hello, my wife and i are thinking about getting away from the chicago winter but have never been to the dells before. if anyone can help with these questions we'd greatly appreciate it!
we are planning on arriving saturday 1/24 and leaving either mon 1/26 or tues 1/27.
1) to save on room fare, is it feasible to stay at a place like the wisc. dells days inn (~ $34-42/night), and just get day passes to the better water parks? seems like kalahari, wilderness, chula vista, and great wolf lodge are popular ones, but their room rates are quite steep.
2) roughly how much do the day passes run? and do those 3 water parks allow non-overnight guests to use their facilities, like if we stay at the days inn?
3) do these parks tend to give discounts to nurses? or AAA members?
4) finally, what do you guys recommend for food/dining -- eat at the resorts? or are there good restaurants separate from the resorts to eat at?
i know -- lots of qusetions! we'd appreciate any help!