I recently spent the day at Wet ‘n’ Wild water park in Las Vegas. However, there were some things I wish I knew about the park ahead of time.
So after visiting, I decided to put together a complete guide to Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas. In this post, I’ll cover ticket prices, rides, hours of operation, the food menu, and pretty much any other questions you might have.
Update: Wet’n Wild was purchased by Cowabunga Bay. It’s now called Cowabunga Canyon Las Vegas. With that being said, all of the rides are still the same.
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If you want to know how Wet ‘n’ Wild stacks up against the other water parks in Las Vegas, check out the post I wrote here. I visited all of the best water parks in Las Vegas and compared them head-to-head.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas Prices
Tickets for Wet ‘n’ Wild are available both online and at the gate of the park. I recommend purchasing them online since they charge $5 more at the gate. The best way to get tickets is directly from the Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas website.
Here are the current Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas prices for single day passes:
|General Admission (48″and above)||$39.99|
|General Admission (under 48″)||$29.99|
|Twilight (after 4pm)||$19.99|
You can also save some money by going to the park after 4pm. By heading to the park later you’ll still have 4 hours to hit all of the rides before closing, and you save $10-$20 in the process.
Expedited Line Passes
Wet ‘n’ Wild has expedited line passes available called Xpress Bands. When you scan your Xpress Band at a ride, it holds your spot in line. It will then send you a notification when it’s time to return to the ride. You’ll never have to wait more than 10 minutes in line when using an Xpress Band.
I highly recommend these for the weekend because it gets really busy. Xpress Bands are separate from your general admission ticket, so they cost extra.
You can’t buy Xpress Bands online, but you can buy them at kiosks around the park. They cost $20-$35 depending on the day and how busy the park is.
If you plan on visiting the water park often, it’s worth investing in a season pass. Wet ‘n’ Wild has three levels of season passes, which are listed below. They also offer discounts throughout the year.
Towards the end of the season they will often offer a season finale pass for about $25. They only offer this with a month or two left in the season, but it’s a really good deal.
Silver Season Pass: ($89.99) – Unlimited entry and 25% off Xpress Bands.
Gold Season Pass: ($129.99) – Unlimited entry, 50% off Xpress Bands, free parking, priority entry (30 minutes early) and 1 bring-a-friend ticket per month.
VIP Season Pass: ($159.99) – Unlimited entry, 75% off Xpress Bands, free parking, priority entry (30 minutes early) and 2 bring-a-friend tickets per month.
The Gold and VIP season passes also offer other benefits, like discounts on cabanas, lockers, food and merchandise from the park store.
If you’re going to get a season pass, I recommend either the Gold or the VIP because of the free parking. If you’re visiting the park a lot, the $8 parking fee adds up quickly. Also, the discounts on the Xpress Bands are more than worth it on busy days.
Cabanas are designed to give larger groups a place to hang out and relax in the shade. All cabanas come with chairs, tables and a host for food and beverage service. The more expensive ones also come with a mini-fridge and temperature controls.
For most people, cabanas are not worth the extra price. There is normal seating available at the park and admission is not included in the price of the cabana. However, if you’re considering getting a cabana, these are the prices:
Rides and Attractions at Wet ‘n’ Wild
Wet ‘n’ Wild has 8 slides and 4 pools, making it the second largest Las Vegas water park in terms of rides. To give you an idea of what to expect, I provided a description of each attraction below.
- Tornado – 4 person raft slide with turns and drops.
- Desert Racers – high-speed race against 6 friends on racing mats.
- Constrictor – 2 person tube slide with tight turns and corkscrews.
- Royal Flush Extreme – 2 person tube slide that swirls around a giant bowl.
- Canyon Cliffs – 6-story slide with an almost vertical drop.
- Zipp Zapp Zoom – 2 person tube slide with turns and drops.
- Rattler – 4 person raft ride with intense twists and turns.
- Hoover Half Pipe – 2 person tube slide that goes up a half pipe.
- Red Rock Bay – this is a wave pool.
- Colorado Cooler – large lazy river.
- Paradise Falls – aquatic playground for smaller kids.
- Kiddie Cove – slides for smaller kids.
All of the slides at Wet ‘n’ Wild have a 42 inch height requirement except for two. Tornado and Canyon Cliffs have a 48 inch height requirement.
It’s also important to note that most of the slides at Wet ‘n’ Wild require at least two riders, regardless of height. Only a few of the rides allow you to go down on your own.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Food Menu
The main dining option at Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas is the Oasis Cafe, but are also a couple of food trucks and ice cream shops in the park. The Oasis Cafe has plenty of healthy options, and can even prepare gluten-free options upon request.
- Oasis Cafe – burgers, chicken tenders, wraps and salads.
- Agave Grill & Waveside Cold Treats – pretzels, churros, funnel cakes, milkshakes and smoothies.
- Food Carts – pizza, pretzels and churros.
- Dippin’ Dots – Dippin’ Dots ice cream.
- Oasis Patio & Beer Garden – alcoholic beverages.
Wet ‘n’ Wild does serve alcohol to adults 21 and older at the Oasis Patio & Beer Garden. You cannot bring you’re own alcohol into the park.
Coolers are allowed into the park, but you can only bring in factory sealed water bottles. All other outside food and drink is prohibited and must be left at the gate.
If you have a cabana, you have the option of order food and drinks directly from your cabana host. There is also a dining season plan available for $79.99. It gives you a free meal and unlimited drink refills every time you visit in the park.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Hours and Dates Open
Wet ‘n’ Wild is usually open from April to September every year. The park’s normal hours of operation are from 10:30am-8pm.
They are open 7 days a week in the summer. However, during the first few months of the season and last month, the park is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Towards the end of the season Wet ‘n’ Wild opens at 4pm on Friday. Since the park is only open for 4 hours on those days, tickets only cost $20.
- January – CLOSED
- February – CLOSED
- March – CLOSED
- April – OPEN (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- May – OPEN (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- June – OPEN (everyday)
- July – OPEN (everyday)
- August – OPEN (everyday)
- September – OPEN (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- October – CLOSED
- November – CLOSED
- December – CLOSED
** The dates of operation change every year. You can get an exact schedule for the season on the Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas website.
How Far is Wet ‘n’ Wild from the Las Vegs Strip
Wet ‘n’ Wild is located about 20 minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip. I recommend driving to the park, but you can also take an Uber or Lyft.
The exact address for Wet ‘n’ Wild is 7055 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148.
Dress Code at Wet ‘n’ Wild
You must wear a swimsuit if you plan on swimming at the park. Wet ‘n’ Wild does not allow shorts, cut-offs or any items with metal zippers. Additionally, swimwear that is too revealing is prohibited.
Important Things to Know
Before going to the park, here are some important things to know about Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas:
- Parking costs $8.
- Lockers cost $9-$12 depending on the size.
- Many slides require at least 2 riders.
- Tubes and life jackets are provided by the park.
- Towels are not provided.
- There is a free sunscreen station at the park.
- Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.
- The pool is not heated, so the water is colder in the beginning of the season.
- Occasionally, the park closes for a few hours due to lighting. They reopen when the weather clears up.
Wet ‘n’ Wild vs Other Las Vegas Water Parks
Wet ‘n’ Wild is the best Las Vegas water park if you have kids between 40-48 inches tall. Most of the rides at the other water parks have a minimum height requirement of 48 inches. However, most of the rides at Wet ‘n’ Wild only have a 42 inch height requirement.
One of the few downsides of Wet ‘n’ Wild is how far away it is from the Strip. If you’re looking to stay closer to the Las Vegas Strip, check out the article I wrote comparing the best Las Vegas water parks. In that article, I reviewed several water parks you can get to without driving.