Great Wolf Lodge Day Passes Now Available!
Have you all heard? Great Wolf Lodge is now offering Day Passes to their waterparks. I have confirmed they are available for the Great Wolf Lodge Washington location too (Grand Mound). Before you get too excited, I will mention up front that in most cases it is still going to be more cost effective for you to get a room (if you are visiting with kids or larger parties). It is a great option if you are a smaller party, or have a family member or someone who just wants to join you for the day though.
Great Wolf Lodge companion passes have been available for awhile now, where if you are staying in the waterpark you can get a pass for one family or friend starting at $50, per registered guest, if they are just coming to visit you for the day. You can find details on the Companion Pass program here.
To compare if the passes are a better option, or getting a room is a better fit, find the best deals on Great Wolf Lodge rooms and waterpark passes check out our Great Wolf Lodge Promo Code Deals or Great Wolf Lodge Groupon deal posts here.
We also share tips on how to save the most at Great Wolf Lodge here too!
Details on how the Great Wolf Lodge Day Pass works:
How much do Great Wolf Lodge Day Passes cost?
They start at $50 a day, from what we can find, but the price is going to depend upon the day you plan to visit (we found prices as high as $110 a day on upcoming weekends). It sounds like the average will run you around $80 pp per day. At those prices, it is probably more cost effective to get a room, if you are traveling with 4 or more people. Passes are not required for children 2 and under when accompanied by an adult who has purchased a pass, so be sure to factor the age of your kids in when figuring out which option might be the most cost effective for you.
For example, Great Wolf Lodge is offering a Family Suite for $129 here, for September 5th (a weekday stay). Once you add in taxes and resort fees it will actually cost you $182.63. If you plug that same day into the day pass calculator, it will cost $50 pp per day, making your fee for 3 people $150, but once you hit 4 people it will cost you $200 (so more then the room for 6).
With a day pass you can access the park at 10 am, and then have full access until closing time. If you purchase a room, you can use the waterpark on your check in day, as well as checkout day (so a one night stay provides you access to two days of waterpark fun), which is another thing to consider when figuring out what is best for your family.
Your Day Pass includes:
- All-day fun at our 84-degree indoor water park
- Free life jackets for all the family
- Free passes for kids aged 2 years and under
More Things to Know about Day Passes
Note that the number of day passes given out per day will depend on the number of guests booked at the hotel (this number will be monitored to keep waterpark visitors at a controlled number). This means they will a) be more expensive and b) be harder to get for busier times at the resort, so plan accordingly.
You cannot bring in food or drink with a day pass (where you can save on your food costs if you are staying in a room by bringing your own food and snacks). You can bring your own cooler and keep it in your car, and go out there for meal breaks. There are also restaurants in the resort (and one we love in the parking lot that is affordable, and you can read about that one here).
Day Pass Details
- Purchase passes online or through Customer Service at 800-905-9653.
- Towels are available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own.
- Lockers are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Coolers and outside food will have to stay in the car! Our lodges offer a number of delicious dining options.
*Some Adventure Park activities may require incremental purchase.
Terms of Purchase
On the day of your visit to Great Wolf Lodge, you will have to bring the following to receive your day pass at the front desk:
- A valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID
- The credit card used to complete the transaction.
Water park passes are nonrefundable and all sales are final.