I just got back from a 3 day trip to Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells, WI. The trip was magnificent all around.
Our first day we spent at the Kalahari Resort/Waterpark (our hotel).
The second day we went to Mt. Olympus Theme Park/Go Kart Place.
The third day we went to Noah's Ark "America's Largest Waterpark."
We saw Tommy Bartlett, and the Wilcox magic show.
So thats a brief summary. Now for the details.
Day 1: Kalahari
After a grueling 6 hour drive through Chicago Traffic and the boring cornfields of Wisconsin, we finally got off of I-90 at Exit 92 and saw our gargantuan overpriced resort we would be staying at for the next 3 days. I have never seen a hotel this big outside of Las Vegas in my life. We are talking at least 3 times bigger then Hotel Breakers.
So we get out of the car, get the luggage and head towards the lobby through some revolving doors, into the lush African themed lobby complete with baby tigers (more on that later).
After about 10 minutes spent checking in and 30 minutes in our room unpacking, I head to the Waterpark, excuse me, "America's Largest Indoor Waterpark." I'm not quite sure about that claim, however, I am sure that it is America's most expensive waterpark.
On the way to the waterpark I ordered a smoothie/slushy and a Popcorn chicken for a measly $9.64 just to give you an idea of the prices.
Finally, after filling myself with 6 dollar popcorn chicken, I made my way into the water park, that charges the public 42 bux to go into.
Cedar Point charges $43 dollars for like 70 rides, this place charges $42 for 15 slides, a wavepool, and a surfing machine.
The surfing machine was my favorite ride. All you get to do is try and stay on the boogie board until you fall, I fell in love with it. By vacation's end I could get on my knees and flip the board.
They also have the "World's First Indoor Master Blaster." It's pretty fun but nothing special.
The hotel however, was the best Hotel I have ever stayed at. I got my picture with a tiger, for $27 of course, and my parents got discounts on shows and stuff.
Day 2: Mt. Olympus/ More Waterpark Fun
We got to MO around 10 (there opening time). The rollercoasters here are subpar and very boring. However, I was impressed with the safety of the Ride Ops. They checked the seatbelts, helped me with my safety bar issues (one wouldn't come down), and told me I couldn't sit in the backseat of Cyclops (my parents did and thought it was boring).
Zeus-6/10 just for being longer then 1 minute.
Cyclops-5/10 for the surprising drop at the end.
Pegasus-4/10 For being the most fun kiddy coaster I have ever been on.
DIA-4/10 for being a crappy Watercoaster. It took 10 minutes to get to the lift.
The Go Karts at this place, are very fun. I loved how Poseidon took you underwater, and Trojan wrapped around the horse.
We left after 3 hours because we got bored.
I won 5/7 of my Go Kart races, and I felt like a kid again. ;)
Day 3: Noah's Ark
This is the best outdoor waterpark I have ever been too, and I only spent 5 hours there.
Only go to this place on a Sunday, because I was talking to one of the workers, and they said Sunday's are one of there slowest days.
The two best rides here are StingRay, and the Point of No Return.
But I didn't like the rides as much as I liked the prices. I payed less then 10 bux for two full bags of candy/chocolates at the candy shop (I would have had to pay over 40 bux at the hotel for the same amount). I got a hamburger for 2 dollars and fries for 1.90. Everything was cheap. I loved it.
I went on Point of No Return 20 times, Stingray 5 times, Both Lazy Rivers, and the rest of the slides. After 5 hours, it looked like rain, it was crowded, and I got bored.
In closing, I would like to say that the most attractive girls ever are at the Kalahari (for any of the teen boys on CoasterBuzz), the best Resort/Dining/Atmosphere is at the Kalahari. I honestly would go to the Kalahari before I would go to a Disney Resort. The whole place (with the exception of there prices), made me feel like I was at my house.
Nothing endangered me this time. But I did get angry after the hotel didn't let me charge my chicken and drink to our room because I didn't have a stupid paper card. I think that is a dumb policy.
All of you should go to the Kalahari once in your life, you will truly feel like you are "A World Away."
You might do alright here!
Yah, some guys do, if both of the two are attractive enough!
Oh and sorry for the long absence from posting...I've been unmotivated to post things on the net, but I'll get back in the swing of things shortly, now that I have DSL in my room!
Is the resort really over-priced if you rate it as the best resort you have been to? I know the prices are high (according to you), but if you had such a great time, part of the money you are paying for is the atmosphere (which evidently appears to be worth it, even the popcorn chicken).
And unfortunately for you, women old enough to have children (or ones that really do) will look attractive soon! So be prepared! ;)
Luckily, they've progressed to just being annoying for me (amazing how your perceptions change the first time your girl drags you into the diamond store and starts pointing out what she likes ... )
I agree Impulse-ive, HS girls seem more annoying the older I get. That and having a gal hinting at a ring DOES change perceptions too!
So anyway... poor wood coasters + expensive trip = unhappy enthusiast. ;)
As for the TR, Kyle...Very good. I am glad I actually read it...I had argued with myself for a moment or two before "taking the plunge" (had to do a water-based pun...sorry).
As for the "expensive" prices...obviously you haven't done that much traveling. Those are standard hotel prices for food. (And BTW $7 for a burger and $4 for a hot dog is cheap at most hotels.) The $309 rate includes the admission for the waterpark...drop $100 (discounted park admission) you're still only at $200 which is average for an upscale hotel in the Dells in high peak season on the weekend.
Now, I actually liked the coasters at M.O. with the exception of Pegasus... But as they say, to each their own...
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I do have to apologize to you guys though, I didn't get to go ride Avalanche. It was either Mt. O, or TimberFalls, and I figured I would get more of my money's worth at Mount Olympus, because there seems to only be like 5 rides at Timber Falls.
I heard about Pancakes, M:TR, and I have no idea what CO stands for.