Great Wolf Lodge

Case Study

Great Wolf Resort partners with Xcelacore to build test automation platform.


Great Wolf Resorts Inc. (GWR) is the parent company of Great Wolf Lodge, North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts. Great Wolf Lodge offers popular, award-winning vacation experiences that celebrate relaxed, uninterrupted time with family and create unforgettable memories.  With GWR’s growth into new markets, their investment into technology was expanding.  As part of this effort, GWR was looking to increase their application development team’s work velocity.  They approached Xcelacore to help them develop test automation platform to increase their team’s efficiency and confidently release new features and enhancements.

Test Automation Platform

Xcelacore assembled a two-person QA team that is working to develop a test automation platform for using Behat, BrowserStack and Selenium.  This will significantly reduce the overall time for regression testing and will improve application quality and team velocity.  The framework is being developed to support integration with multiple email service provider as well multilingual website testing.


“I’ve worked with a lot of offshore partners and so far working with your team has been one of my best experiences.  The communication with the team has been great, and although I haven’t dug into the code at the surface, it appears to be working.  The team has a very positive attitude which is also great.  I greatly appreciate your involvement in the project as well, and I am sure that’s a key component of this.  Thanks again and have a great day.”

– Chad L Ross | Director of Web Development, Great Wolf Lodge