Vegas is sunny almost 300 days out of the year, and it's a safe bet you'll be spending a lot of them by the pool. Your hotel pool is a fun place to catch some rays, and may even have some extra bells and whistles like a small wave pool or a beach. But Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas is the only one place in Vegas where you can have your fun in the sun, and so much more.
Families and thrill seekers alike will find common ground in the water at Wet ‘n’ Wild. This playful water-themed amusement park offers more than 25 slides and attractions on 33.5 acres, only 25 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.
Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas' newest ride, Tornado, is a funnel slide that will catapult you through a 45-foot-wide funnel. Keep the adrenaline flowing as you and your adventurous buddies navigate the twists and turns of The Rattler descending 360 feet with into a splash pool. Or you can experience The Constrictor. Here you and your friends rush down an enclosed flume slide through corkscrew turns and spirals riding a multi-person raft.
The sun worshippers in your group can chill as the float along the 1,000-foot, winding Lazy River or hit the surf at the 400,000-gallon Red Rock Bay wave pool. Paradise Falls is the perfect spot for families with an interactive children's area. Kids will have a blast at the multilevel Splash Island with five colorful, interactive fun zones, nine kid-friendly slides and a massive bucket that spills 300 gallons of water onto guests below.
If you're worried about the Vegas sun, don't be. There are plenty of shady areas, as well as private cabanas with misting systems for rent. Besides, there's plenty of water to keep you cool and help you beat the Las Vegas heat.
-- By Aleza Freeman