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... today you can't.
When we got back to the RV, Josh called and asked if we had time to talk to Lilly - OF COURSE! We Skyped and played paper dolls over the internet for over an hour. Then it was time for Lilly to eat dinner (they're in CA and 2 hours behind us) and time for us to go to bed!
... went out to eat at a great Italian restaurant...later on after dinner, we finished the evening at his trailer at Circus World watching random DVDs of clown gags that he owns. Definitely one of those evenings you wish would never end...socializing, relaxing, and laughing with friends while on the road is such a pick-me-up. Thank you!
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... because the nice people at the park emailed Ron with alternative directions. This morning however that detour got us off to a tricky start because we were terribly low on gas. (Oops!) We drove on desolate roads for about 16 miles with the GPS consistently reporting several more miles to go than the distance-to-empty meter said we had!! For at least the last 3 miles the car said we had 0 miles left till empty. We truly coasted down hills to save ...
... afternoon watching old episodes. The kids loved them!
After dinner when it cleared up a little we finally thought to pull out the "geyser experiment" (diet coke and mentos!) that we had been planning to do at Yellowstone but forgot! The kids thought it was great watching it erupt and loved seeing Bru run before he got covered in Coke. We've been lucky that we haven't had too many rain days. I think we were all pretty glad to just veg ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mt. Olympus Resorts Wisconsin Dells
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.
We just got back from staying at Treasure Island Waterpark Resort.
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.
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.
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.