Kalahari Outdoor Waterpark

Explore a world of adventure at the Outdoor Waterpark! Make a splash on The Smoke That Thunders, race down a Mat Slide, whirl around in the Lazy River, or find a seat at one of our outdoor bars. 

Waterpark Hours

Daily: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Weather Permitting 

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NEW! Sands Splash Oasis

Located outside the Sands building

Make a splash in a whole new way this summer at our newest outdoor waterpark addition. Join the fun and dive into adventure!

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Waterpark information

Attraction Policy: During select times, the waterpark may delay the opening of select pools and/or rides, as well as close duplicate or similar attractions.

Pro Tip! Overnight resort guests are invited to start enjoying the waterparks as early as 10:00am the day of check-in. Stay until close the day of check-out.

Explore Our Outdoor Waterpark Attractions



Sands Splash Oasis

Looking for a the perfect oasis to make a splash? Join us at our newest waterpark experience complete with a splash pad, dry playground, basketball hoops, and yard games!

Located outside the Sands building


Hang on tight, navigating through sharp turns and high-speed plunges, as you careen down this family raft ride.

Age Groups: Bigger Kids and Up

Extreme Rush

Experience the ONLY slalom waterslides in all of Wisconsin Dells!

Age Groups: Bigger Kids and Up

Lazy River

Grab a tube and take it all in. This 750-foot long lazy river winds and twists through the outdoor waterpark.

Age Groups: ALL

Outdoor Whirlpool Spa

Warm up and massage your worries away in this mega whirlpool spa.

Age Groups: ALL

Splashdown Safari

Immerse yourself in an African safari as you explore this multi-level water tree fort!

Age Groups: Little Ones; Bigger Kids; Tweens

Swahili Swirl

Swahili Swirl sends you plummeting into a funnel to whirl around and around before sliding down into the catch pool below.

Age Groups: Bigger Kids and Up

The Smoke that Thunders

Not for the faint of heart, this thrill-seeker favorite sends you soaring through a dark tube, around a funnel flume and plunging nearly vertical.

Age Groups: Tweens; Teens; Grown Ups

Wild Wildebeest

Zip and zoom down this tandem tube slide. Wild Wildebeest is a WILD ride!

Age Groups: Bigger Kids and Up

Zimbabwe Zipper

Take on Zimbabwe Zipper, if you dare. This spiraling flume ride reaches up to 40 mph!

Age Groups: Bigger Kids and Up

Waterpark extras and more

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Bungalows & Cabanas

Whether you're having a party, need space to keep the kids things, or just want your privacy...we've got the spot for you!

Cabana & Bungalow Rentals
the birthday party package with cake, party hats, plates and cups, set up inside of a cabana

Throw a Party!

Looking for a place to celebrate your Birthday or Group Event? Look no further than Kalahari. Imagine the possibilities!

Birthday Packages
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Waterpark Dining

Whether lounging poolside or relaxing in a bungalow, there's no need to leave the Waterpark to refuel.

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Purchase Day Passes

Not staying at the resort, but still want to play? You're in luck. We offer day pass admission. Book your passes online and guarantee your admission.

Book a day pass

Waterpark Safety Information

Kalahari is committed to the safety of our guests. We ask that you read and abide by all rule and procedures here and throughout our Waterpark. Have fun. Be Safe.

Individual Ride Safety Information