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Wondering Why We Deem Ourselves “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”?

Mother and daughter at Chula Vista Waterpark's slide

Wondering why we deem ourselves “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”? In the 19.5 square miles considered the Wisconsin Dells area you’ll find over 200 waterslides and rides. There are funnel rides, lazy rivers, looping slides, plunge slides, racing slides, surf machines, water roller coasters and wave pools-that’s over 16 million gallons of water! With all these water options it’s hard to navigate who offers a day pass and who’s guest exclusive. Don’t worry, we’ll spell it all out for you!

Let’s start by breaking it down: day passes, guest exclusive and smaller properties that include waterpark passes with your stay.

Day Passes

  • Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park – It’s all Greek here! Take a ride on Hades, he’ll plunge you into a mythical underworld on the world’s longest underground tunnel, or see if you can handle Poseidon’s Rage!
  • Noah’s Ark Waterpark – This is the country’s largest outdoor waterpark, their extreme plunge slides, and trap door slides are a teenager’s dare come true!
  • Kalahari Resort Waterparks – If you want to experience something truly unique, be sure to ride the Sahara Sidewinders, they’re the nations only indoor looping waterslides-you start with a trapdoor drop perched above the roof of the waterpark!
  • Chula Vista Resort – Are roller coasters your thing? Since you’re in “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” we added water! Ride the Flyan Mayan, billed as the fastest and longest uphill water roller coaster in the world, what do you think?

Guest Exclusive

  • Wilderness Resort – The country’s largest combo indoor/outdoor waterpark resort so they truly have something for everyone who tags along!
  • Great Wolf Lodge – Take a ride on a funnel ride-the Howlin’ Tornado is sure to make you howl on your way down! Insider tip; the majority of the rides and slides here are tailored to toddlers, making it one of the area’s most popular resorts for young families.

Tickets with stay

There are over 70 properties that offer attraction packages with a stay at their property, you can find them here be sure to check Attractions Packages in the amenities filter to help narrow the search down! Insider Tip: check out the Deals(link) tab for any vacation packages that are running!

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