The world's most iconic water park brand, Wet 'n' Wild, is coming back to Las Vegas with the new $50 million Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas set to open in May 2013.
The water park will feature a line-up of more than 25 slides and attractions, including North America's first Rattler slide.
The parcel of land will be leased from The Howard Hughes Corporation. Investors 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.
Agassi says the water park is a perfect addition for the town, "featuring a huge range of experiences designed for both families and thrill seekers."
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 theme parks, Village Roadshow Theme Parks is also developing a Wet 'n' Wild "super park" in Sydney, Australia, which is set to open in December 2013.
"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 Tim Fisher, chief executive officer of Village Roadshow Theme Parks. "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."
The park will feature slides such as Canyon Cliffs, which will send riders on a 60-foot free-fall racing at speeds of up to 33 feet per second. There is also an interactive children's aquatic adventure playground and the Colorado Cooler for relaxing time. The park also will feature a host of world class attractions including a giant wave pool and more.