MT. OLYMPUS THEME PARK
Formerly: Big Chief Carts & Coasters
Park News - (12/4/13) Screamscape sources tell us that Mt Olympus has retracked the rough spots on Hades 360 and are expecting it to perform much better in 2014 than it did in 2013.
(10/28/13) Mt Olympus has purchased even more local hotels to add to the growing theme park / resort property. According to this article they have now purchased the Concord Inn and Monaco Motel, bringing the total number of rooms under Mt Olympus control to 1,300. The new properties will be remodeled and reopened by Memorial Day 2014.
(6/13/13) The local news reports that Mt. Olympus has bought up yet another motel property in the dells. This time they have acquired the former Pine Dell Motel and have already begun work demolishing the pool.
2014 - Indoor Waterpark Expansion - (9/20/13) A quick correction, as Arthur Levine has pointed out in his own About.com reports and research on the largest indoor waterparks, that an expanded Mt. Olympus project would not be the largest in America. That resort will is held by the Kalahari resort in Sandusky which features a 173,000 sqft indoor waterpark… all under one roof.
Of course in the global scale, this is nothing… everyone is dwarfed by the massive Tropical Islands park in Germany, housed inside a former Zeppelin hanger building, which clocks in at 710,000 sqft.
(9/16/13) The local news has reported that Mt. Olympus is planning on doubling the size of their indoor waterpark area. Currently the indoor waterpark is 65,000 sqft, and a double sized version would total out at 130,000 sqft, bigger than the current record in the US by the Kalahari at 125,000 sqft.
(6/22/13) PureCoaster believes they have connected the dots in the right order and believe that we may see a new waterslide design from WhiteWater West called the AquaSphere come to the Mt. Olympus waterpark in the very near future. The enclosed slide concept appears to shoot riders into three large sphere shaped sections of the ride along the way down where riders will slide back and forth along the inner walls before being pulled out the exit hole and back down the rest of the slide, where more spheres await.