Activities, Dining, Lodging

What’s New this Summer in the Dells?!?

This blog post was published on March 30, 2017 and may contain outdated information.

We know you’ve been waiting for it! Here’s our list of what’s new for 2017 in Wisconsin Dells!


As a guest at the Wilderness Resort, their brand new Timberland Playhouse 2.0 is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend for guests 12 and under. The new Playhouse will be four stories tall and include 6 slides, swings, tunnels, and 39 different climbs & crawls for the kiddos to play of their energy. Also at the Wilderness on the Lake property will be an all circus themed addition to their current D.O.A Room Escape.

Now open at Kalahari Resort is The Arena, a free-roaming open air interactive virtual reality experience! Conquer challenges and earn scores all in real time! Also at Kalahari, The Smoke That Thunders is a new water ride scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend at the resort’s Zambezi Outdoor Waterpark. This water ride has zips, twists, and twirls with the sensation of feeling zero gravity!

The 4D Dive-In Theater at Noah’s Ark Waterpark will be showing The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure. If you’re a fan of the Lego Movie, then this ride is for you! The 4D Dive-In Theater is exclusively for visitors to Noah’s Ark Waterpark!

D-Day Invasion Adventure Park is a new aerial adventure course scheduled to open this summer in the Dells. It will be the nation’s largest aerial park when opened! It will feature barrel runs, suspension bridges, ropes courses, ziplines, and other hands-on physical activities. D-Day Invasion Adventure Park will be located at 1550 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, next to Bigfoot Ziplines & Dells Army Ducks.


New this summer in Lake Delton is Hu-Hot Mongolian Grill! For those of you who have never visited a Hu-Hot, it’s a build your own stir fry! You fill a bowl with your choice of meats, seafood, veggies, noodles, add sauces, and then one of Hu-Hot’s skilled warriors cook your meal for you on their flat top grill and you get to enjoy all of the delicious flavors!

Located at 221 Broadway in Downtown Wisconsin Dells, Edytka’s Polish Restaurant is a brand new family-owned restaurant featuring authentic Polish cuisine. From cabbage rolls to pierogi, dumplings and more, Edytka invites you and your family to come try their savory home-made Polish cuisine in the heart of Wisconsin Dells.

Mama Z’s is the Dells’ newest Pizzeria and is located at the previous location of Mitzi’s American Grill near the end of Broadway. They specialize in wood-fired pizza and will be keeping most favorites from Mitzi’s previous menu. Mama Z’s is owned and operated by Woodside Sports Complex.


Opening in June 2017 will be the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lake Delton. Conveniently located by many Wisconsin Dells attractions and restaurants, the Hampton Inn & Suites will offer a free hot breakfast, exercise room, and indoor pool with a kiddie play area.

Last year, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott opened its doors with 95 suites for visitors to Wisconsin Dells. Opening in August 2017, their sister property, Fairfield Inn & Suites is opening right next door. Like the SpringHill Suites, the Fairfield Inn & Suites feature a pool, fitness center, business center, free high speed internet, and a free hot breakfast!

Located at 1015 River Road, River Inn is the only hotel in Wisconsin Dells that overlooks the beautiful Wisconsin River! Set to open before Summer 2017, the building was previously home to a different hotel, but now is in the process of being completely remodeled. River Inn focuses on modern luxury and has just upscaled their guest rooms to include luxury bedding, 50 inch LCD TVs, LED lighting, bluetooth speakers, convenient USB plugins, and all new temperature control units. On property is an indoor pool, hot tub, and the property is only 20 feet from the river’s shore! Coming soon to the property will be an onsite Bar and Restaurant! Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park as well as Timbavati Wildlife Park tickets are included with your stay this summer.

American Resort & Campground is undergoing many renovations within their hotel rooms including flat screen TV’s and views of their indoor pool! The Treehouses within the campground are the only treehouses in Wisconsin Dells! When you stay at American Resort & Campground this summer, you receive complimentary tickets to Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park as well as Timbavati Wildlife Park included with your stay. American Resort & Campground is located at the intersection of Wisconsin Dells Parkway and County Hwy A in Wisconsin Dells.

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells is in the process of $40 million in property renovations! These renovations will include a new hotel main entrance and lobby, a new hotel bar, and expansions in the poker room/off-track betting areas of the casino!

Located at 1114 Broadway in Downtown Wisconsin Dells, Woodside Dells Hotel & Suites was recently purchased by the owners of the nearby Woodside Sports Complex and offers many room types, a sauna, pool, and barbecue grills for their guests to enjoy. Whether you’re visiting as a family or staying with your team before a sporting event, Woodside Dells Hotel & Suites is newly remodeled and offers comfortable western-themed rooms.

From May 27th until Labor Day 2017, Mt. Olympus Resort is offering their guests a private 10-acre waterpark to enjoy for FREE. Take advantage of the private slides, rides, and private resort guest parking adjacent to the 10-acre park. The private waterpark includes a 1 million gallon wave pool, 11 waterpark slides ranging from intermediate to extreme, 2 adventure rivers, and much more! On top of that, resort guests will receive a bonus 3 hours of Night at the Park. Night at the park is an additional 3 hours of exclusive ride time open to guests at the Outdoor Theme Park after it closes to the general public.