If you are wondering is the great wolf lodge paw pass worth it, you are not alone. On my first visit to Great Wolf Lodge, it was one of the top questions that I had after deciding that we were going.
There is a waterpark, what else does my kid need? If that is running though your head, you are a lot like me. By the time you get to the end of this post you should be able to make a choice on whether the Great Wolf Lodge paw pass is worth it, or maybe a pup pass or even a wolf pass or perhaps you will choose to wait and see and not buy any of them!
What is Included in the Great Wolf Lodge Paw Pass?
The Great Wolf Lodge Paw Pass includes: choice of MagiQuest or ShadowQuest game, choice of classic or colored wand, standard wand topper or Magi belt, 20 points Paw Points arcade games card, 12oz candy cup from the gift shop, one single scoop ice cream from Bear Paw Sweets
How Much does the Paw Pass Cost?
The paw pass is $44.99
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What do you get when you are already staying at Great Wolf Lodge?
If you are like me, you are wondering what a stay at the resort gets you. Included with your package there is all day water park access with various water slides and play pools, wifi throughout the resort, fitness center, kids activities, story time, character appearances, and a forest friends show.
If you visit during Howl-O-Ween you get cun extra’s like Trick-or-Treating and fun decor!
What costs extra at Great Wolf Lodge?
There are also activities that are above and beyond your resort access, such as build-a-bear, later tag, mini golf, ropes course, bowling, gaming with MagiQuest or ShadowQuest, arcades and more. Each location is a little different. If you want to take in some of these extras, then purchasing a paw pass is probably worth it. Depending on your child’s age, you also want to consider the pup pass or wolf pass.
What other pass options are there?
As I mentioned, there is also a pup or wolf pass.
Each pass is a little different as each resort is a little different.
What is included in the Pup Pass?
Great Wolf Lodge Pup Pass are for the younger guests and include: One Build-a-Bear Animal, arcade card with 20 points, 12oz candy cup, swim googles, one single scoop ice cream.
The Pup Pass costs $44.99
The Pup pass is intended for younger guests. I would say under 5 years old. However, it does not come with a wand and if you have older children, your younger one will probably want to have their own wand to play along.
What is included in the Wolf Pass?
The Wolf Pass has the most things to do: choice of MagiQuest or ShadowQuest game, choice of classic or coloured wand, standard wand topper or Magi belt, one round of golf, Maze entry, 20 points Paw Points arcade games card, 12oz candy cup from the gift shop, one single scoop ice cream from Bear Paw Sweets, swim goggles.
The Wolf Pass costs $59.99
The Wolf pass works for all ages but is designed for older kids who are going to be able to get more done during your visit. It is also idea for those staying a little longer or have more time at the resort.
As I mentioned, each resort’s pass may be a little different as each resort offers different amenities. When you book, check which amenities are included in your chosen resort.
Is the Great Wolf Lodge Paw Pass Worth it?
Overall, the choice is up to you, but if you want to buy souvenirs or have a few more family-fun experiences, the passes will be worth it for your visit.
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Lindsay is the founder and editor of Carpe Diem OUR Way. She is passionate about sharing her experiences of traveling with children on adventurous family holidays around the world! She resides in the suburbs of Vancouver when not jet setting abroad.