Las Vegas’ Wet’n’Wild park reopens to massive crowds (VIDEO)

Jun 24 2020, 3:31 pm

Crowds are continuing to gather at popular venues in Las Vegas, this time at the city’s Wet’n’Wild water park.

The venue reopened to visitors on Monday, much to the delight of residents looking to cool off as temperatures in Nevada continue to rise. However, videos posted to social media illustrate the lineups of people waiting to get in, all without physical distancing or the appropriate usage of facial coverings.

“At Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, the safety and well-being of our patrons and team members is our utmost priority, and we are continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation,” the facility wrote on its website. It continues that the park is adhering to the guidelines and requirements implemented by health authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), and the World Waterpark Association (WWA).

The park has instituted a variety of health and safety precautions to ensure the well-being of guests and staff. Such protocols include on-site temperature checks for all employees and guests upon entry, “applicable employees,” wearing appropriate facial coverings and gloves, and reducing admission capacity to 50%.

Signage to encourage appropriate distancing has also been installed, and rides with tubes that hold more than one person will only be loaded for people from the same family group. As well, all sunscreen and sanitizing stations will be changed to touchless models, and lifejackets and “slide tube and raft touch points” will be disinfected after each use.

Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas has also received confirmation from the CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch that “there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Here is what the reopening has looked like over the past couple of days:


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