What’s New at the Wilderness?
Included with your stay!
There’s only one Tommy Bartlett Show, and fortunately for our loyal customers, ALL registered Wilderness Guests receive FREE admission with their stay! Shows are every night at 4:30 and 8:00 pm, rain or shine, from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.
Enjoy an evening of live entertainment with our compliments ($22 value for each guest)!
- FREE for registered Wilderness guests
- Daily shows at 4:30 & 8:00 pm
- $22 value for each guest.
New in 2016, Slideboarding, the interactive gaming waterslide.
Our new Slideboard rides are OPEN! We have converted two of our tube slides in the Klondike Kavern Indoor Waterpark into state-of-the-art, interactive Slideboarding systems. The Claim Jumper Challenge offers a real-life gaming experience…Within a waterslide!
The Slideboards resemble short surfboards with handles. On each of the handles, there are two colored buttons that serve as the game’s controllers. As riders shoot down the waterslide sitting on their Slideboard, they encounter a series of flashing red, yellow, green and blue lights. The goal is to press the colored button on your slideboard that corresponds with the colored light that is lit at the exact time your board passes under it. If it is done at the correct time, the rider will get the maximum amount of points and the handles of their board will vibrate to alert the rider of their bullseye accuracy. A leaderboard in the waterpark lets guests see how they did and where they rank against other riders. As riders get better at Slideboarding, new and challenging levels will be unlocked.
Watch a short video on Slideboarding Here.
Download the free app for your device here.
Riders must be at least 42″ tall to ride and weigh under 300 lbs.
- Now Open!
- Only one of its kind in the Midwest
- Leaderboard in the waterpark
- Integrated Mobile App
New Attraction Now Open!
After seeing some really amazing, interactive, real-life room escape games featured on The TODAY Show, The Conan O’Brien Show, The Big Bang Theory and The Bachelorette, we’ve added this hugely popular phenomena to our Wilderness on the Lake property!
The two Room Escapes by D.O.A., The Hotel and The Basement, build upon a series of real-life incidents that occurred during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The Hotel features a recreation of its lobby and will be integrated with clues and puzzles to help the visitors find their way out! The Basement is designed to inspire a mindset of urgency and confusion as participants navigate the layered twists of the room while spontaneous audio, visual, and animated objects will invade their senses.
Take a dip and get a drink at Margarita’s Swim-Up Bar, an adults-only, indoor/outdoor pool, which is located in the Wild WaterDome and New Frontier Waterparks. Spanning 1,400 square feet, the bar can accommodate up to 88 guests over the age of 21, and features an inviting tropical theme complete with a pergola and unique conversation areas.
If you like thrills and excitement, you’ll want to check out our new indoor, two-story Wilderwoods Go-Kart Trail. It is located next door to the Glitter Gulch Arcade in the New Frontier region of the hotel. The 525-foot long course offers a total adrenaline rush as you race with your family and friends around crazy turns and cork screws in one of our 20 electric cars. Check go-kart attraction desk for schedule and availability.
This attraction is located on the New Frontier side of the Wilderness Hotel.
You will be able to race your family and your friends inside, year-round.
- Guests must be at least 56” tall and 10 years old to drive a single or double kart alone.
- Guests must be at least 60” tall and 18 years old to drive a double kart with a passenger.
- Guests must be at least 36’’ tall and 4 years old to ride in a double kart
- $6.00 - Price does not include tax.