Founded in 1977, Wet ‘n Wild is considered America’s first water park. Despite its many years of popularity, however, Wet ‘n Wild is slated to close on December 31, 2016. Fans of the popular water park attraction need not fear, however. Another park, called Volcano Bay, is set to replace this popular and iconic Florida theme park.
Why It’s Popular
Wet ‘n Wild is popular because it’s a great way to cool off on a hot Florida day. The park is home to a variety of attractions that are sure to satisfy water lovers of all ages. Those who just wish to spend a relaxing day floating on the water will love Wet ‘n Wild’s Lazy River, and the park also offers plenty of attractions to satisfy thrill seekers and daredevils as well.
The Black Hole, The Blast, Brain Wash, Disco H2O, and The Flyer (formerly Fuji Flyer) are all inline or enclosed slides, while The Bomb Bay and Der Stuka are both freefall body slides. Both Mach 5 and Aqua Drag Racer are mat slides. These are among the park’s more daring attractions. However, there is also a lot for the less daring to enjoy. Apart from the above-mentioned Lazy River, a leisurely ride along a slow-moving “river” atop a comfortable tube float, Wet ‘n Wild also offers The Wake Zone, an area for water sports, as well as the Wave Pool Surf Lagoon.
Who Loves It?
Children love Wet ‘n Wild’s Blastaway Beach, a large children’s play area with a sandcastle theme. The more competitive among us are sure to enjoy Wet ‘n Wild’s Aqua Drag Racer, a four lane slide that lets riders race to see who will be the first to make it to that big splash at the bottom. The thrill seeker will have a great time on tube slides like The Black Hole, The Blast, and The Flyer or freefall slides like Der Stuka and The Bomb Bay. The Lazy River is a great way to relax and enjoy the Florida Sun while floating along the slow-moving water, while the Wave Pool Surf Lagoon is a great place to catch a wave.
6200 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Open Monday through Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm. (Please note, hours may vary based on time of year.)
For Florida residents, a single-day ticket is just $39.00, while a year-long pass is $57.00
For non-Florida residents, a single-day ticket is $57.00 for Adults and $52.00 for Children.
Children 2 years and under receive free park admission.
Wet ‘n Wild Orlando is centrally located on International Drive, which makes it close to a variety of hotels and dining options, as well as a variety of other attractions.