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Red Rock Bay selected as wave pool name at Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas
Published on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 (12:15 p.m.)Red Rock Bay received the most votes of Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas’ Wave Pool Naming Contest, and is now the name of the giant wave pool at the $50 million, the 41-acre water park that will open Memorial Day weekend.
Ted Stringer submitted Red Rock Bay for the contest. He will receive a Family 4 Pack of Gold Passes and a VIP experience for his entire family during the opening weekend, including a complimentary cabana, all-you-can-drink fountain soda beverages, meals and more.
More than 2,300 people voted on the five name finalists, which were selected from more than 1,400 names submitted between Dec. 20 and Jan. 13. The Ragin’ Rebel from Jackie Galaza had been in first place all week with Red Rock Bay in second. A late surge in voting made the difference with Red Rock Bay coming out on top.
Neon Beach submitted by Robyn Young came in third, followed by Mojave Monsoon from Scott Berard and Cactus Curl from Dean Lamanna. The four finalists will receive a pair of single day admission tickets to the park.
“Red Rock Bay. What a great name for the wave pool and great response to our contest from fans all over the state,” said Trevor Wilson, Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas director of marketing. “We couldn’t be happier with the results as Red Rock Bay takes its place alongside our other world class attractions and slides.
“We look forward to greeting all the contest submitters and voters in May when Wet ‘n’ Wild opens,” he said. “A special thank you goes to Ted Stringer and the other finalists for submitting five great choices.”
At the Red Rock Bay Wave Pool, guests will experience three-foot-high swells in a tube or they can body surf for the ultimate ocean experience. For something more relaxing, the wave pool will be the perfect lounge location with its gently rolling waves in the shallow end.
Construction on the giant wave pool continues with concrete for its side walls now poured. Its cement base was formed and poured in December.
Development of various water park buildings and infrastructure continues, and offsite production of the slides is on schedule. They will be delivered to the site in the coming months.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas is well-positioned to be Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 exhilarating slides and attractions for families and thrill seekers alike. These include the new Rattler, the only slide of its kind built in North America delivering sensational oscillations and a “rattling” experience. Plus Hoover Half Pipe drops guests 57 feet into a half pipe experience, and Constrictor, a multi-person raft, takes riders on the tightest and highest banking turns in the world and was recently voted the 4th best slide of 2012 by The Travel Channels’ Extreme Waterparks television series. Tamer options are the Colorado Cooler, a 1,000-foot-long winding lazy river; and Splash Island, an interactive children’s area with fountains, mini-slides and a dumping bucket.
The project general contractor is Ledcor Construction, and the slides and attractions are being designed by Whitewater West.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd. near I-215 and Sunset Road. For information, season passes group sales or sponsorships, call (702) 979-1600 or visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.
About Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas
Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas will be Nevada’s premier water park and home to more than 25 exhilarating slides and attractions. It is expected to open in May 2013 with attractions ranging from extreme water slides, including the first-of-its-kind in North America three-person Rattler, to family friendly interactive play areas. Valued at more than $50 million, the 41-acre park is ideally located in southwest Las Vegas near the I-215 and Sunset Road at 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148 on a parcel of land leased from The Howard Hughes Corporation. Project investors include Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Dr. Steven and Karen Thomas of the Thomas and Mack family of Las Vegas, Roger and Scott Bulloch of SPB Partners and Australian entertainment conglomerate Village Roadshow Limited which also will manage the park along with holding a 51percent ownership. For more information, visit WetnWildLasVegas.com.
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