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First SlideWheel in the Western Hemisphere

Medusa’s SlideWheel

Wisconsin Dells, WI

Ramaker is providing architectural design and engineering services for the SlideWheel installation at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. WhiteWater, a global leader in waterpark attraction design and manufacturing, is supplying the groundbreaking water slide.

The Mt. Olympus SlideWheel will be the first rotating water slide in the United States. A feat of contemporary waterpark engineering, a SlideWheel is a raft-based four-person ride that combines the thrills produced by two classic attractions: a Ferris wheel and a water slide. The ride rotates like a Ferris wheel while riders are propelled forward by the water-generated propulsion of a slide.

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Despite the feature’s short existence, it has already won three major awards: the IAAPA Impact Award, the TEA Thea Award, and the WWA Leading Edge Award.

The impressive ride, which Mt. Olympus will call Medusa’s SlideWheel, is headlining the park’s indoor waterpark expansion. According to the park, the expansion will add 22,000 square feet of new waterpark amenities. Both Medusa’s SlideWheel and the Mt. Olympus Indoor Water Park are scheduled to open in the summer of 2022.

As a full-service architecture and engineering firm, Ramaker combines a variety of capabilities and experience in-house, allowing the firm to quickly and efficiently complete projects that require multidisciplinary expertise. Ramaker’s continued involvement with cutting-edge attractions has positioned the firm’s employee-owners as trusted aquatics consultants for waterpark design projects nationwide.

Since 1998, Ramaker’s architecture and aquatic engineering teams have been involved with every feature installed at Mt. Olympus. The firm looks forward to continuing this long-standing relationship and helping to deliver exciting new experiences for park guests.


Press for the Mt. Olympus SlideWheel Installation

Mt. Olympus in Wisconsin Dells is building country’s first rotating waterslide — a four person raft ride, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Watch now: Mt. Olympus plans $23 million indoor water park expansion, with country’s first rotating waterslide, Wisconsin Dells Events

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