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Have you ever heard of the famous Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park? Last September, Tommy and I took the kids there for the weekend and had an amazing time. We had a great time because the whole place was very family-friendly. There was more than enough activities to keep the whole family excited and busy the entire weekend. The most exciting and enjoyable place that I have ever visited was the Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte, North Carolina. There was a huge indoor water park with great food, arcades, bowling alleys and lots of other activities for us to enjoy.
We spent most of the weekend at the indoor water park. There were two different slides where all four of us could ride in one raft. My favorite ride was the Howlin’ Tornado, which dropped riders into a six-story funnel in the beginning. Once you are through the funnel, it throws you back and forth up thirty feet on each side while spinning you around in circles. It was a real rush! We all enjoyed the Slap Tail Pond wave pool, which had three-foot waves every few minutes.
We rode the waves on a tube for part of the time and then relaxed in the edge of the water the rest of the time. Fort Mackenzie was a neat four-story interactive tree house with two smaller twin slides called Totem Towers on one side. At the very top of the Totem Towers, there was a giant bucket that filled up with water nonstop. Once the bucket was full, it would dump 1000 gallons of water over the entire tree house and everyone around it. There was so much water spraying from every direction that it was impossible not to get drenched. It was fun and exciting to anticipate when the bucket would empty again.
When we were not getting wet at the indoor water park, we went to a few of the different restaurants. For lunch, we ate at Pizza Hut Express and we thought it would be like all of the other times that we had eaten at Pizza Hut. It turned out to be the best cheese pizza my family had ever eaten. It was the thickest and cheesiest pizza ever and we all really enjoyed it. For dinner, we ate at The Loose Moose Cottage and decided to eat from the buffet. It was nice because I had never been to a place with both an adult and a kid’s buffet. We ate like we were at a five-star restaurant and enjoyed every minute of it. We had roast, chicken, steak and all types of different sides. The kid’s buffet included many kid-friendly foods, which made it easier for Dazyon and Zayden to choose something that they liked. They ate chicken nuggets, pizza, cheeseburgers, fries, fruits, and veggies. For dessert, we had chocolate cake and banana pudding.
During the rest of the weekend, when we were not at the water park, we spent time in the Northern Lights Arcade playing all types of videos games. We all won tickets from the games and by the end of the weekend we had over eight hundred prize tickets. The kids got a tied-dyed stuffed bear that had Great Wolf Lodge printed on the belly. At the arcade, Tommy met Ron and Amy Shirley from the truTV show, Lizard Lick Towing. He was excited because he was able to get a picture with them. We also were able to bowl at the Ten Paw Bowling Alley, which had six mini bowling lanes. The lanes, pins, and bowling balls were much smaller than normal which was great for the kids. The kids really liked it because the balls were not big and heavy.
The weekend was amazing for many reasons. We were able to spend most of the time in the indoor water park racing down slides, getting sprayed by water, and jumping waves. While eating, we were able to stop and listen to each other and catch up on our daily lives. At the end of a very fun day, we were able to relax in our spacious and comfortable suite with a patio. Even though we were not able to do all of the activities, we had a wonderful weekend and we are already excited to go back again soon. I would recommend everyone to take a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge.