Mt. Olympus is located in the heart of the tourist-trap area known as the "Wisconsin Dells." Mt Olympus strives for a Greek theme, and some elements look nice, but the theming is not immersive. On the positive side the park does offer some excellent water slides, wood coasters, and go-karts (which are included in admission), but note that the park staff could use a few lessons in guest service.
The terrain is quite hilly and shade is lacking if you are in the center of the park, although the indoor rides area and waterpark can provide relief.
Don't miss the back seat of Cyclops: the airtime is so intense they require riders to be 18 to sit there. All in all, this park is worth a visit as it offers a little something for everyone.
All the park's staff are foreign and can hardly speak english. I got one hello the entire 3 hours I was there. The gift shop staff was very friendly though. Theming is pretty weak, no loudspeakers or music playing in any of the stations. Some of the staff looked like they didn't want to be there. Lines get long but that will happen when all the coasters can only run one train. Coasters are decent. Cyclops is short but has some of the best airtime I've ever experienced especially in the back 7/10. I almost lost my phone riding it. Zeus is meh, nothing special 5/10. Hades is sweet, definitely a top 30 coaster 8.5/10.
Mount Olympus is one of those parks that has just gone downhill the last few years. The park features three potentially great wooden coasters, but unfortunately has not maintained them well. Hades is nearly un-rideable, and Zeus feels like it doesn't have upstop wheels. Fortunately, Cyclopse is still an amazing ride with it's signature ejector moment. Things that would greatly improve this park are better maintenance, two train operations, and more professional staff. At least at most parks, the ops try to hide the fact that they're texting. At Mount Olympus, they just dispatch the train and go sit on the exit steps texting or chatting until it comes back....
Lets be honest, the park has the ability to be a huge player in the region, but they are just not capitalizing on it. They hire mostly foreign exchange students which is not a bad thing, they just don't seem to care. Hades is OMFG rough, but has the potential to be great with a little TLC. The go-carts are well worn with one popping an axel on my visit. The waterpark looks nice and is the obvious draw for summer travelers.
The hotels are not the best and don't appear to have seen an upgrade since they were built. Would I go back, maybe, I still need a credit.
When I visited mt. Olympus in 2005 I had a very good time. Hades was still smooth and and very exciting, a top 10 coaster at the time i rode it. Zeus was surprisingly good, and Cyclops had one of the most intense pops of airtime I had ever experienced. The go kart tracks were all very unique and being included with admission was a plus. The water park has several good slides, nothing out of the ordinary but still fun. It was an enjoyable park, I might not visit again until they build a major new attraction but based on previous experience i would consider a return visit.
Yes the rollercoaster are not taken care of very well as well as the rides and waterslides but the waterpark is awesome and so is Hades I guess i came here on a good day. although the staff was pretty terrible
I've never found Mt. O to be too terrible as they have a somewhat outdated, but very big, water park, an insane wave pool, one really kick ass coaster, one of the most insane moments of airtime on any coaster and great go karts. However, the park is lacking in things like entertainment, flat rides, and coaster up keep. The wooden coasters will get some work each year, but not as much as they need, and capacity suffers from the use of only one train for each coaster. Mt. O is worth a stop if you're in the area, but it's not really a full day stop unless you do the water park too. The park still has potential, and lots of room to expand, and I really hope it can improve itself in the up-coming years.
Mount Olympus is a hit or miss park. I've been to the park many times since 1997. Some days, the park is extremely busy and riding the roller coasters is unbearable, because of each coaster having one train. The water slides get very long lines also. Be sure to use Club TPR discount and check out "Night at the Park", which is an upcharge ERT offered to anyone for $5. I suggest being the first to ride Hades- the line can exceed 90 minutes when full. At closing they kick everyone out of line
This park could be so much better if the rides weren't so incredibly rough, and the employees/management were more friendly and efficient. The cyclops drop is one of the scariest I've ever been on, but the rest of the ride is pretty brutal. As for the other coasters, they are way too intense and are incredibly painful. The 10' wave wave pool is really neat, yet it can be very crowded.
The whole park feels like it was hacked together in someone's garage. Everything seems to be held together with duct-tape, and nothing seems to work well. The rides really aren't that good, and the staff are pretty awful too.
Maybe if I'd checked out the water park, I would've enjoyed Mt. Olympus more. Its four wooden coasters range from just plain dull (Zeus) to "holy-crap-this-thing-is-trying-to kill-me" rough (Hades), and I'm just not into go karts. Oh, well--perhaps I'm not the right audience, but at least I can say I've been to the Dells (for what that's worth).
The water park at Mt. O. is very nice, and the wave pool is frankly psychotic! Hades was, initially, just amazing, but it has gotten pretty brutal in recent years. The airtime on Cyclops on "the drop" is actually scary - I love it. The staff vary from nice to pretty useless. I do recommend trying the go-carts here. They are all very large and quite fun.
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