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Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe
Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe
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Location Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates 36°0?27?N 79°50?25?W / 36.00750°N 79.84028°W / 36.00750; -79.84028Coordinates: 36°0?27?N 79°50?25?W / 36.00750°N 79.84028°W / 36.00750; -79.84028
Owner Parques Reunidos
Operated by Palace Entertainment
Opened September 1983 (1983-09)
Previous names Aqua Gardens, Water Country USA, Emerald Pointe
Operating season Memorial Day - Labor Day
Status Operating
Visitors per annum 406,000 [1]
Area 40 acres (160,000 m2)
Pools 5 [2] pools
Water slides 14 [2] water slides
Children's areas 2 [2] children's areas
Website www.emeraldpointe.com

Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe (often simply referred to as Wet 'n Wild or Emerald Pointe) is a water park located in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States, and is part of the Wet 'n Wild chain of water parks. There are 14 slides, 5 pools, and 2 children areas.[3] The Themed Entertainment Association has ranked the park 20th in North America in terms of attendance, of which they had 407,000 visitors as of 2015.[1] Major regional competitors are Carowinds' Carolina Harbor in Charlotte, North Carolina and Dollywood's Splash Waterpark in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

History

Originally named Aqua Gardens, the water park was opened in September 1983. From 1984 to 1986, the park used the name Water Country USA. In 1986, the park was purchased by a local company and renamed Emerald Pointe. In March 1999 Ogden Corp purchased the property, along with Raging Waters and Wet 'n Wild's assets, and renamed the park Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe.[4]

Rides and attractions

Current attractions

Name Opened Manufacturer Type
Riptide Racer 2015 WhiteWater West Four racing mat slides
Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror 2009 ProSlide Enclosed funnel tube slide
Dragon's Den 2005 ProSlide "Toilet Bowl" open tube slide
Tropical Drop Small body slide
The Edge 2004 Water Fun Half-pipe water slide
Double Barrel Blast Two short freefall body slides
Shipwreck Cove 1984 Large pool
Lazee River 1984 Lazy river
Leisure Lagoon 1984 Small pool
Raging Rapids ProSlide Inline tube slide
Runaway Raft Ride ProSlide Inline tube slide
Splash Island 1984 Children's area
Scooter Run 1984 ProSlide Small inline tube slide
Happy Harbor 1984 Children's area
Blue Streak ProSlide Enclosed body slide
Sidewinder ProSlide Enclosed body slide
360 Degrees ProSlide Enclosed body slide
Cyclone Zone Toroid-shaped pool
Daredevil Drop 1998 WhiteWater West Freefall body slide
Thunder Bay Wave Pool 1984 Wave pool
Twin Twisters 2000 WhiteWater West Two enclosed body slides
Soak Zone 2013 Children's area

Former attractions

Name Opened Closed Manufacturer Type
Bonzai Pipeline/Speed Slides 2014 Two freefall tube slides
White Water Run 2008 Three inline tube slides
Skycoaster 2008 Skycoaster
Pirate's Plunge Pulley ride
Hydra Fighter II 2001 2003 Caprio Water roller coaster

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "2015 Theme Index" (PDF). Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "List of Attractions at Wet 'n Wild". Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe. Wet 'n Wild Emerald Point. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe Park Info". Wet 'n Wild Emerald Point. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ Joyner, Amy. "Riding a Wave of Success at Emerald Pointe". News & Record Greensboro. Retrieved 2017. 

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