Can Wiley the Wolf survive in the land of Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter and Snoopy – not to mention Orange County’s famed beaches and ritzy coastal resorts?

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California, a $250 million indoor water park and 603-suite hotel, will begin to find out Friday, when it will welcome its first swimwear-clad visitors.

The Wisconsin-based chain, with 14 resort properties nationwide and in Canada, is betting it can penetrate Southern California and put Garden Grove – perpetually in the shadow of Anaheim – on the map for vacationers.

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