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    Indoor waterparks are the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Brrr … it’s cold outside, so put on your bathing suit and head for the water. No, I don’t mean outside, I mean head to one of several indoor waterparks that are an easy drive from Buffalo. While all of these waterparks are open year-round, they are especially fun as a winter destination when it’s freezing outside and you’re longing for summertime fun. Most waterparks are kept at a balmy 84 degrees, so they’re a perfect place to warm up on a cold day.

    While most people who go to the waterparks are overnight guests at the hotels connected to them, the facilities usually have a limited number of day passes available to those not staying overnight; always call first to check availability if this pertains to you.

    Close-to-home indoor waterparks offer warm-weather fun during cooler months

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    As Western New York weather starts trending toward the chilly, and the hours of sunlight get shorter and shorter, the puzzle of what to do with squirrelly small children over the long months of winter looms large in the minds of many parents.

    And let’s be honest: Many adults would like a warm place to relax that doesn’t involve pricey airfare, as well.

    So, it’s no surprise that a number of indoor waterparks (with temperatures generally kept in the 80-degree range) have popped up in the region in the past 10 years or so. In fact, in August, plans for a new “Wonder Falls” indoor waterpark and hotel complex were announced for the former Rainbow Mall in Niagara Falls.

    Nov. 24: Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls to open life-sized gingerbread house for family dining

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    The following is a press release I received recently from the Great Wolf Lodge:

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    Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls Creates Life-Size Gingerbread House for Family Dining

    Life-size gingerbread house will open for dining on Nov. 24 to raise money for the Child Advocacy Centre Niagara

    Niagara Falls, ON (Oct. 13, 2011) – For many families building a gingerbread house is a holiday tradition. The Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls turns that holiday tradition into a larger-than-life adventure.

    Instead of a little ginger house with frosting, gumdrops and candy canes used as a dinner room centerpiece – The Great Wolf Lodge builds a gingerbread house large enough for a one-of-a-kind holiday dining experience for Lodge visitors and local families. It stands nearly two stories tall and seats up to six for a meal full of memories.

    Life-size Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

    Annually the award-winning resort and one of Canada’s largest indoor waterparks has constructed this gingerbread house to make family memories and raise thousands of dollars for charity – this year’s edition is set to begin taking reservations on November 24, up to nine seatings each day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    It takes more than 300 hours, hundreds of pounds of gingerbread, chocolate, cookies, pretzels and candy to build. General Manager of The Lodge, Keith Simmonds, said that during construction the entire lodge is filled with the sweet aroma of Gingerbread and chocolate.

    Once construction is complete families will be able to walk through the front door of this real-life gingerbread house and sit down for a holiday meal. Dining reservations are available to the public, as well as to Great Wolf Lodge guests.

    “Sweet Dough” for Charity

    Family Dining
    Family dining in the Gingerbread House

    This year, the Lodge is partnering with Child Advocacy Centre Niagara, a group that helps abused children in Niagara’s twelve municipalities. The $20 reservation fee (meals are additional) will go to the agency.

    This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Great Wolf Lodge has partnered with a local agency.

    The gigantic gingerbread house will be part of a whole Winter Wonderland experience at the Lodge to help families soak in the holiday spirit and cherish the gift of time spent together.

    Winter Wonderland activities including:

    • Snowflakes falling in the Grant Living Room
    • Picturesque horse-drawn sleigh rides straight out of a holiday carol
    • Visits by Santa, Mrs. Claus and all of their cheery elves
    • “Taffy on Snow” treats – hot maple syrup drizzled on a bed of snow and rolled into a popsicle stick
    • Holiday magic performed right before your eyes-during the Forest Magic shows
    • And fun and games the whole family will enjoy

    For gingerbread house dining reservations, call (905) 354-4888 ext. 5718, or visit the restaurant’s host stand. Select holiday dining times are available. Those with reservations can be seated at the gingerbread house through Jan. 9 (does not include New Years Eve).

    For room and package reservations at the Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls, visit https://secure.greatwolf.com/niagara/reservations.

    About Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls (www.greatwolf.com)

    Great Wolf Lodge captures the adventure and the intrigue of the Northwoods with nature-inspired accommodations, multiple family-themed restaurants, Elements spa, an arcade with over 100 games and an interactive miniature golf course. Measuring more than 100,000 square feet with 2.5 million litres of water, the indoor waterpark complex includes 13 waterslides, three pools, two whirlpools, a large outdoor heated spa experience, a giant wave pool, a 500,000 litre lazy river, a 4,000 litre tipping bucket and more. Well known for its environmental programs, Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls has been awarded four leaves in the Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating program.

    Media Contact:
    Will Wellons or Cori Pope
    Wellons Communications
    Phone: 407-339-0879

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