Wet ‘n Wild Orlando building new kid’s park
Wet 'n Wild Orlando, Universal's water park is building a new attraction. Covering an acre and featuring a new sandcastle-themed water playground, the new Kids’Park is expected to be the largest of its kind in Florida. Scheduled to open this summer, this will be Wet ‘n Wild’s first new attraction in over four years.
“We are excited to offer a tremendous, new experience for families and children of all ages”, said Michael Black, Sr. Vice President & GM of Wet ‘n Wild “As the waterpark recognized for shared thrills and multiperson attractions, we wanted to add new thrills for the kids to share with their families.”
The new interactive water playground will span more than 60-feet in height, expand across two pools (two levels: upper & lower) and have more than 85,000 gallons of water for guests to enjoy. The sandcastle playground itself will encompass more than 15,000 square feet, and will feature 17 slides and over 100 soakers, jets, waterfalls and water cannons.
Built on the site of Wet ‘n Wild’s current kids’ park, the new attraction will be a beach-themed area unto itself with only one entrance/exit. The area will include dedicated seating set amidst lush, tropical landscaping. “We’ve all seen kid’s areas at waterparks”, Black stated, “but this will be bigger and unlike any other around. It will be fun and engaging for everyone, stimulating our youngest guests and delighting entire families.”