Local water park receives multi-million dollar transformation


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Splashtown will undergo a complete transformation, receiving a new name, new attractions and a completely new experience.

Houston’s largest water park, now operated by Premier Parks, LLC, will be receiving a multi-million dollar transformation along with a name change to Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown.

The Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown transformation will include the addition of three new attractions.

“All of our visitors will love the “FlowRider Double,” where you can bodysurf on the perfect wave every time; “Big Kahuna,” a mega-thrill raft ride as well as “Wet ‘n’ Wild Jr.,” an interactive children’s area,” director of sales and marketing at Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown Rosie Shepard said.

With these additions to Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown, students who frequent the water park are excited to test the new rides.

“I buy season passes to SplashTown every summer,” junior Trevor Hawthorne said. “I will most definitely be going to Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown to try the surfing ride, it sounds really great.”

While some students enthusiastically anticipate the upcoming makeover, other students are still not willing to go.

“I do not like SplashTown because I think it is really dirty,” senior Anissa Vasquez said. “Water rides are fun, but the concept of it is gross, especially because the fact that people are sitting in water that has touched other people.”

Under the new management of Premier Parks, LLC, everything is going to change, causing the employees to anxiously await the improvements.

“My job was is a deep-water lifeguard,” junior Jonathan Gilbert said. “I think with the new change in management, lifeguarding might be different. After the renovation, I suspect they’ll train us to use the new equipment and show us how to run everything.”

Along with the addition of the new attractions, Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown plans to add much more, hoping to attract visitors.

“Our multi-million dollar transformation will create a whole new visitor experience. Not only are we adding three new major attractions, but there will be a second parking lot, a brand new entrance and entertainment plaza for live music with a more open, Caribbean-style atmosphere as well as more shaded lounges and improved food offerings, just to name a few enhancements,” Shepard said.

More information of the Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown transformation can be found on their website. https://www.wetnwildsplashtown.com/