Great Wolf Lodge Splashes Into North­ern Cal­i­for­nia

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Bay Area and North­ern Cal­i­for­nia fam­i­lies will have some­thing fun to howl about in 2020 as Great Wolf Re­sorts, Inc., North Amer­ica’s largest fam­ily of in­door wa­ter park re­sorts, an­nounced it is ex­pand­ing its paw print in The Golden State. The com­pany will build a 500-room fam­ily re­sort on a 29-acre site in Man­teca, pro­vid­ing a con­ve­nient fam­ily get­away for res­i­dents of San Fran­cisco, Oak­land, San Jose, Fresno, Modesto, Stock­ton and many other North­ern Cal­i­for­nia com­mu­ni­ties. Con­struc­tion will be­gin on Great Wolf Lodge North­ern Cal­i­for­nia later this year and it is sched­uled to open the first half of 2020, be­com­ing the com­pany’s 19th re­sort in North Amer­ica and sec­ond in Cal­i­for­nia with the other lo­ca­tion be­ing Gar­den Grove, near Ana­heim.

“As we look to ex­pand the Great Wolf Lodge ex­pe­ri­ence to new mar­kets, we are ex­cited to place our new­est re­sort in Man­teca and pro­vide North­ern Cal­i­for­nian fam­i­lies with an easy get­away where kids and par­ents can have fun to­gether,” said Murray Hen­nessy, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer for Great Wolf Re­sorts, Inc. “The strong sup­port from the lo­cal com­mu­nity and govern­ment, along with the over­all fam­ily-friendly na­ture of Man­teca, made this a per­fect lo­ca­tion for a Great Wolf Lodge. We’re look­ing for­ward to be­ing a part of this com­mu­nity and con­tribut­ing to its con­tin­ued growth.”

“We are thrilled to wel­come Great Wolf Lodge to the City of Man­teca and look for­ward to our part­ner­ship with this iconic brand,” added Mayor of Man­teca, Steve DeBrum. “The City has been work­ing to­ward this type of project for a num­ber of years, and with Great Wolf’s rep­u­ta­tion for fam­ily-friendly at­trac­tions and ex­pe­ri­ences through­out their re­sorts, it’s a great fit for Man­teca.”

Great Wolf Lodge North­ern Cal­i­for­nia will be a year­round fam­ily desti­na­tion filled with at­trac­tions and ameni­ties for all ages. Some of the high­lights in­clude:

A nearly 95,000-square­foot in­door wa­ter­park, heated to a com­fort­able 84 de­grees and fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of body slides, tube slides, raft rides, ac­tiv­ity pools and splash ar­eas for ev­ery mem­ber of the fam­ily – from tod­dlers and teens, to par­ents and grand­par­ents.

A 45,000-square-foot fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment cen­ter known as the Great Wolf Ad­ven­ture Park where fam­i­lies can scale new heights on a multi-level ropes course, play a round of minia­ture golf, com­pete for prizes at the ar­cade, or step into the mys­ti­cal world of Mag­iquest – Great Wolf Lodge’s ex­clu­sive live-ac­tion ad­ven­ture game where play- ers use in­ter­ac­tive magic wands to bat­tle gob­lins and dragons.

A first-of-its-kind an­i­mated show in the lobby called the North­woods Friends show, which uti­lizes pro­jec­tion map­ping tech­nol­ogy on a mov­ing, three-di­men­sional mul­ti­plane sur­face to im­merse chil­dren into the world of the Great Wolf Kids char­ac­ters.

A col­lec­tion of com­pli­men­tary fam­ily events and ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing Yoga Tails, a morn­ing ex­er­cise pro­gram that com­bines tales from an­i­mal friends found in the North­woods with yoga poses, and Great Wolf Lodge’s sig­na­ture Story Time event, where chil­dren gather around the fire­place for a bed­time tale.

Sev­eral din­ing op­tions in­clud­ing a col­lec­tion of eateries in­side the Great Wolf Ad­ven­ture Park that fea­ture va­ri­ety of culi­nary styles, a Dunkin’ Donuts and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream par­lor. The re­sort will also fea­ture Barn­wood, a full-ser­vice farm-to-fork restau­rant fea­tur­ing dishes made from lo­cally sourced ingredients.

Fam­ily friendly suites in a va­ri­ety of cat­e­gories and styles in­clud­ing Great Wolf themed suites with sep­a­rate sleep­ing quar­ters for kids de­signed as ei­ther a log cabin or wolf den and out­fit­ted with bunk beds and Great Wolf char­ac­ter them­ing. The re­sort will also fea­ture suites with mul­ti­ple bed­rooms for large fam­i­lies or multi-gen­er­a­tional groups.

Great Wolf Lodge North­ern Cal­i­for­nia will of­fer an ex­cep­tional value for fam­i­lies with ad­mis­sion to the wa­ter park and much of the fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in the Grand Lobby in­cluded as part of the guest’s stay.

Meet­ing and event plan­ners can also look to Great Wolf Lodge North­ern Cal­i­for­nia for their meet­ing and event needs. The prop­erty will boast 12,000 square feet of flexible con­fer­ence space with break­out rooms, builtin A/V tech­nol­ogy, cus­tom­iz­a­ble ca­ter­ing op­tions and a team of ded­i­cated in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als to tend to ev­ery meet­ing need.

Great Wolf Lodge North­ern Cal­i­for­nia will be lo­cated off Daniels Road in Man­teca. The lead ar­chi­tect for the project is Gensler, a lead­ing global ar­chi­tec­ture, de­sign and plan­ning firm, and Turner, a North Amer­ica-based, in­ter­na­tional con­struc­tion ser­vices com­pany will man­age the over­all con­struc­tion of the re­sort. Neu­man Pools, a fam­ily-owned, de­sign/build com­pany of large scale wa­ter at­trac­tions, will over­see the con­struc­tion of both the in­door wa­ter park and out­door pool ar­eas.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Great Wolf Re­sorts and its brands of in­door wa­ter park re­sorts, visit www.great­wolf. com.

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