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I have to agree about this park being totally lackadaisical when it comes to maintenance - I will never forget the one and only time I went to the park a couple of years ago and my friend and I were in line to ride Hades 360. We were in the station, and there was a ride mechanic who waited until the train dispatched and jumped down onto the track in the station and was spraying something with a can of WD-40 and banging on it with a hammer. He kept looking up and when the train came onto the brake run he would leap up onto the platform. Once the people left the train, he was banging on something on the train (it looked like they were having a problem unlocking the restraints). And then more riders got on, the train dispatched and then he went back down onto the track with his hammer and spray. And this went on for several cycles until we got on (and it may have continued when we got off, as he was still there).

Talk about an accident waiting to happen. That would totally have to be an OSHA violation! I have never seen anyone work on a coaster while it was running at any park, not even tiny "mom & pop" operations.

 

Going to Mt. Olympus got me some more coaster credits for sure, but honestly, I really have no desire to go back there again.

 

I am picturing something from the original roller coaster tycoon. Just a guy in a blue jump suit hammering away at the track, hammer noises and all.

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How long have they been running the current $10 admission special? That's a crazy low price.

 

Anybody been this season?

 

They've been running that price since at least last season, and outside the park they have permanent billboards advertising "$10 TODAY ONLY"

 

For the accident, it's pretty scary, and the park or whoever owns the ride got extremely lucky the ride ops didn't pull the lever sooner or else the people on the ride would be dead probably. The scary part though, id that I was there a few weeks ago and we noticed some frays in the bungee system - nothing major, just some small cords from the casing (I think it was the casing) were hanging off about a foot from the bungee cord.

 

While in the park you can definitely tell there are some really run down areas in terms of maintenance. On the brake run of Cyclops, the brakes completely move side to side when they are applied to the train, which is a bit scary. Oh, and there are areas where you can easily touch the Zeus track from a guest walkway, which was a bit shocking to me.

 

This whole accident seemed waiting to happen with the amount of neglected maintenance issues in this park. I really hope they take this one into consideration and try to actually make sure their rides are kept up and are for sure safe. I've never seen anything quite like this park but the rides are still fun.

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Update: Catapult to be removed. Seems a bit fishy.

 

"After further review Mt. Olympus has required Casco Inc., the owner/operator of the Catapult ride, to permanently cease operation of the ride and remove the ride from Mt Olympus Water and Theme Park," representative said in a statement Friday. Mt. Olympus president Nick Laskaris declines further comment to 27 News, including what his organization's review found.

 

http://www.fox28.com/story/29514468/2015/07/09/snapped-cable-on-mount-olympus-amusement-ride-creates-close-call-for-two-riders-in-wisconsin-dells

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That park has always seemed really sketchy. I managed to jump the seat divider on Cyclops once (related: anyone else notice the station was built for a six-car train? Wonder what happened), they let us on Hades 360 without testing it (!!), you can touch Zeus and Cyclops' tracks from the entrance path, and of course there was Opa and now Catapult.

 

But hey, it's cheap as dirt right now to go.

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I think Mt. Olympus is the American Fuji-Q

 

 

Just guessing cause I've never been to Fuji Q

 

While Fuji-Q is terrible because of its operations, I would not say the park is in any way unsafe. Mt Olympus has it all, LOL.

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Honestly, I had a good time when I visited for the first time last year. Of course the operations were pretty shitty, and I swear 75% of the staff only spoke Russian. I tried going to the exit of Hades to ask if I could be a single rider and had the most difficult time trying to explain what I was asking before giving up.

 

But yeah, that slingshot made me stop and stare for a moment. Is it an older model? I hadn't seen one like it before. It just looked sketchy, the way the cables bounced all over the place. I've ridden the one at KI and that freaked me out, but it looked like a standard model. The one at Mt. O just looked outdated and freaky.

 

-Zach

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This amusement park really needs to get its crap together with crowd control, maintenance, and safety. What with Opa and Catapult both closing down within 2 years due to accidents, that should be a sign that they need to step up their game. Sure, they may be the powerhouse park in Wisconsin, but they're getting a bad rep both locally and nationally. The owner is too addicted to money that he doesn't use it to improve his park.

 

That is my rant.

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I had no idea until tonight about the $20 cash-only parking. I had just called the park asking about tickets and confirmed that parking was free, (I didn't see these posts until a few minutes ago) and she's like no.. $20. Then I said, well it's not on your website and she says "oh, I never look at the website"

 

I know it's only money, but holy cow, it's the principle!

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I would go here and ride the coasters if I was in the area, but not something I would go out of my way for... Though it's almost got this "Action Park" mystique about it that makes me want to check it out some time. Cyclops looks very nice, and I do want to try Hades once (only once if it's as rough as its reputation) but other than that, a bunch of go karts? $20 parking doesn't help it be any more attractive, but I guess It's the backhanded "Hey get in cheap!" and then they hit you hard for everything else, I imagine.

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Tickets online are down to $5 apiece for POP. If you have more than a couple people to share the parking fee, great. If not, park down the street at one of the other attractions that doesn't have warnings in the lots and set yourself in the back. Arrive early to try and get frontish of the line on something.

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Yeah, this sale is nuts. Two guests can stay on-property in a 2-queen room for $80 (taxes/fees included) tomorrow night. That's including all park admissions for both people, the room, and three hours resort-guest ERT from 5-8pm.

 

I have no idea how nice the hotel is, and I realize the serious downside in park operations, but any way you slice it....even if you have to pay the $20 parking (and I'm thinking you may not?)... that is still an incredible deal. I bet the ERT gives some decent ride time.

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^Let me tell you about a potential experience in one of the rooms. You could be next to a family, or families, that do not have the same sleep schedule as you. Rest assured that the walls are made of particle board or some other such material that encourages communal sound. Let's say that the people across from you enjoy the Disney Channel and it gets to be going onto 11:30 pm and, for some unknown reason [maybe an elderly person hard of hearing], they are blasting at unconscionable decibels. Then, as you are about to knock on the door to request that they cut the noise a bit, you hear one of the adults in the room threaten to "whoop the a**" of a young child in the room, because she doesn't listen. She is being calmed down by another adult, but I stopped mid-knock, because I had a feeling I could re-escalate the situation.

 

You call the front desk and someone comes and knocks on the door. The sound is turned down a bit. The adults leave for a bit at about 12:00 pm. There is a nightclub called Club Wett across the street. I am not making this up. They return at 2:00ish and the sound gets cranked up again and the dancing commences.

 

Just do me a favor, sleep in your car, grab a tent, find other lodging and pay the entrance fee to the park. Oh, and while you are at it, buy some Red Bulls for the two sleepy attendants sure to be dispatching the Hades 360 trains. I went last week and I timed out three train dispatches in 27 minutes. I got there at opening and Hades 360 ran its first train at 12:10, Zeus ran its first train at 11:40 and, unfortunately, I got on towards the front. The violence of Zeus after the turnaround was impressive.

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Their list price for admission is $45. They're selling tickets for $5. That's 88% off the price of "regular admission", which of course you cannot buy anywhere. If someone wanted, they could probably take them to court for this kind of manipulative selling, but I'm sure the actual family is insulated by concentric rings of shell companies and you would see exactly 0.00 back from the endeavor.

 

I've also heard the exclusive resort person ERT may include some rides or just one ride or whatever it is the park feels like running that day.

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The last time I remember a park discounting this heavily, their coasters ending up in Vietnam.

 

 

I think that was 1/2 off (19.96 Vs 45?)

This is 7 instead of 45-50?

 

 

Freestyle Park had a 2 for $17.76 special most of their last season.

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We stayed at Mt Olympus for 5 days. Our daughter had a dance competition down the street and we thought it would be the best place to stay. Was that a mistake! I should of known what i was in for when i asked where the smoking section was in the park. Employee looked at me and said anywhere is fine, nobody here worries about where you smoke. Laughed and walked away.

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I just came back from my trip to MN/WI and hit the coasters in the Dells.

 

First thoughts on Mount Olympus:

I'll eventually have a trip report, but we took advantage of the $5 tickets (which turned out to be a little over $7 with taxes.

- Hated the $20 parking but at least I could put it on a credit card.

- Employees seemed very nice

- crowds were INSANE... 75 minutes on Hades (loved the ride, though!)

- Didn't like that adults were not allowed on Little Titans

- Liked the duel loading go cart track configuration

- very hilly and i kept tripping over curbs, but as far as safety, everything seemed okay

- Park has great potential ... (second trains on two of the bigger coasters would help)

- Zeus was fantastic... until the first curve after the hills, then it killed me

- Really liked Matador

- too cold to swim outdoors, so more people were riding than swimming, but we really didn't have time

- wife hated the park... she didn't like the only wood coaster she rode which was Cyclops, so all she really could do was the swing ride and some go carts, but since it was so busy, we only rode 2 tracks

- I think the true guests who benefit from this park are the resort guests

- Had to laugh at the highly advertised "INDOOR theme park" since there are 4 small rides, a couple of stores/snack bars and an arcade in it (since Opa was removed)

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