Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

Head in the Clouds

September 02, 2014

What is it about heights that people either love or hate?

Since there isn’t enough room here for a pseudo-psychotherapy session, let’s just focus on the lovers. You know who you are. For starters, your vocabulary does not include the word “no” when it comes to opportunities for scaling, careening, flying and plunging. You’re usually the ringleader, and the first in line too.

In Wisconsin Dells, plenty of business owners like your type. In fact, maybe the our website should have a tab called “Thrill Seekers.” For now, the section on Amusement Parks and Rides will do.

Here’s a sampling of fly-me-to-the-moon picks and why they’re so popular.

Roller Coasters

Zooming up and down not enough to get your heart pumping? Then how about looping upside down before disappearing underground? That’s the experience the Hades 360 wooden roller coaster at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks delivers. At Timber Falls Adventure Park, the Hellcat coaster combines 10-story drops with extreme 70-degree banks, just to keep it interesting.



Trapdoor Waterslides

Take your pick – indoor, outdoor, straight down, looping. Waterparks in Wisconsin Dells with waterslides where the bottom drops out from under you include Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Kalahari Waterpark Resort and Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort. The community isn’t called the Waterpark Capital of the World!® for nothing, and visitors wanting a waterpark thrill invariably have the Dells at the top of their bucket list. 




Ziplining Speed, altitude and gear are the trifecta for today’s modern thrill seeker. In Wisconsin Dells there is something for everyone, and ziplining is no exception – the Wilderness Canyon Zipline Canopy Tour feeds the need for speed and pleases the eye while you explore the beautiful forests like only a bird can. Become one part Tarzan and one part Batman as you careen through the tree tops, across the lake to BigFoot Island at BigFoot Zipline Tours. Still need more? Soar like an eagle with Chimney Rock Park Zipline Tours –Vertical Illusions.



Extreme Rides

For you science nerds, you know what it means to pull Gs at 60 mph 160 feet off the ground and what that can do to a person. Yes, the correct answer is “make them scream uncontrollably.” The Skyscraper ride at Timber Falls Adventure Park should really come with ear plugs for those in line. You can also turn your world upside down on the new Revolution 360 ride at the Kalahari Indoor Theme Park. Bring along seven friends to lift off together on this circular pendulum-style ride.    


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