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December 6, 2013 to January 12, 2014
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NEW!

Hot Cocoa Cups

A beloved attraction the world over is now at Winter WonderFest! Come spin round and round with your friends inside an oversized teacup.

NEW!

Ice Line Express Zip Line

Fly through Winter WonderAir as you zoom down this 28-foot tall zip line! Should you lose your nerve when you reach the top, don’t worry – you can always slide down instead.

NEW!

Arctic Plunge

Fun-packed dual lane inflatable slide topped off with a polar bear and penguins.

NEW!

Snowman Bouncer

Bounce inside the tallest snowman we’ve ever seen, standing at 38-feet tall!

Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Trade the winter chills for thrills at this popular indoor ice skating rink. Ice skate rental is included in the price of a Premium Wristband. Guests are also welcome to bring their own ice skates. For your safety, personal items including cameras, backpacks and purses are prohibited on the ice rink. See Admission section for more information.

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Candy Cane Lighthouse

A kiddie favorite… Candy Cane Lighthouse will lift fearless little ones 16-feet in the air and “hop” them back down to the ground.

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Cliff Hanger

Soar on this hang glider attraction as you are swept 40-feet high into the air.

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Ferris Wheel

Capture the best views of the entire event from atop the 50-foot-high, indoor Ferris wheel. Perfect for adults and children alike!

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Giant Decorated Tree and Santa

This 42-foot magnificent, giant tree is the centerpiece of Winter WonderFest and expertly decorated with red, green, purple, gold, pink and blue ornaments, gift-wrapped boxes and sparkling lights. Be sure to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their new home inside Winter WonderFest at the foot of the Giant Tree. Professional photographers will be ready to capture your visit with Santa, December 6–24.

Holiday Howdy Horse

A unique photo opportunity on a giant rocking horse!

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Reindeer Express Train Ride and Winter WonderTown

The Reindeer Express Train Ride is a family-style, trackless train which travels more than 300-feet around a holiday village display, behind Winter WonderTown. This village is the place where you can meet all of your favorite Winter WonderFest characters.

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Slides, Obstacle Courses & More

  • Arctic Plunge
  • Arctic Wonder Obstacle Course
  • Ice Caverns Obstacle Course
  • Mount Reindeer
  • Slippery Snowflake Slide
  • Snowman Bouncer
  • Starry Slide

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Snowman Bouncer—NEW!

Bounce inside the tallest snowman we’ve ever seen, standing at 38-feet tall!

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Snowy Summit Climbing Wall

Grab hold of the ropes and challenge yourself to climb to the top of the rock wall at this Winter WonderFest favorite attraction.

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Too Cool Video Games

Test out your skill at this interactive gaming experience for all to enjoy, featuring the latest games and gaming consoles.

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Winter WonderFest Jr.—EXPANDED FOR 2013-2014!

A special section for small kids—and elves of all ages!—ensures younger children do not miss out on the fun. All guests must be 46” or smaller to participate.

  • Gumball Bouncer
  • Santa’s Workshop Bouncer
  • Snowball Blitz—IMPROVED!
  • Tinsel Tunnels
  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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Wonder Whirl

The classic and beloved family attraction encourages you to jump on board for a fast and furious spin on this wild ride.

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Zero Gravity

Hold on! As this ride begins to spin, riders are held to the wall with the use of full Winter WonderFest force! Once it reaches top speed, riders are lifted into the air at a 45-degree angle and spun round.

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Attraction Restrictions & Height Requirements

*Rides and attractions may be subject to certain height and weight restrictions

Rides:

  • Candy Cane Lighthouse - 36” or taller
  • Cliff Hanger – 46” or taller and holds up to 3 riders per car, not to exceed 540 lbs.
  • Ferris Wheel – children between 36” – 48” must be accompanied by an adult and children below 36” are not permitted to ride.
  • Hot Cocoa Cups – 36” or taller
  • Kringle Carousel – 42” and taller to ride alone and under 42” and shorter must be accompanied by an adult (adult does not need a wristband).
  • Reindeer Express Train Ride - all guests welcome; adults may accompany children without a wristband.
  • Wonder Whirl – 46” to ride alone or 36” accompanied by an adult
  • Zero Gravity – 42” or taller

Challenging Attractions:

  • Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink - all guests welcome; Premium Wristband purchase required.
  • Ice Line Express Zip Line – 36” or taller and less than 250 pounds
  • Snowy Summit Climbing Wall - 48” or taller and at least 50 pounds

Slides, Obstacle Courses & More:

  • Arctic Wonder Obstacle Course - 46” or shorter
  • Arctic Plunge – 42” or taller
  • Gumball Bouncer - 46” or shorter
  • Holiday Howdy Horse - all guests welcome
  • Ice Caverns Obstacle Course – must be 42” or taller
  • Mount Reindeer - 44” or taller
  • Santa’s Workshop Bouncer – 46” or shorter
  • Slippery Snowflake Slide - all guests welcome
  • Snowball Blitz - 46” or shorter
  • Snowman Bouncer – 36” or taller
  • Starry Slide - all guests welcome
  • Tinsel Tunnels - 46” or shorter
  • Toddler Obstacle Course – 46” or shorter
  • Too Cool Video Games – all guests welcome with wristband

General Information

Activity Wristbands
Wristband purchase required for all rides and attractions.

Adults may accompany their children on the Reindeer Express Train and Kringle Carousel without a wristband. At all other attractions, everyone is required to have a wristband.

Wristband sales for rides and attractions will end 30 minutes before closing time (excluding ice skating). Wristband sales for ice skating will end one (1) hour before closing time.

Rides
All rides are subject to early line closures to allow all waiting guests to participate.

Ice skate rental/pick-up will stop distribution 30 minutes prior to event closing time. The Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink will close 15 minutes prior to event closure to accommodate all guests.

Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests are not allowed to save places in line or exit the line and return for any reason. Violators will be ejected from the attraction.

Persons who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances are not permitted on any ride and will be asked to leave the event without a refund.

Adults can accompany their children on the Carousel & Reindeer Express Train without a wristband. At all other attractions, everyone needs a wristband.

Personal items such as cameras, handbags, backpacks and any other item are not permitted on the Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink. Lockers will be available to rent. Skaters may not carry children.

Rides may be substituted without prior notice.

Questions about Winter WonderFest?

A Guest Services representative will be available to answer your questions November 18, 2013–January 12, 2014. Please call 312-595-5155. The operator is available Mondays–Saturdays, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST. If after hours, leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 48 business hours.

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