OtherGround Forums Great wolf lodge- anaheim ca. Tme

19 days ago
5/28/02
Posts: 75386

Going tu-thu in a couple weeks, and it seems way too fucki g expensive for a hotel / indoor water park.

just read all the most recent yelp reviews, and theyre all 1 star, with shit from mystery charges, poop in pool, rude staff, shitty food, etc. we prepaid and are going with another family who’s been before and they like it. 

19 days ago
6/3/18
Posts: 489

Gaylord Michigan has Boyne falls resort that has a huge indoor park plus golf and many others. Its not expensive in Michiga,n we have plastic straws, no homeless they freeze, weather is perfect, no traffic clean air, lots of stars at night and about 50 lakes within 50 miles. Traverse city is less than an hour away and has all of the beauty that you could stand about eight different wineries to tour tons of food microbreweries and some nightlife. Mostly just ridiculous Beauty without all of the craziness and traffic of large cities. There are even multiple casinos

19 days ago
7/7/14
Posts: 5343

I have been there with the family.  Expensive.  We were over it after the first day, due to it being only 4 slides.  Great for 5-8 year olds.

19 days ago
3/16/06
Posts: 19943

It's not in Anaheim, it's in Garden Grove. That area of Harbor Blvd is not the best, so don't let the kids wander off the property. Disneyland is close and I'm sure they run some kind of shuttle. PM me if you want food recommendations nearby, we eat in GG and Santa Ana pretty often. 

19 days ago
6/10/08
Posts: 28778

Stayed at eth one in Wisconsin Dells a couple times. Pretty fun place. Of course we go in the middle of February to break up the long midwest winters. So any place that we can run around in bathing suits is awesome about that time of year...

19 days ago
11/24/05
Posts: 3130

We’ve been to the one in Grapevine Texas. Got the room for cheap on Groupon that includes the water park. Only stayed for 1 day because we had other things lined up. Did late checkout so we could enjoy the water park again before leaving. Our 4 year old daughter loved it. She didn’t need her floats because the water isn’t deep. Everyone there was cool. There were a few little shits but not as many as I thought. We purchased a paw pass where you get a wizard wand to play games on different floors and you get a bunch of other things with the pass as well. I think it was about 100. Probably not worth it but oh well. We are going back soon. 

Edited: 19 days ago
1/12/06
Posts: 3526
I went to the one in Wisconsin Dells.

Kids loved it, I thought it was OK at best. We went in winter, so it was crowded as fuck, long waits for slides, etc. There was one new slide nwe waited for 30+ minutes on the stariway leading up to it, my son started to feel sick, so we had to bail. The others around us said it was another 30min before they got to ride the damn thing. Fuck waiting anywhere near an hour for a water slide. The crowd was also a trashier vibe than I expected.

We stayed in one of the cabins off the main building. I think that helps with sanity. The entire main hotel area is full of dripping-wet kids running around like retards on acid all day & night.

There was definitely some fun stuff though, it's worth trying for 1-2 days max.
19 days ago
5/31/07
Posts: 21541
Went to the one next to Kings Island in Ohio.

Was clean and well ran. Lifeguards, despite being mostly teenagers, were vigilant and clearly took the job seriously.

Scenery was minimal, which could be expected in the middle of Ohio.

They served alcohol, thank Jesus.
19 days ago
5/28/02
Posts: 75387

Keepig expectations very low. 2 nights there. 

Kids are 4,4, and 5, so they’ll be with us always. Planning on bringing bunch if trader joes food for them. I’ll run off site to get stuff for mrs mbn and i- 

19 days ago
9/13/02
Posts: 34188

it's shit and your kids will be over in about an hour. there's only 4 water slides and a weak wave pool. probably the biggest rip off in southern california when it comes to amusement parks.

19 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 26392
Mr. Wright - 

it's shit and your kids will be over in about an hour. there's only 4 water slides and a weak wave pool. probably the biggest rip off in southern california when it comes to amusement parks.


This.

Lots of people let their kids shit and piss in the water.

Horrible, horrible place.
19 days ago
5/28/02
Posts: 75388
Mr. Wright -

it's shit and your kids will be over in about an hour. there's only 4 water slides and a weak wave pool. probably the biggest rip off in southern california when it comes to amusement parks.

Well, sounds like extra booze needed. 

Are the recent yelp recoews fairly accurate? Lots of trashy people there?

Edited: 19 days ago
7/11/08
Posts: 7621

My young niece and nephew love it there, but I think it’s a waste.  They have a couple slides total and the rooms are nothing special.  Personally I think it’s a waste, but to each is own.  If you are in Southern California, they have soak city at Knotts, raging waters, many better water park options.  Have fun though; kids seem to enjoy the place.

 

as for trashy people; I didn’t remember it being that bad, but who knows.  It’s pretty damn expensive and that limits the trash a bit.  It is Anaheim though; so yeah...

19 days ago
9/23/07
Posts: 8812
Be careful, I heard you might run into some White Power up there.

Bring gloves or something.
19 days ago
3/2/12
Posts: 3942

Stayed there one night and that was enough. Kids had fun...but yes, it’s expensive. I think they just started selling day passes for people not staying there so might be a mad-house now.

19 days ago
4/2/08
Posts: 1027

Wife and I brought the kid. We watched lifeguards shuffle kids out of the pool due to poop. They shocked the pool and let the kids back in 8 minutes later. I thought they needed 15 minutes minimum to clean the pool.

19 days ago
9/13/02
Posts: 34189
microbiologynerd -
Mr. Wright -

it's shit and your kids will be over in about an hour. there's only 4 water slides and a weak wave pool. probably the biggest rip off in southern california when it comes to amusement parks.

Well, sounds like extra booze needed. 

Are the recent yelp recoews fairly accurate? Lots of trashy people there?

yes. trashy as fuck. it's where all the people go that can't afford Knotts Soak city or Raging Waters go. and considering those two spots are pretty cheap that should tell you all you need to know.

19 days ago
2/8/08
Posts: 3505
I had a few close friends go, and based off what they said, I'll never go. Overpriced, you can only buy their booze, and the staff wasn't the best.

To me, its just an odd concept for Southern Calif. There are too many outdoor water parks and the weather is typically good enough year round. Raging Waters, Soak City, etc..
19 days ago
9/13/02
Posts: 34190

personally, i've never been there. 

my youngest son was invited to a birthday party there last year. the mom of his friend was an ER nurse and was appalled at some of the shit she saw. she called my wife a few hours into the party and asked her to come pick up our son. she then had an improptu get together at a spot in HB. When we all showed up at the restaurant she went into graphic detail about the people and things she witnessed while there. 

after her/their experience we'll never go.

19 days ago
3/24/14
Posts: 10273

We've been a few times because the kids love it.  Not particularly trashy IMO and as clean and well-maintained as you could hope for a venue like it.  Expensive, but decent food and bar.  They have a Chuck E. Cheese-type arcade where the kids earn credits toward prizes, 6-hole (or thereabouts) neon mini-golf course and other night-time activities for kids. The first time we went, was about 200 dads and sons, and a group of us paid some staff to surf after closing.  I think we pitched in $100 between us, and surfed for two-plus hours with no crowds.

19 days ago
9/22/16
Posts: 17007
You know how anytime anyone goes to a swim park it's overrun with hood rats and trailer trash?

Great Wolf Lodge is a water park where the pricing model keeps the trash out (for the most part). That's it. A hotel with decent food options, good customer service, and a water park where you won't run into Shaniqua or BillyJoeJimBob.
19 days ago
4/5/07
Posts: 10308

We’ve been going to the one in Washington for my sons birthday the last 3 years.  We love it, but grandma pays as his present, so that probably makes me like it a lot more than if I was paying. And I assume anything in the LA area is going to suck more just because. 

But if they have the wizard adventure thing, and your kids are around 5 to 12 years old, get yourself a couple beers and do it. They basically have you running up and down stairs for a couple hours, using a magic wand to active screens and moving stuff all over the hotel. My kids loves it and you can do it slightly buzzed, unlike supervising them in the water park. 

19 days ago
9/13/02
Posts: 34191
AnthonyWeiner - You know how anytime anyone goes to a swim park it's overrun with hood rats and trailer trash?

Great Wolf Lodge is a water park where the pricing model keeps the trash out (for the most part). That's it. A hotel with decent food options, good customer service, and a water park where you won't run into Shaniqua or BillyJoeJimBob.

the one in garden grove is white/mexican trash dump. i'll never let my kids go there again.

19 days ago
7/21/10
Posts: 2122

The Great Wolf Lodge in PA is overrun with city trash. And the resort gouges you at every turn. I will never go back to that shit hole. My daughters live Waterparks but GW has terrible service and insulting prices. 

19 days ago
5/28/02
Posts: 75391

Thinking ive been bamboozled. Fucking hell.