Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Snowing at the Great Wolf Lodge!

Recently my family was invited to stay at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City to help kick off their month-long annual Snowland celebration. I will be joined by 9 other Michigan Mommy Bloggers and their families this weekend and me and my family couldn't be more excited. Dexter loves the water and he is going to be blown away with the grandeur that is the Great Wolf Lodge.

The winter wonderland experience starts as soon as guests enter Great Wolf Lodge through the Grand Lobby. Images of snowflakes, icebergs, twinkling lights, decorated trees and other festive decorations fill the space. And several times a day, holiday music plays to compliment the three times daily Snow Show - yes, that would be real snow falling from the snow-making machines hidden in the rafters, showering the children below.

“The holidays are always a special time here at Great Wolf Lodge,” said Melissa Wheeler, vice president of brand at Great Wolf Resorts. “We focus on the family all year long, but when families choose to spend their holidays with us, we try to make it as happy and memorable as possible.”

The holiday experience continues with a variety of themed activities throughout the Lodge:
*Holiday Story Time with Mascot Rowdy the Reindeer
*The Writing Depot, where children can write, decorate and mail letters directly to Santa
*Polar Wolf Walk, a wintery nature hike for kids to site penguins, polar bears and more
*North Pole University, complete with educational activities to earn a diploma and special gift
*Toy Creation Station, where children can create toys to keep or give to a friend
*Wrapping Depot for guests to have presents wrapped on-the-spot
*Special musical guest performances
*Holiday caroling
*Santa appearances
*Animated Great Clock Tower holiday performances

Events may vary by property location.

“This year marks our fifth celebration of Snowland, and every year it just keeps getting better,” said Wheeler. “To see the look on children’s faces as it snows in the Lobby or to watch a family sing holiday carols, it reminds all of us what this season is about - family, friends and spending time together.”
Snowland wraps up with the celebration of New Year’s Eve and the annual Snowball, a family-friendly event that includes music, dancing and special waterslide duck races (with prizes). Naturally, all stays include passes to the 84-degree indoor waterpark.

Tonight I am looking forward to Santa's arrival at 5pm. Dexter will be thrilled as well. Then, at 8pm this evening, it will snow in the lobby. INSIDE! We will be leaving the house shortly to meet up with my friends for Snowland. Who will be joining my family?

Jennifer (@5_dollarshake & @geekyjenn) -
Wendy (@MoneyMamaInMich) -
Lisa (@OaklandCtyMoms) -
Tonia (@americanmom) -
Jamie -
Rachel (@warmhearts4) -
Deb (@debmomof3) -
Sarah (@grshortstop) -
Jill (@DiaperDiaries)-

This post is courtesy of the Great Wolf Lodge. They are covering the lodging for my family but have not compensated me for the writing of this post.


Tia said...

I've visited the GWL in Williamsburg, VA and love it. Have fun!