The land around Fort Lauderdale’s Lockhart Stadium could be transformed into a $60 million water park named Wet ‘n’ Wild Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – The Fort Lauderdale City Commission recently approved Premier Parks LLC as the winning bidder for a new water park in Fort Lauderdale. The park will be 64 acres at the northwest corner of Commercial Blvd. and Northwest 12th Ave, which includes the stadium.
According to the bid, the project would have an annual income of $50 million, create 74 to 100 full time jobs, not including an additional 800-1,000 seasonal employees.
The proposed water park will surround already existing Lockhart Stadium, which would be renovated to attracted more frequent events.
Among the features of Wet ‘n’ Wild Fort Lauderdale include:
- A tidal river/wave pool combination.
- An adventure river with a fast-paced ride through waterfalls and geysers.
- The Bear Foot Lagoon with seven waterslides, 11 climbing pods, 103 play features and a giant tipping bucket with 1,000 gallons dumping water every 90 seconds.
- Wet ‘n’ Wild junior for guests seven and under to enjoy mini wave pools and slides.
- The Giant Mammoth River twin slides with 400-foot-long slides for six-person rafts plus 600-foot-long slides.
- A Super Loop with two 70-foot-tall slides where the floor drops out from under riders.
- The Octopus Racer with multiple slides featuring of head-first mat racing.
- Neptune’s Revenge with four themed slides, such as flying saucers and tornadoes.
Construction would take 12 to 15 months and create 400 to 500 jobs, the developer said.