Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's a Splash: Wet 'n' Wild Opens in Las Vegas

The return of Wet 'n' Wild to Las Vegas came with much excitement when the park opened for the first time this past weekend.  So much excitement that the park actually had to turn guests away due to capacity issues!

The park opened on the 25th though the 27th for Gold Season Pass members only, on a first come first served basis.  The park was such a draw that they had to closed the gates until guests departed, making room for new ones to enter.

© Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas
The $50 million water park features a selection of rides and attractions - mild to wild.  The Rattler and Constrictor slides are newer designs from WhiteWater and have guests lined up at the park to try them out.  There's plenty more attractions to round out the offerings, like the mat racing Desert Racers, with a bright rainbow color scheme, the plunge of the steep Canyon Cliffs, or the Royal Flush Extreme (bowl slide) and Hoover Half Pipe which features a giant half pipe that rafts slide up.

There's also a large lazy river - the Colorado Cooler - and a wave pool named Red Rock Bay.  A large splash tower play area rounds out the offerings, aptly named Splash Island as it is located in the center of the lazy river.

The park will be open May 28th through June 2nd for all pass holders, and the general public starting June 3rd.  You can check out some additional aerial photos of the park from Vegas Helicam LLC at this link.