Big Rad Wolf: Great Wolf Lodge is Now Open in Scottsdale

Helena WegnerOctober 1, 2019
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Splash around this fall at Great Wolf Lodge’s first Arizona location, which opened September 27. Situated in the Scottsdale Talking Stick Entertainment District, it’s the first indoor waterpark in the state – one that also happens to include an affixed 350-room resort. “Everything is designed to bring joy to families and to [let them] do activities together,” general manager Brian Johnson says. A high-speed, four-person raft ride called Diamondback Drop makes its debut as the “first of its kind” in the world, one in which riders are dropped into 360-degree turns and then sloshed back and forth through a large tunnel. The resort offers themed suites, eight dining options and daily activities like mini golf, bowling and interactive MagiQuest games. “You don’t have to do any planning – all you have to do is book your reservation and say, ‘I am showing up,’ and everything is planned for you,” Johnson says.

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