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During your time at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, have you met Willy the Dragon? If not, it’s very understandable. He is a very busy king after all. 

Willy the Dragon rules over Willy’s Kingdom in the Family Fun Center and is our official mascot for the Bavarian Inn Lodge. 

Here’s 7 facts about Willy that may surprise you!

  1. Willy LOVES Birthday Parties

Willy is a real party dragon. When you host an ULTIMATE Birthday Bash at Bavarian Inn Lodge, Willy the Dragon himself will make an appearance at the party! When he hears people having a good time, he just has to join in the fun.

  1. Willy Rules Over The Family Fun Center

According to local zoning, the Family Fun Center at Bavarian Inn Lodge actually falls under Willy’s Kingdom, making Willy the king of the Family Fun Center. You can even see Willy’s massive throne inside the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Most of the day Willy is busy attending to royal events (and birthday parties) so his throne is typically empty. Sit up in that massive throne for yourself, and feel free to snap a picture!

  1. Willy is Happily Married

It should come as no surprise that Willy the Dragon is married to another dragon, the lovely and charming Greta. Greta loves to help make the fudge in the Ratskeller of the Family Fun Center. She is known for her weakness to Frankenmuth fudge.

  1. Willy is Over 400 Years Old!

402 to be exact, but he looks pretty good for his age. While Willy spent a majority of his life in Drachenmuth, Germany, Willy has been a part of the Bavarian Inn family since 1999.

  1. Willy has to Have his Lederhosen Specially Tailored for a Dragon’s Body

And it’s quite costly. Luckily he’s a king. 

  1. Willy’s Favorite Snack is Bavarian Inn Pretzels

Willy loves the smell of fresh baked pretzels from the Bavarian Inn Castle Shops. He is always saying how cool it is that people can learn to twist their own pretzel dough when they visit the Bavarian Inn Restaurant during their time in Frankenmuth. Willy doesn’t usually participate in the classes though, as he is usually busy eating the leftover pretzels!

   7. Willy Has Never Been Defeated in a Skee-Ball Match

Some call it luck, and others call it skill, but Willy has never lost a one-on-one match in Skee Ball in the Family Fun Center. If you see him at the arcade, feel free to challenge him!

Want to Meet Willy?

The most guaranteed way to meet Willy during your stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge is to host an ultimate birthday bash at the Bavarian Inn Lodge! While Willy does make appearances at monthly events–he can be quite shy. One thing is for sure, this dragon cannot resist attending a great birthday party!


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