Tommy Bartlett Show to Close Permanently
After nearly 70 years in business, The Tommy Bartlett show will not return to Wisconsin Dells. Officials with the iconic show say losses from the pandemic are to great to overcome. After closing for the 2020 season, it was decided to close permanently.
President and co-owner Tom Diehl released the following statement Wednesday morning:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the Tommy Bartlett Show will not be able to make a comeback in 2021 as we had hoped. After 69 years, we are permanently shuttering the business. From May through September 6, we experienced a complete loss of revenue when we had to cancel our 2020 summer season on Lake Delton due to the pandemic. Each fall, we begin to plan for the next season, and with so much uncertainty surrounding the future of the pandemic and travel, we cannot undergo additional financial risk and investment to begin planning for summer 2021. While we are grateful that we have had almost seven decades of entertaining visitors in Wisconsin Dells, we have no choice but to close the Show."