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Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound

20500 Old Highway 99 SW, Grand Mound, Washington

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Visited: October 2011 | Submitted: Mar 27, 2013 | I traveled with teens (13+)

GREAT Value!

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We love Great Wolf Lodge! First, we live where it rains (a lot) and we get tired of the downpour (a lot) and want to go somewhere close, not too expensive, dry and warm. Hawaii would be nice, but GWL makes a great alternative. For about $250, we can get TWO days in the waterpark plus one overnight stay. If we were to go to anywhere else, that $250 would be spent just for the attractions!

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We're not impressed with the dinner buffet, but we do love the breakfast buffet. And it's a great way to start the day! Get up, put on suits, go for a rather late breakfast (usually about 10am for us), hit the pools! Lunch, we usually stay in the waterpark area and have lunch from the canteen there. It's a lot less $$ than anywhere else in GWL. Dinner? Here's a hint! As you're driving from the freeway to GWL, you'll see a pizza place with a phone number. They will deliver to the GWL lobby. And it's good pizza. Don't forget to bring your own paper plates and napkins. So, you've got a really nice breakfast, lunch snacks, and pizza. If you order breakfast when you make your reservations you save about $2/each. All in all, you can do food this way for about $20/each.

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Wild Waves Themes Park

36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, Washington

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Visited: October 2012 | Submitted: Mar 19, 2013 | I traveled with teens (13+)

Halloween Nightmare - and not the spooky one you wanted

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Where to being with what a disaster this was. OK. The Haunted House. We got in that line first as it was long and we knew it would only get longer. We waited AN HOUR AND TWENTY MINUTES to get in. (And of course, being the Pacific Northwest, it was pouring down rain. Not that that was Wild Waves fault.) After all that, we finally get in the Haunted House, only to have it malfunction before we were through the first room. They escorted us to an emergency exit. We asked where to go to get back in, thinking we'd be first in line? Nope. End of the line. So we decided to skip it as the line was much longer now than it had been when we had gotten in it. We found Wild Waves had allowed way too many people in for the amount of rides that were open. None of the teen-aged rides had anything less than a half hour wait. Considering it was only open for a few hours, the bottom line is that we spent over ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS and went on ONE RIDE. My email to Wild Waves the next day went unanswered.

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Don't bother with the big events. Wild Waves lets way more people in in the short period of time than the rides can handle. I would expect even if open for just six hours, to be able to go on at least half the rides.

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