For the past 40 years guests have been splashing, sliding and screaming down some of Orlando’s most thrilling water rides, plumes and body slides at Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando. The recent announcement to close this infamous water park has been breaking headlines, but Universal Orlando® Resort has another project coming up that is sure to top this archaic water park.
Volcano Bay, a newly announced Orlando water park, will be opening up shortly after Wet ‘n Wild’s closing. The closing is scheduled for December 31, 2016 and Volcano Bay should be opening sometime in 2017. Rumor has it Universal will be selling some rides and the rest will be re-modelled to match the theme of Volcano Bay, so fear not Wet ‘n Wild lovers, all of your favorite rides will not disappear forever!
We are still a little sad to see this beloved waterpark leave, so here are some fun facts about Wet ‘n Wild that will make you sad to see it go, too:
- Wet ‘n Wild is considered America’s first waterpark.
- Wet ‘n Wild has more multi-person water rides than any other park in the Orlando area.
- Wet ‘n Wild was first opened by SeaWorld® Orlando and later was sold to Universal Studios® Orlando, making this brand stem from two of Orlando’s prized theme parks.
Universal Studios® Orlando should be having a lot of visitors to their Wet ‘n Wild property within the next year and a half so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Generations of tourists from all over the world have been enjoying this park for centuries and many will want to visit this park before it closes its doors for good. This announcement is truly a good choice because Volcano Bay will feature the best of Wet ‘n Wild and more! Purchase your last-chance tickets to Wet ‘n Wild today at Tickets2You.com for the guaranteed best prices!