New Indoor Water Park Resort Coming to Orange County

Posted May 22, 2014 by Katie Brandenburger

What could possibly add more fun and variety to Anaheim and Orange County’s already jam-packed lineup of attractions and entertainment options? How about an indoor water park?

The Anaheim Resort area will be the proud new home of Great Wolf Lodge Southern California – a giant indoor water park resort just minutes from the Disneyland Resort.

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California (renderings)

Photo © Great Wolf Lodge

Photo © Great Wolf Lodge

Slated for completion in 2016, the 100,000-square-foot indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge will be open year-round – offering guests the opportunity to take advantage of this aquatic wonderland rain or shine. Access to the indoor water park will be free and exclusive to resort guests.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:

Attractions and Activities at Great Wolf Lodge

A few of the signature Great Wolf Lodge water rides and attractions coming to the resort include the six-story Howlin’ Tornado; the Wolf Tail slide (with a 360-degree loop); Slap Tail Pond wave pool; and Fort Mackenzie – a multi-level interactive tree house with a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket.

Howlin' Tornado

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Slap Tail Pond Wave Pool

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Fort Mackenzie

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Other attractions and activities include:

MagiQuest – a live-action, adventure game where kids use wands as they embark on quests throughout the resort, while battling dragons, collecting gold and saving pixies;

Photo © Great Wolf Lodge

Scooops Kid Spa – a great spot for ice cream-themed manicures and pedicures;

Photo © Great Wolf Lodge

Ten Paw Alley mini bowling;

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and Evening Story Time by the fireplace – a Great Wolf Lodge tradition bringing guests together in the Grand Lobby each night.

Dining Options

The new resort will also feature several on-site dining options and food outlets, including the Lodge Wood Fired Grill restaurant and bar, Bear Paw Sweets & Eats confectionary café, Hungry as a Wolf handcrafted pizza and pasta, and Buckets Incredible Craveables.

Lodge Wood Fired Grill

Photo © Great Wolf Lodge

Room Features

Each of the 603 rooms at the all-suite resort will be able to accommodate up to six people and include an in-room refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Several themed suites will offer kids a great place to unwind after a fun-filled day at the water park. The cave-themed “Wolf Den” and log cabin-themed “KidCabin” suites will be equipped with bunk beds.

Wolf Den Suite

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Meeting Space

In addition to catering to leisure travelers, Great Wolf Lodge Southern California will boast more than 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Complete with a dedicated group entrance, built-in audio/video technology, customizable catering options and a world-class team of industry professionals, the resort’s conference center will provide an entirely new option for meeting planners to host groups.

Photo © Great Wolf Lodge

Going Green

Though the water park fun is definitely something to be excited about, another great feature of Great Wolf Lodge is their environmentally-conscious approach to doing business. Through the Project Green Wolf program, each resort is focused on maintaining the highest levels in water management, waste reduction, energy efficiency, environmentally-focused purchasing, and guest education.

Latest Developments

Donning hardhats with wolf ears, executives of Great Wolf Lodge and Garden Grove officials celebrated the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on May 21.

Have you ever been to a Great Wolf Lodge resort property? Tell us about it in the comments section below!


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