Review by xoxoerinsmith.com
Last week my family snuck away to Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg for a weekday vacation, and we spent a TON of time at the Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park. The Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg Resort has so much to offer families and the indoor water park is a huge draw for many visitors.
What is the Best Age for the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park?
ANY! ALL! Seriously, there is something for every age group at the Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg water park. Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg is a 67,000-square-foot indoor water park that is an amazing attraction for families and kids of all ages.
Is Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg Water Park Indoor or Outdoor?
Both, but since it gets pretty chilly in VA in the winter, the outdoor water park component closes for portions of the year.
What does the Outdoor Water Park have at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg?
Raccoon Lagoon is Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg’s outdoor water park area that you’ll want to check out if you are there during the warmer months in VA! The Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg outdoor area offers an all-around three-foot, six-inch deep water play area, with fountains and plenty of poolside seating for soaking up the sun. The area is on the smaller side but is a great way to add more fun into your trip when it is open.
What is the Check-In Process like at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg?
Check in time at Great Wolf Lodge is 4pm. However, Great Wolf Lodge welcomes you as early as 1pm on the day of check in. If your room isn’t ready, you can still grab your wristbands and start having fun at the indoor water park and bring your items to your room when its ready. If your family wants to pack in the fun and are only staying one night, arriving at 1pm ready to go is the way to go!
What can my Toddler do at the Indoor Water Park?
The Cub Paw Pool is packed with so much fun for the little ones. The deepest part of the Cub Paw Pool is 18 inches. It is zero depth entry and is packed with three water slides, a play area, a fountain and water cannons. Watch this video to see highlights of the Cub Paw Pool and other fun parts of the Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg indoor water park.
What will Adults Enjoy at the Water Park?
It really depends family to family but I loved dividing and conquering with my husband and getting a ton of 1:1 time with each kid. It is so hard to get 1:1 time for our kids being so close in age and often doing activities together, so this was so priceless for me.
My husband had a great time on the water slides with our older kiddos. There were adults having a blast on the wave rider and in the wave pool too.
There were lots of adults lounging in the North Hot Springs adult only hot tub.
What are the Height Requirements for the Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg Indoor Water Park?
The only requirements at the indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg are for some of the larger slides. You can find specifics on the requirements for each attraction at the water park here.
Is the Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg Day Pass Worth it?
If you have been to Great Wolf Lodge before and live close to the resort, I could see the day pass being helpful to celebrate something on a small scale. It could be a great idea to have a day out for 1:1 with a child or as a reward. However, I think for most guests that go for a guest pass end up spending money on food and other items around the Great Wolf Lodge resort for items that would be included with the room stay. I definitely would recommend booking a stay at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg vs the day pass to get the entire experience that Great Wolf Lodge has to offer.
The Great Wolf Lodge Day Pass cost is 70$ per person and includes your entrance to the water park. Children 2 and under do not require a day pass.
What are the Dining Options in the Water Park?
Buckets Incredible Craveables was a great food option we frequented often while inside of the water park. We got the large size of the meals available (cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets with fries) and shared. We knew the boys would not want to sit down for an entire meal while at the water park so sharing was a great way to get some food in their bodies before they ran off. We also got the refillable cup for 9.99 here and were able to refill around the park during our stay for free. Definitely recommend grabbing this cup while at Great Wolf Lodge. The service was really fast too!
Grizzly Rob’s Bar is located inside the water park for adult beverages. My husband loved this option because Grizzly Rob’s has two TV’s and he could grab a quick sports update while also keeping his eyes on our kids.
You can also grab food from the restaurants inside of the resort and bring the food into the water park as well. You can read more about the other restaurant and food options at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg here.
What to Pack when Visiting Great Wolf Lodge Water Park?
I HIGHLY recommend packing multiple bathing suits for each child if you have extras. This way in case your child wants to leave the water park and come back, they have a dry suit to wear! There are bathing suit drying machines in the water park bathrooms that do help pull a lot of water out of the suit, but they will not dry it completely.
A phone protector so you can capture photos and videos without worrying about your phone getting wet! You can order a phone protector like the one here, trust me it’s worth every penny for capturing those fun memories!
Definitely pack your children water shoes or Crocs to wear around the water park and especially when walking to and from bathrooms and food. I would definitely pack water shoes for your children for the Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg water park. There are plenty of mats on the ground and staff were mopping and keeping the floors as dry as possible, but there is so much traffic! The bathrooms were really slippery and water shoes were so helpful for the kids especially.
I packed goggles just in case my children wanted, and they did not ever use.
Do I Need to Bring or Pack Towels?
No, Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg provides towels for guests. You scan your wristband to get the towels at the gift shop when entering the water park and then return the towels to get more.
Do I Need to Pack or Bring Life Jackets?
No, Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg provides life jackets for guests. Life jackets are available throughout the water park for ease.
Where can I put my Items while at the Water Park?
Most families grab a chair or two and stash their items there so you will have somewhere to come back to and have a snack or rest. There are lockers available for rental. I would definitely recommend a locker if you are at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg as a day pass.
Cabana Rental Great Wolf Lodge
Cabanas provide a common location for you to come back to that is reserved just for your family. I do not think that the cabana is necessary unless you are traveling to the indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge during peak times. I do think if I had a newborn or younger baby that needed to nap, and I was unable to leave the water park that this could be extremely helpful to have a cabana rental because you can close the cabana drapes to create an atmosphere that is less stimulating than a chair / table in the main area. The cabana can be added to your reservation.
- Four bottles of water
- Four personal towels to use during your stay
- Deck of playing cards to use during your stay
- Safe / TV / mini-fridge
- Ceiling Fans
Is the Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park a Good Destination for Adults Traveling without Kids?
Great Wolf Lodge is designed with a 7-13 year old in mind and while it is very fun for those younger or older, I do not know that it would be my personal preference to travel to Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park without kids. Great Wolf Lodge is overflowing with kids so if that does not bother you…
What are the Hours of Great Wolf Lodge Water Park?
The hours may vary at each location but while we were at the Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg VA location the indoor water park hours were 9:00am to 8:00pm.
What is the Location of Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg?
Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg is located at 549 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
Great Wolf Lodge is right off of the highway and very easy to get to. You are within close proximity to Walmart and other stores as well as many restaurants and the Williamsburg Outlets. However, your family will not want to leave premises once you arrive at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg. I would definitely plan to stay on premises the entire time. You can read my review on the entire Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg VA stay here.
Has your family traveled to or visited Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg before? If so, what was your favorite part of the trip?