We just got back from the Kalahari and will defenitly be going back! We got an online deal with taxes the room for the 6 of us was $207 dollars, we ended up spending $55 for add ons at check in so the total was $262. We stayed September 19th and checked out on Sept 20th. Here is what we got, 6 indoor theme park passes (normally $20 each=$120) $70 food credit to Kahunaville, $60 for breakfast to the restaurant in the lobby, 6 waterpark passes( normally $32 each, four came with the room but the other two were part of the add on =$64) and five fresh baked cookies from there AMAZING bakery in the lobby. All totaled not including the room and the four waterpark tickets we were PAID to go there $67!! AND that was a free hotel room in one of the nicest and largest hotels in Wisconsin. Here is what we thought about the resort itself
1) Room- basic room, average size, beds ok, nice flat screen, great view of the closed outdoor waterpark, clean. nicely decorated, quiet, no problems.
2) Indoor theme park- defenitly not a "theme park" by any stretch but very nicely done and laid out, to me it is the perfect size for me and the kids I could let them go from ride to ride without having to have them by my side, it was small enough that I could round them all up easily but offered a fun array of activities, Go carts were super fun and they let the little ones ride with the parents, NO BUMPING ALLOWED lol, the funnest part was trying NOT to run into each other LOL! Fun for 1 year olds to 15 and in my case 30! Mini golf in Mini but nice for the littles, there was a merry go round, a plane ride, a play area, and a swings ride for the little ones, there was one attendent between the three rides, but mine were the only kids on them so it was like having their own personal attendent. My 7 years old daughter LOVED the rock wall and the ropes course, both I found to be well attended and safe. My 12 year old played in the arcade ALL the time, they had quite a few awsome games for him, and the lazer tag. I don't know if it is worth $20 per person, but the rides individually are pretty costly and if you are going on multiple or are there for more then one day then it is defenilty worth it. I think we got our $20 worth.
3) Dining- Kahunaville is expensive there were 5 kids and 4 adults and the bill was $140 and we didn't leave full, the food was good. Kids liked the chicken strips and I have the pina colada chicken which was good. We did have a $70 credit so the bill ended up being $70 so not to bad for 9 of us but at full price would have been hard to swallow.
Breakfast at the restaurant in the lobby was $5/kids meal and the adult entrees were $8-9 each and all needed to have add ons for an additional cost, I have french toast which by themselves were $8+ and added sausage links for an extra $3, They were good though, again expensive, but good! the service was excelent, and very thourough.
Bakery- they have this little bakery shop also in the lobby that is AMAZING and very reasonable for deserts I got a tiramasu for $4.50 and a HUGE peice of the most amazing chocolate cake for $5, and each of the kids took home a cookie the size of the heads compliments with our room package.
4) Waterpark- we had just come from the wilderness and I would say that it is pretty comparable, although I liked the it was all in one spot and kept all the kids happy in one location, I can see with older kids that want to swim and younger kids that are in the 0 depth entry it being very nice for families. We enjoyed the wave pool and the lazy river and the kids really liked the basketball area, We have a one and two year old that were required to wear life jackets, no big deal to us as the wear them anyways. My 12 year old had his heart set on the Flowrider and spent hours on line watching the you tube videos only to find it closed when we got there! That is how it goes sometimes though. He still had fun on the toilet bowl and the other slides. Said they were not quite as fun as the Wilderness but he enjoyed them.
5) the BEST was the bowling alley/bar/lounge/pool and dart area. After the kids were exhausted and in bed we snuck out for a few games of bowling, and some drinks, the place is very nice and a good size too. Looked new and well kept , bowling is 4.50 a game and the shoe rentals $3. But there were three of us and every game the winner got a free game so subsequent games were $3 each. Not bad! Had the game on and a ton of flat screens all over the place. The drinks were $4 for the specials (yummy) and bottles were $4.50 and they were open till 12 am. It was so nice to get to do something for us and relax at the end of the day without having to leave the hotel, darts were like $3 for all three of us and they have pool too. About half way through playing my one year old woke up and was scared by the unfamiliar surroundings my teenager simply brought her down the hall and up the stairs to us. She had a grand old time sipping the Shirley Temple and cheering us on! It was a blast and I would book the Kalahari again just to go bowling again! lol!
Really it was a great stay and we defenitly got our monies worth.
FYI, we always book the week after the summer season and get GREAT deals! It is also the Wo-Zha-Wa Days festival and they always have a lot of deals, parades, and activities. I know that I always read these reviews and they help me a lot so I hope you find this helpful as well.
- Also Known As:
- Kalahari Waterpark Hotel Wisconsin Dells
- Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
- Kalahari Hotel Wi Dells
- Kalahari Wi Dells
- Kalahari Waterpark Resort