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Great Wolf opening on June 29
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Great Wolfs resort located in Garden Grove.

 Great Wolf is in the process of filling out its workforce as they prepare to open the doors Tuesday, June 29, for guests at the 500-room indoor waterpark resort in Manteca.

The Great Wolf had 66 job options listed on its site Friday for fulltime and part-time jobs ranging from sales manager, lifeguard, and cook to rope course attendant, housekeeping, and sous chef plus more.

Altogether 500 “pack members” are being hired.

In a news release Friday confirming the June 29 opening, Great Wolf outlined room specials with up to 30 percent off for stays through Dec. 16, 2021. To get the discount, rooms must be reserved by May 28. Details can be found at To secure the discounts you need to use the promotional code “GRAND”.

The $180 million resort with the largest number of hotel rooms in the Great Central Valley stretching from Redding to Bakersfield was finished a year ago. Its opening has been repeatedly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Great Wolf Lodge will open with elements from the company’s Paw Pledge program, a health and safety initiative developed with guidance from medical experts, health officials, sanitation specialists, and industrial engineers in response to the pandemic.

The company-wide initiative focuses on keeping families healthy and safe while they play together at the indoor water park resort. The program focuses on disinfection and sanitization, physical distancing, personal protection, and minimizing surface interactions in all guest areas across the resort.



“The year-long delay of our grand opening due to the pandemic has further raised anticipation levels for our new Northern California resort, and we can’t wait to welcome our first guests next month,” said Murray Hennessy, chief executive officer for Great Wolf Resorts. “This resort brings a whole new level of immersive family entertainment to the region, and we’re excited to get families back to having fun.”

The resort is located on 29 acres west of Costco. It, along with the Big League Dreams sports complex anchor the city’s planned 120-acre family entertainment zone designed to take advantage of the growing trend toward staycations and seeking family-style entertainment close to home.

While Great Wolf will draw from the Bay Area and Sacramento — the same as weekend tournaments at BLD — the rest of the FEZ is being aimed at 1.2 million residents within a 30-mile drive that are part of the Northern San Joaquin Valley that is the fastest growing region in California.

The focal point is the expansive 95,000-square-foot indoor water park heated to a comfortable 84 degrees all year long with slides and water-play areas for families with children of every age. Aside from the water park, guests can access the 45,000-square-foot Great Wolf Adventure Park with an array of indoor attractions including a ropes course, miniature golf, arcade, and a high-tech, newly imagined version of the brand’s exclusive MagiQuest interactive adventure game. 

The resort also features a number of eateries that range from elevated dining to sweet ice cream treats, spacious and well-appointed guest suites, as well as a massive outdoor resort-style pool to relax and soak up the California sunshine. 


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