Wet ‘n Wild Demolition Will Cost Universal Millions

According to papers filed by Universal Orlando, the price tag for Wet ‘n Wild’s removal is an estimated $3 million. Located at the intersection of International Drive and Universal Boulevard, the first major standalone water park operated from 1977 to 2016 when the park closed. The demolition is expected to commence through February.

Universal has released no details as to their plans for the real estate, although many speculate hotels could be involved.Universal has given the 250 permanent Wet ‘n Wild employees the option of transferring to other areas of Universal Orlando. Universal Orlando’s new waterpark, Volcano Bay, is scheduled to open May 25th and will be located on its main resort property.

(Source – Orlando Sentinel)

One thought on “Wet ‘n Wild Demolition Will Cost Universal Millions

  • February 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Of course it’ll be expensive- it’s not a small site, has large weirdly-shaped objects and specialist equipment- plus a ton of water you can’t just stick in the drainage system! I imagine they’ll also try to salvage as much equipment as they can to be reused, although I guess this depends on how old or worn the equipment is. Either way, it’s slap-bang in suburbia; they can’t just do a River Country and leave it there!


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