2016 was your last chance to visit America's first waterpark. The park closed forever on December 31, 2016.
Wet 'n Wild Orlando was consistently rated as one of the top waterparks in America and was honored by Aquatics International by being named the first true waterpark. There were a large variety of attractions found at Wet 'n Wild Orlando ranging from a relaxing lazy river to wild, high-speed body slides.
Thrill-seekers could find some of America's largest and most exciting water rides, like Der Stuka, a 250-foot near vertical slide that descended six stories and Bomb Bay, a trap door slide with a six-story plunge.
The waterpark also had six multi-person tube slides, including Disco H2O, a thrilling four person tube ride that launched you through a world of groovy sound and dancing light and Brain Wash, with a thrilling 53-foot descent into a domed funnel. Young children played in Blastaway Beach, a six-story castle, with two pools, 15 slides and over 160 interactive features.
The waterpark's last new attraction was Aqua Drag Racer, the tallest, fastest ride of its kind in Florida. On this attraction you'd start from a 65-foot high platform and go head-to-head down one of four 350-foot racing lanes. Riders ride on a foam mat, face first.
Formerly located on Orlando's International Drive, Wet 'n Wild was open year-round with pools heated when necessary and easily accessible from Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. The property will be redeveloped by Universal Orlando Resort into a new resort hotel. Several of the water slides were sold with the condition that they couldn't be relocated to locations in North America.
(407) 351-1800 (800) 992-WILD
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March 13, 1977
Located less than two miles from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld on International Drive at University Blvd. Take Interstate 4 to Exit 75A, formerly Exit 30A.