July 7, 2009
Phoenix, AZ -- The brand-new Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix, the largest waterpark in Arizona, opened to the public July 4th just in time for the busy holiday weekend.
Located on the former Wildwater Safari property at the Adobe Dam Regional Park on Pinnacle Peck Road, near I-17, this newly renovated 35-acre waterpark offers 11 water rides and attractions. The $30-million makeover included a new collection of water slides and water rides, some of which are unique and others that are familiar favorites like the wave pool and lazy river.
The park's flagship attraction Maximum Velocity wasn't ready for the opening weekend, but park officials said it will debut later this month.
Wet 'n' Wild claims that Maximum Velocity is the first and only ride of its kind in the world. This "dueling" Master Blaster water coaster has drops, curves and the unique ability to blast riders in rafts up hills with powerful jets of water.
The 57-foot tall Mammoth Falls was ready to open. This family raft ride has a unique element near the end of the ride, where the raft makes a steep descent to shoot up a wall and then fall back down.
Wet 'n' Wild claims that guests will experience the sensation of weightlessness while riding Mammoth Falls.
For a little competition the Desert Racers is the next generation of face-forward racing mat slides. On this version riders start from an enclosed tube that loops around before beginning the six-lane side-by-side race to the finish.
Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix operates as a concessionaire of the Maricopa County Department of Parks and Recreation and is owned by Australia based Village Roadshow Limited.
General admission to Wet 'n' Wild is $34.99. Children (ages 3-11) and Seniors (age 65+) are admitted for $26.99. Prices do not include tax.
Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix will be open daily through August 16 and then weekends and holidays (September 7 and October 12) through November 1.
For more information, visit phoenix.mywetnwild.com/
Artwork courtesy of Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix. All rights reseved.
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