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Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:23 am
by robbalvey
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Official Park Website


Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

--Robb

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Links coming soon! =)

2005
Oct 27th, 2005 - Mt. Olympus announces indoor theme park addition! (See Below)

2007
March 21st, 2007 - 'Poseidon's Rage' Wave Pool announced!

2008
April 25th, 2008 - 'The River Troy' Lazy River announced!
May 11th, 2008 - Dive to Atlantis removed!
July 11th, 2008 - Dive to Atlantis completely gone, yet sign remains

2009
June 15th, 2009 - Hades stalls at the top of the lift

2011
December 20th, 2011 - 'Lost City of Atlantis' water fortress announced!

2012
November 13th, 2012 - Hades 360 announced!
November 13th, 2012 - Hades 360 promo video released
December 5th, 2012 - Work begins on Hades 360

2013
February 3rd, 2013 - Construction work begins on Hades 360
February 14th, 2013 - Overbanking work on Hades 360 turnaround begins
March 8th, 2013 - Hades 360 barrel roll begins to take shape
March 13th, 2013 - Hades 360 turnaround & barrel roll work continues
April 14th, 2013 - Hades 360 track framing nears completion
May 9th, 2013 - Hades 360 track work complete
May 25th, 2013 - Hades 360 test run footage
May 25th, 2013 - Hades 360 full POV video posted!
June 17th, 2013 - Mt. Olympus buys Pine Dell Motel, demolishes pool
August 11th, 2013 - TPR's Hades 360 POV & Rider Cam Video!
October 30th, 2013 - Mt. Olympus buys even more area motels!

2014
March 16th, 2014 - Employer falls from Opa
December 10th, 2015 - Manticore, 140 foot Star Flyer announced for 2015

2015
July 9th, 2015 - Cable snaps on Catapult

2016
December 22th, 2016 - Trespasser dies after falling from closed water slide

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Original Post:

http://www.wiscnews.com/wde/news/index. ... 52&ntpid=0

Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park will break into year-round amusement rides when it completes a 43,000 square foot indoor theme park some time next year.

Mt. Olympus co-owner Nick Laskaris said the building will be called the "Parthenon" -- after the ancient Greek temple of the same name -- and will be of the same architectural style as the rest of the Mt. Olympus park.

The Parthenon will contain a spinning roller coaster called the "Opa," a Greek exclamation shouted after downing a drink, as well as other amusement rides.

Construction on the development, whose site plan made it through the Lake Delton Plan Commission Tuesday, has already begun between Treasure Island's indoor water park and the Mt. Olympus theme park.
"We need to get into the more year-round amusements," Laskaris said. "Our hotel partners will have something to offer year-round, too, when we package with them."

The Parthenon will be open 12 months a year and be connected to the indoor water park, which is also open year-round.

The indoor and outdoor waterparks, and the indoor and outdoor theme parks will all be offered in one admission price, Laskaris said. "It's pretty hard to find more variety than that," he said.

The Dells area is lacking in year-round amusement, Laskaris said, and the new park may predict a trend in future development. "This is a first for us, so I'm sure if it goes well (other businesses will) all be jumping on board," he said. "They'll be watching it."

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:46 am
by CoasterFanatic
I am thinking that all the property owners in the Dells should get together and build one giant dome that encloses the whole area.

Might as well do it all at once.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:55 am
by benzo41190
^ that would be awsome. But, you have to consider that the Dells is more than one or two roads full of stuff. There are miles of bike, snowmobile, horse trails all over the area. Plus, there are ski resorts, and boat cruises around the area too. It would be nice to put it on the main strip but not the whole area. Although, it would be cool if they did that :D

But this does sound like a good idea. I mean there will be a indoor/outdoor water park and a indoor/outdoor theme park. It really cant get that much better!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:59 am
by robbalvey
benzo41190 wrote:It really cant get that much better!

What about an enclosed, year round Wisconsin State Fair?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:59 am
by M_Force_4_ever
now if Hades, Avalanche and Cyclops were indoors then I would be planning my trip now :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:52 am
by mcjaco
robbalvey wrote:
benzo41190 wrote:It really cant get that much better!

What about an enclosed, year round Wisconsin State Fair?


I'd be all over that!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:32 am
by SharkTums
Wow, this is great news!

After visiting Toverland in Europe I really didn't understand why more year round parks don't build indoor sections that can be open year round! The Dells is continuing to impress me more and more. Now, granted it's a spinning mouse, but that's got to be one of the coolest names for a spinning mouse yet!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:04 pm
by pvcoasterguy
^ Let's just hope it's a Gerstlauer or Maurer Shone model, and not one of the less exciting Reverchon clone models.

I'd love to see another Maurer Shone model in the US, especially one with the awesome 90 degree bank turn/hill thing.

Anyways, now I can get my coaster fix during the winter, with a place that's pretty close to me.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:13 pm
by SharkTums
^Gosh, you know I didn't even think of that, I just ASSUMED it would be the damn Reverchon one. Wow, that would be great to get one of the Mauer ones!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:20 pm
by dandaman
"Opa," a Greek exclamation shouted after downing a drink


Isn't that when they set their food on fire, too?...

At Greek restaurants, half the dishes I get are served to me aflame. :lol: Tastes great, though!