Wet 'n Wild Orlando (will be EXTINCT! at the end of 2016)
(March 13, 1977 - December 31, 2016)
Assorted brochures and vacation guides for the Wet 'n Wild Orlando water park.
Located near the intersection of the Florida Turnpike and Interstate-4 in Orlando, Florida, is Wet 'n Wild Orlando, a water park that used to be the the most-attended water park in the country back in the 1990s.
Wet 'n Wild Orlando dates back to the mid-1970s and the concept of building a mini theme park that, instead of rides and shows, it would have swimming pools and water slides. Such a place would be a perfect spot to cool off in Central Florida's hot and muggy summers.
Although Wet 'n Wild Orlando was not the first water park to be built in Florida (Disney's River Country opened in 1976), it quickly became one of the largest and most popular water parks in the state. When Wet 'n Wild Orlando reached its peak in popularity in the late 1990s, the owners sold the park to Universal Studios Recreation Group, making Wet 'n Wild Orlando part of the Universal Orlando vacation complex. The only catch was that Universal did not own the land, and they had to lease it. That changed in 2013 when Universal bought the land that Wet 'n Wild Orlando used, giving Universal full access to the entire property.
On June 17, 2015 it was announced that Wet 'n Wild Orlando will close permanently on December 31, 2016. The land will be redeveloped as Universal's Volcano Bay, a next-generation water theme park for Universal Orlando.
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