Wet ‘n Wild – Orlando is one of the parks within the Wet ‘n Wild chain managed by Universal. The park was founded by SeaWorld creator George Millay in the International Drive in Orlando, Florida on March 13, 1977 and was international known in by for the music video “Se A Vida É” (That’s the way life is) recorded in Wet’a’Wild by British pop band Pet Shop Boys in 1996. The 25-acre Wet ‘n Wild is America’s third-most-popular water park (behind Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, respectively).
The park has 12 rides, including Brain Wash, a 4 person tube ride with a 53-foot drop into a 65-foot domed tunnel with areas of complete darkness with high-tech special effects that include video projection and special lighting; and Disco H20, an enclosed flume ride where a four-passenger raft sends you flying through the sights and sounds of the ’70s, complete with mirrored lights and disco tunes blasting in the background. Other rides are Storm (a body slide in which you start down an enclosed tube slide and drop into a giant bowl), Der Stuka and Bomb Bay (two tall slides). There is also a not so amazing lazy river. In 2013 the park premiered Blastawy Beach, a Sandcastle themed water playground that includes 60-foot sandcastle with over 160 interactive toys and 15 slides
A few words of advice. Check out the weather because Floridian storms tend to appear when you less expect. If there is the slightest chance of thunder or lightning that day, i suggest rescheduling or waiting until it passes. If there is ever any lightning in the area, all of the rides and pools are shut down until the weather clears. In the summer you could expect hot weather and long lines. The humidity can also be a major upset especially for an European based group like us. Take the I-throlley on International on and off bus (there all all type of cheap passes). Also i advise you to rent a locker. The lockers are centralized & held a fair amount of stuff, however they have 3 sizes for rent & the family lockers sell out fast. It’s nice they allow outside food & drink and there is a KFC across the street.
Most rides in the park are slow or for young kids and for $49 an entrance plus $20 for a cabana and $5 for a locker i think it’s too much. In sum, this park might be fantastic for small kids & families, but any teens or adults looking for excitement should think twice.
Updated 28/8/2013Web page Top Rides
Disco H20, Brain Wash, The StormVideos
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