Families visiting any of Great Wolf Lodge’s resorts this spring are in for a fun surprise with their annual SPRING-A-PALOOZA happening now through April 15, 2018. During the five-week celebration of spring, you’ll find colorful decorations throughout, character-inspired flower gardens, bubble dance parties in the lobby, scavenger hunts, spring picnics with free lemonade, and spring-inspired daily activities. New this year, they have partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund and raise awareness to end childhood cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
During Spring-A-Palooza, families taking breaks between their water park fun can visit a lemonade stand in the Grand Lobby for complimentary lemonade to be enjoyed together picnic-style. This year, exclusive color changing cups will be sold for $2.50, and 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (a charity whose mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure cancer). Great Wolf Lodge anticipates at least $15,000 will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation through the sale of the keepsake Spring-A-Palooza cups.
In addition to the partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, other highlights include:
- Spring Cinema: Families can unwind after a fun-filled day and enjoy a family movie in the Grand Lobby.
- Spring Picnic: A time-honored spring tradition gets a Great Wolf twist, as guests can grab a blanket, spread it out on the floor and enjoy an afternoon picnic in the Grand Lobby. Guests can sip complimentary Minute Maid beverage available from the Great Wolf Lodge character-themed Lemonade Stand and play a few rounds of “Take A Wiley Guess” card game.
- Bubble Dance Party: This special Spring-a-Palooza event fills the Grand Lobby with cascading bubbles while Great Wolf Lodge’s Ambassadors of Fun keep energy-levels high with a family-friendly dance party.
- Spring-a-Palooza Story Time: Great Wolf Lodge’s nightly Story Time takes on a spring themed tale featuring the Great Wolf Lodge characters called “Natural Wonders.” Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite jammies to the Grand Lobby for this event and will have the opportunity to meet one of the Great Wolf Lodge characters in person.
- Spring Scavenger Hunts: Great Wolf Lodge features two self-guided scavenger hunts as part of Spring-a-Palooza. The “I Spy Spring” scavenger hunt will have guests looking high and low in the Grand Lobby to find a dozen hidden objects. The “Spring Sprint” scavenger hunt has guests solving clues that will take them on a journey throughout the lodge. When all 10 clues are solved, guests are rewarded with a prize.
- Character Themed Flower Gardens: A highlight of the Spring-a-Palooza celebration is the colorful springtime gardens found in the Grand Lobby. The gardens are designed and handcrafted by Pack Members from the resort. The collection of flower pots are inspired by the Great Wolf Lodgecharacters. Guests are encourage to stroll around the garden and vote for their favorite display.
- Jelly Bean Guessing Game: A gigantic jar filled to the brim with jelly bean candies sits in the Grand Lobby and guests are invited to enter a contest guessing how many delicious treats are within the jar. The guests closest to the correct number without going over will be entered for a chance to win aGreat Wolf Lodge Gift Card.
- Spring Themed Crafts: During Spring-a-Palooza, the resort’s Ambassadors of Fun will host several spring-inspired craft making events for kids of all ages. Character-themed crafting projects include Oliver’s Crazy About Bugs Jar, Violet’s Springtime Noodle Doodle, Brinley’s Don’t Blow Away Kite and Wiley’s Can You Spot It Binoculars.
Great Wolf Lodge Southern California
12681 Harbor Blvd in
Garden Grove, California
For each night stayed at Great Wolf Lodge, you’ll get access to two days of indoor water park! The Spring-a-Palooza events are complimentary to guests staying at the resort. Activities vary daily and based on location. A complete listing of daily activities and times can be found in the Lodge Life event schedule provided to guests upon check-in, on their website, or by calling the location directly. For more information on Great Wolf Resorts and its brands of indoor water park resorts, please visit their website.