Spring, TX – For years, Splashtown Waterpark has been a very popular local attraction. Many complain that the water park is run down and often dirty. This will soon change as Wet’N’Wild Splashtown is moving in, along side a multi-million dollar transformation of the park.
Wet’N’Wild will open in May 2014 and will feature 3 new attractions: FlowRider, a unique surfing experience; Big Kahuna, an exciting family raft thrill ride as well as Wet ‘n’ Wild Jr., an interactive children’s area with added convenience details parents will appreciate. Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown also unveiled today its bright, new logo and redesigned website.
Visitors will catch a never-ending wave –without the jellyfish– on the double FlowRider, an innovative surfing experience that is both a visual spectacle and intensely fun as endless sheets of perfect waves roll out at 35 mph, moving 30,000 gallons of water per minute. The simulated wave system is designed for multiple riders to surf the perfect waves at the same time, doubling the fun. FlowRider will quickly become a visitor favorite as the wildly popular international sport of “flowboarding” appeals to a wide range of skill levels. FlowRider will be located in an expanded and colorful new plaza, surrounded by a viewing deck, dining area, surf shop and performance stage.
The whole family will experience an unforgettable adventure together on Big Kahuna, an exciting, mega-tube serpentine raft ride that will blast visitors into a dark, enclosed tunnel filled with a series of unpredictable twists and turns, breathtaking drops, and back-to-back curves. The five-person raft will then shoot through the tunnel opening, splash through the wildly fun s-shaped waterway while catching some major hang time along high bank walls before hitting splashdown into the catch pool. Big Kahuna will be adjacent to the thrill ride Tornado, and will share a new tube conveyor lift to transport visitor’s tubes to the top of both attractions. Big Kahuna will be crafted by ProSlide Technology, an innovative leader in the manufacturing of award-winning water park thrill rides.
In addition to these exciting new attractions, Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown’s multi-million dollar new capital investment will transform the water park with these significant enhancements:
“A major transformation to one of Houston’s best summer attraction gems will not only deliver a whole new dimension of wet thrills, but important details that our visitors have asked for including more shaded lounge areas and expanded food offerings. We’ve done that and a whole lot more,” said Rosie Shepard, director of sales and marketing at Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown.
- Increased parking capacity and convenience with the addition of a second parking lot
- Increased number of toll booth lanes
- Expanded front gate with new landscaping, shaded ticket booths, exclusive season pass processing, and a surf shop
- Brand new Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown sign near the front gate
- Circle drive added for future tram pick-up and drop-off
- Updated and expanded picnic area
- Expanded front entrance plaza with an open concept design and a colorful, Caribbean-style atmosphere
- Wider walking paths and reconfigured walkways to accommodate families with strollers
- Increased shaded lounge areas throughout the water park
- Complete enhancement of the air-conditioned dining area with updated kitchen
- Improved food and beverage offerings
- Additional premium cabanas
- Expanded changing area
- Increased number of women’s restrooms and updated men’s restrooms
- Tube conveyor lift for both Tornado and the new family raft ride, Big Kahuna.
“The substantial investment in this exceptional property represents our commitment to enhancing the overall entertainment value and experience for all our visitors,” said Kieran Burke, president of Premier Parks.
Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown makes a memorable family day trip, group outing or staycation. 2014 season passes are on currently on sale now with a limited time offer of a free parking pass. Season passes may be purchased at www.wetnwildsplashtown.com or by calling 281.355.3300.
(Source: Spotlight Communications, Press Release – SPLASHTOWN WILL UNDERGO MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR TRANSFORMATION; RENAMED WITH WET ‘N’ WILD BRAND)
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