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Pictures from Universal Orlando Resort, Florida (USA).

Wet 'n Wild Orlando: Brain Wash.
Wet 'n Wild Orlando in Florida, USA. Brain Wash.                                                             ©  2012 Universal Orlando all rights reserved.

Wet 'n Wild is a brand used for some water parks in the United States, Brazil and Mexico. The Wet 'n Wild Park in Orlando (Florida) was inaugurated in 1977. Since 1998, it has been operated by Universal Parks & Resorts while the Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro (North Carolina) is operated by Palace Entertainment.

Wet 'n Wild Orlando features a large range of multi-person water rides (Brain Wash, the Surge, the Blast, the Black Hole, the Flyer, Disco H2O, and Bubba Tub), some single person rides ( Mach 5, Der Stuka, the Storm, the Bomb Bay, Wake Skating, Paddle Boarding, and the Knee Ski), a few easy-going water attractions, and more.  

Wet ‘n Wild is open year-round. All-day lockers and shower facilities are available, as well as rental towels. Life Vests are available in a variety of sizes at no charge.

Wet 'n Wild Orlando is located at 6200 International Drive in Orlando, less than two miles from Universal Orlando, on International Drive.

Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida (USA): The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal Orlando Resort manages also two theme parks in Orlando: Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. It is the second-largest resort in Greater Orlando after Walt Disney World. It lies on 160 ha. 

Universal Studios Florida opened in June 1990. It consists of themed areas and attractions based on the film industry including both Hollywood's Universal Studios and occasionally other rival studios. It is composed of 18 rides, various shows, character appearances, dining outlets and merchandise stores. The current attractions refer among others to E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Popeye, King Kong, Terminator 2,  Spider-Man, The Simpsons, and many more. 

The nearby Islands of Adventure opened in May 1999. It consists of 8 themed islands: Port of Entry, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Skull Island, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Lost Continent, and Seuss Landing.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a Harry Potter themed area spanning both theme parks. A full-scale replica of the Hogwarts Express connects King's Cross Station at Universal Studios to the Hogsmeade station at Islands of Adventure.
 
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida (USA): The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


 

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