Rate the Roller Coasters
Roller coaster aficionados travel the country to test and rate coasters, and in Wisconsin Dells the results have been top notch. At Timber Falls Adventure Park, the Avalanche, a wood/steel hybrid, has the second steepest drop - at 62 degrees - in North America and banks of 70 degrees. It's included in the Top 20 Coasters in the World list compiled by reviewers at coasterfanatics.com. That's on dry land, but don't forget the water roller coasters that are burning up the tracks at a number of waterparks.

Interview Recommendations

  • Andy Waterman of Timber Falls, who can talk about the challenges of building a world-class roller coaster in a small space

Round-Up/Trend/Sidebar Story Ideas

  • What to look for when rating roller coasters
  • The differences between wood and steel construction

Go-Kart Capital
Not to go overboard with the superlatives, but Wisconsin Dells is also known as the go-kart capital. Speed demons seem to like the challenging road course and hairpin turns at ADare Go Carts. Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks is another option, with its many tracks.

Interview Recommendations

  • Dan Gavinski, owner of ADare Go Carts on the favorite stretches of the track
  • Nick Laskaris, owner of Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks on the number of tracks in his park

Round-Up/Trend/Sidebar Story Ideas

  • Building one day of your vacation around adventure pursuits
  • Keeping tweens and teens satisfied during family getaways