Looking for the perfect staycation destination packed with family fun? Great Wolf Lodge is known throughout the country for offering just that. With locations close to metropolitan areas all over the United States, Great Wolf Lodge is a favorite weekend getaway for many busy families.
Recently, the company began building its largest location yet, just off of I-95 in Perryville, Maryland. The Lodge will be about a 30-minute drive for residents of the greater Wilmington area, and under two hours from those living in Southern Delaware. Along with the familiar amenities present at every Great Wolf Lodge, the Perryville location will introduce two new waterslides and other fun features.
The first impressive feature at Great Wolf Lodge Maryland is the 128,000-square-foot indoor waterpark, complete with nearly two dozen different waterslides and activities. Along with the popular attractions featured at every Lodge, the Perryville location adds two new waterslide designs that don’t exist anywhere else. The “High Paw Holler” is designed to mimic the feeling of racing down a ski slope, with constant excitement and anticipation for the next turn or drop. The “Forest Flume” is a waterslide made for thrill-seekers with back-to-back turns, 360° loops and high-banking slopes. This will be the longest Twister slide that slide manufacturer ProSlide has ever installed in the state of Maryland.
Other attractions within the waterpark cater to a variety of age groups and thrill-seekers. The Otter Cave Waterworks—Great Wolf Lodge’s signature multi-level water play structure—features suspension bridges, slides and spray stations for younger visitors. Plus, Great Wolf Lodge’s iconic tipping bucket, which fills with 1,000 gallons of water and tips every three to four minutes, drenches whoever stands beneath it. The Rapid Racer allows multiple riders to speed down different tubes at the same time, seeing who will reach the bottom first. The Wolf Tail waterslide is another Great Wolf Lodge staple for adventurers. Guests step into a “launch pod” and listen to the sound of a heartbeat as they wait for the floor to drop out from underneath, entering them into a speedy drop and high-speed loops. With these and over a dozen more slides, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in this impressive indoor park.
For toddlers and younger guests, Whooping Hollow is a special section with a play pool and child-sized waterslides, complete with gentle slopes and turns. Crooked Creek is a relaxing lazy river in the middle of the park for a break from the slides and thrills.
While all the waterpark fun you can fit into two days is complementary with a nightly stay, there’s more fun to be had at the Lodge. The 57,000-square-foot Adventure Park includes an indoor high-ropes course, bowling, an arcade and more. The MagiQuest attraction is an immersive virtual reality experience where the kids are given magic wands to interact with objects inside a magical forest. The features in the Adventure Park are available at an extra cost, or can be bundled with the room cost when booking a stay.
Plus, there are multiple retail options throughout the Lodge, including gift shops, a candy store and a Build-a-Bear location. Complimentary events and activities take place in the lobby, including a morning exercise program, Yoga Tails and Story Time, where children gather around the fireplace in the lobby for a bedtime story.
With many onsite dining options, a stay at Great Wolf Lodge is sure to be pleasing to every visitor, whether you’re looking for a sophisticated bite or trying to satisfy a picky eater. The Barnwood restaurant is a rustic, elegant eatery for families looking to enjoy a full-service experience. Hungry as a Wolf Pizza and Freshwoods Market both offer a quick bite. Wood’s End Creamery is Great Wolf Lodge’s onsite ice cream shop, offering over-the-top milkshakes with fun toppings and flavor combinations. Plus, a full-service Dunkin’ location is there for those looking for a familiar sip in the morning.
The current largest location is in California, with just over 600 rooms. Perryville’s Great Wolf Lodge will have 700 suites to accommodate families from the multiple surrounding metropolitan areas. Great Wolf Lodge is all about bonding with the people you love, which is why rooms are suite-style and can accommodate single families, multi-generational families or groups of friends (“framilies,” as they like to say at Great Wolf Lodge). Suites are a customizable experience, with options to join suites with other guests for a multi-family experience. With this style of stay, a family can easily spend a night or a weekend at the Lodge without breaking the bank.
Additional booking options include half- or full-day passes to enjoy the waterpark without the overnight stay, reserved cabana seating to relax while the kids enjoy the park and bundles that include Adventure Park passes, dining and more.
Great Wolf Lodge Maryland is set to open by the end of summer in 2023. The venue is accepting advanced bookings for August 2023. Families eager to get their stay secured at Great Wolf Lodge Maryland can begin booking future reservations using the Grand Opening promotional code GRAND. This promotion unlocks up to a 25% discount on room rates, along with other perks. Guests must book this special offer before August 1, 2023 for stays at the resort between August 1, 2023 and December 14, 2023.
Along with bringing a staycation destination to the Delmarva area, the resort will also provide over 800 jobs as it staffs the restaurants, parks and hotel. Great Wolf Lodge is already seeking experienced individuals to fill leadership positions. As the opening date approaches, it will begin accepting applications for a variety of positions online here.
To learn more about the new location, stay updated on the grand opening or book your stay, visit Great Wolf Lodge Maryland online.