Great Wolf Resorts expresses interest in Orange County water park

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The North American water park chain, Great Wolf Resorts, has expressed interest in opening a Great Wolf Lodge park in southern Orange County, New York. 

The site would include an indoor water park – as well as ropes courses, arcade games, and an interactive MagiQuest game.

Orange County Executive, Steven M. Neuhaus, said: “I’ve had productive conversations about this project with leadership from Great Wolf Lodge throughout the past year. I’m optimistic that they will choose to build their 20th waterpark in Orange County.

“Great Wolf Lodge is a respected, family-friendly venue and will complement some of the wonderful tourist destinations that are here or are coming to the Hudson Valley. This park would be a major economic draw for the region and reinforce the important partnership between our tourism and economic development efforts.”

“The fact that Great Wolf Lodge is considering coming to Orange County speaks volumes for the reputation that we have developed as a premier tourist destination and a County that is truly open for business.”

There are a handful of sites that Great Wolf are considering. One of which is the undeveloped, 258-acre Camp LaGuardia site located in Chester and Blooming Grove.

Murray Hennessy, chief executive officer of Great Wolf Resorts, said: “Great Wolf Resorts is experiencing a period of incredible growth and as we continue to expand our paw print with new resorts throughout the United States, we see the metro New York market as an area that offers tremendous future potential. Orange County is an ideal location for a potential Great Wolf Lodge with its close proximity to New York City and family-friendly environment. We’re looking forward to continued dialogue with local government officials, as well as future engagement with the local community.”

Great Wolf Resorts relocated to Chicago last year and opened new properties this year. 

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