Planned Changes for 2022

We’re super excited to be announcing the following changes scheduled at our resort in 2022. We know our guests are going to love them and we can’t wait for everyone to be able to experience them.



The Wild West Waterpark will be undergoing a major renovation starting May 1, 2022 with an expected full completion by sometime in mid-November.

Once completed, the waterpark will have two incredible slides and a new Wild West themed multi-level play and spray structure called Ransack Ridge, The waterpark will also have two incredible new slides, among many other improvements. One of the new slides will be a two-lane dueling tube ride while the other will be a dueling, head-first mat racer. Both slides will feature eye popping translucent slide effects as well as multiple “rally points” where riders will be able to see their competition as they dash down the slides.

For those of you with inquiring minds….Don’t worry our amazing Fantastic Voyage and Black Hole slides will remain.

Update: On October 1 Ransack Ridge, all park seating areas, the toddler pool, Grizzly Grill, and Swimm’n Chick’n re-opened. On October 28 Warped Wagons Dueling Mat Racers and Twisted Trails Dueling Tube Slides will open and on November 18 the entire park will be completed along with YeeHaw’s Watering Hole.


We’re also planning complete room renovations to all of our 446 main resort guest rooms. Among the planned changes, the rooms will be getting new paint, carpet, flooring, countertops, furniture, artwork, and televisions. Renovations will begin in April and will be completed in late 2022.



April 17 Update:  Room renovations began on the first floor of the New Frontier region.
May 13 Update: 117 rooms are completed.
June 07 Update: 194 rooms are completed.



In January, we unveiled Flight of Aloha at Take Flight. This new cinematic adventure takes riders on a cultural exploration that prior to now has only be reserved for Hawaiian Royalty. The film showcases the historical significance of the Valley Isle while highlighting its natural beauty. It reveals untouched and remote destinations all captured in the highest definition for realism.

For summer, we will be unveiling World Flight, which will take people on a journey over and around the world flying over some of the most noteworthy locations. It will include the London Eye and Tower Bridge; the Sydney Harbor in Australia, the Parthenon and Colosseum in Rome, Reykjavik in Iceland, the Matterhorn in the Alps and Big Sur on the California coastline.

Sensory enhancements like wind, motion seats, and scents complete both of these films immersive experience.



Do you love space and the unknown frontier? If you answered yes, you’ll definitely want to check out our new MISSION: MARS room escape coming to Wilderness on the Lake for summer 2022.

MISSION: MARS will take participants on a journey to Mars to recover the 2004 NASA Rover Opportunity’s memory box and to repair the rover (which has gone silent since 2018). Participants will have just 30 minutes to complete the challenge before a solar storm arrives.

The new room escape will be geared toward all adventure seekers ages 5 to 99. It will be replacing the Circus room.

April 17 Update: The Circus Room Escape closed permanently so construction could begin on Mission Mars.