MagiQuest in Wisconsin Dells is an interactive quest providing indoor fun for a variety of ages. It feels like a giant indoor play area where you can wave your wand at paintings, decorations, and treasure chests to get coins and find clues to help you complete your quest. While it is designed to target ages 7-13 years, my younger kids loved running around, and my husband wished he could have completed his own quest without the distraction of watching the kids. We all had fun! I had a ton of questions about MagiQuest when I was planning our trip to Wisconsin Dells, so here is some of the information I wish I had known.
Location of MagiQuest
MagiQuest in Wisconsin Dells is in a building connected to the east end of the Great Wolf Lodge. You do not have to be staying at the Great Wolf Lodge to participate in the fun. There is parking right out front, and they welcome the public. If you are staying in the lodge, it is a quick 5-minute walk from the main lobby, which is in the center of the hotel. If you are looking for more information on the rest of the lodge, check out my article with Everything you Need to Know about the Great Wolf Lodge.
Great Wolf Lodge is a chain with locations throughout the United States. When I was planning our stay, I found some other posts making it seem like MagiQuest was spread all over the building, but that is no longer the case. MagiQuest is essentially all in the same area of the hotel. The workers we talked to said there were one or two MagiQuest items close to the main lobby but that they were phasing all that out.
Not all the pictures on the website are from the MagiQuest in Wisconsin.
The Wands and Quests
The wands, which are reusable, are sold at a small store near the entrance. They keep a basic wand in a back corner and two different levels of more intricately decorated wands to pick from in the store. Wands cost between $20-$25, depending on which you get.
If your kids are young, like my guys, you are all set once you buy the wands. If your kids are a little older, you will want to buy a game/quest for $17 per kid in addition to your wand. There are several different options for games. Each game comes with a booklet that lets you know more about your goal. Collect all your items and then battle the dragon to win the quest.
Whether you buy only a wand or a quest as well, you enter the same area. The entrance to Magiquest features a huge three-story tree. There are rope nets that allow you to climb to the 2nd and 3rd stories. There you find several huge slides that bring you quickly to the bottom. Within the quest building, there are trampolines to jump around on as well. It feels a bit like a maze, and there are lots of things to wave your want at.
Magiquest Tips and Tricks for Wisconsin Dells
If you don’t like the idea of climbing the nets, you can use the stairs. If you aren’t keen on the idea of climbing the nets, then I recommend you think twice before taking the slides down as well. The bottom of the slides flatten out, preventing kids from getting launched off the end. It also makes it hard to climb out as an adult! You end up having to get on all fours and crawl, which at its best gets old and, at its worse, could be very challenging to the unsuspecting adult.
Bring something to drink. The kids do a lot of running around! There is a sign saying “No Shoes” on the top of the slides, so I recommend wearing socks rather than coming in with just sandals.
How long does it take?
The quests are designed to take 15-30 minutes to complete, and that can vary widely depending on how focused the wizard is. Once you have the wand, you are always welcome back. If you want to participate in a quest, then you will have to pay again for a new quest.
The link for MagiQuest is here, but there is no need to buy tickets ahead of time.
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If you want some outdoor and natural fun, be sure to check out Rocky Arbor State Park with a lovely one-mile hike or Mirror Lake State Park, with tons of hiking, kayaking, and camping. Wisconsin Dells became a tourist destination originally because of the beautiful natural surroundings, and you don’t want to miss out!
My young kids had a great time playing at MagiQuest in Wisconsin Dells. I think they will have even more fun in a few years when they can understand the quests and work to battle the dragon. Have you been to MagiQuest? What other tips do you have?