Get ready, Florida: $250M indoor water park resort to feature slides, rides, splash areas & lodging

Resort expected to create more than 600 jobs in 2024

NAPLES, Fla. – A new indoor water park resort is coming to Florida and it is creating quite the buzz online.

People can’t wait to take their children and family members to Great Wolf Lodge, a family-friendly resort that features an indoor water park.

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The indoor concept is appealing for many reasons: the water is heated to a comfortable 84 degrees, you won’t have to cancel your plans if it rains, you won’t get a sunburn or have to worry about applying sunscreen on small children — the list could go on and on.

News4JAX is breaking down what you want to know about the new indoor water park:

Great Wolf Lodge will feature 500 rooms, a 100,000-square-foot indoor water park and 62,000 square feet of attractions, according to a release.

Attractions will include a variety of body slides, tube slides, raft rides, activity pools and splash areas for every member of the family – from toddlers and teens to parents and grandparents.

(Courtesy: Great Wolf Lodge) ((Courtesy: Great Wolf Lodge))

In addition to the indoor water park, the lodge will also include miniature golf, family bowling, a climbing wall and dance parties. Complimentary family events and activities include a morning exercise program and a story time event.

Several dining options ranging from pizza and burgers to upscale dining and premium ice cream treats will be available.

The family-friendly suites come in a variety of categories and styles including Great Wolf-themed suites with separate sleeping quarters for kids designed as either a log cabin or wolf den and outfitted with bunk beds and Great Wolf character theming. The resort will also feature suites with multiple bedrooms for large families or multi-generational groups.

The $250+ million Collier County resort is expected to create more than 600 jobs with its 2024 opening.

With a rough construction timeline of 18-24 months, Great Wolf Lodge South Florida is expected to celebrate its grand opening in spring/summer of 2024.

Click here to read more. Scroll down to see renderings and more photos. View the video above to see what the water park will look like! (Photo courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge)

Great Wolf Lodge Florida renderings (Great Wolf Lodge)
Great Wolf Lodge Florida renderings (Great Wolf Lodge)
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About the Author:

Carianne Luter is an Award-Winning Digital Media and Engagement Manager for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She won "Best Social Media Engagement Strategy" during the Local Media Association 2022 Digital Innovation Awards. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.