Wet 'n Wild Orlando will close Dec. 2016
The pool party is coming to an end.
Wet 'n Wild in Orlando announced Wednesday morning that it is shutting its doors in 2016. Founded in 1977, it is considered to be America's first water park.
Here's a post from the theme park's Facebook page: "After almost 40 years, Wet 'n Wild Orlando will be permanently closing on December 31, 2016. Check out the Universal Orlando Resort blog for a thank you to our fans for all of the countless memories."
In its place, according to Universal Orlando's blog, plans are under way for Universal's Volcano Bay.
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