Noah’s Ark Waterpark
What a fun place to spend a day (or two).
When I was little we went to Noah’s Ark on vacation. I’ll never forget constantly asking if my brother, who’s name is Noah, could get in for free because of his name. I was so proud of him and thought he should be rewarded!
The sun was out, the day was 32 degrees C or 90 degrees F, and it was September 1. Thank goodness for the heatwave that moved in to the northern midwest. Oh, and most children were back at school, so we had the whole park to ourselves, mostly.
We stayed at the cottage-like motel, the Flamingo. Why? Mainly because for a 100$ room we got 2 tickets to Noah’s Ark (an 80$ value)…thus making our room 20$. Score! The place is cute and they have a little table for eating, a fridge and a microwave to keep your belly full. The only down side, no wifi except in the lobby. Bummer.
One of the first things I wanted to do was ride The Point of No Return. I slide like a champ!
With our wristbands on and our locker locked, we hit the wave pool.
Oh, little tip – if you’re going to ride the rides, I suggest a full coverage swimsuit or a suit that will stay on. You don’t want to lose your top or bottoms.
Next up, the Scorpion’s Tail, full of G-forces and rapid speeds, this ride is a sure thrill. You get in this shoot like locker and then it counts down – 3 – 2 – 1 and then drops you straight down. What a rush.
The Sting Ray was also fun – and the one ride we had to wait for. Only about 5 minutes because there was a family of 6 in front of us. The ride caught me off guard, since I wasn’t expecting it to go so fast. Believe me, you go fast!
Oh, and you can’t forget about the lagoon. The green slide (the higher one) in the background is my favourite. It shoots you up so high in the air and makes you feel like a kid again.
Trying to take a picture in direct sunlight is a bit of a challenge, for me, anyway.
There, that one’s a bit better.
Okay – so if you haven’t ever visited Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells, you need to. Plan a weekend or make a week of it – either way, next summer get out and live a little. Get wet and have fun!