COLUMBUS, Ga. — Great Wolf Lodge is expected to open in LaGrange in 2018,and the folks with Whitewater Express are excited for the day it opens.
Whitewater Express’ President, Dan Gilbert says this past year, they had roughly 40,000 visitors, and the arrival of Great Wolf Lodge will add thousands to that total. Gilbert says it is a natural partnership because the two businesses share the aspects of family fun and water.
“When a family comes into us or anywhere to the hotel chain, the first thing they ask is what else is there to do in the area?” Gilbert says. “Whitewater in Columbus has become one of the most popular spots in the region. It’s a natural thing for the families coming to Great Wolf to have a wonderful time on the water there and progress right on over to our Whitewater.”
The facility will be a $170 million investment to the area and it is expected to bring 500 jobs to the area along with 500,000 visitors to the area annually. The facility is expected to include a 93,000 square ft. indoor waterpark, an outdoor play area, bowling lanes, an arcade, and 456 overnight luxury suites.