|Location||Kapolei, Hawaii, United States|
|Operated by||Village Roadshow Theme Parks (2008-2013)
Premier Parks, LLC (2014-)
|Previous names||Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park|
|Water slides||10 water slides|
|Children's areas||3 children's areas|
Wet'n'Wild Hawaii (formerly Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park) is a Hawaiian water park, located in Kapolei on Oahu. The park occupies 25 acres (100,000 m2) of land and has 25 rides and attractions. It is currently the only water park in the state of Hawaii. It is one of seven water parks operating under the Wet'n'Wild brand globally.
On October 6, 1998, construction began for the 25-acre (10 ha) Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park. The water park was the first venture by limited liability company, Waters of Kapolei. Owned by dentist Jack Harrington and lawyer Brooks Cutter, Waters of Kapolei, LLC invested $14 million in the park. The park officially opened on May 28, 1999. In the park's first month of operation, it experienced 20% higher-than-expected attendance, resulting in a total of 440,000 visitors in its first year of operation. This saw the park add a new attraction just one year after opening.
In May 2007, Wet'n'Wild Hawaii opened Island Adventure Golf, an 18-hole high-end miniature golf facility. The miniature golf course features lush tropical landscape, nine ADA-compliant holes, a putting green, surfboard hazards, water ways, waterfall, large ocean and beach area, mock fish and sea turtles, lava rock formations and coral reef displays.
In March 2008, an agreement was announced in which the park would be sold to Village Roadshow Limited, making Wet'n'Wild Hawaii the Australian company's first theme park in the United States. The $27 million deal closed in May that year. In early 2009, the company announced the park would open under its new name, Wet'n'Wild Hawaii.
Village Roadshow's ownership of the park was short-lived. The park was sold to CNL Lifestyle Properties for an undisclosed sum in 2009. Village Roadshow Theme Parks, however, continued to operate the park on a lease which concluded in November 2013. Premier Parks, LLC will take over operations for the 2014 season.
Below is a list of rides at the water park.
- Big Kahuna
- Cutter's Island
- Da FlowRider
- Hawaiian Waters
- Island Adventure Golf
- Kapolei Kooler
- Keiki Kove
- O-Hana Highway
- Volcano Express
- Waianae Coasters
- Waimea Whirl
- Water World
- Wet'n'Wild Phoenix
- Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs
- Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas
- Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast
- Wet'n'Wild Sydney
- About Us | Hawaii Wet'n'Wild Retrieved 06.09 2009.
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