MagiQuest is a live action role-playing game in which players take the role of magicians. It is one of the lodge's signature attractions and is very popular among kids and teens.
The first MagiQuest opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at noon on June 15, 2005. In 2008, Creative Kingdoms made an agreement with Great Wolf Resorts to install the game at all current Great Wolf Lodge locations. In 2010, Great Wolf Resorts bought out Creative Kingdoms to make it cheaper to install MagiQuest in their hotels. On September 7, 2015, the Myrtle Beach MagiQuest closed permanently. At one point, MagiQuest operated many standalone locations (referred to as "Kingdom Realms") outside of Great Wolf Lodge including two in Japan but all except one have since closed. The only remaining standalone location is in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The ones inside Great Wolf Lodge are referred to as "Forest Realms". In newer lodges, there is an updated version of MagiQuest called MagiQuest Chronicles: Guardians of the Realm Portals. It contains a new story, pre rendered graphics, and a new side game called MagiQuest Chronicles: Rise of the Totem Masters. You pick a totem of your choice and fight dark creatures with new and more darker Quests.
Players first choose a special magic wand, top it with extra powers, and then are sent off on a quest. Each quest consists of various areas the player must visit in order to complete that quest. When visiting these areas, the player must point their wand to activate them. There are also kiosks scattered around the resort which act as specific areas during a quest. The game takes place in the land of Vellara, (Verara for newer lodges) a realm of enchantment. The player may befriend the Treetop Pixies, battle Charlock, the evil dragon and fight to defeat the Goblin King.
In addition to MagiQuest, Great Wolf Lodge has implemented similar types of games over the years including Compass Quest, ShadowQuest, Clubhouse Crew, and Story Explorers. All of these use the same technology found in MagiQuest to offer more variety to guests. In addition, Great Wolf Resorts has allowed other companies to use the MagiQuest technology in their own games including Six Flags Great Escape Lodge with their Adventure Trek game.