Cabin-Style Suites Above Massive Indoor Water Park
High above Fort Mackenzie—a four-story, waterlogged treehouse with swinging cargo nets, suspension bridges, and treetop slides—a 1,000-gallon bucket slowly fills with water. Eventually, the bucket topples, drenching those gathered below in a torrent of water. It's just one of the many attractions at Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky’s indoor water park, which is connected to a comfy resort filled with spacious suites. You can spend the day careening down tunnel slides, lounging in jumbo whirlpools, and playing water basketball in the Raccoon Lagoon before ending the night relaxing by the Grand Lobby’s fireplace.
The temperature-controlled aquatic arena is one of several onsite activities available. At Scooops Kid Spa, staff members offer manicures, pedicures, and free ice cream to pintsize guests sitting on banana-split thrones. The Northern Lights Arcade features more than 100 games catering to kids and adults alike. MagiQuest's live-action adventure takes place in an enchanted kingdom filled with goblins, dragons, and pixies.
Suites comfortably accommodate up to six people. For dinner, head to one of Great Wolf Lodge’s onsite restaurants, which serve everything from classic American fare at Gitchigoomie Grill to snacks and sodas at the water park’s Klondike Cafe.
Highlights of Sandusky, Ohio
Family-friendly destination: Set on the shores of Lake Erie, the town has a slew of theme parks and scenic coastal islands.
Must-do for thrill seekers: Cedar Point, open May–October, is one of the oldest US amusement parks. The GateKeeper scooped up seven world records when it opened in 2013.
Round and round: The Merry-Go-Round Museum is full of restored antique carousels; it’s also rumored to house ghosts.
Spooky fun: Ghostly Manor Thrill Center features a haunted house, a roller rink, a 4D theater, black-light mini golf, and bounce houses.
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What You Get
1-night stay for five in a KidCabin suite with water-park wristbands and a $25 resort credit
Option 1: $149 to check in Sunday–Thursday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays, valid 5/1/14–6/13/14 (up to a $255 value)
Option 2: $179 to check in Friday, not valid for Saturday stays, valid 5/1/14–6/13/14 (up to a $295 value)
2-night stay for six in a Family suite with water-park wristbands and a $50 resort credit
Option 3: $269 to check in Sunday–Wednesday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays, valid 5/1/14–6/13/14 (up to a $450 value)
Option 4: $319 to check in Sunday–Wednesday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays, valid 6/15/14–6/25/14 (up to a $530 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 6/13/14 for Options 1–3, 6/25/14 for Option 4
Blackout dates: not valid 5/6–5/7, 5/13–5/14, 5/25, or 6/6
Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $30 fee; 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1 night's stay up to Groupon price applies
Taxes: 12.25% tax not included
Additional fees: $19.99 daily resort fee not included