What’s New at the Wilderness?
We are excited to announce that we are putting the finishing touches on converting two of our existing tube slides in the Klondike Kavern Indoor Waterpark into state-of-the-art, interactive Slideboarding systems. The Claim Jumper Challenge will offer a real life gaming experience within a waterslide.
The slideboards resemble surfboards with handles that riders sit on. On each of the handles, there are two colored buttons that serve as the game’s controllers. As riders adventure down the waterslide, 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 a rider will get the maximum amount of points and the handles of your board will vibrate to alert the rider of their bullseye accuracy. A leaderboard in the waterpark will let 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.
- Coming in December
- Only one of its kind in the Midwest
- Leaderboard in the waterpark
- Integrated Mobile App
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 decided to add this hugely popular phenomena to our Wilderness on the Lake property!
The two Room Escapes by D.O.A., The Hotel and The Basement, will build upon a series of real-life incidents that occurred during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The Hotel will feature a recreation of its lobby and will be integrated with clues and puzzles to help the visitors find their way out! The Basement will be 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.