Want to Ride This Ferris Wheel-Water Slide Combo in Wisconsin?
Have you ever met anyone whose job it is to create thrill rides? Have you ever wondered if they've gone to work drunk?
I don't personally know anyone who designs thrilling rollercoasters and water slides, but I sure have wanted to say a few things to them after riding their creations. Some of the words would be too 'colorful' for most rooms.
Just like those who come up with the most twisted horror movie ideas, the creators of America's first rotating water slide, are very different than you and me.
America's First Rotating Water Slide is Under Construction in Wisconsin Dells
Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park is undergoing a $23 million expansion that includes a first-of-its-kind rotating water slide. Below, you'll get to take sort of a 'virtual' ride to understand how this thing works.
Say hello to, Medusa's Slidewheel
Only two others exist in the world, China and Poland. This will be the first one built in the United States, at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park located at 655 N Frontage Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
The expansion is being made to the indoor water park. What was once called the Bay of Dreams, is becoming Medusa's Indoor Water Park.
The project got under way early July, with plans for the expansion to be completed by Memorial Day weekend, 2022.
In the park's nearly 50 years, Mt. Olympus has never made an investment of this size.
That investment includes a water slide that I'm not so sure I still have the courage to ride. The First Rotating Water Slide in the U.S., is described as a ferris wheel with a water slide attached to it.
Mt. Olympus owner Nick Laskaris said,
“you enter the slide through the middle and right away the whole slide is rotating and it’s a four person raft you are inside of it and it goes backwards and forwards.”
Watch Mt. Olympus owner, Nick Laskaris, tell the story of the parks big expansion.