In 2005, the former Big Chief Karts & Coasters merged with the Treasure Island attractions, Family Land outdoor water park, and Bay of Dreams indoor water park to form Mt. Olympus. The "mega park" now boasts an impressive collection of wood coasters, outrageous go-kart tracks, and a huge assortment of water park rides. With its indoor water and theme parks, it also offers weatherproof, year-round fun.
Let's run down the four components of Mt. Olympus:
Zeus' Outdoor Theme Park
The medium-sized park includes a great collection of wooden coasters and go-kart tracks. One of its highlights is Hades 360, a highly regarded 160-foot tall coaster that features the world's longest underground tunnel (hence the name), an unusually steep drop, speeds up to 70 mph, and inversions (which is unusual for a wooden coaster). Go-karts include Titan's Tower and Trojan Horse, which incorporate elevated tracks and Greek mythology themes, and Poseidon's Go-Karts, which sends riders careening on an underground track.
A modest collection of other rides round out the park, but the focus is on the coasters and the go-karts.
Neptune's Outdoor Water Park
While not as large as the nearby Noah's Ark (which is one of the country's biggest water parks), Neptune's Outdoor Water Park is nonetheless quite big and offers a good array of water slides and other water-filled attractions. Two wave pools offer plenty of surfing action. Triton's Fury and Triton's Rage are two family raft rides. The Demon's Drop and Dragon's Tail are two intense speed slides. Huck's Lagoon and Kiddie City offer watery activities for younger children. Other attractions include a mat racing slide, a lazy river, and bumper boats.
Medusa's Indoor Water Park
Indoor Water Park Square Footage: 55,000
Medusa's Indoor Water Park is themed to resemble a Mayan jungle with original native artwork and stone sculptures. Of course, there are water slides as well -- over 1,500 feet to be exact -- and they twist and turn in the rafters and throughout the large complex. A cute pirate's ship in the center of the park serves as an interactive water play area. There are also hot tubs and a lazy river.
Parthenon Indoor Theme Park at Mount Olympus
The indoor park is relatively small, but it does offer year-round amusement rides, including a mini coaster, go-karts, and bumper cars, regardless of the weather.
Tickets and Admission Info
Mount Olympus Wisconsin Dells includes four parks: Neptune's Outdoor Water Park, Zeus' Outdoor Theme Park, Medusa's Indoor Water Park, and Parthenon Indoor Theme Park. The outdoor parks are open during the warmer months. Tickets are good for all parks (all four, or the two indoor, depending on the season). Prices vary according to season. Discounted tickets are available online. Mount Olympus offers group rates (for groups of 15 or more).
Tickets are included in the price of on-property hotel rooms.
Mount Olympus offers on-property accommodations, including Hotel Rome. Tickets to the parks are included in the room rates of the on-property hotels.
What's to Eat?
Hotel guests receive a dining card which gets them discounts at nearby restaurants.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The actual address is 1881 Wisconsin Dells Parkway.
Directions from Chicago: I-90 W to Exit 87 towards Wisconsin Dells. Right on Hwy 12 to resort on the right.
Directions from Minneapolis: I-94 E to Exit 87 towards Wisconsin Dells. Right on Hwy 12 to resort on the right.
Directions from Milwaukee: I-94 W to Exit 87 towards Wisconsin Dells. Right on Hwy 12 to resort on the right.