Waterslide-athon at Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls Attempts to Break Guinness World Record

NIAGARA FALLS, ON. (March  10, 2010) – On March 26, 2010 all 11 Great Wolf Lodge locations including Ripley’s Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls will participate in an attempt to break a Guinness World’s Record.

The Great Wolf Lodge “World’s Largest Waterslide-athon” will take place over 24 consecutive hours with one designated slide per resort. Each slider will count toward breaking the record.  The current Guinness World Record for this attempt was set in Germany in 2007 with a total distance of 1357 km.  Great Wolf Lodge is working with the Guinness Book of World Records to comply with their rigorous certification standards.

But it’s not just about breaking the record.  Great Wolf Lodge is continuously committed to supporting charities involving children.  In the past, the lodge has donated significant funds to Niagara Children’s Advocacy Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara and Project Share to mention a few. 

This event is in support of the five Niagara Region Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations.  Participants in the Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls “World’s Largest Waterslide-athon” will be asked to donate $1 per slide, with proceeds going to the Niagara Region Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations. Great Wolf Resorts corporate office will be matching each donation across all 11 lodges up to $50 000. 

In addition, Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls will be matching each donation made in Niagara up to $5000.  All funds raised and matched in Niagara will be donated to the local Big Brother Big Sister organizations.

“Join us at Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls for Fun in Fundraising as we splash our way to a Guinness World Record as we support Big Brothers Big Sisters. Great Wolf Lodge is proud to be offering this exciting community event at our wonderful waterpark.  We invite any and all groups, teams and clubs to join the pack in this worthy cause for one of our communities’ most important organizations,” says Keith Simmonds, General Manager of the lodge.

Big Brothers Big Sisters and other local groups such as local high schools and businesses will be participating in the event. All rider names will be entered into a number of exciting draws, including a chance to WIN A FREE NIGHT STAY INCLUDING MEALS FOR 4, SCOOPS KIDS SPA AND LOTS OF OTHER GOODIES.  

Keith Simmonds
General Manager
Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls
905.354.4888
simmonds@ripleys.com

About Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

Great Wolf Lodge (www.greatwolf.com) Niagara Falls, Canada, is owned by Ripley’s Niagara Water Park Resort, L.P., a Jim Pattison Group company, through a license from Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

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 wavepool, 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.

About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc®. (NASDAQ: WOLF), Madison, Wis., is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® and Blue Harbor Resort brands.  Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and Concord, N.C.; and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis.  Through Great Wolf Resorts’ environmental sustainability program, Project Green Wolf, the company is the first and only national hotel chain to have all US properties Green Seal Certified – Silver.

The company’s resorts are family-oriented destination facilities that generally feature 300 – 600 rooms and a large indoor entertainment area measuring 40,000 – 100,000 square feet.  The all-suite properties offer a variety of room styles, arcade/game rooms, fitness rooms, themed restaurants, spas, supervised children’s activities and other amenities.  Additional information may be found on the company’s Web site at www.greatwolf.com.

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