as late as you like on your departure day. For this purpose, it may not be worthwhile to use the extended checkout. They have locker rooms with showers so that everyone can change quickly before leaving.
If you want to arrive before 1 p.m., you can reserve a cabana. They range from $100 to $199, and you can get in at 10 a.m.! Cabanas are equipped with a mini-fridge, fans, a table, and chairs. It is unquestionably a luxury add-on that is not needed, but it may be worthwhile for some families (like those with babies who will need a nap spot).
Stay Safe and Have Fun!
Depending on the location and COVID guidelines, you can purchase a day pass and save your money for a nearby cheaper/points hotel. Then you can spend as much time as you like at the water park and other attractions without having to pay for luxurious hotel rooms.