Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown in Houston, Texas is to receive a multimillion dollar, multiyear expansion that will nearly double the size of the water park.
Kieran Burke, CEO of Premier Parks which owns Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown, told the Houston Business Journal that the expansion will cost in excess of $20m and will see the 20-hectare water park expand onto a 15-hectare neighbouring plot. The park currently has 41 slides and attractions.
“We’ll be the largest and one of the best water parks in the country, and we’ll certainly dwarf our competition,” Burke said.
The expansion is still in the design and development phase, so details are yet to be released. Premier Parks has contracted leading water attractions creator Aquatic Development Group to design the new area.
The two companies are also working together on the development of a Wet ‘n’ Wild water park in Fort Lauderdale, following Premier Parks’ successful bid last August to develop land around Lockhart Stadium.
Burke said that the expansion will be funded through a large investment partner combined with cash from Premier Parks.
The last new slide to open at SplashTown was Alien Chaser, an enclosed slide that stands 18m high.
Founded in 2009, Premier Parks, operates 15 theme and water parks across the US and Canada. Many of its parks bear the famous Wet ‘n’ Wild brand, others in its portfolio include Elitch Gardens in Colorado, Magic Springs in Arkansas, White Water Bay in Oklahoma and Wild Waves in Washington.
Images: c. Premier Parks.