Is Wisconsin Dells Recession Proof?

Dells Advice on March 18th

WISC-TV, Madison’s channel 3, broadcast an interesting report today regarding the impact of the recession on the Wisconsin Dells. The report says that a national economic recession might actually work in favor of the Dells area, rather than against. It is easy to see why. Families might not have the extra money to spend on a Disney or other warm weather vacation this year.  The Dells can be reached by car in no more than half a day from areas of Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan & Wisconsin.  For the cost of airfare alone for a family of four, the same family can spend a week in a very nice resort in the Dells. 

The news report states that the Kalahari, Wilderness & Chula Vista stand to do the best during the economic downturn.  I think that some of the smaller Dells resorts & motels may also see a bump in their business in 2009.  Visitors who still want to make their annual trip to the Dells might consider staying at a smaller Dells resort or one of the many motels in the area to save money.   Several Dells motels have partnered with Mt. Olympus to offer passes to the Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park during the summer months.  Money saving programs like the Dells City Pass might also appeal to cost conscious travelers this year. 

The Channel 3 report can be viewed below.  The text version of the story can be found on their website.




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