After a nice visit at Little Amerricka, I headed back to the Wisconsin Dells. Wait, back you say? Yes, back. I actually started out there on Sept 9th, traveled to Green Bay, then came back to hit up Timber Falls as they were not open on the 9th. Scheduling this time of year is difficult as many of the smaller parks like Bay Beach and Little Amerricka close early and open late, good thing I like to drive.
I'll start off this off-season adventure at Mount Olympus
, or should I say, Mt. Odeadus. I stayed onsite at one of their "resorts" titled Mykos Resort. That wasn't the best idea. It was $40 cheaper than Rome and came with a "parking pass" which was not needed as they were not collecting parking fees. The hotel has seen better days, and talking with locals, it has not been renovated since being incorporated into the Mt. Olympus family of hotels. To give you a brief idea, the sofa bed was broken and stained, the carpet throughout was well worn and nasty, mold in the bathroom, and came with a visqueen covered mattress. Sure, this is very much a transient hotel, but sheesh, take some pride in it. A room swap showed no improvement. Next time I might try out Hotel Rome
, or better yet, I can be extra pervy and stay at the Great Wolf Lodge
. On a positive note, the 19" tube television and wireless internet worked well.
Ok, enough of that, about the park. This is exactly 4 days after peak travel season ended, and the place looked like a deserted ghost town. The park had already managed to drain all of the pools with the exception of the wave pool, removed the train from Pegasus, started disassembly on the kiddie coaster, and wrapped up the sky coaster. At best there were 100 people in the park with Hades routinely waiting for six people to ride. Most were taking advantage of no lines on the go-carts or taking a swim indoors. The cost to get in this time of year is $20, pay one price, or free if you stay in the super 6 resort.
While staying at the resort, you also get into the park on your checkout day so I had two days of park admission to go with my risk of getting the clap at the motel for $69. Hades was crap with 6 people, so, I wanted to try it with a full train. Being as I was headed back for Timber Falls, I made a quick stop back to Mt. O on Sept 10, and well, it was still dead. Since they had a mostly full train, you were allowed to ride in the rear, myself, I took the magic seat, glad I did. It was a much better ride than the previous day.
What? Shut up you say? Show me some pictures because I hate reading? Fine. Here you go.