It’s Back! Wet ‘n’ Wild That Is
For those of you who grew up here in Las Vegas, you may have remembered that the Strip was once home to a water park by the name of Wet ‘n’ Wild. From what I can remember, Wet ‘n’ Wild was a favorite local hangout, especially amongst the younger crowd. The only outdoor water park in Las Vegas, Wet ‘n’ Wild was a great place to cool down over summer and its location made it easy for both tourists and locals to enjoy their scream-worthy slides and giant pool. But the fun wouldn’t last and in 2004, Wet ‘n’ Wild closed down and Southern Nevada would have to look elsewhere if they wanted to experience a real outdoor water park.
Now, Wet ‘n’ Wild is back: bigger, better and off-Strip, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The new Wet ‘n’ Wild is located on S. Fort Apache (the Southwest part of town) so instead of being amongst the hotels and casinos, this new water park will border neighborhoods and a school. With attractions like the Constrictor and Red Rock Bay, Wet ‘n’ Wild should make a huge splash (pun intended) with the locals, especially those who have children. Although the summers here can be brutal, frolicking in cool water should make this water park a big hit since keeping cool is the thing to do in Las Vegas.
According to their website, season and V.I.P passes are on sale now. A single day ticket for general admission will set you back $40 so if you have a large family, like mine, you may want to look into getting passes if you plan to make Wet ‘n’ Wild a frequent destination this summer. Parking, tube rentals, food and beverages will also cost you but getting certain passes will get you perks (such as free parking with the Gold pass) so again, you may want to consider going that route.
If you’re looking for a job or know someone who’s searching for summer employment, Wet ‘n’ Wild is hiring. Click here for more details.