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Inside Wet ‘n’ Wild, the GTA’s new $25-million water park

By Toronto Life| Photography by Shane Fester
Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

For the last two years, the 40-hectare water park formerly known as Wild Water Kingdom has been vacant. Slides collected dust, cabanas were vandalized and the wave pool was empty and dry. But this summer, the Brampton attraction has re-opened as Wet ’n’ Wild, under the new management of Premier Parks, which also owns and operates 15 other water parks. The owners spent $25 million sprucing up the place, refurbishing some of the existing attractions and installing some new thrills to bring the total number of rides to 15. Here, a look at the new digs.

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

The Krazy Kanuck is two-tiered slide. In four-person tubes, riders can zoom down a series of vortex loops:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

Or a zero-gravity ascent up a curved wall:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

Oh! Canada is not for the faint of heart. Riders enter standing pods and, after a three-second countdown, the the bottom drops out:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

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Which sends them plummeting down one of these steep chutes:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

The Klondike Express lets four friends race each other down the colourful parallel slides:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park
Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

Bear Footin’ Bay features more than 100 gizmos, gadgets and interactive stations for kids to play with, including a gigantic, swinging coconut that occasionally soaks everyone in its vicinity:

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Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

The Muskoka Soakah is a leisurely river ride that winds around the water park:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

Coconut Cove is a licensed area where parents can unwind with a margarita:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

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Burgers, fries, pizza and ice cream are also on the menu:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

 

The wave pool features ten settings, ranging from gentle ripples to surfable tsunami:

Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park
Photograph courtesy of Wet ‘n’ Wild

 

General admission is $37.95, though anyone under four feet can get in for $27.95. Children under two are free:

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Inside Wet 'n' Wild, the GTA's new $25-million water park

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