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GLORY BY PHIL WICKHAM
LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2014 – Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas opens for its second season on Saturday, April 12 in time to celebrate with fun and games of a traditional Spring Break Week. The water park will host a variety of competitions for prizes and bragging rights from April 12-18. These activities are all being offered in addition to Wet‘n’Wild’s more than 25 slides and attractions that satisfy both families and thrill seekers.
Daily Spring Break competitions and contests will include the limbo, dancing, hula hooping, scavenger hunts and trivia. Music from current chart hits to favorites from the 1950s and 1960s will set the mood. During Spring Break, attendees also will receive $3 off the Funnel Split Sundae, a new park treat with ice cream, funnel cake, bananas, three scoops of ice cream, whipped cream and choice of drizzle. A free photo booth will be available April 12 and 13 for guests to capture opening weekend memories to post to their social media sites.
“We’re excited to open Wet‘n’Wild for our second season, and the timing with Spring Break provides a great opportunity to add even more fun for our guests,” said Takuya Ohki, Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas general manager. “Our younger attendees and teens who are on school vacation will particularly enjoy all the contests and activities, making their Wet’n’Wild Spring Break very memorable.
“We’re also happy to be opening Wet’n’Wild earlier in the year to provide our season pass holders and guests with more operating days to enjoy the park,” added Ohki. “These Spring Break activities add to our other great family events such as our Dive’n’Movie program that will return Friday nights in June, July and August, providing even more events than last year and creating even more value with our season passes.”
Wet’n’Wild will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by select weekends through to Memorial Day Weekend when the new Tornado extreme water slide will launch and the regular operating schedule will take effect. For details, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas and click on Park Info.
The Tornado is the world’s premier funnel slide that will catapult riders to a zero gravity experience. It will join Wet’n’Wild’s other extreme slides such as Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America; Constrictor, featuring some of the tightest turns; Canyon Cliffs, twin slides plummeting riders down an almost vertical drop; and several others. For families and those desiring a more relaxing experience, options include Paradise Falls, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides, a giant dumping bucket and heated water; Colorado Cooler, a 1,000-foot lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool.
Visitors returning to the park will find several new improvements, including more parking, shaded areas and lounge chairs; heated water in the children’s area; new VIP Pass option; and an early entry option for Gold Pass and VIP Pass holders. There also will be more operating days, late night operating hours, and more park special events such as more Dive ‘n’ Movie nights, in addition to the new Tornado slide opening in May.
“We really appreciated and took to heart the feedback and comments we received from park visitors and guests, and have implemented many of their suggestions,” said Ohki. “We had a very successful first season, and are always looking for ways to enhance the guest experience and expect to add several other recommendations. The entire Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas team and I look forward to making 2014 an even better season.”
Wet‘n’Wild is now selling its season passes, which sold out last year. “Our three pass options are well-priced and offer a discount when purchasing four or more,” Ohki said. “They pay for themselves in as little as two visits and are a smart and affordable way to extend summer budgets. People shouldn’t wait too long to buy their passes, though, before prices increase or they sell out for the season.”
Pass options include the popular Season Pass and Gold Pass. The new VIP Pass expands on Gold Pass benefits by including a number of free Xpress Bands that allow guests to reserve their place in line virtually without actually having to stand in line.
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd. near I-215 and Sunset Road. For information, season passes, group sales or sponsorships, call 702-979-1600 or visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.
About Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas
One of the world’s most iconic water park brands, Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas opens for its second season on April 12 with a new slide, expanded hours and a longer operating season. It is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres, and a place for both thrill seekers and families. For the more daring, the multimillion dollar park features the new Tornado, the world’s premier funnel slide that catapults riders through a swirling 45-foot-wide funnel; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America, and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns. Families and those desiring a more relaxing experience enjoy Splash Island, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides and a giant dumping bucket; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. With great amenities including shaded areas, private cabanas and misting, Wet’n’Wild is ideally located off I-215, at Sunset Road and Ft. Apache Road. The park is a partnership between Village Roadshow Theme Parks, the majority owner and overseer of day-to-day operations, and Las Vegas investors through SPB Partners, one of Nevada’s first private equity funds. For information, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.
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