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Wet 'n Wild - Orlando is one of the parks within the Wet 'n Wild chain. It was founded by Sea Worldmarker creator George Millay in Orlando, Floridamarker in 1977. It is considered the first major water park in the United States, and Millay was given the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Waterpark Association who named him the official "Father of the Waterpark." The park was featured on Travel Channel's Extreme Waterparks. The park was also used for a music video by the Pet Shop Boys.


Thrill rides

Wet 'n Wild Orlando is consistently rated as one of the top waterparks in America and is honored by Aquatic's International as the first true waterpark. Having an area of around , there are a large variety of attractions at Wet 'n Wild Orlando - ranging from a relaxing lazy river to wild, high-speed body slides. These include:

  • The Storm - You push yourself down into a steep tunnel that sends you flying down extremely fast into a giant bowl that sends you spinning around with mist surrounding as you drop into the pool below.[557880] This slide was created by Proslide company, labeled as a 'ProBowl' slide.[557881]
  • Mach 5 - Grab a mat and walk your way up a long winding tower to the top where you have three slides to choose from. When told by the lifeguard at top, push yourself down the ride of a twisting, turning, head-first flumes that fall over three different courses.(Picture right of page)
  • Der Stuka - Push yourself down a six-story speed slide that sends you flying down a , nearly vertical drop that transitions to a water runway.[557882]
  • Bomb Bay - The ride for all dare devils is right here. Go inside this rocket with heart beat affects waiting there not knowing when the trap door that sends you down a , nearly vertical slide drops you to the depths below.[557883]
  • Knee Ski - A cable-operated ski lets you kneeboard like a pro around a half-mile long lake.
  • Wake Boarding - Everyone from beginner to expert can show their stuff on the WakeZone Cableway. [557884]
  • The Wild One - Two people are pulled by a Jet Ski around the lake on big, bouncy tubes that make for a wild ride. [557885]

Multi-person rides

  • Disco H2O - Start off in a tube traveling through a dark tunnel that sends you down a huge drop, and before you know it you find yourself traveling around a room filled with disco music and disco lights, as you go down this mini drop with water shooting in your face from the waterfall. [557886] This slide was too made from Proslide company as a "BehemothBowl". [557887]
  • The Surge - A 5-story tube ride that carries a 4-passenger tube down of banked turns, radical twists and diabolical dips. [557888] This ride was made by Proslide as a "Mammoth" slide. [557889]
  • Bubba Tub - Grab the family and climb aboard one of the four-passenger tubes for a six-story, triple dip drop ride. [557890]
  • The Black Hole - 1000 gallons a minute sends a two-person tube rocketing through of twisting, turning darkness on this space-age thrill ride. The Black Hole currently reopened under the moniker "The Black Hole: The Next Generation" and now features more light effects, fog, and an updated ride boarding area. [557891]
  • The Flyer - Travel around in a 4-person raft that sends you on on an exciting, family-fun ride that covers of hairpin turns and banked curves. [557892]
  • The Blast - Take a raging ride along a raptured pipeline that will thrill you to the core and soak you to the bone. [557893]
  • Brain Wash - This is Wet 'n Wild - Orlando's newest attraction. This changes everything – a plunge that will cleanse your mind and send you climbing the walls of a gigantic mind-numbing funnel! You will emerge refreshed and happy. You will emerge a better person. You will emerge wanting to ride it again and again. Brain Wash – it’s not just an exciting new ride. "It’s a thrilling new state of mind". Riders must be at least 48" tall. This is another slide made by Proslide company, classified as the award winning "Tornado" Slide. [557894]

Kids rides

  • Bubble Up - A huge, wet inflatable bubble made just for kids who climb, bounce, and slide into three feet of water. [557895]
  • Kid's Park - You'll find miniature versions of a lot of the rides and a gigantic bucket that periodically fills with water and splashes into the pool below. [557896]

Other activities

  • Lazy River - The Lazy River is a stream that goes around surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers with old boat docks, rustic billboards, and waterfalls. Tubes are available for rent if you want them, but it is optional. [557897]
  • Wave Pool Surf Lagoon - The Wave Pool Surf Lagoon contains four-foot waves that roll across the pool, surrounded by comfortable seating and punctuated by a dramatic waterfall. Like the Lazy River, you may rent a tube if you wish. [557898]
  • Volleyball - There are two volleyball nets open to anyone that wants to start a game on regulation-size volleyball courts on beach sand. [557899]


On April 13, 2008, a shooting occurred in the Wet 'n Wild - Orlando parking lot which left two brothers in the hospital with gunshot injuries to the face and leg.


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