Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City: Pup and Paw Passes – Are They Worth It?

We just got back from an amazing staycation getaway from Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. Great Wolf Lodge gave us Pup & Paw Passes for our girls and a $50 dining credit in exchange for this promotional post.

Our articles about Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City:
Get the overview of our vacation.
Read about our experience at the waterpark.
Pup and Paw Passes: Are they worth it?
Dining Out: Red Mesa Grill in Traverse City
Great Wolf Lodge – Traverse City: Saving Money

Rosa and Carlyn both received a Paw Pass and Naomi received a Pup Pass courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge.

The Paw Pass Package Includes:

  • One MagiQuest game
  • Choice of classic or color wand, standard topper, magi belt or compass
  • One Creation Station animal (outfit not included)
  • One Clubhouse Crew Adventure
  • One 12 oz. candy cup
  • One pair of Great Wolf Lodge goggles
  • One Glitz Glitter Tattoo
  • One Leather Treaty bracelet
  • 20 Paw Points for Northern Lights Arcade

The Pup Pass Package Includes

  • One Creation Station animal (outfit not included)
  • One Clubhouse Crew Adventure
  • One Color-Your-Own t-shirt or pillow case at Cub Club
  • 20 Paw Points for Northern Lights Arcade
  • One 12 oz. candy cup
  • One single scoop of ice cream from Bear Paw Sweets & Eats

So, is it worth it? The Paw Pass is currently $69.99 and gives you a $109.93 retail value. We likely could have easily skipped the candy cup, goggles, tattoo, and bracelet.  But IMO the MagiQuest game, wand, stuffed animal and bowling (one game is 20 Paw Points) were all musts for a first-time visit.

MagiQuest is $13.99 for the game
wand prices range from 15.99 to $19.99
Ten Paw Alley Bowling is $5/game
Great Wolf Kids Character is $29.99
So the total of my must-do list is $64.97 – $68.97.  For $5 more you get a few fun extras.. I think it is worth it.
MagiQuest Wands and Toppers
First, I want to say that the MagiQuest is a great and fun game for the kids.  Especially if they are able to read, as they will be able to complete the quests on their own with very little guidance.  It is a great opportunity for learning too, providing critical thinking, problem-solving and memory skills. You could easily spend three hours working on completing the quests provided in this game.  
MagiQuest Game
More MagiQuest Fun

The girls really love their stuffed animals from the Creation Station.  Each girl got to pick out their own character and watch them be filled with stuffing.  Then they took their stuffies on an adventure that led them to various locations all around the hotel, including the arcade where they got to play a free game of whack-a-mole. The adventure took us about thirty minutes to complete.

Carlyn with her Creation Station animal at the end of the Adventure. 
So, this cup of candy… Yeah.  The flavors are amazing and the girls had a great time picking out what flavors to include in their cup. 

We picked up a couple of pairs of goggles (great for use in the water park) and Rosa and Carlyn got a tattoo on our last day.

As mentioned earlier we used our 20 Paw Points for Northern Lights Arcade at Ten Paw Alley to go bowling.  The alley is a bit different.  The half-length lanes, five-pound balls, and optional gutter bumpers make the game super easy for the little ones.

Overall, we had such a great time at Great Wolf Lodge and highly recommend the Paw Passes for your children.

Are you ready to book your vacation?  If so head over to Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City and start planning your adventure.  You can also check out Great Wolf Lodge on the following social media outlets:

Get the overview of our vacation.
Read about our experience at the waterpark.

Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (23), Rosaleigh (9), Carlyn (6), Naomi (3) and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes three cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.

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