Sad news water park fans! I can honestly say I saw this coming after the announcement of Universal’s Volcano Bay, but with everyone else I hoped it was just a rumor. Well on Wednesday Universal Orlando made the rumor rest when they made an official announcement that America’s first water park, Wet ‘n Wild will close permanently on December 31, 2016.
Wet ‘n Wild water park opened in 1977, and since then has been the birthplace of several water park innovations which can be seen in most other water parks around the world. If you’re a fan of the travel channel then you’ve seen Wet ‘n Wild featured on “Xtreme Water Parks” for the intense free-fall slides like Bomb Bay or the enclosed “tornado”-style slide such as the Brain Wash. Just a year ago they opened the Aqua Drag Racer.
Wet ‘n Wild water park in Orlando on International Drive has always been a place where guests can create memories while catching a wave or slipping-n-sliding down one of the amazing slides. Even though many will be sad to see Wet ‘n Wild go in true Universal Orlando fashion they are replacing it with just as amazing water park with “Volcano Bay.” Universal is considering Volcano Bay, a next-generation water theme park that re-imagines what it means to be a water park. Now that totally sounds like fun to me, and I’m not that big of a water park fan!
What are your thoughts on the closing of Wet ‘n Wild water park? Do you have any special memories from visiting the water park?
You still have time to visit this amazing water park before it closes forever. Contact me today for a summer getaway with On-Site Hotel + Ticket Packages. Stay tuned for more updates about the new “Volcano Bay” water park.
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