LAGRANGE, Ga. -- The 500,000-square foot water park and resort coming to Georgia is now accepting applications.
Great Wolf Lodge Georgia is slated to open its doors in LaGrange, Ga. on May 31. The $150 million facility includes a 100,000 square foot water park as well as 456 hotel rooms.
According to its website, the company is looking to fill a number of positions at its new location, including lifeguards, housekeeping, food services, guest services and administrative jobs. Click here for more details.
Great Wolf Lodge Georgia General Manager Keith Furnas said they're looking to hire about 600 team members, known as "pack members" for positions that range from guest services to retail to human resources. Special auditions will also be scheduled for roles within the Great Wolf Lodge Kids Experience team, which will oversee kid-focused activities and events.
Informational sessions will be held:
- Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 7 at 11:30 a.m.
A hiring event with walk-in interviews available for all departments will run from:
- Monday, April 9 to Saturday, April 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All interested candidates can begin the application process at www.jobs.greatwolf.com.
Furnas said "things are getting very exciting" as the resort approaches opening date.
The company said the Georgia resort will be the new prototype, or "flagship resort" for Great Wolf, which operates more than a dozen other properties across North America.
The Georgia location will feature a new food court concept, and Camp Howell.
"A great area for kids to come in and have different activities to play, to learn," Furnas said. "It's an opportunity for mom and dad to drop off the kids and have alone time together."
The new location will feature more "adult indulgences for mom and dad," Furnas said.
Two new concept rides will also make their North American debut at the park,Furnas said. They are said to be "one-of-a-kind slides developed for Great Wolf Lodge Georgia by noted slide manufacturer ProSlide."
The two new slides are:
Triple Thunder: This group raft ride combines two of most thrilling water park attractions available into one pulse-pounding slide. The ride starts by plummeting guests down a steep drop and into a funnel, where they will experience sensations of weightlessness as the raft sloshes up-and-down the funnel walls. Upon exiting the funnel, the raft swooshes towards two saucers. The saucers provide additional excitement as guests hurl at maximum speeds along the bank of the saucer, swirl 180-degrees and exit through a narrow passageway – all in the dark. A few extra twist and turns await after the saucers before riders finally plunge into a catch pool at the bottom of the slide.
Rapid Racer: This two-person tube racing slide features plenty of thrills with drops, chutes and serpentine curves. As riders emerge from the exhilarating 180-degree and 360-degree banked curves, they enter a section with open racing lanes where they can see and hear their competition on the other side of a low separator wall. The slide features three rally points where guests can see their competition as both careen down this incredibly fun water attraction.
Photos: Hard hat tour (Oct. 2017)
The city of LaGrange has been active in attracting the company to build the resort in the area. Great Wolf will receive about 31 percent of hotel-motel tax revenue, which will be used to market the resort. That marketing must include LaGrange, and the city will have input on how it's presented.
For 15 years, Great Wolf will also be given a tax break on property tax. Its annual property tax bill will start at 10 percent of the assessed property tax. The bill will then increase each year by 5 percent.
Furnas said LaGrange will also benefit from the added traffic brought to the town, as well as the additional services and goods the resort will obtain locally.
Great Lodge currently has properties in 16 cities in North America, with three, including Georgia's, scheduled to open in the next two years.
Click here for more information about the resort.