What’s New at the Wilderness?
Beginning on April 25th, Timberland will close for a brief 4-week period so it can be completely re-designed! The new play structure will have four stories of fun instead of three, and it will feature six slides, swings, tunnels an arched bridge, climbs and crawls – 39 in all – to satisfy the energy and imagination of guests 12 and under.
Parents of toddlers will also appreciate that we’re going to create a separate gated area specially designed for children four years of age and younger. And, because we have so many friends with sensory issues, the new Timberland Playhouse will also not include noisy ball launchers. It will just have lots of climbing and fun activities to explore!
The new Timberland Playhouse is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend and we’ll be sure to post lots of pictures throughout the construction process on our social media pages. Thanks in advance for your patience during this re-design process. We can’t wait for our guests to see the new and improved Timberland Playhouse!
- Scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend
- Tailored for guests 12 and under
- Construction begins April 25th
Take your Wild Fun Pass to any attraction at the Wilderness and upgrade for $12 to get a GOLD UNLIMITED WRISTBAND! This allows you to do ALL of the Wild Fun Pass as MANY times as you want throughout your stay. Ask any attractions attendant for more details to upgrade today!
- $12 to Upgrade to Unlimited Fun Pass
- Ask any Attractions Attendant
Slideboarding, the interactive gaming waterslide.
We have converted two of our tube slides in the Klondike Kavern Indoor Waterpark into state-of-the-art, interactive Slideboarding systems. The Claim Jumper Challenge offers a real-life gaming experience…Within a waterslide!
The Slideboards resemble short surfboards with handles. On each of the handles, there are two colored buttons that serve as the game’s controllers. As riders shoot down the waterslide sitting on their Slideboard, they encounter a series of flashing red, yellow, green and blue lights. The goal is to press the colored button on your slideboard that corresponds with the colored light that is lit at the exact time your board passes under it. If it is done at the correct time, the rider will get the maximum amount of points and the handles of their board will vibrate to alert the rider of their bullseye accuracy. A leaderboard in the waterpark lets guests see how they did and where they rank against other riders. As riders get better at Slideboarding, new and challenging levels will be unlocked.
Watch a short video on Slideboarding Here.
Download the free app for your device here.
Riders must be at least 42″ tall to ride and weigh under 300 lbs.
- Now Open!
- Only one of its kind in the Midwest
- Leaderboard in the waterpark
- Integrated Mobile App
Will you escape?
After seeing some really amazing, interactive, real-life room escape games featured on The TODAY Show, The Conan O’Brien Show, The Big Bang Theory and The Bachelorette, we’ve added this hugely popular phenomena to our Wilderness on the Lake property!
The two Room Escapes by D.O.A., The Hotel and The Basement, build upon a series of real-life incidents that occurred during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The Hotel features a recreation of its lobby and will be integrated with clues and puzzles to help the visitors find their way out! The Basement is designed to inspire a mindset of urgency and confusion as participants navigate the layered twists of the room while spontaneous audio, visual, and animated objects will invade their senses.