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Cheri A

Great Wolf Lodge Resort, Sandusky Oh

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A while ago, I posted a request to find out if anyone knew of any good restaurants near Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky OH. There were no replies.

We just got back home from an awesome vacation! My DH found Great Wolf Lodge on line and they had decent rates and a water park that is about 10 minutes away from CP. I called and spoke to Russ, a chef, to see if they would be able to accomodate us at the restaurants. He was so nice and said they would be able to accomodate all of Carleigh's allergies. When we got there, I met with another chef named Kevin because Russ was in a meeting at the time. They serve a family style breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatos and have a wonderful fruit bar. Carleigh ate bacon, potatos and a HUGE serving of watermelon, honeydew melon, pineapple and grapes. Both times for dinner she chose carrot sticks, hamburger patty and french fries. They fried her french fries on the stove top in a pan to avoid the contaminated fryer. One night we decided to have a treat after coming back from Cedar Point. Three of us ordered a brownie/ice cream dessert. There was nothing safe on the list for Carleigh, but I saw that one of the desserts used cotton candy so we asked for that and a raspberry/pink lemonade slushy drink. The waitress returned apologetically with a big plate of fruit and the drink because they were out of the cotton candy. It was nice to see someone actually think outside of the box and bring an alternative instead of nothing. Carleigh was happy. When we left, we asked Russ to prepare us a boxed meal. We left with a huge thing of carrots, celery, green peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower with ranch dip for 3 of us and oil/vinegar for Carleigh. We also had 2 fruit dishes. One with strawberries and grapes and the other with all the melons. We all had sandwiches except for Carleigh, who chose bacon.

In eight years, I have never had anyone go so out of their way for us with Carleigh's dietary needs. Now I know how those of you that have gone to Disney have felt! It was wonderful to not worry about where to find her next safe meal!!

If anyone is going to go near Sandusky OH, I hope you consider Great Wolf. I would be happy to provide the phone # if anyone wants the direct # to talk to Russ or Kevin.

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it sounds like you guys had an AWESOME time. it is so good to hear positive stories. i live in illinois and was thinking of checking cedar point out with the kids in 08,and i will absolutly be checking out great wolf. thanks for posting,by the way how was the amusment park at cedar point??

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The rides in Cedar Point were really cool and the park is HUGE! We are passholders at the park here in MN and it is about 1/2 as big as CP. We were there for 2 1/2 days and loved every minute of it. We would go in the morning stay until mid-day and then go back to GW to swim in the waterpark and relax and eat an early dinner and then go back into the park. You can get back into the park with your vehicle once during the day w/o paying another parking fee too. You just need to save the receipt.

The bad part of CP is the food... I called them and never received a return call. The website says there is no gluten-free food and lists the places that use peanut oil. You can bring your own food and leave it at a picnic area, I guess. Because they never called back and Russ and Kevin were wonderful, we decided to only eat our meals at Great Wolf and not pay the outrageous food prices and deal with the hassle. We did buy her a HUGE snow cone/cup for $4.00. It satisfied her, DH and I! We also let our son get some dippin' dots. You can get FREE water by just asking for a cup of water, instead of buying bottled water too. We learned that here in MN.

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Hi there,

This is my very first post on this site, however I have read many throughout the year.

I will be going to Great Wolf Lodge, Sandusky, the end of August and was wondering how to get in touch with these wonderful chefs, as my 6 year old daughter has Celiac. It sounds like they were fantastic!

We will also be going to Cedar Point, but packing gluten-free snacks of course!

We went to Disney earlier this year and enjoyed gluten-free eating second to none! Haven't stayed at any other place that would safely provide my daughter a gluten-free meal, so my fingers are crossed that we enjoy the same great service that you did.

Thanks a bunch!

SD

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