Activities & Resources
Wet 'n Wild050in Orlando, FL 32819
about Wet 'n Wild:
You'll want to spend at least a half-day here, and budget a full day if you're visiting on the weekend or pretty much anytime during the summer - the lines for rides can get long!
First, the details. Pools are heated seasonally, a great thing for true Floridians. And all of the lifeguards are certified and go through ongoing training, so you can feel secure letting your experienced swimmers loose in the park.
For little swimmers, the park offers life vests at no charge, but you need to supervise anyone using a vest. Changing areas, restrooms, showers, lockers, rental tubes, and rental towels are available.
There are plenty of places for kids to enjoy themselves, but make sure they aren't getting in over their heads by consulting the symbols on the park map for rides and areas perfect for their heights and abilities.
As for rides, highlights for the family include the elaborate Kids' Park with plenty of splashing fun, the Lazy River, and the Bubba Tub, a huge family tube slide.
For the older kids and thrill seekers, scary slides abound. Try The Storm, essentially a giant whirlpool that spins you in circles and dumps you out, and the Bomb Bay, a 76-foot high, nearly vertical slide. You'll feel your stomach in your feet - and if you're unlucky - you may see your swimsuit bottom near your toes as well. Or, check out the Disco H2O, a multi-person raft ride through an aqua nightclub complete with '70s music, lights, and even disco balls. Thrillseekers can enjoy Brain Wash, a six-story tube ride featuring a 53-foot vertical drop and a 65-foot domed funnel.
If you forget your sunscreen - you will need it as natural shade is at a premium here - you can purchase it with other trinkets in the beach shop. And, while coolers are allowed, you may find it easier - though not cheaper - to eat at one of the many fast food locations throughout the park.
The park also hosts Wet 'n Wild Water Safety Camps annually.