Since mommy and daddy had a few days off this week, we took the whole pack (well, all three of us!) on a little getaway to the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. Of all the water parks in the Dells, Great Wolf seemed to offer the most toddler attractions, so that’s where we chose to stay. I think it’s safe to say that S had a blast. Here are a few pics of our stay, along with a few little tidbits from me.
We got there right at 1:00 p.m. and were pleasantly surprised that our room was ready. (On the day of your arrival, check in is not until 4:00, but you can start using the water park at 1:00). We unpacked the car (FYI, luggage carts are just to the right of the check in desk), took a quick tour of the hotel to get a lay of the lands and then raced back to the room to change into our suits.
I bought a waterproof disposable camera to get some pool shots. I didn’t want to leave our regular camera out on a table while we were playing and I was also afraid of it getting wet, so this worked out pretty well. The shots are a bit grainy, but considering the camera is supposed to be used in direct sunlight, I think they turned out pretty well.
We played in the waterpark until 4:30 and by then, S was ready for a break. She was going on no nap and lots of stimulation…plus, mommy was hungry for our much awaited pizza delivery!
After our tasty pizza, we dressed S up in her Halloween costume and did the trick-or-treat walk around the hotel. It was S’s first time trick-or-treating (we always seem to be out-of-town for trick-or-treat) and I think she got a good warm up for Sunday’s real deal. Everyone LOVED the duck. Not too shabby for picking it out really last-minute. 😉
S found this little playhouse and had almost as much fun in here as she did in the water park. She loved making and serving us up some “hamburgers”…
We had a lot more fun that night going through the goodies S got (and not so much fun when the jam-packed day finally caught up with S and she displayed the loveliest 2-year-old tantrum when we wouldn’t give her sucker #2.)
The next morning, we headed to Camp Critter Buffet for breakfast. It was just ok. I think next time, we will do what I saw some savvy guests do…head down the street to Dunkin’ Donuts and bring it back to the hotel. We hit the water park again when it opened at 9:00 and played till about 10:40. Check-out time is 11:00, but you can stay and play until the park closes. Since S was looking rather tired and we had visited all the toddler areas we wanted to for the day, we decided to pack up the car and head home.
It was a nice stay for S’s first trip to a water park. I think it’s safe to say we’ll be back!