All Required A&E Services
First SlideWheel in the Western Hemisphere
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Ramaker provided all required A&E services, including architectural design, aquatic engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, MEP engineering, surveying, and structural engineering services, for the installation of Medusa’s Slidewheel at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
WhiteWater, a global leader in waterpark attraction design and manufacturing, supplied the groundbreaking water slide.
Medusa’s Slidewheel is the first rotating water slide in the United States. A feat of contemporary waterpark engineering, the slide 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.
Ramaker partnered with Holtz Builders for construction of Medusa’s Slidewheel. The slide received the 2022 Associated Builders and Contractors National Excellence in Construction’s Eagle Award, which honors innovative and high-quality construction projects.
Ramaker’s architecture and aquatic engineering teams have been involved with every feature installed at Mt. Olympus since 1998.
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.
Press for the Mt. Olympus Slidewheel Installation
Mt. Olympus opens Medusa’s Slidewheel for 2022 tourism season, Wisconsin Dells Events
Mt. Olympus in Wisconsin Dells is building country’s first rotating waterslide — a four person raft ride, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel