Waterparks in the Wisconsin Dells

By: Casey O'Halloran Email
By: Casey O'Halloran Email

Just drive 2 hours southwest of Wausau, and you'll land in the waterpark capital of the world. This is the place where thrill-seekers gather to cool off and prove they're not afraid of heights.

Last Summer, Scorpion's Tail was the latest waterslide to splash into the Dells. The owner of Noah's Ark Waterpark, Tim Gantz says, "This is the first and only looping waterslide in America."

People are still excited to try out Noah's Ark's latest attraction. "You free fall for about 2 or 3 seconds then go zipping around a loop," says one slide enthusiast. The whole ride only take 6.5 seconds.

Even if it's rainy or cold you can still get your splash on at one of the Wisconsin Dells' indoor waterparks.

The Dells' indoor waterparks have seen plenty of action over the past few months, as people come from all over to escape the cold and relax in an 80 degree bubble. Joe Eck, from Wilderness Resort says, "I think what makes it unique is it's a great way to weather proof your vacation."

But it doesn't matter if you're attacking the waves or free-falling on a slide outdoors. Because waterparks at the dells are all about enjoying the water with the whole family.

Crews at the outdoor waterparks have worked hard to get the slides and pools ready for opening weekend. All parks are set to open this Saturday.

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