Open since 1984, Wet'n'Wild Water World is a large water park situated in Oxenford, on the Gold Coast, owned by Warner Village Theme Parks. The park remains open all year (excluding Anzac Day and Christmas Day) with all of the pools and slides heated during the winter months and summer undoubtedly the more popular time to visit.
The last few years have seen quite a few new rides open at Wet 'n' Wild, with my personal favourite being the Aqua Loop (opened 2010). The Aqua Loop has four full looping transparent slides and when the trap door is released, the rider plummets, accelerating into a massive vertical free fall drop and then up into a transparent looping slide. The slide is gut wrenching, heart-pounding and gravity-defying and takes riders to speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour - I dare you not to scream!
Other more recent rides include the Kamikaze (2008), Flow Rider (2010), and the Constrictor (2012), with classic rides Calypso Bay, the Wave Pool and Buccaneer Bay still proving to be family favourites.
When the time comes to get a bite to eat, you will not be starved for choice. Wet 'n' Wild offers many food and beverage choices such as Bombora Burger Bar, Dominos 2 Go and the Snack Shack. My number one pick is the Frozen Coke Stand (with a range of delicious flavours including Bubblegum, Raspberry and Coca Cola). Following closely is my number two pick the Ice Cream Parlour, a soft serve ice-cream parlour that lets you choose your size, pour your own ice-cream and cram on as many toppings as your cup will hold. What more could you ask for on a hot summers day?
The introduction of the VIP pass has seen a rise in patrons visiting the them park. It gives you unlimited entry to Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild (current pass 'till 30 June 2013). That's unlimited fun to all three theme parks for only $107.
If that's not your thing, Wet'n'Wild has group ticket rates starting from $32.00 (to book your group ticket rates call (07) 55 196 210) or the following prices for single admission:
Wet n Wild One Day Admission Adult $59.99 Wet n Wild One Day Admission Child 3- 13 years $34.99 Wet n Wild One Day Admission Pensioner $34.99
The very easy to use website allows you to plan your day and gives you directions to Wet'n'Wild, lets you view the Park Map, check out rides and attractions restrictions, view ride and safety recommendations and information on park facilities and, even lets you buy tickets online.