1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

Great Wolf Lodge coming to Orlando

Discussion in 'Orlando Area Hotels' started by grizzlybarely, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. grizzlybarely

    grizzlybarely Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Isla Nublar
  2. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    7,723
    Likes Received:
    13,420
    Location:
    Wexford, PA
    This is a big shake up near WDW. Great Wolf Lodge is a name up in the midwest, popping up next to local theme parks for hotel/water park accommodations. I see this being a no-brainer move.
     
  3. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    13,680
    Likes Received:
    19,157
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    Yes, they do well in those areas. Anyone that I've known that attended one has said really good things about the experience. They're also good for a mini vacation.
     
  4. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    18,719
    Likes Received:
    14,394
    Location:
    North of the Wall
    But isn't it known as an indoor water park up north? What will it be in Florida? It can't hinky like they pull in frozen wilderness there.
     
  5. grizzlybarely

    grizzlybarely Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Isla Nublar
    They have all kinds of activities. Beyond the water park, some have MagiQuest, 4D theaters, ropes courses, mini-golf, and more. This is perfect for families that want to go to the parks one day, and stay in the next day without feeling like they're missing out.
     
    SeventyOne likes this.
  6. IzzyB

    IzzyB Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,996
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Indoor water park may be more of a draw than some think. On a rainy day or during the winter months this could be a huge draw. May also pull local staycation business away from Disney. I know when I am looking to do a staycation I want lots to do at the hotels since I can see Disney whenever I want.
     
    maxairmike, *Q* and SeventyOne like this.
  7. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    13,680
    Likes Received:
    19,157
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    Yes, I strongly agree. I think that's the strength of these places. Good location. Plus, they'll be there to pick up the scraps from Disney.
     
  8. UK-Trigg

    UK-Trigg Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,237
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Location:
    UK
    Volcano bay and now this, could it kick start Disney into upgrading their water park offerings? Probably not!
     
  9. grizzlybarely

    grizzlybarely Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Isla Nublar
    Hell, this would draw me (a mild heliophobe) in during the summer months. On those near triple-digit temperature days, I'd take the covered, air-conditioned water park every time.
     
    *Q* likes this.
  10. maxairmike

    maxairmike Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    346
    Location:
    In the thick of it
    Ever since I moved down here I said there's a huge opportunity for Kalahari and/or Great Wolf. You've got the daily summer thunderstorms that can cut a water park day short, the occasional cold spells that have the WDW water parks shutting down, and then those ridiculously hot, sticky days where you don't want to really be outside at all, even in a water park. An indoor water park resort should do gangbusters here.
     
    Joe likes this.

Share This Page