Orlando attractions

Wet 'n Wild

Overview

Published: 27/07/2012

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Wet 'n Wild is a fantastic water park located in Orlando.  It is so fantastic, in fact, that it was voted America’s number one water park by Amusement Business magazine. Here, families can enjoy an entire day of wet and wild fun. There are a number of different rides that be enjoyed at Wet 'n Wild.  These rides include:

 

  • Beach Volleyball - Guests can participate in beach volleyball action on the regulation-sized volleyball courts available in the park.
  • The Black Hole - Guests are placed on a two-person raft and shot down a blast of water that puts out 1,000 gallons of water every minute.  Although it lasts only 30 seconds, it shoots guests through an amazing 500 feet of wet darkness.  Guests must be at least 36 inches tall to enjoy this ride and those between 36 and 48 inches must ride with someone that is 48 inches or taller.
  • The Blast - This multi-passenger tube ride incorporates sound effects and colors along with twists, turns, and water to create an unforgettably drenching ride.  Guests must be at least 36 inches tall to enjoy this ride and those between 36 and 48 inches must ride with someone that is 48 inches or taller.
  • Blue Niagara - This slide lets guests race and turn through 300 feet of tubes that starts at six stories high and ends with a big splash.  Guests must be at least 48 inches to ride.
  • The Bomb Bay - This ride received "Florida’s greatest thrill ride" honors in Orlando Magazine.  The ride is set up to depict a military plane fuselage as it drops bombs, in which guests ride and plunge 76 feet.  Guests must be at least 48 inches to ride.
  • Bubba Tub - Groups of four can ride together on this slide that plunges 60 feet and takes three big dips along the way.  Guests must be at least 36 inches tall to enjoy this ride and those between 36 and 48 inches must ride with someone that is 48 inches or taller.
  • Bubble Up - This air-filled balloon was created with the kids in mind.  It includes a fountain shaped like a mushroom that sprays water all over the colorful and slippery surface.  Young guests can also use the ropes to climb to the top and then slide back down into a landing pool that is only three feet deep.  Stationary water guns are also available for squirting fun.  Guests must be between 42 inches and 64 inches tall and have to be less than 13 years old to enjoy the attraction.
  • Der Stuka - This 250 foot free fall slide was the first thrill ride to be introduced to the park.  After completing the "fall," guests slide along a 115 foot runway.  Guests must be at least 48 inches to ride.
  • Disco H20 - Guests sit in a four-person raft shaped like a cloverleaf as they head back in time to the 70s.  Inside the "nightclub," guests are surrounded by lights, music, and, of course, disco balls.
  • The Flyer - Guests are placed on a toboggan that is eight feet long and then plummet from 40 feet high.  The toboggan twists and turns as it spirals down to the bottom.  The ride covers 450 feet of straight-aways and curves before coming to an end.  Guests must be at least 36 inches tall to enjoy this ride and those between 36 and 48 inches must ride with someone that is 48 inches or taller.
  • Hydra Fighter - This is the first Orlando water ride that makes it possible for guests to create their own experience as they are placed in back-to-back swings and given water cannons that allow them to determine how high and how fast they choose to swing.  Guests must be at least 56 inches to ride.
  • Kids Park - This 3,200 square foot area of the park is built specifically for young guests that are less than 48 inches tall.  Recently renovated, this portion of the park features a 5 foot tall sand bucket that fills with water and overflows onto guests below throughout the day.  It also offers specialty tubes, tables, and beach chairs that are all sized just right for kids less than 48 inches tall - making it feel like their own personal park. 
  • Lazy River - Here, guests can float at a leisurely pace throughout the beautifully designed Florida landscape.  The river includes "The Springs" area where guests can get lost in the thousands of bubbles or they can move onto the alcove and enjoy watching a magnificent waterfall as it spills over the rocks.
  • Mach 5 - This thrill ride allows guests to select from three different flumes.  In all, it offers 1,700 feet of turns and twists over three different paths - each ending with a splash at the bottom.
  • Raging Rapids - This white water tubing ride takes groups of guests on an exciting ride through wave pools and whirlpools before plunging down a waterfall.
  • The Storm - Guests whirl and swirl ad they are dropped from a chute and land in a giant open bowl where they are spun in circles.  Guests must be at least 48 inches to ride.
  • The Surger - This ride takes guests through nearly 600 feet of twists, turns, and banks.  The 50 foot geodesic dome that sits atop the tower of this multi-passenger ride makes it hard to miss.  Guests must be at least 36 inches tall to enjoy this ride and those between 36 and 48 inches must ride with someone that is 48 inches or taller.
  • Wake Zone - Here, guests can enjoy the water sport of Waking on the WakeZone cableway that measures ½ mile long.  Wakeskates can be obtained at the park or guests can bring their own.  Guests must be at least 56 inches tall to participate.
  • Wave Pool - The park offers a 17,000 square foot wave pool that produces high and strong waves as well as a waterfall.  Guests of all ages can enjoy the wave pool by selecting the area that is just right for their height and swimming ability.
  • Wild One - This ride takes on two guests, each seated in a large and bouncy inner tube.  A Yamaha waverunner carries them through a five minute course complete with splashes and turns through the lake. The attraction is seasonal and requires an extra fee.  Guests must be at least 56 inches tall to ride.

The park hours vary according to the season, with the longest hours being from June to July, during with time the park is open from 9 am to 9 pm on the Sunday through Thursday and open until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  During the cooler times of the year, the pools are heated.

 

All guests are expected to wear what is considered to be "appropriate" bathing suits.  This means no wearing of cutoffs or any item with metal fasteners, zippers, rivets, or buckles.  Shorts are also not allowed.  The Wet 'n Wild Breakers Beach Shop offers swim wear for sale, as well as sunglasses, hats, disposable cameras, film, and more.  Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed.

 

Parking is available at the park, which is located on International Drive, though there is a small fee.  The park also offers restaurants, shower rooms, and lockers.  In addition, it is wheelchair accessible and the park is fully staffed with certified lifeguards at all times.  Life vests are available to all guests for no extra fee.  Personal flotation devices brought from home must be approved by the lifeguard before being used.