Like they didn’t know it was coming? The crowds and response to the new Wet N’ Wild Las Vegas Water Park was met with an overwhelming amount of excitement last weekend. Well, duh. The Las Vegas community has been waiting for something like this to re-open for the last 20 years! People were seriously camping out in the parking lot weeks leading to the soft opening that took place over Memorial Day Weekend. With the Grand Opening to the public actually happening Monday, June 3rd, the operators at Wet N’ Wild Las Vegas are working diligently to help keep crowds at bay by offering some tips and tricks on how to enjoy a fun filled day at the park vs. waiting in lines that wrap around the block.
Be sure to check these out before you finalize your plans. I, personally, won’t be heading there any time soon. I’m pushing it until about end of July/August. If you go, report back and tell us how it went, and if you followed the suggestions below.
The highly anticipated Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas opened Memorial Day weekend for Gold Pass holders and continues to operate for Season Pass and Gold Pass holders through June 2. The park reached capacity on Grand Opening Day, but continued to operate without reaching capacity the remainder of Grand Opening Weekend and throughout the first week. As expected with most new water park openings and particularly in Las Vegas which has been without such a park for so long, visitation is expected to be higher than normal during the first few weeks of operation than typical summer operating days.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas offers the following tips and answers to frequently asked questions for guests who want to visit the park during this time.
1. Visit Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas during the week.
Monday – Thursday attendance tends to be lower than the weekend and is a great way to experience all the thrills and chills of Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas. Guests who can visit during the week are encouraged to do so to avoid potentially longer lines that occur on weekends.
2. Make it an afternoon trip to Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas.
The majority of guests come to Wet ‘n’ Wild when it opens and leave in the middle of the day. Visiting the park in the afternoon and early evening allows you to skip longer lines in the morning while still providing ample time to experience your favorite slides or chill out in the Colorado Cooler lazy river. Consider hitting the snooze button one more time and come to the park a little later in the day.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas has two parking lots for guest use. The first is located immediately in front of the park’s main gate. The second is located a short walking distance on the north side of the park. Both lots typically open one hour prior to the park opening. During busier days, the front lot may become full and all vehicles will be directed to our secondary lot. In an effort to be respectful to our neighbors, please park in water park parking lots only.
4. Can we process our Gold Pass and Season Pass at the park?
Guest may process their passes at the front gate ticket windows during park operating hours. During busier days, we may invite all guests to enter the park with the eTicket prior to it being processed in an effort to decrease the amount of wait time. We ask that those guests visit our front gate ticket windows as they exit to process their passes.
5. Can I bring my own floatation device or life jacket?
No external flotation devices are permitted inside the park. Life jackets that have a Coast Guard approval printed on them may be used within the park. The park provides tubes without cost for each attraction that requires a tube to participate. With the arrival of additional tubes this week, personal convenience tubes that can be used on most attractions are available to rent just inside the park’s main gates. Life jackets also are available for guest use free of charge and are located at the entrance to Colorado Cooler (lazy river) and Red Rock Bay (wave pool).
6. Can we bring our own chairs and shade?
The park provides lounge chairs and shade structures throughout the park. However, guests may bring in their own chair and shade structure for use in our grass areas if they are able to be properly secured. At times when winds may be higher than normal, park management may ask for these shade structures to be taken down until the winds subside.
7. How do we rent a cabana?
Soon guests will be able to book cabanas online. Currently guests may call 702-979-1600, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit the park’s ticket windows during park operating hours to make a reservation. Reservations are booked on a first-come, first -served bases, and cabana locations are assigned upon arrival and are also first-come, first-served.
For more information, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.