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Great Wolf Lodge Is About to Open Its Biggest Water Park Ever

The new Maryland resort will feature a 128,000-square-foot water park with 22 (!) slides.

Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge
Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge
Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

Listen, family travel doesn’t have to be stressful. From nudging you toward embracing your inner child to building lasting memories with family members, there are a lot of benefits to hitting the road with your loved ones. One of the key factors to a successful family trip, though, is picking the right destination.

Great Wolf Lodge‘s newest property-set to open later this year just northeast of Baltimore in Perryville, Maryland-is making a strong case for itself as a destination of choice for families. The company announced this month that Great Wolf Lodge Maryland will feature a 128,000-square-foot indoor water park with nearly two dozen slides catering to guests of any age, including two new slides the company has never featured before. It is the largest water park the company has ever built.

The Maryland resort’s new slides include the High Paw Holler, which the company says “mimics the sensation felt racing down a ski slope,” and the Forest Flume, a 275-foot-long twister slide promising 360 loops and back-to-back turns. The water park will also feature its popular Otter Cave Waterworks attraction, a Chesapeake Plunge raft ride, the Slap Tail Pond wave pool, and the Crooked Creek lazy river, just to name a few available indoor water park options.

Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge
Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge
Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

Beyond the water park, Great Wolf Maryland will also feature an outdoor zero-entry pool and hot tubs, along with many cabanas for kicking back. To keep you busy, the resort also offers an adventure park, including an arcade, ropes course, bowling, a mirror maze, and mini golf, plus seven different on-site dining options, including a Dunkin’ to keep you fueled for all that splashing around. There’s even an on-site Build-A-Bear workshop.

Ahead of its grand opening, Great Wolf Lodge is offering a 25 percent discount for stays through December 14, 2023, if you book your visit by August 1. You can book at the discounted rate using the promo code “GRAND” through the company’s website or by calling 1-888-983-WOLF (9653).Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.

Joe Erbentraut is the Editorial Director of News at Thrillist. Follow Joe on Twitter @robojojo.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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