Wet 'n Wild (brand)
Wet 'n Wild is a brand used for many 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 used by Village Roadshow Theme Parks across the world.
The concept was developed by SeaWorld creator George Millay in Orlando, Florida in 1977 with the opening of Wet 'n Wild Orlando.1 Millay went on to construct a further six water parks under the same brand across the United States, Brazil and Mexico.2 In 1997 and 1998, Millay sold the water parks to various owners including Universal Parks & Resorts,3 Palace Entertainment4 and private companies for a total of $77 million.5
- Wet 'n Wild Orlando – operated by Universal Parks & Resorts in Orlando, Florida3
- Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe – operated by Palace Entertainment in Greensboro, North Carolina4
- Wet 'n Wild Cancun – a water park in Mexico6
- Wet 'n Wild São Paulo – a water park in Brazil7
- Arlington, Texas – rebranded as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor when purchased by Six Flags
- Garland, Texas – formerly an Herschend Family Entertainment "White Water" park. The site is now occupied by a CarMax dealership.
- Las Vegas, Nevada8 – now construction equipment storage
- "Wet 'n Wild, SeaWorld founder dies". Orlando Business Journal. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- Williams, Jack (7 February 2006). "OBITUARY George Millay, 76; creative force behind SeaWorld, Wet 'n Wild". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Wet N Wild at Universal Orlando Resort". Universal Orlando Resort. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
- "Palace Entertainment". Palace Entertainment. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
- Powers, Scott (8 February 2006). "Theme-park pioneer started SeaWorld and Wet 'n Wild". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Wet'n Wild". Wet 'n Wild Cancun. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Wet 'N Wild". Wet 'N Wild São Paulo. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Wet 'n Wild's Strip ride coming to an end". Review Journal. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 12 September 2010.