Wet and Wild closing 2016 but what’s coming for the new theme park! The latest rumours…

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Unfortunately this is not a prank; we are very sad to announce that Wet ‘n’ Wild will be closing at the end of 2016 on the 31st December. America’s first water park has been a place for many families to create some fantastic memories and Universal announced they were closing the park permanently last year, check out the post here. There are so many other water parks in Orlando that we are sure you’ll enjoy after the closure date however, with a closure comes a brand new opening! We’ve got the latest rumours of what could be arriving to Florida to replace Wet and Wild waterpark.

The much loved wet and wild waterpark in Orlando has been open for over an impressive 35 years being the longest-running waterpark in the whole of the US. However, with competition heating up in the area, the theme park was slowly getting quieter and quieter meaning the closure of the park was only option Universal Orlando had. But with the wet and wild closure comes s

Some exciting rumours…

Universal Orlando had coincidently announced that a new water theme park was set to be opened in 2017 just a month before they announced the Wet and Wild closure. Despite Universal Orlando not making any comment on what will become of the land, they have said that they will take on as many of the former employees at Wet and Wild as possible.

Volcano Bay is reportedly going to be a redefined water park, offering a thrilling experience for guests. They are currently developing Volcano Bay on separate land, so who knows what we could expect in 2017 of the new park.

Other than this rumoured new water park, there are many more things that Universal could be introducing in replacement. It has been said that they are planning a 420-foot StarFlyer attraction as well as a $400 million iSquare Mall + Hotel; much more is being discussed however nothing has been confirmed. Could we be looking forward to a new hotel in Orlando? Or maybe even a new shopping mall?

We imagine the reason Universal Orlando decided to shut down the wet and wild waterpark was to make way for Volcano Bay and make space for even more Universal expansions! As sad as we are to see the waterpark go, we are even more excited to see what Universal Orlando have lined up to replace it. Are you visiting the park before it closes on December 31st 2016?

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