By Amusement Today | October 5, 2012
Located in the entertainment capital of the world, this world class water park will be fun for the whole family, featuring a spectacular line-up of more than 25 slides and attractions including North America’s first Rattler slide.
The strategically positioned parcel of land will be leased from The Howard Hughes Corporation. Investors in the more than $50 million water park include Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Dr. Steven and Karen Thomas of the Thomas and Mack family, Roger and Scott Bulloch of SPB Capital Partners, Steve Miller and Australian entertainment conglomerate Village Roadshow Limited.
“This will be an incredible water park, the perfect addition for this fun-filled town, featuring a huge range of experiences designed for both families and thrill seekers,” said Agassi.
Set on 41 acres in southwest Las Vegas near the I-215 and Sunset Road, the world class park will feature more than 25 innovative slides and attractions. The park will be managed by theme park experts, Village Roadshow Theme Parks which operates Wet ‘n’ Wild water parks in Arizona and Hawaii. Village Roadshow Theme Parks Australian operations include Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, which collectively entertain more than five million visitors annually. In addition to these world class theme parks, Village Roadshow Theme Parks also is developing a Wet ‘n’ Wild ‘super park’ in Sydney, Australia which is set to open in December 2013.
“We are very excited to bring this amazing new water park to the perfect city that is Las Vegas,” said Tim Fisher, chief executive officer of Village Roadshow Theme Parks. “The park will feature some of the world’s most incredible slides and will offer an experience unlike anything Las Vegas residents and visitors have ever seen before.”
“Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas has the potential to entertain more than 650,000 guests annually, providing them with a world class day of family fun. Together with Phoenix and Hawaii, Village Roadshow Theme Parks will soon entertain well over a million guests at our North American water parks each year,” said Fisher. “The local government and business support we have received for this project has been unprecedented. In particular, County Commission Chair Susan Brager has offered her full support to this project, and we are confident this will be another hugely successful attraction for Las Vegas.”
Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas will be a more than $50 million world class attraction perfect for families and thrill seekers alike. Adrenaline junkies can enjoy heart-pounding slides such as the Canyon Cliffs, which will send riders on a gut-wrenching 60-foot freefall racing at speeds of up to 33 feet per second. Kids will love the multi-level interactive children’s aquatic adventure playground, while those seeking a more relaxing time can float around the Colorado Cooler. The park also will feature a host of world class attractions including a giant wave pool, North America’s first Rattler and much, much more!
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