TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards Rank the Great Wolf Lodge Pool Number One in the U.S.

Williamsburg's Great Wolf Lodge ranked number one pool in the U.S. by TripAdvisor's Traverers' Choice Awards. (Photo: Business Wire)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--()--Jan. 24, 2006--Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia is the recipient of TripAdvisor's 2005 Travelers' Choice Award, ranking first in the category of "Top 10 Best Pools in the U.S."

Since opening in March 2005, Virginia's premier indoor waterpark resort has made a splash with travelers on TripAdvisor.com, naming Great Wolf Lodge the favored pool in the country. TripAdvisor is a leading global travel information and advice destination, with more than three million unbiased reviews and opinions, covering more than 200,000 hotels and attractions.

Great Wolf Lodge family resort doesn't feature your ordinary, everyday pool. With six pools, Bear Track Landing indoor waterpark offers splashing variety for kids of all ages. Waterpark and pool attractions include: Beaver Tail Lake wave pool; Chinook Cove activity pool; Cub Paw Pool, a zero-depth entry leisure pool; Crooked Creek lazy river and North and South Hot Springs whirlpools. The 84-degree indoor waterpark also features eight waterslides, and an interactive treehouse waterfort - for a weatherproof vacation year-round.

"TripAdvisor is a highly reputable travel Web site, so it is truly an honor to be ranked the Traveler's Choice number one pool in the U.S.," said Curtis Brown, regional vice president of operations. "We are very proud of the guest experience Great Wolf Lodge provides, and although open less than a year, we plan to introduce new water attractions and activities that continually exceed guest expectations."

Expansion plans include two new state-of-the-art extreme water attractions, including the six-story Howlin' Tornado - an extreme tubing ride. The new rides are slated to open this summer.

Great Wolf Lodge is a first-class, full-service family destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the northwoods. Serving as Virginia's Year-Round Family Resort(TM), Great Wolf Lodge provides a comprehensive package of destination lodging amenities, including: 301 family-sized suites; a 67,000 square-foot indoor entertainment area featuring a grand scale waterpark, arcade with ticket redemption, fitness room and children's activity room; plus two themed family restaurants; spacious outdoor pool and gift emporium.

Great Wolf Lodge is located just south of the intersection of Interstate 64 and State Hwy. 199, just north of the city of Williamsburg at 549 E. Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.greatwolf.com or call 1.800.551.WOLF (9653).

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.(TM) (NASDAQ:WOLF) is the nation's leader in indoor waterpark destination resorts and owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge(R) and Blue Harbor Resort(TM) brands. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company and owns and/or manages Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa. and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis. Great Wolf Lodge properties are currently in predevelopment and/or under construction in Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Chehalis, Wash. and Grapevine, Texas.

Contacts

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Jennifer Beranek/Erin Ruppenthal
608-661-4700
jberanek@greatwolfresorts.com
eruppenthal@greatwolfresorts.com
or
Lou Hammond & Associates, Inc.
Kristin Connor/Terence Gallagher
212-308-8880
kristinc@lhammond.com
terryg@lhammond.com

Contacts

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Jennifer Beranek/Erin Ruppenthal
608-661-4700
jberanek@greatwolfresorts.com
eruppenthal@greatwolfresorts.com
or
Lou Hammond & Associates, Inc.
Kristin Connor/Terence Gallagher
212-308-8880
kristinc@lhammond.com
terryg@lhammond.com