Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park


Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Mt.OlympusWater&ThemeParkEntrance.jpg
Mt. Olympus entrance
Location Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, U.S.
Coordinates 43°36′55″N 89°47′22″W / 43.615145°N 89.789382°W / 43.615145; -89.789382Coordinates: 43°36′55″N 89°47′22″W / 43.615145°N 89.789382°W / 43.615145; -89.789382
Website Mt. Olympus Website
Opened 2004
Previous names Big Chief's Karts and Coasters, Family Land, Bay Of Dreams, Treasure Island Resort, Pleasant View Motel (names of former properties merged)
Operating season May through October (Outdoor Water & Theme Park)

Year-Round (Indoor Water & Theme Park)

Rides 53 (7 coasters, 37 waterslides, and 9 go kart tracks) total
Road sign for resort

Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park is a theme park and a waterpark complex in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Mt. Olympus consists of four areas of the park: Zeus' Playground (outdoor theme park), Neptune's Water Kingdom (outdoor waterpark), The Parthenon (indoor theme park), and Medusa's Indoor Waterpark. Mt. Olympus also has many lodging choices. All hotels include admission to the park. Many other area hotels and motels offer free or reduced-priced tickets.

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Park History

Pre-History

The Mount Olympus coaster hill was the site of the first waterslide in the Wisconsin Dells. It was a 3 wide cement waterslide that was made up of a sweeping 's' curve.

2004 Merger

In 2004, Big Chief Carts and Coasters owner Nick Laskaris decided with the addition of roller coasters to change the park name to Mt. Olympus Theme Park and go with a Greek-Roman theme. Later that year, Mt. Olympus merged with Monte Mattei's Treasure Island Waterpark Resort (consisting of Treasure Island's Family Land Waterpark & Bay of Dreams Indoor Waterpark) to create another area indoor outdoor waterpark like Kalahari, Wilderness, Chula Vista and Great Wolf Lodge, Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park. To accomplish the physical connection between these two separated attractions, they bought the Playday Motel and demolished it so that they could create a pathway from the resort to the amusement park.

March 2007 Acquisition

On March 15, 2007, the Laskaris Family, owners of Mt. Olympus, purchased the Treasure Island Resort, the Captain ’s Quarters, Pleasant View Motel, The Bay of Dreams Indoor Waterpark and the former Family Land Outdoor Waterpark properties. With the acquisition from the Mattei family, Mt. Olympus added 60 acres (240,000 m2) of real estate to Mt. Olympus, bringing the total area to over 156 acres (0.6 km2). This includes over 1½ miles of frontage on the Wisconsin Dells Parkway (Hwy 12/23). The Captain's Quarters, one of the resort buildings featuring family-sized suites, was eventually sold to Bluegreen Resorts and now operates at Bluegreen Odyssey Dells.

2011 Lodging Property Acquisitions

In addition to the current hotel properties Mount Olympus had, Hotel Rome (formerly Treasure Island Resort) and Mykonos Village (formerly Pleasant View Motel), the resort complex acquired many area adjacent hotels to create 7 different lodging areas.

New Additions

  • 2011: Addition of Poseidons Beach
  • 2010: Renaming of Pompeii Motel to My konos Village at Mt. Olympus Park, addition of Catapult Extreme Ride, addition of Poseidon's Beach, and the continuation of Night at the Theme Park
  • 2009: Renaming of Mt. Olympus Value to Pompeii Motel, The Almighty Hermes Sky coaster, and the addition of Night at the Theme Park
  • 2008: Remodeling of the former Mt. Olympus Resort, which changed names to Hotel Rome and The River Troy
  • 2007: Poseidon's Rage Surf Pool and Apollo's Swing
  • 2006: The Parthenon Indoor Theme Park and Thunder and Lightning Speed Slides
  • 2005: Hades roller coaster and Triton's Water slide Tower

Zeus' Playground

Zeus' Playground is the outdoor theme park section at Mt. Olympus. It consists of go-karts, roller coasters,and a few other rides.

Roller Coasters

Hades Rollercoaster at Mt. Olympus, which has the world's longest underground tunnel.
  • Hades - A wooden roller coaster with a 65-degree drop, the world’s longest underground tunnel and reaches speeds up to 70 mph (110 km/h). It has a drop height of 140 ft (40 m) and contains a section of track which is banked to a 90° angle.
  • Pegasus - A wooden roller coaster built over Medusa's Drop. It covers 1,600 feet (490 m) of track, reaches heights of 60 feet (18 m) and has a 45-foot (13.7 m) drop.
  • Cyclops - A wooden roller coaster featuring a 75-foot (22.9 m) drop. The highest point is 70 feet (21 m) above the ground and intertwines with Zeus and Hades.
  • Zeus - A 2,700-foot (823.0 m) long wooden roller coaster. It passes through a forest, climbs a 90-foot (27 m) hill, then falls at 60 mph (100 km/h) down an 85-foot (25.9 m) drop.
  • Little Titans - A small junior roller coaster

Go-Kart Tracks

The Trojan Horse go-kart track
  • Titan's Tower
  • Poseidon Go-Kart Track - The track goes up and down towers.
  • Hermes' Turbo Track - The fastest track at the park.
  • Trojan Horse - The ride consists of a multi-level, three story track and right through the belly of the horse. This track rages down 35 feet (10.7 m) around tight turns and back to the top again.
  • Helios Track - This multi-level track go up and around and back down again.

Other Rides

  • Batting Cages - 25 cent coin operated
  • Apollo's Swing - The 100-foot (30 m) tall Apollo’s Swing is a prototype Screamin' Swing that seats four passengers, allowing it to achieve 75 mph (121 km/h).
  • The Almighty Hermes- A giant swing that carries riders up into the air soaring over the Poseidons Rage Wave Pool 100 feet above ground, and up to 45 miles per hour.

Neptune's Water Kingdom

Neptune's Water Kingdom is the outdoor waterpark section.

Waterslides

Triton entrance
Triton waterslides
  • Blue Magnum Mat Slides - Mat slides (formerly four body slides named individually, "Wipeout", "The Kamikaze", "Corkscrew", and "Twister")
  • Thunder - Speed slide
  • Lightning - Enclosed speed slide
  • Triton's Fury - 340-foot (104 m) family raft ride
  • Triton's Rage - 550-foot (168 m) family raft ride
  • Triton's Challenge - Side-by-side, 350-foot (107 m) six-lane downhill mat racer
  • Double Barrel - Enclosed tube slide
  • Double Trouble - Tube slide
  • Deuces Wild - Tube slide
  • Demon's Drop - A body slide featuring an 85-foot (25.9 m) drop
  • Dragon's Tail - A 300-foot (90 m) long double drop
  • Comet - Children's slide
  • Little Dipper - Children's slide

Other Rides

Poseidon's Rage surf pool
  • Poseidon's Rage - One of the world's largest surf pools featuring the world's second tallest surf wave at over 9 feet (2.7 m), after Siam Park's Wave Palace, in Tenerife, Spain, which has a 9.8 feet (3 m) surf wave.
  • Tidal Wave - The original wave pool at the park
  • Huck's Lagoon - An interactive children's water play area featuring tunnels, six waterslides, cannons, and multi-level hands-on water activities
  • Kiddy City - One of Mt. Olympus' three children's water play areas featuring an elephant slide, gorilla swings, rainmaker geysers, and waterslides
  • Endless River - Lazy river
  • Bumper Boats

The Parthenon

The Parthenon

The Parthenon is the Dells' first indoor theme park. It is one of the first buildings you see when you enter, and the columns are made out of styrofoam.

Rides

  • OPA Roller Coaster - A spinning Wild Mouse roller coaster
  • Go-Karts
  • Bumper Cars
  • Spring Ride
  • Tea Cups
  • Crazy Trolley
  • Alien Ball Pit
  • The Parthenon Arcade

Medusa's Indoor Waterpark

The side of the indoor waterpark building

Medusa's Indoor Waterpark is the 55,000-square-foot (5,100 m2) indoor waterpark at Mt. Olympus. This was originally part of the Treasure Island and Family Land project. Family Land, originally a wave pool was open to the public for a cost is now the an Arcade. Bay of dreams which is now Medusa's Indoor Waterpark was exclusively for Treasure Island guests only.

Waterslides

  • Anaconda - Tube slide that is over 10 stories high
  • Boa - Basic Tube slide
  • Cobra - Enclosed body slide
  • Diamondback - Body slide
  • Hispaniola Bay - A children's area with a 35-foot (10.7 m) long pirate ship complete with tattered sails, tunnels, five water slides, waterspouts, and many geysers

Other Rides

  • Warriors Water Walk - Net walk area and a basketball pool
  • Mayan Raging River - Lazy river
  • Jaguar Hot Tub
  • Sacred Well Whirlpool

Night at the Theme Park

In the summer of 2009, Mt. Olympus began Night at the Theme Park, where select rides (Hades, Poesidon's Rage, Zeus, Trojan Horse Go Kart Track, Poseidon's Underwater Go Kart Track, and the Kiddie Land Rides) would be open from 10pm to 1am for four nights weekly. People who would attend would receive free soda and parking. Nick Laskaris got the idea when he took his kids to go see Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian at the local cinema.[1] While it has been a surprising big hit to visitors, the village of Lake Delton did not approve of it because it was in violation of its amusement ordinance in which businesses have to close around midnight, and their 11pm curfew law. Village trustees were worried about someone crossing the busy Wisconsin Dells Parkway at night and getting hit by a car.[2] Because of the success of Night at the Theme Park, the village of Lake Delton made some changes to the amusement ordinance, with a variance for businesses if they requested, including Mt. Olympus. The village board had these changes on hold.[3][4]

Lodging

Mount Olympus offers six lodging options. All options include free admission to the park every day of one's stay:

  • Hotel Rome (formerly Treasure Island): Hotel Rome is the park's signature hotel. It features Greco-Roman themed decor through the resort including rooms. Hotel Rome is located on-site with the park and connected via skywalk to the indoor waterpark.
  • Mykonos Village and Camp Resort (formerly PleasantView Motel): This is the park's mid-range, motel style hotel. The hotel features themed rooms and basic decor. Camping options include a basic campsite or Treehouse (raised cabin). This hotel is located next to the park, within walking distance.
  • Mykonos Resort and Conference Center (formerly Raintree Resort and Conference Center)
  • Poseidon's Village (formerly 4 Seasons Motel)
  • Zeus' Village and Camp Resort (formerly American World RV Resort)
  • Santorini Village (formerly " Riverwalk Hotel" and River's Edge Hotel)

References

  1. ^ 7/15/2009 Park asks for late nights
  2. ^ 7/29/2009 Mt. Olympus continues night openings
  3. ^ 8/1/2009 Lake Delton changes rules on closing time
  4. ^ 8/12/2009 Ordinance Changes Discussed

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