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A Family Day at Wet N Wild Las Vegas

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Looking for something fun to do and beat the heat this summer in Las Vegas? Head to the city’s newest water park, Wet N Wild for a fun day for the whole family!

Wet N Wild Las Vegas

This summer has been full of fun for my family! We’ve been hiking, camping and traveling since June.  But in August I like to slow things down and stay near home as we get ready to adjust to a school year schedule. One place we’ve never been, that my kids were dying to try, is Wet N Wild, an outdoor water park in the southwest part of the valley.  Lucky them, Wet N Wild provided us with 4 passes to try out the park for a day!

Wet N Wild Island

We headed down on a Monday because I figured it’d be less crowded on a weekday.  We still made sure to be at the park the minute they opened.  I was guessing that chairs in the shade would go fast and I wanted a prime spot.  I grabbed some chairs on Splash Island right next to Kiddie Cove. If you have little kids, this is where you’ll want to be! But for my elementary age kids, I wish I’d grabbed chairs along the Lazy River.



Wet and Wild Las Vegas Lazy River

I was prepared for a day of lounging in the shade, dipping in a pool, and reading a book. For some reason  I forgot that this is an amusement park. There wasn’t much sitting happening. Our favorite spot was the lazy river. Don’t worry about renting a tube – there are plenty available for use in the river.  The river did get crowded as the afternoon wore on, but that’s why we went early.

Wet N Wild Water Slide

There are several fun water slides at Wet N Wild, but my kids weren’t really in to them.  Most required hauling a raft of some sort up several flights of stairs and my kids are too small for that.  So we spent most of the day in the river and the wave pool! We did have some issues with the lifeguards not being consistent with the rules in the wave pool.  The rules are not posted and everyone seemed to have a different version of whether life vests were required or not. I would have appreciated an adult, rather than a teenager, be present.

My kids had a great time and are begging to go back again soon! I can definitely see the benefit of a season pass especially for older kids or moms who live near the park.  Wet N Wild is a fun place to spend a day in the summer heat of Vegas.



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  • JD Pham
    April 16, 2015

    Hi Camille, thank you for posting a great review about your family trip to Wet N Wild Las Vegas. I too have small kids so during my next visit, I’ll make sure to grab chairs near the Kiddie Cove or the Lazy River. I’ll also make sure to take your advice and visit the park on a weekday to avoid the crowds!

    PS. I recently wrote a blog post comparing Cowabunga Bay Vs. Wet N Wild Las Vegas – I’ll make sure to include your Wet N Wild tips on my post & credit you.


    • Camille
      April 16, 2015

      Thanks for letting me know about your post! We haven’t visited Cowabunga Bay yet and I am curious how they compare.