The Wet ‘n Wild water park on International Drive will be closing for good at the end of next year.
This morning Universal Orlando announced via their blog that Wet ‘n Wild will close after Dec. 31, 2016. They have not yet announced their plans for the land or the slides and attractions in the park.
Universal recently announced they are building a water park on their property adjacent to the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Volcano Bay is set to open in 2017.
Wet ‘n Wild opened in 1977. Universal bought it in 1998. Universal Orlando spokesman Tom Schroder wrote on the Universal Orlando blog, “… the groundbreaking spirit that has defined Wet ‘n Wild will continue in the development of Universal’s Volcano Bay, a next-generation water theme park that reimagines what it means to be a water park. We’re grateful to our countless fans and team members for making Wet ‘n Wild such a special place for so very long.”