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Wet n' Wild on schedule for Memorial Day Weekend opening

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The new Wet n' Wild water park is less than three months away from opening.

Today, they started putting some of the slides up.

"Once it goes up, it will go rather quickly, slide by slide by slide," said Director of Operations Rick Belhumeur. "We're aiming for Memorial Day weekend. We're working very hard, six days a week. The construction crews are working very diligently to meet that deadline. We're going to open the gates to our guests and get ready for a hot and fun summer."

The original Wet n' Wild on the Strip shut down in 2004, and since then Las Vegas hasn't had a full-fledged water park.

That has people even more excited.

"It's better because we don't have to go out of town to spend all that money on gas and go to water parks in California or other places," said Kenisha Kline. "So we're glad to have our Wet n' Wild back and off the Strip!"

It will also bring 300-450 jobs this summer, and applications have been pouring in since the hiring process began last week.

"As of today, we have more than 10,000 applications to sort through," Belhumeur said. "Over the next weeks and months, we'll be sorting through and picking the best candidates for our positions."

Applications are still being accepted from anyone 16 years of age and older for a variety of jobs.

Season passes are also being sold online.

They range from $69.99-$94.99 depending on the extra benefits.

A single day ticket will cost $39.99 for adults or $29.99 for kids less than 42" tall.

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