I'd never been to a Great Wolf Lodge or a MagiQuest before so I had no idea what to expect. In fact the only experience I've ever had with either is the MagiQuest in Myrtle Beach. We didn't go in but it looked pretty cool from the outside:
|MagiQuest at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.|
We picked up and activated our wands and were on our way:
|After I convinced my daughter that she did not, in fact, need another princess dress.|
|Kids watching the video and figuring out their wands.|
A quest consists of collecting different objects by waving your wand at them. Once you have all of the objects you go to a finishing point and something cool happens before you are awarded your rune. The objects are spread throughout 4 levels of the hotel and the Book of Wisdom helps you find which level your object is on. It's pretty basic game play and a whole lot of fun:
Our first quest was to find all of the crystals. Something that our daughter was REALLY into. Because when you wave the wand at the crystals they light up!
The boy didn't really get the whole quest thing but he had a ball activating all of the objects. Treasure chests open! Paintings talk! Stars light up! Dude was waving his wand at EVERYTHING by the end of the night trying to make stuff happen.
He didn't even want to put it down for dinner:
After dinner we were able to complete the Animal Rune quest which ended with a Pixie talking to us. Something my daughter loved. Then we were all set to head home when the lovely Jenn of Five Dollar Shake let us know that there was a storytime in the lobby at 8. We definitely wanted to see what that was all about! So we killed a little bit of time at the arcade:
|I LOVE ski ball. Seriously. Showing off my ski ball skills to my kids was crazy fun. They thought I was a God for like 2 minutes.|
|Ready for bed.|
|WOLF! ARF! WOLF! ARF! wash, rinse, repeat all day.|
I received MagiQuest wands and dinner in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are as always my own.