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Wet ‘N’ Wild announces updates for park’s opening, provides information on new ride

For the first time in 42 years, Wet ‘N’ Wild Water World will not be welcoming thousands of people to kick off the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day Weekend. 

“Although amusement parks and water parks were not included in Governor Abbott’s official list for phase 2 of reopening, Wet ‘N’ Wild’s staff has been busier than ever preparing for the day they can welcome back a limited number of guests with both new COVID-19 safety procedures in place, and a new family thrill ride,” said Chandra Edwards-Cottingham, President and one of the family owners of Wet ‘N’ Wild.

Construction work continues on the park’s largest attraction yet. Steel supports tower in the sky, waiting for the colorful, twisting and turning slide sections to be lifted into place this Friday May 22nd.

Wet ‘N’ Wild has been coordinating with other water parks around Texas, following published CDC and State of Texas guidelines, and consulting with the World Waterpark Association on developing safe strategies for opening operations.

For Wet ‘N’ Wild, this will include a reduced daily capacity of 25% or less with new online admissions management, physical distancing on rides and in pools, increased sanitation around the park, and a new table reservation system to distance picnic areas.

While the park waits for more announcements, there is reassurance from the CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch that “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs removes or inactivates the virus that causes COVID-19.”

“Being outdoors in the fresh air and abundant sunshine is a great way to spend the holiday weekend, and though we can’t be open yet, we are looking forward to offering that classic summer experience hopefully very soon,” Edwards-Cottingham said.

“Wet ‘N’ Wild looks forward to opening their doors for summer 2020 when local, state and CDC guidelines deem it safe,” she added.

Season passes are still on sale for last year’s price of $49.99+tax online at Call (915) 886-2222 or click here for more information on attractions, birthday parties, VIP Suites, reserved parking, and cabana rentals.

Wet ‘N’ Wild Celebrates Groundbreaking of Big New Attraction

After 40 years as the area’s largest waterpark, Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld broke ground Thursday as they prepare to build its largest attraction yet for the 2020 season.

“This new ride will be the largest family attraction Wet ‘N’ Wild has ever built with more steel, concrete, fiberglass and of course more exhilarating drops and thrills than ever before,” waterpark officials shared during Thursday morning’s groundbreaking.

When the new Wet N Wild Whitewater raft ride is finished, the length of the slide plus all the other slides combined at Wet ‘N’ Wild will be 3,785 linear feet.

“That’s like hiking to the very top of the Franklin Mountains plus an additional 485 ft on top!” park officials added.

Wet ‘N’ Wild will be revealing more details about its massive new ride through contests and posts on their social media pages, with free tickets and other prizes for contest winners.

Since 1979, Wet ‘N’ Wild has grown to over 60 acres with over 30 rides and attractions and has served more than 6.7 million people while providing over 10,000 summer jobs over the years.

Wet ‘N’ Wild opens for summer in May 2020. Season passes are still on sale for last year’s price of $49.99+tax online.  For more information on attractions, birthday parties, VIP Suites, reserved parking, and cabana rentals call (915) 886-2222 or visit their website.

Wet-N-Wild Waterworld Teams Up with ‘Size North America’ for Body Measurement Study

Human Solutions has launched the first representative anthropometric serial measurement survey in the United States and Canada, and Wet-n-Wild Waterworld is participating in the survey.

The serial measurement survey, “Size NorthAmerica” is the most extensive measurement survey project on the North American continent to date.

The project aims to develop current and representative dimensions for the automotive and apparel industry.

From July 30 through August 12, the mobile scan trailer will be located at the waterpark in Anthony, operating every day from 11-6pm.  For residents willing to participate in the survey, they’ll be rewarded for their time with a ticket to Wet-N-Wild.

3D body scanners capture up-to-date body measurements in various postures and the acquired data will subsequently be prepared for the requirements of the automotive and apparel industry.

For the first time, a systematic survey of children from the age of 6 and up will be included in a survey of this size. Body measurements, dimensions, proportions, and demographic data of more than 17,000 men, women and children will be collected.

“The large-scale serial measurement program in the United States and Canada will enable us to determine the changes in the body measurements and proportions of the North American population. Based on the data acquired, we’ll process the current body dimension statistics for the requirements of the automotive and apparel industry”, says Andre Luebke, General Manager of Human Solutions of North America, Inc. d/b/a Assyst

“The Size NorthAmerica serial measurement survey will provide us with relevant information on safety, handling and comfort for product development in the automotive industry. We enable apparel manufacturers to analyze body measurements and assign current body proportions to company-specific size tables – allowing them to optimize their sizing concept.”

The serial measurement survey of children and juveniles is also a point of focus, as is the updating of measurement tables for adults. A special survey for the age group between 6 and 17 years has never taken place until now in North America.

Children’s size tables currently used are related to datasets from 1930 to 1970.

Via a news release, officials with Human Solutions added, “People change – and precise knowledge of the human body shape is indispensable for the development of vehicles and apparel. Body measurements and proportions, and the demographic structure have changed significantly over the last decades.”

KLAQ Memorial Weekend BBQ Returns, Set to Take Over Wet-N-Wild Waterworld

Local rock station KLAQ (95.5 FM) is bringing its iconic Barbeque back to the local entertainment scene with a three day party at Wet N’ Wild Waterworld, located alongside I-10 at Anthony Exit “0”.

The event will feature three days of BBQ competitions, sampling plates, live music, Sand Volleyball tournament, a Summer Swimsuit Fashion Show, a BBQ Beach Party and more. 

 Via a news release, organizers said, “Bring your appetite for a fun filled weekend as The Q rewards fans of Barbeque with three days of BBQ competitions, sampling plates BBQ Restaurants, food trucks and more.

The KLAQ BBQ started in 1986 at Magic Landing Amusement Park, just outside of city’s eastern limits on I-10, featuring amusement park rides, music and local BBQ food from area restaurants.

In 1989, the event moved to the original Western Playland in Ascarate Park where it grew into an annual El Paso family event.

When Western Playland moved to its current location in Sunland Park, New Mexico, The KLAQ BBQ followed. The event ran for several years before the station hit the “pause” button two years ago – mostly relating to weather issues during the El Paso’s monsoon season.

However, this Memorial Weekend the smell of BBQ will fill the air throughout the largest water park in the Southwest – Wet N’ Wild, a thirty seven acre Oasis in the Desert features dozens of water rides, water slides, a wave pool, rivers, coves, kiddie slides, and so much more.  

Saturday, May 26th features the Backyard Chef Competition where a series of backyard chefs compete for prizes and trophies. Sunday, May 27th features BBQ Restaurants and BBQ Food Trucks compete for cash, prizes, radio recognition, and trophies. While Monday, Memorial Day, May 28th it’s our Pro Chef Championships, where Pro Grillers compete for cash, trophies, and more. 

 A limited number of sampling plates will be sold each day for $10.00 with part of the proceeds going to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. In addition, there will be a S’mores Station,  with all proceeds going to the Food Bank. 

 Shiner Bock is sponsoring our concert stage featuring a variety of the areas favorite bands, groups, musicians – plus the Summer Swimsuit Fashion Show. Oasis Hot Tubs will be onsite showcasing their hot tubs, grills, and backyard furniture – and at the end of the weekend, one lucky person will win a ($2,500 Backyard Grill and Patio set?) from Oasis Hot Tubs. 

Prices to enter Wet-N-Wild are as follows:

48 inches and up: 24.99 plus tax.

Under 48 inches: 21.99 plus tax.

Toddlers 1-3 years old: 4.99 plus tax.

Season Passes: 49.99 plus tax. Season Passes valid for all open days, including holidays, plus Neon Paint Party.

Other fees at the park are as follows:

Grill Rentals: 14.99 plus tax.

Tube rental 6.00 (rafts and tubes for all rides provided).

Locker rental: 6 plus 4 dollar refundable deposit.

Regular parking 2.00.

Tickets and passes also available at Circle K stores in El Paso, and Pic Quik stores in Las Cruces.

Wet ‘N’ Wild also offers group rates, reserved areas, birthday parties, private cabanas, VIP Suites, and VIP parking. Go Online  or call (915) 886-2222 for more info.

Visitor can bring their own food and beverages, or eat at the Ribbit Café, however no charcoal grills, glass containers or pets (other than service animals) are permitted. 

Wet-N-Wild Waterworld’s Newest Attraction Set to Open Thursday

Wet N Wild Waterworld has completed construction, testing, and inspection of Jaguar Falls, the largest attraction in the family-owned waterpark’s 38-year history, and it is now ready to ride.

“This project represents a huge investment in our guests and our community! We have been working non-stop on this ride since the winter, and we are thrilled to finally open it to our guests,” says Chandra Edwards Cottingham, one of the family owners of the water park.

Edwards Cottingham adds, “The suspense has been building since we announced the new ride, and we have revealed facts and details of Jaguar Falls to our customers week by week through our very popular Facebook contests. They are all now Jaguar Falls experts, and we can’t wait for them to try it out!”

The Jaguar Falls complex has a footprint of over 42,750 square feet and includes a six-story tower with room to add more rides in the future.

After climbing the ninety-five steps to the tower, guests will enter the raft with family and friends and experience thousands of gallons of water per minute twisting and turning them down the slide at speeds up to 25 feet per second!

The ride ends with an exhilarating splashdown into a refreshing catch pool.

The family-friendly Jaguar Falls, located between the Amazon and Alien Vortex, crosses over the park’s main entry drive, providing an eye-catching yellow, black and green promise of fun.

According to park officials, “Two to four people (500 lbs max, 300 lbs max per person) can ride together in a raft at the same time! 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.”

Adding to the adventure, and keeping with the jungle theme, after splashing down into the catch pool, park guests will make their way back to the Jaguar Falls complex via a 58.8-foot rope suspension bridge swaying high above the ground.

Construction on the project involved thousands of work hours from architects, contractors, and other skilled workers and includes hundreds of tons of concrete, steel and fiberglass, as well as multiple slide components shipped from different parts of the world.

This new addition has allowed the park to provide temporary work for dozens of people and several new seasonal job openings on top of the 300 positions it fills every summer from April to September.

For information on tickets & rides, click HERE.   To enter our contest, click the banner below

El Paso Herald-Post + Wet-N-Wild Waterworld Present Summer Sizzler Contest

Sign in and you could win a weekday getaway thanks to Wet-N-Wild Waterworld!  The winner, selected at random, from a pool of all received entries will win the ultimate package to cool down this sizzling summer!

Simply use our Gleem Widget (above) to enter…just enter your name and email, complete the tasks and you’re all set!  Must be 18+ to enter the contest.  Contest runs June 16th thru July 7th.

The Winner Gets:

One Little Rio Cabana plus six entrance tickets. (Cabana holds six people.) Cabana includes 2 tubes, 3 lounge chairs, 3 regular chairs, and a cocktail table.

The winner will then choose any available Monday thru Thursday (Weekends Excluded) and the last day available to reserve a cabana is Thursday August 17, (the last Thursday Wet-N-Wild is open)

Wet n Wild Waterworld hosts Second Annual Chucofest Memorial Day Weekend

The popular ChucoFest returns to Wet N Wild Waterworld for the three-day Memorial Day Weekend.

Crews have been busy this week, readying the 60 acre family owned and operated waterpark ready for the long, hot weekend coming up.

Officials with the park say, “Guests can enjoy cool pools, tasty grilling, and lots of rides and attractions for the whole family. As an added bonus, there will be live music, clowns, dancers, a car show, art shows with live artists, and much more.”

The line-up is as follows:

Sat. May 27: Local Spanish language music, dancers, clowns, and bands including Grupo Reventon, Sonora Skandalo, Codice 3-11, Sobredosis del Sabor, and Original Banda de Chihuahua.

Sun. May 28: Dancers and Local Oldies bands, including Little Mike and the Blue Kings, Mike V and the Top Cats, Devotions, Bobby and the Premiers, and Tejas Band.

Mon. May 29: Live artists and vendors of Chuco Art, plus Contemorary Chuco Music including Los Chicanos, Frontera Bugalu, and Radio La Chusma.

The park will be open from 10am to 7pm all three days. Gas grills are allowed, and charcoal grills are available for rent. Beer is allowed for those over 21 as long as it’s not in a glass container.

Special discount tickets for Military personnel, families, and veterans are available at ITR in Fort Bliss.

Guests can enter with a Season Pass, discount tickets from, Circle K in El Paso, and Pick Quick in Las Cruces will be honored.

Tickets are also available at the gate. Under 1 year: Free Kids 1-3: $4.99 plus tax. 4 feet or under: $20.99 plus tax. Over 4 feet: $25.99 plus tax.

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Wet-N-Wild Waterworld Summer2017 Season Starts this Weekend

Wet N Wild Waterworld will open for its 39th season this Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, from 10am to 6pm.

The family-owned park is ready to make this summer special for Borderland residents and visitors with outdoor grilling, chilling in the shade of hundreds of trees, and over 25 water rides and attractions.

“We can’t wait for the park to open this year!” says Chandra Edwards-Cottingham, one of the family owners of the park. “Record heat is expected for this summer, and we love being a place people can come and stay all day enjoying the cool shade, refreshing water, and our brand new ride.”

Edwards-Cottingham adds, “From thrilling classics like the Screamer, to the 2015 Atlantis Adventures addition with spray fountains, water play structures and lava slides, to the brand new Family Raft Ride Jaguar Falls opening in late May, our 60-acre park has something awesome for everybody.”

Season passes for ages 4 and up are currently on sale for $39.99 plus tax, and will go up to $49.99 plus tax once the new Jaguar Falls opens to the public.

Due to the huge popularity of the park’s private, shaded Cabanas introduced last year, 21 new Cabanas are also being added for the 2017 season. Different sizes hold from 6 to 40 people, including tables, chairs, loungers, and wait service from the Ribbit Café.

The park also boast three luxurious, air conditioned VIP suites, which include private bathrooms, refrigerators, microwaves, tables, chairs, grills, beverages, and private, outdoor patios overlooking the water and kids’ play areas.

For more information, visit Wet N Wild Waterworld’s website.


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