Saturday, October 13, 2007
Great Wolf Lodge = Great Big Disappointment
Our much-anticipated trip to Great Wolf Lodge finally arrived! We left after school on Thursday (the kids were off on Friday) and arrived in time to play in the water park for 2 hours. Everyone had a good time! My 4 year old reports that his "favorite thing" was the log cabin and the Woo-pa Woo-pa Slide (whatever that means).
You might be wondering about the title of this post . . . well, we woke up Friday morning and arrived at the water park when it opened at 9am. Around 10am the power went out! We stayed at the water park for a few minutes but the power didn't return so we decided to check-out. (Check-out was at 11am. Our original plan was to check-out but stay at the water park for a few hours and then head home.) I asked at check-out if there was some sort of compensation for the power going out but was told, "No. The power is not in our control. You are welcome to stay and enjoy our other amenities." Really? What can we do without power? I guess we could have listened to story time while munching on free cookies until the power returned. Instead, we opted to visit the nearby outlets and eat lunch somewhere where power was available. So we did this and of course, we heard whining the whole time about wanting to go back to GWL. We called the Lodge around 1pm, thinking we would go back to the water park for a few hours but found out that the power was STILL out so we decided to give up and drive home.
I am going to call GWL on Monday and try to work out some sort of discount for our next visit. I'll keep you posted.