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Rendering of Icarus waterslide.

America’s Tallest Waterslide Highlights “What’s New?” in 2024 List

Rendering of Icarus waterslide and new children's pool.

Wisconsin Dells, "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®", is gearing up for the 2024 season with a wave of new attractions and improvements, both indoors and out.

New Attractions & Accommodations

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park opened America’s tallest waterslide, “The Rise of Icarus,” in summer 2024. This colorful structure sports five different spiraling body slides, the highest of which is 145 ft.! Mt. Olympus has also added an outdoor children’s play area, Icaria Splash ‘n Slide, designed for kids from infancy through 12 years old. The new play area includes a zero-depth wading pool, 10 slides, dump buckets, geysers, and a variety of other water play features. 

The International Crane Foundation, in nearby Baraboo, is opening a new overlook on its 300-acre property, offering views to its restored prairie and, in the distance, the off-exhibit crane breeding facility known as “Crane City.” The International Crane Foundation facility is the only place in the world where one can see all 15 species of cranes. They will also offer a newly remodeled indoor exhibit space which includes a self-guided interactive journey on the how, where, and why of crane migration. 

Knuckleheads Trampoline Park · Rides · Bowling, a lively indoor amusement park, has added a tiger coaster for tots, with seating for 12. This gentle roller coaster is perfect for little ones and is included with a Knuckleheads wristband.

Family riding tiger themed rollercoaster at Knuckleheads.

Arcade PvP Bar has unlimited game play for the whole family before 10pm. After 10pm it’s unlimited play for ages 21+. Visitors will find a wide swing of games here, including darts, basketball, retro games, pool, and video games. In addition to cold beer and hot pizza, Arcade PvP also offers signature non-alcoholic fruit drinks.

Fairfield Hills Golf Course & Driving Range has added two new state-of-the-art HD golf simulators, giving golf enthusiasts a chance to play Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and 50 other legendary courses without leaving the Wisconsin Dells area. This family-friendly course also boasts the area’s largest practice range, and the unique option of playing 3- or 12-hole rounds (not just 9 or 18)! 

Avid Hotel, the newest pet-friendly lodging in Wisconsin Dells, features grab-and-go breakfast, premium coffee, and a 24-hour gym. Additionally, this 86-room property has a rooftop patio with a firepit and lounge seating.

Legacy Dinner Theater’s 2024 lineup opens with a docket of tribute bands ranging from Elvis and Dolly to AC/DC and Metallica. Then, from May through October, it will put on the family-friendly “Sneaky Pete’s Wild West Dinner Show,” which includes an all-you-can-eat family-style feast. In November and December, the popular Christmas in the Dells Dinner Show will return.

Renovations and Restorations

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions has undergone a host of enhancements for 2024, beginning with a from-the-ground-up lobby renovation. Spa Kalahari & Salon also has a new look and an expanded menu of treatments, including dermaplaning facials. Additionally, the Kalahari complex has added Cinco Niños, a modern Mexican and tequila bar, along with the Kalahari Cookie Company. Java Manjaro has expanded, and Sortino’s Italian Kitchen is scheduled to debut in the fall.

Couple enjoying the view at Tomahawk Bar.

Sundara Inn & Spa has introduced a new spa experience: the WellSystem Wave. This 25-minute massage treatment uses water pressure to relieve stress, offering a dry and touchless sensation of floating. Ideal for sports recovery or those seeking solitude, it targets tension in the neck, shoulders, back, and calves, for a rejuvenating full-body experience.

Ishnala Supper Club, the famous supper club on Mirror Lake, will open the Tomahawk Bar this spring for its first full season. The waterside bar has seating for 50, providing diners another spot to enjoy lake views while waiting for dinner. Guests can have a Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned cocktail and appetizers while experiencing live music on the open-air deck. 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Wisconsin Dells has wrapped up major renovation in May 2024, featuring new carpet, beds, curtains, and trundle beds in all rooms, along with a refreshed lobby. 

New Ways to Explore on Wheels

There are two new motorized ways for visitors to explore the Wisconsin Dells area. For those who like scenic trails along meandering rivers and secluded lakes, Adrenaline Rush Sports is offering guided ATV and UTV Quad 4-wheel rentals in the close-by Castle Rock Lake area. 

In nearby Lyndon Station, Rake Motorsports rents two-seat, three-wheeled open roadsters known as Slingshots. Visitors can choose from manual or automatic models of this motorcycle-like vehicle, which offers the thrill of an open-air cockpit with the comfort of a car.

New Dining Experiences in Wisconsin Dells

The new Rockin Chicken Shack restaurant takes its menu inspiration from the bold heat of Nashville hot-style chicken. The menu features hand-breaded chicken tenders, wings, and sandwiches, along with soulful sides including classic mac and cheese. Drive-thru, dine-in, and outdoor dining options are available.

Tasty dishes at Cinco Ninos.

Courtyard Café is now serving morning specialties and lunch comfort foods in downtown Wisconsin Dells. The family-owned restaurant will also have walk-up service in the summer for ice cream and cold drinks.

The menu at Sunny Asian Gourmet covers everything from egg drop soup to sushi and Szechuan beef to sesame chicken. There are house specials including hot pots and a tempting variety of lunch specials. Enjoy their all-you-can-eat buffet available on weekends.

Another new addition is Jersey Mike’s Subs, which features the highest quality meats, cheeses, and produce all served on freshly baked bread.


Pure Sugar Factory, a new candy store on Wisconsin Dells Parkway, offers a delightful experience with classic favorites, oversized treats, and trendy sweets. Visitors can also enjoy jaw-dropping candy sculptures, sugary mosaics, and themed photo backdrops perfect for capturing sweet memories.

The uniquely themed gift shop called The Point, which offers medieval armor, swords, and reproductions of chivalry, has more than doubled in size for the 2024 season. The store also carries foam weapons and figures from fantasy and folklore for display in your home.

Coming This Fall

Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort has announced a new attraction: Aquavia Lumina, an Enchanted Night Walk through a canyon of wonders. This experience will feature mystical multimedia experiences and thousands of luminous lights and lasers that create a magical environment full of surprises. Aquavia Lumina will be open to the public and is set to open in fall 2024.

Updated: 07/10/2024

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