The indoor go-kart track at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in The Wisconsin Dells. Construction of this unique attraction was like building a ship in a bottle.
I remember the moment vividly. We had just completed a nine-month-long project at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in The Dells that included the construction of a new, indoor go-kart track, a swim-up bar and a boardwalk-themed food venue within one of their waterparks. The project had involved working through one of the coldest winters on record, and involved constructing a building in an area that had previously been an outdoor pool area and deck that was surrounded by two wings of the existing resort.
In addition, Friede & Associates was tasked with recreating a corridor to connect the wings of the hotel through the new structure, as we had removed an elevated walkway while creating a larger building envelope. Because the new swim-up bar was situated within the center courtyard of the hotel, the only access for equipment and material would be through the area where we were constructing the new go-kart attraction. In many ways, that part of the project was like building a ship in a bottle.