Mt. Olympus Resort
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Weather: 80 and sunny Location: Madison to Wisconsin Dells Highlights: Water park thrills, great weather, getting really wet Lowlights: Kids bickering #of Swearwords: 1 (from fear on anaconda) People we met: Maria (reception at hotel), Girl from Greenbay going to College this year in Marquette (why??) and Katie (a 12 year old girl from Illinois who road a ride with us). Activities: Jetboat ride thru the Dells and Noah's Ark ...
We have had a Wonderful two day stay, we took a tour of the Dells and who new it all got started because of a photograph, the power of pictures!!! I forget what the photographers name is but he loved the Dells and he would take pictures along the way of the rock formations and he had his son jump across from one rock to another 17 times just so he could get the right picture ...
We stayed at a KOA near the water park Wednesday. I got up around 8:30 to do laundry. We headed to the water park around 11:00 and stayed until about 4:00. We stopped to get some cheese curds of course since we are in Wisconsin. Planning to make it past Chicago for the night then finish the drive on down to Indiana Friday and hopefully be home by evening. It has been a great family trip. Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed for one ...
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Best place to stay
I stayed at Treasure Island and the Wilderness Resort.The Wilderness is by far the best. It has much more things for Adults AND Kids both. It is more of a profession resort where as Treasure Island is ran by a buntch of young kids working there.The Wilderness will run you about $20 more a night and you will have to drive to the major attractions like the ducks, but it is well worth it. It also has a Dry Water Park that is fun for Adults and Kids.Also if your room is on the 2nd floor bring a FAN to drown out the noise at night. The 2nd floor is the main traffic floor for ALL pool areas.
Everyone had a great time!!!
We just got back from staying at Treasure Island Waterpark Resort.
After reading that one really bad review I was really nervous about going to the resort especially since I had arranged this trip for my family and my sister's family. Fortunately we all had a great time. My 18 year old daughter and her friend had a "awesome" time and she is usually a complainer. My sister's 13 year old son and friend had a great time too. There are two Treasure Island hotels in Wisconsin Dells and I'm wondering if perhaps the reviewer with the negative review stayed at the other Treaure Island. The other Treasure Island hotel is an older hotel. The Treasure Island Waterpark Resort hotel is not old.
It was very nice and very clean and there were a lot of things for everyone to do. I definitely recommend this resort.
Treasure Island Is Excellent!
We stayed at Treasure Island on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003. It is an excellent value! Everything is very clean and the 2 bedroom Captain's Suite was like new. We stayed with our child, 2, and my brother's three girls, aged 2, 4 and 11. The child areas were very good both outside at FamilyLand and inside at Bay of Dreams. The total with taxes was $198 for the night. You get 2 days of waterpark passes (wristbands) for both indoor and outdoor park with a one night stay. So when we got there the first day, we just went out in the waterpark for a few hours until our room was ready. They guarantee it by 4pm and it was ready just short of that. The hotel is right near the main area of Dell's activities, so there is fun stuff within walking distance, but of course our kids are little, so we had plenty to do on site. There are free kiddie and older kid bumper boats, as well as mini golf right there as well, so other than the deer park and ordering pizza, we didn't go anywhere else. We stayed on the fourth floor, so it was quiet. Since our kids will eventually make a lot of noise, we will probably stay on lower, more active floors in the future! The 2nd floor has the path directly to the indoor Bay of Dreams, so that seems convenient, but a lot noisier. Noise at a hotel waterpark with hundreds of screaming kids? It's funny to read reviews where people are surprised about it!! The water slides are good for both young and old. Bay of Dreams has a couple really fast waterslides that were a lot of fun for me and the 11 year old.We chose Wednesday/Thursday mainly because some of the hotels say that is the slowest day, and it wasn't bad at all - minimal waits for the slides. If you go on a weekend, it will likely be much busier.Overall, I give it the highest recommendation. It is close and older kids aren't trapped, like at the Kalahari or Wolf's Lodge, where you definitely need a car to get anywhere.
Wonderful service and hotel
Treasure Island is a place where once you have enjoyed it you will want to return again. Friendly service and a wonderful indoor and outdoor waterpark, not to forget the miniture golf..we recommend this hotel/resort for anyone planning on visiting the Dells
Just returned from Treasure Island and we're already looking forward to going back next year!! I highly recommend this place if you have kids who love the water. We had an excellent time. Feel free to email me for details if you want them.
Tips for the Island
Treasure Island three nights Mem Day Wkend 2003. Scared after I read some of these reviews, but standard double queen rm (not Capts Quarters) were clean and comfy. Last yr stayed at Wilderness, so comparison is inevitable. TI has difficult in-out car access from main road, but is walking to many attractions (Noahs, Big Chief, mini golf, Pizza Pub, etc); outdoor pool freezing--despite warmest Mem day in years, (75F), water cold. Wilderness outdoor pool is heated! Indoor Family Land is NOT as nice as Wilderness. Shorter slide runs, paying public is sometimes undesirable, and no good place to sit poolside and watch the kids (very poorly arranged seating area). Wilderness Resort (WR) has all these features, is cleaner and funner. The reviews here mention "too much chlorine"; I am not a wuss, and thought: how much can there be? TOO MUCH at TI. Two kids skin burned in it, and we got hydrocortisone creme at WalMart! Even parents eyes burn in the chlorine in the air. All in all, fair modest priced hotel (if you pay full price, you paid too much). If you want other nice hotels, several in the area; smaller and more pleasant. A bonus at TI: free puttputt golf and bumper boats on site. Parking is tough but with patience "doeable". I give this 3 stars; it is cleaner than I though though basic, has free puttputt, but not the best indoor poo; has a good but cold (early season) outdoor pool), and is located centrally but hard for automobile access and hard parking. Tips if you stay @ TI: ask for 3rd fl room (quieter). Ask for rm facing BACK of building (quiet Wisc woods as opposed to loud parking lot); walk to local attractions. LOVE THE DELLS!
Captain's Quarters is Awesome!
We spent 3 nights at Treasure Island's Captain's Quarters and it was the bomb! For about half the price of a regular room at other theme waterpark resorts we got a 2 bedroom suite with kitchenette, balcony, fireplace, and whirlpool tub in the room! All the Captain's Quarters suites are nonsmoking and brand new! It was perfect for our family of 5. The Bay of Dreams waterpark was awesome, with activities for all ages, including adults. My kids, ages 10, 8, and 7 were totally waterlogged by the time we left. Life guards were plentiful and the facitlities were excellent.
It's reasonably priced and just as fun
I stayed at Treasure Island and as far as the hotel goes, it was basically a Motel 6 and it was packed so I had to have a smoking room, which stunk. But.. on the otherhand, I didn't have any problems with employees there, they were way cheaper then those other fancy waterpark hotels, and I still enjoyed myself. The water park part of it was nice and good for little kids as well. That's the whole reason you go there, who cares where you sleep?
I stayed here over Valentines Day weekend with my family of five including my kids aged 6,8 and 14. We have stayed at other hotels in the area over the last 10 years, but this was the first time here. We all enjoyed it very much. There was plenty for us to do over the 3 days we were there and very little trouble with the hotel. The waterpark was perfect for us. We stayed on the top floor so we didn't have any issues with noise other than loud doors which are common everywhere. I would reccommend this hotel to any one wanting to have a good time.
Don't stay on the first floor.
In early October, 2002, my husband and I drove up for the day to check out the Dells before we take our kids there next summer. We spent the night at Treasure Island because we thought that it might be good for our family. It's a good thing that we did, because we found it to be unsatisfactory. This hotel is old. Every time someone around you flushes their toilet, you will hear it in your room. Since my husband and I got up very early to drive here, we also went to bed very early. About an hour later, we were awaken to what sounded like the ceiling above us was falling in. It scared me to death. I thought that someone was jumping up and down above us, but finally figured out that it was just one or two people walking about their room. The pictures on the wall above my head would shake every time they moved around. I could even hear them turning over in their bed. The room fan was on maximum, but I had to turn on some running water just to make enough noice to cover up the racket above us so that we could sleep. The next morning I complained to the manager on staff, but she could do nothing and suggested that I write a letter to the general manager. I did, but it has been four weeks and no response. Stay here at your own risk. You've been warned. Next summer we will try the Wilderness Resort. It looked alot nicer.