Wet `n Wild Orlando is a large-scale family water park located in Orlando, Florida. It has been open and operational since 1977 when it was opened by George Millay, the creator of the popular and well-known Sea World franchise. Wet `n Wild Orlando has been the recipient of many accolades and acknowledgements over the years and was even featured on the Travel Channel's Extreme Waterparks special. It is also generally considered to be the first major water park in America and to this day receives consistently high ratings as one of the top parks of its kind in the country.
The park as a whole covers an area of approximately 60 acres and features a variety of rides and attractions that are notable for their wide range of variety. These range in intensity level from highly thrilling to calm and relaxing.
Some of the most popular single person rides include, but are not limited to the following. The Storm is an extreme water slide that sends guests flying down a steep tunnel into a giant bowl that takes you for a spin before propelling you into the pool below. Mach 5 finds riders climbing a long winding tower, mat in hand to then enjoy a trip down any one of a series of exciting flumes. Bomb Bay is billed as a ride specially designed for daredevils and takes the water slide experience to the next level by adding the element of surprised to the mix.
There are also many, many rides to be found at Wet `n Wild Orlando that allow riders to enjoy the thrills together with their friends and family. Popular multi-rider attractions include the Disco H2O, a fun and surreal water slide that includes a trip through a disco room complete with lights and music; the Brain Wash, a 60-foot plunge that takes riders on a trip through a mind-numbing funnel; and the Black Hole, a two-person ride that is taken in total darkness.
There are also a number of rides designed to be appropriate enough for even very young children to ride, many of which are miniature versions of some of the popular adult rides in the park. There is also an interactive play area for children to enjoy as well.
When it's time to take a break from some of the excitement and just relax, guests might want to consider checking out one of Wet `n Wild Orlando's more low-key attractions. The Lazy River is a leisurely inner tube ride down a beautifully landscaped river course that includes waterfalls, rustic billboards, trees, and flowers. The Wave Pool Surf Lagoon is the park's 17,000-foot wave pool that features waves of up to four feet and even a waterfall. There is even an area set aside where guests are free to start volleyball games at any time on regulation-size beach courts.
A number of group rates, special passes, and package deals are also available through Wet `n Wild Orlando, but some restrictions apply. Those interested are invited to contact the park directly for a complete run-down of current rates and regulations.