Wet 'n Wild (brand)
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Wet 'n Wild is a name used by various water parks across the United States, Brazil and Mexico, originally owned by SeaWorld creator George Millay. It is not to be confused with the Wet'n'Wild brand owned by Village Roadshow Theme Parks and CNL Lifestyle Properties or the stand-alone waterpark Wet 'N' Wild Waterworld in Anthony, Texas.
The name was first used for a water park when SeaWorld founder George Millay opened his first water park Wet 'n Wild Orlando in Orlando, Florida in 1977. Wet 'n Wild in Orlando, However, closed permanently December 31, 2016, and was replaced by Volcano Bay. Millay went on to open six more water parks under the same name in the United States, Brazil and Mexico. In 1997 and 1998, Millay sold the water parks to various owners including Universal Parks & Resorts, Palace Entertainment and private companies for a total of $77 million.
- Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe – operated by Palace Entertainment in Greensboro, North Carolina
- Wet 'n Wild Cancun – a water park in Mexico. At opening in June 1997, the park spanned 17 acres (6.9 ha)
- Wet 'n Wild Campinas – a water park in Brazil. The $42 million park opened in October 1998, and spanned 29 acres (12 ha)
- Wet 'n Wild Orlando – operated by Universal Parks & Resorts in Orlando, Florida, closed December 31, 2016. It has been replaced by the new Volcano Bay waterpark that opened in 2017.
- Arlington, Texas – rebranded as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor when purchased by Six Flags in 1997.
- Garland, Texas – formerly an Herschend Family Entertainment "White Water" park. The site is now occupied by a CarMax dealership.
- Wet 'n Wild Las Vegas, operated from 1985–2004 – now All Net Resort and Arena; not to be confused with the present-day Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas.
- Salvador, Bahia – opened in 1996 as the first international park. It cost $28 million and spanned 18 acres (7.3 ha), however the park has gone bankrupt.
- Rio de Janeiro – originally targeted for an October 1999 opening
- Brasilia – $32 million, 42-acre (17 ha) originally targeted to open in late 1998
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