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Bill Croke Named Executive Vice President
of Operations for Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
MADISON, Wis. - Dec. 12, 2005 -- Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.(TM), America's largest developer of indoor waterpark resorts, announces the addition of Bill Croke as executive vice president of operations.

Croke is responsible for the successful operations for each resort under the Great Wolf Lodge® and Blue Harbor Resort(TM) brands.

Prior to joining Great Wolf Resorts, Croke was executive vice president, operations for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, (NYSE:IHR), where he was responsible for the overall operations of MeriStar Hospitality's portfolio of hotels, conference centers and resorts under IHR's management. He is a graduate of the Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland.

"I'm thrilled to announce Bill's appointment to executive vice president of operations," said Kim Schaefer, chief operating officer of Great Wolf Resorts. "His experience and strategic focus will help to strengthen resort operations and management within our organization."

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.(TM) (NASDAQ:WOLF) is the nation's leader in indoor waterpark destination resorts and owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® and Blue Harbor Resort(TM) brands. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company and owns and/or manages Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa. and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis. Great Wolf Lodge properties are currently under development in Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Chehalis, Wash. and Grapevine, Texas.


Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Erin Ruppenthal, 608-661-4775

Also See: Great Wolf Resorts Proxy Statement Outlines Executive Pay Following Initial Public Offering / April 2005
Kimberly Schaefer Named Chief Operating Officer for Great Wolf Resorts / March 2005

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