Frequently Asked Questions

Know Before You Go

Visit our Park Rules & Policies Page for more information.

Please click here to see our operating calendar for times and dates
Hours and ride availability subject to change without notice.

Call for directions at (608) 254-6351.

All-Day General Parking is $15.00 online and $20.00 at the gate, cash only. Preferred Parking is $25.00 at the gate, cash only. Preferred Parking is centrally located near Tadpole Bay and available on a first come, first served basis. Cash only, please.

Noah’s Ark accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards at any ticket entrance and most permanent food locations. Admission tickets, Season Passes and Cabanas available to purchase online. Once inside the park, there are three ATM locations: Wave Gift store at the Wave wave pool, in the front of the park near Dockside Gift store and by the Big Kahuna wave pool at the Big Kahuna gift store.

No outside food or beverages are allowed inside the park. Noah’s Ark has a wide selection of food to choose from; such as hamburgers, french fries, pizza, salads, veggie burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken, ice cream, soft drinks, popcorn, funnel cakes, and cotton candy. Food is served throughout the park in food stands and outdoor seating areas.

Yes. The following regulations are for the safety of our guests and employees and apply to all guests regardless of age, sex, religion, race, color, or creed. Failure to comply with any part of the dress code may result in ejection from the park without refund. For your safety, Noah’s Ark reserves the right to physical inspections of any items carried in or out of the Park.

  • Traditional swimwear is required in order to participate in the aquatic attractions.
  • Tube and mat rides, require that guests are free from long pants, loose jewelry, denim, cut-off shorts, and eyewear (tube and mat rides only).
  • Children in diapers and those being toilet trained must wear approved swim pants in the water.
  • No provocative or thong swimsuits, clothing with rivets, buckles, belts or metal ornaments.
  • No long pants or cut-off shorts.
  • Displayed tattoos must be in good taste and not offensive to a family environment.
  • Guests may not display anything that contains obscene, foul, profane, illegal or unacceptable language, pictures, symbols, phrases, etc.

If your clothing or swimwear does not comply with these regulations, appropriate attire is available for purchase at any of our three gift stores.

Yes, an admission ticket is required to enter the park. Don't worry, besides the thrills and chills of the waterslides, there are plenty of less daring attractions and family play areas. For guests with special needs, please call us at (608) 254-6351 for information regarding accessibility and accommodations.

Our major promotional partners change from time to time, so please click here for the most recent discount coupons available.

June is always a great time to visit us we are usually slower at the beginning of our season. If you visit in July or August, Tuesdays and Wednesday are traditionally slower.

If you forget something at home, please check in any of our three gift stores for logo merchandise along with beach towels, swim diapers, sunscreen, film, and batteries, just to name a few items.

Yes. Most of our attractions have a height requirement to participate. These requirements can be found on the Attractions page of our website. The requirements are also on signs at the entrance of each ride.

Free life jackets are available at the wave pools at no charge. Life jackets are required for guests under 48" in the wave pool.

We have four kiddie water play areas including TadPole Bay, Jumping Waters (near StingRay) and areas near both wave pools.

No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the park. We have beer and other alcoholic beverages available at our bars located throughout the park. Noah’s Ark is a non-smoking facility; however we have designated smoking areas for our guests. Please refer to our many wall maps for designated smoking areas, or ask any employee.

Yes, you do need to bring a towel.

Admission is based off of height instead of age. Children under 36 inches get in free, the reason for this is that most of the attractions have height restrictions in order to ride them.

Waterwings and life jackets are the only flotation devices allowed in the Park with the exception of the kiddie pools, where you can use any device. No flotation devices of any kind are allowed in Paradise Lagoon or on the Slidewinders.

The Park offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages and all swim levels. Height restrictions are posted for all attractions and enforced. We strongly recommend that Minors (under 18) be accompanied by an adult. Park does not assume any responsibility or liability for unattended minors.

Only you know your own, your child’s, or anyone you are supervising level of swimming skills. We strongly recommend all Guests under 48″ or who are weak or non-swimmers wear Coast Guard approved lifejackets where appropriate. In the wave pool, all guests under 48″ are REQUIRED to wear a lifejacket and be accompanied by an adult. We insist that parents keep their children within arms-reach for their close supervision on all water activities. Lifejackets are free of charge and available next to our wave pools. When in doubt, wear a life jacket!!

Diving is not permitted in any pool or attraction at the park.

Proper swimwear must be worn on all rides and attractions.

No street clothes and no bathing attire with buckles, belts, rivets, metal or cut-off jeans permitted. No head wear on specific rides. For guest safety, no masks, snorkels or swim fins please.


Over 250 Ellis & Associates trained and licensed Lifeguards are stationed throughout the park for proper ride dispatching and guest assistance in splashdown pools. They are all here for your safety and service.

Please notify any Noah’s Ark employee for first aid, or go to Guest Services which is located in the front of park.

If you have a disability, please visit our Guest Relations office upon your arrival. They will share which rides and attractions are appropriate for your abilities and will help you make the most of your visit. Or please call us at (608)254-6351 for information regarding accessibility and accommodations.

Please designate a specific meeting spot and/or check-in times for your group should anyone get separated. Noah’s Ark will not page separated parties.

Should you become separated from your party, make arrangements to meet at Guest Services, located directly inside the Main Entrance. If you need assistance finding your child, please contact Guest Services or any Noah’s Ark Team Member.

There many shade areas located through out the park. Lounge chairs are available, on a first come, first serve basis or you may choose to rent a private cabana for the day. It is always a good idea to wear sunscreen at Noah’s Ark , whether in the shade or direct sun.

Eye glasses may be worn on some attractions with a head strap only. Please check the safety rating information at the front of each attraction for more information.

There are several changing and shower facilities throughout the park. They are located by both Wave pools and near Paradise Lagoon.

Lockers are available inside the Park. Details

We strongly suggest that minors under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. The park does not assume any responsibility or liability for unattended minors.

Please send a letter with the request to:
Noah’s Ark Waterpark
Attention: Donation Committee
1410 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
WI Dells, WI 53965

Noah's Ark likes to partner with a variety of hotels located in the Wisconsin Dells area. Find out more about these special offers: click here

A small child may:

  • Sit between the legs of an adult on Slidewinders.
  • Sit on an adult lap in a tube on the Endless River, Wave wavepool, Big Kahuna, and Adventure River.
  • Ride in the opening of a double tube with an adult in the other opening on the Bermuda Triangle.
  • Ride with an adult on the Bumper Boats if they fit comfortably together.
  • Sit next to an adult on Congo Bongo and Dark Voyage.
  • Sit in the opening of a double tube (must be 48″ tall) with an adult in the other opening on Black Thunder.

Yes, you can wear sandals/water shoes in the waterpark. However, you cannot wear them on any rides/attractions except for: Congo Bongo, Kowabunga, and Flying Gecko.

Re-entry is allowed! Just make sure that you receive a stamp from one of our Admission's Attendants before leaving.

My question isn’t answered here. How may I contact you?

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