Take the plunge with expertise at Wet 'n Wild!
The most thrilling way to cool down in Orlando has to be at Universal Orlando's ultimate water park Wet 'n Wild! Andy Penn, Senior Manager of Sales at Wet 'n Wild gives ATD his expert view on this amazing Orlando water park!
What makes Wet ‘n Wild different from other water parks in Orlando?
Wet ‘n Wild Orlando not only has more rides than any other waterpark in Orlando, but more multi-person thrill rides. This means you can enjoy most of our attractions with up to four people at a time. Rides like the Brain Wash™, Disco H2O™ or our newest attraction the Aqua Drag Racer™ offer great options for guests to experience all that Wet ‘n Wild Orlando has to offer with friends and family.
Tell us about the new Aqua Drag Racer attraction
Our newest attraction, the Aqua Drag Racer™ opened this summer and is the tallest and fastest racing attraction of its kind in Florida. Guests will start 65-feet high and race down 360-feet of twisting, turning track before crossing the finish line. Guests in each one of the four parallel racing lanes have the opportunity to challenge one another in a friendly head-to-head competition travelling up to 15-feet per second. It’s a whole new breed of speed.
What’s your favourite attraction in the park?
What a tough question because I like them all. I can narrow down my choice and give you three of my favourite attractions. My first love was the Mach 5. When we opened Aqua Drag Racer in June of 2014 it moved to my number one attraction. I absolutely love the mat rides where you go head first down the slide. My eight year old son can’t get enough of racing down both of those attractions. I also really like to spend time in Blastaway Beach. Even though it’s designed for kids I literally have the greatest time playing in the water with my son.
Is it suitable for smaller children?
Wet ‘n Wild offers a variety of rides and attractions that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Most of the multi-person rides allow riders between 36”-48” to ride with an adult. For the smaller kids in the family we have Blastaway Beach™ with no height restrictions. With a six-story castle, two pools, 15 slides and over 160 interactive water elements, it’s the largest family water play area in Florida and the perfect place for the family to cool off.
When’s the best time to visit the park?
Wet ‘n Wild is open year round with our busiest season occurring in the summer months, June-August.
What’s the tallest/fastest/longest slide in the park?
Throughout the years Wet ‘n Wild has set the standard for thrills and adventure by offering over-the-top excitement and shared experiences that appeal to all types of Wet ‘n Wild visitors. We have rides that have set multiple records. The Bomb Bay was the first ever attraction to feature a trap door and let’s guest free fall at a near vertical drop from 76-feet high. Blastaway Beach is the Florida’s largest family water play area in Florida and the Aqua Drag Racer is the tallest fastest ride of its kind in Florida.
Any secrets/insider tips you can share with us?
The Wild Tiki Lounge is an awesome place to grab a drink, a bite to eat, and relax while you watch one of the flat screen TV’s. I also think the Beach Shop is one of the last truly cool surf shops in Florida. I buy all of my family’s beachwear there.