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Old 06-03-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: dallas, texas
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Are there any other kid friendly hotel alternatives in the Dallas area with nice swimming pools and activities?
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Unfortunately, there really is nothing similar anywhere in DFW.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Are there any other kid friendly hotel alternatives in the Dallas area with nice swimming pools and activities?
What's wrong with Great Wolf Lodge? We're supposed to be getting one near Disneyland n the near future. It looks interesting.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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It won't be like Great Wolf Lodge but I think the Gaylord Texan has opened its lazy river, water slide, new pool, etc... We are moving to Southlake from CA in a few weeks and have been back and forth many times and stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge ONCE and that was enough.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: dallas, texas
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Nothing wrong with it. Just wondering about other hotels with cool swimming pools, attractions, etc. family/kid oriented.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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It won't be like Great Wolf Lodge but I think the Gaylord Texan has opened its lazy river, water slide, new pool, etc... We are moving to Southlake from CA in a few weeks and have been back and forth many times and stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge ONCE and that was enough.
My sentiments exactly. We did it for my youngest ones birthday party one year. Both kids saw it, did it and proclaimed they were done w/ it. They even had their friends w/ them and were "done" and no desire to go back at all.

I'd rather stay at a nice hotel and go visit a nice waterpark that is not attached to the hotel (where you can take in your own food and drinks). The hotel can have a nice pool to enjoy when you want to relax poolside but for fun water excitement........... save the money and stay somewhere else and visit a nice waterpark. There are many of them around.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: dallas, texas
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Never been to GWL but this is exactly what I was thinking. A bit over priced and I wonder if there are other alternatives for a cool time by the swimming pool.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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dag nabit, now I have their "theme song" stuck in my head again
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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FYI: Even though Gaylord built this big water park thing, it is NOT a "family friendly" resort!! Rooms at the Gaylord cost MORE (avg $179 a night) than those at GWL (avg $150 a night), and the rooms are family rooms with a treehouse bed for kids, etc. Gaylord is a luxury hotel, so the rooms are typical luxury hotel rooms. Gaylord's park only has a couple of slides and one big pool, not a bunch like GWL, which also has Magic Quest games and nightly storytime. Also, the restaurants at Gaylord are gourmet (Old Hickory steak house, Ama Lur SW cuisine, etc.) and a loud sports bar, not like the ones at GWL which are geared towards kids and families.

Again, I repeat that GWL is very unique here in DFW. You'd have to go to Wisconsin Dells, Atlantis, etc. to find another hotel like it.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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GWL is a chain - not sure how many of them, but you don't have to go to the Atlantis to replicate it.

However, there's nothing else like it in the area. Have you looked at Hurricane Harbor in Arlington?
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