In just four or five weeks, Wet N Wild Waterworld will complete construction of Jaguar Falls, the largest ride in the family-owned waterpark’s 38-year history.
The new ride is a six-story high Family Raft Ride with a footprint of over 42,750 square feet. Family and friends will be able to ride together in a raft, twisting and turning their way down this adventure waterslide at maximum speeds of 25 feet per second before a final exhilarating splashdown into a refreshing pool far below the start tower.
Jaguar Falls, located in Wet ‘N’ Wild’s Jungle Park next to The Amazon, will cross over the park’s main entry drive, providing an eye-catching yellow, black and green promise of fun to come. In keeping with the jungle theme, park guests will make their way back across from the ride’s catchpool via a rope suspension bridge high above the ground.
Up to four people at a time will be able to raft on the family-friendly attraction at one time, highly visible to everyone travelling the I-10 corridor from New Mexico into Texas. And there won’t be any worries about dragging those rafts all the way to the top of the ride tower –a speedy raft conveyor will whisk the rafts from the pool to the entry tub in record time.
“We are so excited to bring this ride to our park guests. They have been asking for something thrilling that they can ride with family and friends and we think this will make their summer dreams come true,” says Chandra Edwards-Cottingham, one of the park’s family owners. “Along with our exclusive VIP Party Suites and the 21 brand-new cabanas being added this year, these amenities and this exciting new attraction are bringing Borderland summer fun up to the next level.”
Construction on the project, which involves hundreds of tons of concrete, steel and fiberglass, and features multiple components shipped from different parts of the world, is in full swing, and it is expected to be completed sometime in May. This new addition will allow the park to add several new seasonal job openings on top of the 300 positions it fills every summer from April to September.
Season Passes to the park are now on sale for only $39.99 plus tax, and will go up to $49.99 plus tax when the new addition opens later in the summer. Call (915) 886-2222 or visit the park’s website for information on attractions, birthday parties, VIP Suites, reserved parking, and cabana rentals.
Wet N Wild Waterworld opens for Summer 2017 on May 6.