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New Water Park to be Named Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- A new water park in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley will be called Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas.

Developers of the family-themed water park announced the new name and some of the attractions Thursday at a news conference. The park will sit on 30 acres at 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd. It will feature more than 25 slides and attractions. One of the big attractions will be the "Rattler" slide which is a first for North American. The park is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend 2013.

SLIDESHOW: See concepts of what the new Wet 'n' Wild will look like

The $50 million water park is a public private partnership with Clark County and the Howard Hughes Corporation. Investors include Andre Agassi, SPB Partners and Steven and Karen Thomas.

"If we could create an environment where an entire family can go and enjoy themselves in a cool, and I mean that in a temperature cool way, at the same time it's safe and fun for everybody, that's a good time," investor Andre Agassi said.

Years ago, there was a Wet 'n Wild water park on the Las Vegas Strip near Sahara Avenue. That park closed in 2004 leaving locals and tourists without a place to play during the hot summer months.

The new park will create 200 construction jobs and hundreds of more jobs when it opens.


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