If you live in the upper Midwest, you have probably heard that there is now a Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota. Actually, there are Great Wolf Lodges popping up all over the country. These water park destinations are full of family fun and traditions, but a stay there can come at a steep price. But still, you’re a little curious about the new water park, and you know that your kids are going to be begging to go there in the very near future. So maybe it’s time to do a little research about the rooms, the water park, and all of the fun activities. This is where I can help. Besides my 16 Tips on How to Save Money at Great Wolf Lodge, I want to share a photo tour of the inside of the new Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota.
Related post: Everything That You Need to Know Before You Go to the Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington, MN
The Standard Rooms at Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota
The standard rooms are very nice at the Bloomington location. The kids will love the bunk beds (not all rooms have them), and there is plenty of room for everyone! Themed rooms are available, but they come with a higher rate. One thing that Great Wolf Lodge does, is show you the floor plan of the rooms while you are making your reservation. This is really helpful, and I wish more resorts would do this.
The bunk beds are fun for hanging out in, but I’m told they weren’t the most comfortable. The queen size bed was comfortable, but the blankets were very thin. Notice that there are bedside tables on both sides of the bed…so convenient.
The couch in the corner folds out into a full size bed. And if you’re wondering, the chest doesn’t open up.
There is a small counter top to the left of the microwave, and to the left of that was the bathroom sink and counter.
The Water Park at Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota
The water park can keep the whole family happy and busy all day long! Our strategies to beating the crowds and having a more enjoyable experience at the water park are to arrive early or stay during the week.
Wolf Rider Wipeout is super popular, but WOW, the kids on it were getting tossed around! The water isn’t running in these photos, so don’t be deceived.
This Great Wolf Lodge location isn’t a brand new park. They moved into the former Radisson Water Park of America and updated it to give it the Great Wolf Lodge theme. Are you wondering where all of the tube slides and body slides are? They start at the upper level and then spiral around outside of the building. Sorry, no pictures. It was January, and cold outside.
There is no warning before the bucket of water spills over. It’s very entertaining to watch!
The water is just a couple of inches deep in the kids area and it is warm.
The wave pool had some pretty good waves going while we were there. The waves also crash into the lazy river, making it not so lazy.
There’s a tunnel on the lazy river. Fun!
This pool was always busy during our stay!
The Activities at Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota
During our January visit, the water park opened at 10:00 and closed at 8:00. So, you need to have something else to do. Great Wolf Lodge has that covered with an assortment of activities for all ages.
Activities seemed to be starting right on time, so don’t be late! We kind of smiled when one dad was hurrying to the lobby with his daughter for the bedtime story….but it was already almost over. Better luck tomorrow night dad.
One flaw of the lobby at the Bloomington location is that there are automatic doors letting people in and out. Do you know how cold it is during the middle of a Minnesota winter? Yep, that cold air floods the lobby. Management is working on a solution for this, but I don’t know what it is.
Be sure to check the screen during the day, and you may catch a story being played.
The arcade is open 24 hours, and you earn tickets toward prizes. The prizes were decent, but it is pretty spendy to play the games.
So many kids were having fun on their MagiQuest adventure!
This area was pretty busy after the water park closed.
This is the perfect bowling alley for the kiddos. Short and sweet.
So now are you ready to book your trip and buy matching pajamas for the whole family? It really is a fun destination and your family will want to return again and again. Did I mention that I have a post on 16 easy ways to save money on your trip to Great Wolf Lodge?