Wet'n Wild, Orlando’s Oldest Water Park, Set to Close December 31st, 2016
You can still get a “last splash” at one of Orlando’s original attractions from the 1970s until the end of the year
They say all good things must come to an end. Some say that the best go on to become legends. And in the case of Wet'n Wild Orlando the time has come for this water park to close its doors forever. Universal Studios has owned the water park for a number of years and while it is a bittersweet end for Wet'n Wild, a new water park will be opening just around the corner as soon as it shuts down for good. Over the next few months we will share more about the Volcano Bay water park at Universal Studios, currently under development in a tract of land adjacent to its theme parks.
Wet'n Wild originally opened in 1977, riding on Disney Magic Kingdom’s coattails, giving families the chance to spend a day away from the theme park and enjoying the warm Florida sun. Waterslides have evolved over the year as technology, engineering and entertainment progressed to make them more exciting, safer and without question—much more fun. At one point, Wet'n Wild’s “Der Stuka” was considered the tallest free-fall water slide, giving people the sensation of falling off in a dive bomb. Wet'n Wild’s wave pool was another favorite of guests, along with the Lazy River, which meanders around the entire property with a constant current that drags you in a gentle rip current.
If you are up for that “last splash” at Wet'n Wild, do know that Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is a short drive away from our property. While we don’t yet know what Universal Studios plans to do with the land after Wet'n Wild shuts down, we can speculate that they may use it to develop another amazing attraction or even a theme park. Wouldn’t that be cool? So stay tuned as we will be ready to share news on any developments on the location and its future plans.