Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Two New Launch Capsule Slides Open at Wilderness Territory in the Dells

Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA /PRWEB/ -- The Lunar Loop and Cosmic Drop EXTREME “stomach dropping” adventures are now open at the Wilderness Territory, America’s Largest Waterpark Resort located in Wisconsin Dells.

According to Joe Eck, general manager for the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, “These unbelievably cool slides are taking the Wilderness Territory’s waterparks to new extremes, and are definitely not meant for the faint-hearted.”

Both rides begin when a guest steps into a launch capsule. Facing forward with their arms crossed and everyone watching, the guest then waits for a countdown to begin. After hearing, three-two-one a trap door located in each of the floors swings open and leads to incredible five-story drops below.

The Lunar Loop propels daring guests at speeds of nearly 40 mph into a nearly vertical spiral over the Lost World Adventure River while the Cosmic Drop is a straight five-story plunge that feels like a heart-pounding free fall.

Eck adds, “The intensity of these rides is beyond extreme. Guests accelerate from zero to 2.5 g in less than two seconds on the Lunar Loop and both rides last under 7 seconds!”

The slides are located on the same tower as the Halley’s Comet Racers in the Lost World Waterpark at Glacier Canyon Lodge. Like all Wilderness Territory waterpark amenities, they are reserved exclusively for resort guests.

The slides are not the only new thing at the Wilderness. In January, the resort unveiled the indoor Northern Lights Sky Ropes Course. It allows adventure enthusiasts to take fun to a whole new level at our resort as they climb through 42 challenges in varying degrees of difficulty all while being harnessed in 30 feet above the Northern Lights Mega Arcade at the Wilderness Resort.

The Wilderness Territory consists of over 600 wooded acres in Wisconsin Dells and is home to Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, which features 444 guest rooms, 40 vacation villas, 76 Frontier Condominiums and 35 cabins. It is also home to Wilderness on the Lake which features 108 luxurious two and three bedroom condominium units overlooking Lake Delton; and Glacier Canyon Lodge, which features 460 upscale condominium units.

Combined, these three properties offer four indoor and four outdoor waterparks that total nearly 500,000 square feet – that’s over 12 football fields of extreme water fun! The Territory is also home to Wild Rock Golf Club; The Woods 9-Hole Family Course; Dodge ‘Em City; Timberland Play Park, a 35,000 square-foot, four story adventure with ball blasters, slides and crawl spaces; the OK Corral Lazer Tag Arena; The Wild Abyss and Wild Buccaneer indoor 3-D black light mini golf courses; Bumper Boats; Tombstone Town Haunted Hotel and Mineshaft Mirror Maze; Go-Karts and Kiddy-Karts; Wisconsin’s first canopy zip line tour; and outdoor Jurassic mini golf.

Many dining options are available at the Wilderness Territory, including: The Wild Canyon Café, a family-style restaurant; Field’s at the Wilderness - Premier Steak House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé James Dresser; Sarento’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria; Monk’s Bar & Grill; Thirsty Buffalo Saloon; Survivors Bar and Grill; and a wide variety of grab and go options at various waterparks and in coffee shops.

The Wilderness Territory is easily accessible from Interstate 90 and 94, and located just minutes from popular attractions such as Dells Boat Tours, the Original Wisconsin Ducks, Tommy Bartlett Show, Ho-Chunk Casino and Tanger Outlet Mall. For more information on the resort or for reservations, visit their Web site athttp://www.wildernessresort.com