By Fowl Owlerson
In 1977, Wet ‘n Wild opened after having been conceptualized and led by George Millay. In the wake of his success with SeaWorld, Millay was able to secure investors to create an entirely new concept for the time. We take it for granted today, but before Wet ’n Wild, the next tier above a standard swimming pool was a wave pool and a splash pad at best.
Universal purchased Wet ’n Wild in 1998 and subsequently leased its land until 2013 when Universal outright bought the 50 acres the park sits on.