WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is enhancing its family fun vacation offerings nationwide this summer. The family-owned resorts welcomed Fuller House star and mom of three, Candace Cameron Bure, to the company’s Sandusky, Ohio location to check out the new outdoor waterpark slides and meet with guests during her time on-site.
“Working in Hollywood, it’s essential to prioritize family time and create lasting memories with summer vacations that everyone in the family can enjoy,” Bure said. “Kalahari Resorts is a family-owned business and they deeply understand the importance of family time. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the celebration as they expand their guest offerings nationwide.”
During her time at the resort’s Sandusky property, Bure interacted with guests and helped celebrate the opening of five new waterslides. The expansion includes:
- This raft slide builds anticipation with an exciting serpentine in-run before the raft suddenly drops into a 45-degree tunnel. The ride then gains serious speed before entering a five-story funnel.
- For thrill-seekers, this slide creates a “drop-and-dive” sensation as riders fly through steeply angled saucers.
- Riders will experience two high-energy funnels throughout the course of the slide – as well as a sudden 24-foot drop, which allows for high-banking swings and zero-gravity moments.
- This high-speed, enclosed body slide features back-to-back curves and tight 360-degree loops.
- Riders stand in a transparent pod high above the waterpark before the floor drops in the near-vertical chute, launching riders to experience the tight 360-degree slide at a fast speed.
Sandusky isn’t the only Kalahari Resorts location debuting exciting, new attractions this summer. The Wisconsin Dells location recently added “The Smoke That Thunders” at its outdoor waterpark. The thrilling raft ride lets up to four riders zip, zoom, twirl, slide and splash under the summer sun.
Wisconsin and Pennsylvania guests can also enjoy the virtual reality experience The Arena. The only free-roam, warehouse-scale, multiplayer, virtual reality experience, The Arena is more than just a video game. The installation of The Arena in the Wisconsin Dells and Pocono Mountains resorts marks only the second and third locations in the country to offer the rare attraction.
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions will also introduce its newest indoor adventure, The Wrath of Anubis. This fully interactive game will transport you to Ancient Egypt, where you will use skill to navigate through three different “escape rooms.” Each room will have hints and interactive features on all four walls to assist players in their progression to the next room. Guests will rely on the interactive sounds, ambient lighting and voice of the spirit guardian to guide them in the right direction.
Over on the East Coast, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, is adding the new attraction, Bugs Burrow, to its outdoor waterpark offerings. The mind-bending experience offers kids the chance to imagine what it would be like if they were the size of a bug. The community of Bugs Burrow features a myriad of lovable cartoon insects and critters that welcome Kalahari’s smallest guests to splash, play and have fun.
Earlier this year, the Poconos property opened Phase II, making it America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, with 220,000 square feet of true attraction space including eight new thrilling slides, a wavepool, an enhanced area for children, an extended Lazy River and additional adult swim-up bars. The most recent phase also included an additional 520 rooms and suites, bringing the on-site total to nearly 1,000 accommodations, two-new full-service signature dining experiences — Sortino’s Italian Kitchen and Double Cut Charcoal Grill — expanded dry play, fitness amenities and more.
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is the ultimate place for a summer family getaway – with something for everyone, all under one roof. For more information or to book your stay, please visit: www.KalahariResorts.com.
About Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Sandusky, Ohio, the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, and coming soon to Round Rock, Texas, delivers a “world-away” waterpark resort and conference experience beyond expectations. The authentically African-themed Kalahari Resorts, privately owned by the Nelson family, is home to America’s largest indoor waterparks. All Kalahari Resorts feature well-appointed guest rooms, full-service Spa Kalahari, a fully equipped fitness center, on-site restaurants, unique retail shops and a state-of-the-art conference center. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions frequently receives awards and accolades for its guest and convention services. Recent recognition includes: Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 World’s Coolest Indoor Waterparks, TripAdvisors’ 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards, 2016 Family Vacation Critic Favorite, TripAdvisors’ 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards, 2015 Reader’s Choice USA Today’s 10 Best Indoor Waterparks, January 2015 OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award for Double Cut Grill’s signature dining experience for the second consecutive year, Silver Star recognition for Best Family-Friendly Meeting Hotel and Resort in Smart Meeting’s 2014 Smart Stars Awards, Clean the World’s Top 50 Hot Properties in 2013, the Daily Herald’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Indoor Waterpark, selection as one of the nation’s Top Family Resorts by Family Fun magazine for 2013, being named the Best Conference Center in the state by the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association and selection as the Corporate Meeting Destination of the Year by Cleveland Business Connects magazine. For reservation and guest information, call 1-877-KALAHARI (525-2427) or visit KalahariResorts.com. To learn more about Kalahari Resorts, members of the media are encouraged to visit KalahariMedia.com.