Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas is an incrediblewater park in the Spring Valley district of Las Vegas, Nevada. The attractionis a branch of the Wet’n’Wildwater park franchise, which is owned and run by Village Roadshow Theme Parks, whichoperates water parks in locations throughout the world
Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas is an incrediblewater park in the Spring Valley district of Las Vegas, Nevada. The attractionis a branch of the Wet’n’Wildwater park franchise, which is owned and run by Village Roadshow Theme Parks, whichoperates water parks in locations throughout the world. Accessed through S. Fort Apache Road, just south of theconvergence of I-215 and Sunset Road, the park officially launched in May 2013.Planned construction of a water park (26 acres)in the Las Vegas Valley was proposed in August 2011 and constructionbegan in December 2011. The initiative to open the park by 2012’sMemorial Day Weekend, which was sponsored bythe Texas Water Park Association, was backed by the state’s water park licensees. In addition to the formal unveilingof Splash Canyon Waterpark, which took place in November2011, there wasa list of the attractions andrides thatwouldbe included in the park was also released.When the water park was announced to be ready in February 2012,it was declared that the launch would be delayed by a year in a bid to ensure that everything was completelyfunctioning ahead to the park’s actual opening date.A lot of people paid attention back in June 2012 when the Village Roadshow (Australian-based)revealed intentionsto establish a Wet’n’Wild water park in Las Vegas under the Wet’n’Wild brand. Already, the firm owns and runs twowater parks in the United States: Wet’n’Wild Hawaii and Wet’n’Wild Phoenix. It also operates a variety ofentertainment and water parks in Australia, including Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and Wet’n’Wild Sydney, among otherattractions.Village Roadshow Theme Parks statedin October 2012 that Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas would open in May 2013 on theproposed site of Splash Canyon Waterpark (first of of its kind in the U. S.). The park would be the first of its kind inthe country. According to the corporation, Village Roadshow owns a 51%ownership in the park, with the remaining49 % held by private investors, including tennis stars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, among others. The water park,which spans 41 acres, was constructed at a cost of more than US$50 million.The park has suspended season pass sales forthe remainder of the season in order to accommodate the high demandfor passes. The park has also delayed the completion of its expansion, which will take place at the end of the seasonbecause Village Roadshow owns 71 acres surrounding the park for future development. The COVID-19 epidemiccaused Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas to close earlier than expected, and it did not reopen until the spring of 2020.