One reason we only ended up staying one night at Great Wolf Lodge was because the boys really wanted to get home to go to the midnight showing of the new Hobbit movie. The other reason is that no one wanted to miss our co-op Christmas skating party, which was Friday at 11:00! All the older kids love to skate, and this was Faith's first year where she was old enough to skate! (My own personal rule is that the child has to actually BE in TNT before they are allowed to attempt skating, LOL.)
The skating is a great deal for us--an hour and a half of skating for $6 each, which includes skate rental. And the time to visit with friends makes it even better! It was definitely worth coming back home Thursday night!