What We Are Doing to Ensure a Safe Getaway

From our family to yours.

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” As your family stays grounded and blossoms from this unforeseen storm, we will be proud to be a part of your roots once again, as we have for the past 20 years.

We are a family-run business. We work hard to do what is best for our guests and team. We can’t wait to welcome you back as soon as we are allowed to safely reopen our resorts.

We continue to monitor the recommendations from the CDC and follow the guidelines set by each state we are proud to call home to; Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. The information continues to be fluid with frequent changes. What you see below now, likely won't be the same during your visit. But we are committed to this evolving process. 

We want you to have confidence in your getaway with us. To focus on the family memories instead of the worry. We feel it’s important to give you as much information as possible about the things we are doing to ensure your safety.


The Kalahari Commitment to Clean

Wellness Initiatives


  • We ask that all guests respect a proper physical distance staying 6-feet from anyone not in your group
  • Sanitizer stations are located throughout the resort. Maps will be available to locate the nearest sanitizer station
  • Signage will be hung, reinforcing proper hygiene
  • Express check-out process is automatic for all guests to minimize contact
  • Cash-free methods of payment available and encouraged
  • We currently use Hospital-grade disinfectant resort-wide when sanitizing
  • We have implemented a Wellness Concierge. This person will communicate safety initiatives and monitor our new health standards
  • Masks or Shields are mandatory for all associates. Protective screens are in place in those areas where it is necessary for an example the Front Desk, Coffee Shops, Retail Stores and Snack Shops



  • All touch point areas, including credit card machines and kiosks, will be sanitized after each transaction
  • All key cards and Waterpark wristbands will be sanitized prior to being presented
  • Information in the key card packet containing maps, coupons and activities will be sent via text
  • Front Desk Agents will be staggered providing physical distance between each guest
  • Remote check in stations will be utilized to provide additional space when needed
  • We ask that only one family member checks in at the front desk



  • In effort to not enter an occupied guest room, traditional stay over service will no longer be available. However, we will deliver any additional amenity requests
  • Should you need a change of linens or towels, rooms will be equipped with large bags to exchange items outside of the door
  • High touch items have been removed, including: tissue box covers, informational binder, coffee makers, newspapers, menus and pens
  • In-room dining menus and other collateral will be provided via text message
  • View a Visual Guide to guest room initiatives 



  • Physical distancing initiatives will be implemented for safe queuing for ride and attractions 
  • The CDC states, "There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19"
  • EPA approved chemicals are used and safety protocols meet or exceed industry standards
  • Chairs and loungers will be sanitized frequently 
  • Some of the chairs and loungers will be removed to aid in physical distancing



  • Continental buffets and coffee breaks will focus on house-packaged, single use or refillable options
  • We are reconfiguring meeting room layouts to accommodate physical distancing best practices
  • Hybrid meeting offerings available



  • Restaurant occupancy will be dictated by local governance 
  • Pen and check presenters will be sanitized after each use 
  • Mint and toothpick offerings have been removed
  • Single use condiments will be utilized whenever possible
  • Single use paper menus will be provided at each sit down restaurant 



  • Physical distancing initiatives will be implemented for safe queuing for ride and attractions 
  • Arcade games will be sanitized frequently
  • Sanitation wipes will be readily available
  • Rides and attractions will be sanitized after each use



  • All treatment rooms will be cleaned and sanitized after each guest
  • Signage will be displayed outside the treatment room once sanitized
  • All coffee and water stations will be discontinued  



  • Temperature checks will be required for any associate coming on property. Any associate with a temperature higher than 100.4 will not be permitted on property
  • Associates will be required to complete wellness and safety training prior to returning to work. Training will include OSHA and CDC requirements
  • All shared equipment, including radios, phones, computers, payment terminals, kitchen equipment and time clocks, will be sanitized after every use

As more information becomes available, we will continue to make adjustments to support the safety and well-being of guests and associates.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other guests, and associates. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting Kalahari Resorts & Conventions and Tom Foolerys.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Kalahari Resorts & Conventions and Tom Foolerys, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Let's keep each other healthy and safe.

From our family ownership to all of our team members across the country, we take pride in the role we are playing to aid the wellness of those we serve. We are looking forward to serving you and your family soon.