Universal Orlando Will Close Wet ‘N Wild On December 31, 2016

Posted: Jun 18 2015, 9:59am CDT | by , in News | Misc


Universal Orlando will Close Wet ‘N Wild on December 31, 2016
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  • ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ Orlando Water Park closing forever in 2016!

The first American Water Park ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ in Orlando will be closed permanently by Universal Orlando by next year.

On Wednesday the officials from the Wet ‘n Wild issued a statement in which they informed the Water Park will be closing forever in 2016. Wet ‘n Wild was the first ever Water Park in America opened more than three decades ago in Orlando. The ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ park was created by the SeaWorld creator George Millay and opened by him in 1977. 

The ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ park will officially close its doors to visitors forever on the 31st of December, 2016. According to the statement the nation’s Water Park ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ has been a place where numerous Americans have created many special memories and it was the birthplace of many innovative Water Park experiences now a staple all around the world.

The park remained hugely popular all over the US and the world until the opening of the Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach at the Walt Disney World Resort in 1990. Even with tough competition the ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ park attracted a whopping 1.3 million visitors in 2014 alone and was named as the fourth most popular Water Park in the US.

“Wet ‘n Wild Orlando has been a place where guests have created wonderful memories. As America’s first water park, Wet ‘n Wild has been the birthplace of numerous innovations that are now considered a common part of the water park experience,” according to a statement from Universal Orlando.

The statement announcing the closing of the park also revealed the future plans by Universal Orlando. After closing ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ Universal Orlando will be opening a new and innovative Water Park by the name of ‘Volcano Bay’ in 2017. The new Water Park ‘Volcano Bay’ will be a next generation experience which is under construction and will redefine the Water Park experience.

The statement asked people to share their best memories while in ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ and to gain more information on the upcoming ‘Volcano Bay’ from the page. 

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