Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

Top Waterslide Picks from Those Who Should Know!

June 09, 2014

It’s not unusual for experienced waterpark-goers to map out their day and beach chair location based on their favorite slides and rides. For those new to the waterpark game looking for a few recommendations, we turn to the inside experts – namely, the waterpark managers at the seven largest parks in the community - for their picks on the top three rides at each of their parks.

Consider this the “Must-Experience” list.

Chula Vista Resort 

  1. Flyan Mayan Zip Coaster, the fastest indoor water coaster in the county
  2. Outdoor Wave Pool, in a secluded spot overlooking the Wisconsin Riverthatreally makes you feel like you’re on vacation
  3. Outdoor Hot Springs, a little piece of paradise just for grown-ups with adobe fireplace, open year-round


Great Wolf Lodge

  1. Howlin’ Tornado, a six-story funnel and the indoor park’s most thrilling ride (hint: try it at night when there’s an LED light show)
  2. Mountain Edge Raceway, also indoors, a head-first competition mat racer slide
  3. Totem Towers, twin three-story slides that are the escape route out of the Fort Mackenzie tree house, a centerpiece in the indoor waterpark


Kalahari Resort

  1. The FlowRider® boogie board ride, the first thing you’ll spot when you enter the indoor waterpark
  2. Master Blaster, also inside, an uphill water rollercoaster
  3. A tie for third between the trap-door plunge slides in Tufani Falls and the Tanzanian Twister spiral flume ride, all indoors



Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks

  1. Poseidon’s Rage outdoor wave pool, with nine-foot surf-like waves curling every 90 seconds
  2. Triton’s Rage, a six-lane outdoor racing waterslide that’s 350 feet long
  3. Lost City of Atlantis outdoor water fortress, where you’ll want to try the boomerang tube slide and stand under the monster dump bucket to cool off



Noah’s Ark Waterpark (outdoor waterpark) 

  1. Black Anaconda, a quarter-mile long water coaster that combines the best of water slide and roller coaster
  2. Suring Safari, a bodyboard ride with thousands of gallons of water churning underneath you
  3. Scorpion’s Tail, a nearly vertical looping waterslide that sends you ten stories down when the trap door opens below you


Polynesian Resort

  1. The Pirate Ship in the outdoor play area, a real icon of this resort
  2. Creature Walk, located in the Bora Bora outdoor pool, where kids walk from creature to creature with the help of ropes
  3. Mystery Voyage Lazy River, with jungle/pirate-themed special effects, in the indoor waterpark


Wilderness Resort

  1. The Hurricane family raft ride, an extreme indoor thrill ride with lots of special effects
  2. The Wild WaterDome, with the country’s largest indoor wave pool and a special see-through roof that lets you tan year-round (fun fact: the banana trees inside are real)
  3. Lazy river at the outside Lost World waterpark, where elevation changes and conveyors turn this into an Adventure River


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