Great Wolf Lodge opens in Southern California

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California

McWhinney, a Colorado-based real estate investment, management and development company, opened the Great Wolf Lodge Southern California, the state’s first indoor/outdoor water park hotel. It is the largest resort that Great Wolf Lodge has developed, with 943,000 square feet of water attractions, hotel rooms, retail, dining, parking and conference space.

The all-suite resort in Southern California has 603 rooms. It is located two miles from Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.

“Our partnership with Great Wolf and the city of Garden Grove has created more than 700 local jobs and serves as a true family destination in Southern California," said Chad McWhinney, CEO and co-founder of McWhinney.

Hotel amenities include seven onsite dining and grab-and-go options, 18,000 square feet of retail and a 24-hour fitness center. Family activities offered include Howly Wood XD Theater, Howl at the Moon Glow Golf, Ten Paw Alley, Lazer Frenzy, Scooops Kid Spa and MagiQuest, an interactive scavenger hunt game.

The property's suite accommodations include the Wolf Den and KidCabin suites, which are geared toward children. 

The resort also has 20,000 square feet of meeting space, complete with a dedicated entrance at the conference room level, built-in audio/video technology and customizable catering options.

The project began construction March 21, 2014.