Water tubes for the Wet 'N' Wild attraction appeared erected just a month away from open. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5)
More than 25 slides and attractions are slated for the new amusement park. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
The return of large-scale aquatic amusement in the Las Vegas valley is entering the final countdown.
The opening of Wet 'N' Wild Las Vegas in the southwest end of the valley is one month away. Gates are expected to open at the water park located in the 7000 block of South Fort Apache Road on May 24.
As of Wednesday, some of the planned colorful tubes and slides appeared erected without a sign of water, of course.
The water park, which is using the same name of the former Strip attraction that folded in 2004, is touting more than 25 slides and attractions. Among those attractions are the 57-foot Hoover Half Pipe and the 1,000-foot long Colorado Cooler lazy river.
The opening scheduled for Memorial Day weekend is also expected to bring 300 to 450 jobs for the season.
Season passes are being sold on wetnwildlasvegas.com, ranging from $69.99 to $94.99. Single-day tickets are going for $39.99 each for adults and $29.99 each for kids less than 42 inches tall.
The opening also concludes a lengthy journey in the re-launch of a large-scale water attraction in the Las Vegas area. A water park under a different name was slated to open at the Fort Apache site last Memorial Day until construction delays pushed that back.
An additional investment of $50 million from the park's developers allowed for a boost in amenities at the new Wet 'N' Wild.
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