LAS VEGAS -- Wet n
Wild Las Vegas, the citys only water park and a fixture on the
Strip for 20 years, has closed. The 27 acres that the water park
leased from Las Vegas-based Archon Corp. will be redeveloped.
[They] gave us
notice at the end of July, telling us basically that it was time to
go, said Hannah Johnston, Wet n Wilds marketing manager. The whole
Strip in this area is developing, especially at this
Calif.-based Palace Entertainment, which owns Wet n Wild, will
relocate the Dragons Den, a ride that debuted five months ago, to
Water Country, another of its water parks located in Portsmouth,
N.H. The rest of Wet n Wilds attractions, which range in age from 5
to 20 years old, will be disassembled, Johnston said.
As of press time,
the future of Wet n Wild Las Vegas, which has been featured on the
Travel Channel and Discovery Channel as one of the top 10 water
parks in the country, was uncertain.
We are committed to
the Las Vegas community, and that commitment has not changed, said
Mike Fijas, the parks general manager. We plan to have an exciting
announcement regarding the plans of Wet n Wild Las Vegas in the
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